World Mental Health Day: How to Spot Anxiety

Earlier today, we shared some statistics that discovered how over 70% of LGBTQ+ people will experience mental health issues due to the stress of their workplace.

As today is World Mental Health Day, it’s a great opportunity to talk about mental health and how to recognise the signs. An infographic from Kalms, the traditional herbal medicinal range, has looked into what anxiety is, how to identify it, and what we can do to ease it.

According to research by the Mental Health Foundation, over half of British adults say life is more stressful now than it was five years ago with money and work being two of the main reported causes of stress.

Anxiety is one of the most prevalent mental health conditions in the UK, with one in five people reporting that they feel anxious a lot or all of the time. Anxiety can have a big impact on social life, relationships, and also work productivity. Common symptoms of anxiety include insomnia, decreased motivation, and feelings of dread. Basically, anxiety isn’t fun to experience.

Take a look at the infographic below for some handy hints on how to spot anxiety and get some information on how you can best deal with it.

If you are struggling with mental health issues, there are a number of services available that can provide you with support and guidance.

  • Samaritans: available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Website | 116 123 (UK) or 116 123 (ROI)
  • MIND, the mental health charity: Website | 0300 123 3393
  • Rethink Mental Illness: Website | 0300 5000 927

Written by QWEERIST editor

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