ANXIETY

Life can seem complex and demanding.  Forty (40) million people between the ages of 18 to 54 years, experience high levels of anxiety - National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). and according to the centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of 2011-2012, more 2.6 million, U.S. children age 6-17 years were diagnosed with anxiety or depression.  Anxiety can be recognized by feelings of fear or worry; anxiety often exists along with other physical or mental health conditions.  A chronic form of anxiety can be evident around age 11 years, and separation anxiety can happen as early as 5 to 7 years of age.

Some level of anxiety is both healthy and expected, given the social and academic demands of school, as well as navigating personal and family situations. But when a child experiences chronic high levels of anxiety, concerns related to other physical and mental health issues become evident.

Individuals (children and adults) with chronic high levels of anxiety:

  • Often feel nervous in many social situations
  • Have difficulty managing pressure
  • Are often self-critical workaholics or students
  • Are more often nervously-sick
  • Exhibit erratic emotional behaviors or up and down relationships
  • Question their own ability to make healthy decisions

The goal at Innovative Conversations, LLC is that consumers learn to feel more at ease in social situations, perform well at work or school, and experience healthy relationships.

Find out more about your anxiety by completing an online screening.  If you feel unsettled or overwhelmed, disconnected or detached, or on the edge of losing control, Innovative Conversations, LLC is a resource to help you. Call us.