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A Q&A with Kelly Boys on anxiety
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Anxiety & Depression
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Anxiety & Depression
Anxiety & Depression
Kelly Boys • 00:46

Millions of people worldwide struggle with depression and anxiety, which are considered two of the most prevalent mental health conditions. Despite being two separate disorders, they frequently coexist and share nearly the same underlying causes. Understanding anxiety and depression is crucial since both conditions have the potential to significantly impact a person's overall health. We can encourage greater understanding and help people find workable methods for coping with and overcoming these challenges by educating others about this mental disease.

It is important to have a comprehensive plan for managing anxiety and depression that addresses its mental, emotional, and physical components. Getting professional counseling from mental health experts like therapists or psychiatrists can provide beneficial support and guidance. The development of coping skills, elimination of negative thought patterns, and the development of self-compassion can all be aided by therapy. Self-care practices including regular exercise, adequate sleep, a healthy diet, and enjoyment of stress-relieving hobbies can also support general mental wellness. It's also critical to establish a strong network of trusted individuals who can sympathize with and support you.

Remember that having anxiety or depression doesn't devalue a person. Understanding that recovery is possible and that asking for help is a show of strength, as well as approaching these issues with empathy, are important. By promoting open conversations, removing stigma, and increasing understanding of mental health issues, we can create a welcoming environment that supports recovery and empowers people to live full lives beyond worry and despair. Let's give mental health a top priority and work together to build a society where everyone has access to the resources and support they need to overcome these challenges and thrive.


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[Kelly Boys, Mindfulness Trainer] - The advice I'd give to someone that is struggling with anxiety or depression would be, first of all, self-compassion. Because it can be so easy to think that you're wrong when you're having a feeling that feels bad. So starting with being able to recognize that it's okay, your experience is okay. It seems like it's insurmountable but when you turn towards what's hard, it often transforms. And so my other advice would be, let yourself, if you have the right care, and it's not overwhelming to you, turn towards what's hard. It has a gift for you.

Watching Now
Anxiety & Depression
Anxiety & Depression
Kelly Boys • 00:46

Millions of people worldwide struggle with depression and anxiety, which are considered two of the most prevalent mental health conditions. Despite being two separate disorders, they frequently coexist and share nearly the same underlying causes. Understanding anxiety and depression is crucial since both conditions have the potential to significantly impact a person's overall health. We can encourage greater understanding and help people find workable methods for coping with and overcoming these challenges by educating others about this mental disease.

It is important to have a comprehensive plan for managing anxiety and depression that addresses its mental, emotional, and physical components. Getting professional counseling from mental health experts like therapists or psychiatrists can provide beneficial support and guidance. The development of coping skills, elimination of negative thought patterns, and the development of self-compassion can all be aided by therapy. Self-care practices including regular exercise, adequate sleep, a healthy diet, and enjoyment of stress-relieving hobbies can also support general mental wellness. It's also critical to establish a strong network of trusted individuals who can sympathize with and support you.

Remember that having anxiety or depression doesn't devalue a person. Understanding that recovery is possible and that asking for help is a show of strength, as well as approaching these issues with empathy, are important. By promoting open conversations, removing stigma, and increasing understanding of mental health issues, we can create a welcoming environment that supports recovery and empowers people to live full lives beyond worry and despair. Let's give mental health a top priority and work together to build a society where everyone has access to the resources and support they need to overcome these challenges and thrive.


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[Kelly Boys, Mindfulness Trainer] - The advice I'd give to someone that is struggling with anxiety or depression would be, first of all, self-compassion. Because it can be so easy to think that you're wrong when you're having a feeling that feels bad. So starting with being able to recognize that it's okay, your experience is okay. It seems like it's insurmountable but when you turn towards what's hard, it often transforms. And so my other advice would be, let yourself, if you have the right care, and it's not overwhelming to you, turn towards what's hard. It has a gift for you.


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