Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried.
Anxious feelings are a normal reaction to a situation where a person feels under pressure – for example, meeting work deadlines, sitting exams or speaking in front of a group of people. However, for some people these anxious feelings happen for no apparent reason or continue after the stressful event has passed. For a person experiencing anxiety, anxious feelings cannot be brought under control easily. Anxiety can be a serious condition that makes it hard for a person to cope with daily life.
Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia. On average, one in four people – one in three women and one in five men – will experience anxiety at some stage in their life. In a 12-month period, over two million Australians experience anxiety.1 Anxiety is common, but the sooner people with anxiety get help, the more likely they are to recover.
Fact Sheets & Links
Follow these links for more information on anxiety .
Beyondblue Fact Sheet on Anxiety: Click Here
Anxiety Network Australia: Click Here
sane.org factsheets: Click Here
Understanding Anxiety Website Click Here
You Tube Videos: As well as the video below there are a number of DVD’s on anxiety.
A short personal story