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MISSTUNI VIA GETTY IMAGES  Next time you have feelings of anxiety, try these mantras.

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Next time you have feelings of anxiety, try these mantras.

9 Mantras For Anxiety That Experts Use Themselves

By Stephanie Barnes (HuffPost) 

Try one of these phrases the pros rely on. 

Excerpt: 

Anxiety is universal. The American Psychological Association defines the feeling as “an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure.” And most people experience it in their lives at one point or another.

It’s so common that many people may view it as just a normal part of life, ignoring it rather than addressing it before it gets worse. But that’s a major problem: If left untreated, anxiety can be crippling. It can lead to lightheadedness, nausea, headaches, stomach pains, panic attacks and more, all of which can make it impossible to carry out even simple tasks (...READ MORE..)

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Black People in New York Suffer from Depression More Than Any Other Group in the City

 By Chelsey B. Coombs (Gizmodo)

Reflection on the 2015 results of the New York’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Community Health Survey. 

Excerpt:

While sitcoms are full of New Yorkers gabbing about therapy, the reality is that many people in the city suffer from mental health issues that go untreated. Health data gathered by city mental health workers shows that one group is overwhelmingly neglected: black New Yorkers…

Co-director of Columbia’s Center for the Study of Social Inequalities and Health Bruce Link [...]told us:

The multifaceted ways in which discrimination is exercised and the way people are put down and not given the same kind of opportunities in society can be chronically stressful to people. It’s generative of symptoms of depression and anxiety and so on.

 
 

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