In 2022, According to Mental Health America,  1,360,000 people or 23.43% of the population in Washington State are experiencing a mental illness. Are you one of them?  Are you getting the help that you need?

Therapy is key to a stress-free life

People often encounter situations that can bring them stress or anxiety. Sometimes, these tough situations can bring out the best in a person. In some cases, stress can also lead to more serious cases of anxiety, or even anxiety attacks.

But what is an anxiety attack? Since anxiety is closely related to being stressed out, it is also caused by the person being worried, scared and uneasy. This type of anxiety attack is the extreme reaction of the body, both physically and psychologically. By being extremely worried, uneasy, or any of the mentioned causes, the person tends to have an attack. How would we know when anxiety attacks?

The person feels strange, with feelings of misery and or depressive thinking. These thoughts often coexist with physical states of an attack, including rapid heartbeat, shaking, dizziness, chest pains, blurred vision, among others.

Therapy is the most efficient solution for this kind of situation. It is done by basically lowering down a person's anxiety level to a specific tune that would be regarded as normal to society, if not for everyone. They have already devised a program for such anxiety attacks, which may also lead to disorders such as OCD and phobias. This program allows the person to see through the anxiety and basically face it head on. This eventually heals the person in time (and this is where therapy comes in). However, many people believe in the power of medicine. If something is wrong health-wise, most of the general public seek medications for help. Well, one thing for sure, it is because of the convenience. Drugstores are everywhere, and anti anxiety, anti-stress, or even anti-depressants can work for them. At least for a period of time. It is also considered as affordable, basing the expenses to that of continuous therapy.

Having a drug free life not only involves the use of illegal drugs and its abuse, but also in a sense that people do not rely on medications or prescription drugs for their overall health. In relation to anxiety attacks, people sometimes seek prescription drugs or medicines that can lower down their anxiety, stress, and other difficulties. And more often than not, these medications have side effects, and this may include abuse or addiction of the drug itself. For some people, this leads to continuous use of the drug, and just feeling the sense of relaxation, since it is for anti-anxiety. They use it more and more often to feel the effect of the drug, not knowing that this may lead to drug overdose. Of course, a drug free life is the healthy life. Organic food supplements can be an alternative to vitamins, for example. But be careful, not all herbal medications are healthy nor effective. Asking a physician would really help in dealing with your health concerns. By not being too cheap in dealing with your health, one can maximize their drug free life (concerning anti-anxiety) and take therapy sessions until they are healed again.

 

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