What Everyone Needs To Know About Anxiety

Think you can spot someone with anxiety in a crowd?

The disorder, which touches 18 percent of American adults, is one of the most common mental health issues in the world. It can affect your teachers, your loved ones, your baristas or your neighbors.

But its prevalence isn't all there is to know about the mental health disorder. Take a look at the infographic below, which shows just how many ways anxiety can affect someone's life. If the facts prove anything, it's that anxiety sufferers are certainly not alone.

Infographic Credit: Tower of Power


If you -- or someone you know -- need help, please call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. If you are outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of international resources.


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