Originally published on Modest Truth Magazine’s website on May 25, 2017.
Feeling anxious? Overwhelmed? Stressed out? You’re not alone.
Anxiety is the most common mental illness in the United States. In this day and age, 40 million Americans deal with some form of anxiety, with almost 7 million suffering from the more debilitating Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
According to therapists, one of the most effective ways to reduce anxiety and depression is mindfulness. Mindfulness involves focusing on immediate surroundings and body cues to calm strong emotions. But mindfulness takes practice, and time, which is something few people have in our busy world.
But there is a solution! A coping skills toolbox.
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