Helping Someone with an Anxiety Attack: From Someone with GAD

For the UAS Whalesong

For those who donโ€™t know, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (or GAD) is, as the Anxiety and Depression Association of America puts it, โ€œA disorder characterized by persistent, excessive, and unrealistic worry about everyday things.โ€ Last issue, Alexa Cherry gave a great article on Anxiety Awareness and I wanted to put my two cents in, especially as someone who has an anxiety disorder. Continue reading “Helping Someone with an Anxiety Attack: From Someone with GAD”

Suddenly, College: Anxiety Awareness

For the UAS Whalesong

There are lots of books, blogs, and articles out there in the world that talk about the detrimental effects that college can have on you as a person. They talk about stress and sleep deprivation and the importance of eating properly โ€“ but one topic that I think needs to be discussed more is anxiety. This can be a side effect of, and is often associated with, stress, but is also its own separate animal that ought to be looked at and treated as such. Continue reading “Suddenly, College: Anxiety Awareness”