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UNDERSTANDING
ANXIETY
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CHECK-IN

HOW
ARE YOU FEELING?

  • Feelings of panic, doom, or danger

  • Cold, sweaty, numb, or tingling hands or feet

  • Shortness of breath

  • Thinking about a problem over and over again and unable to stop (rumination)

  • Feeling nervous, restless or tense

  • Having an increased heart rate

  • Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation)

  • Sweating

  • Trembling

  • Feeling weak or tired

  • Trouble concentrating 

  • Having trouble sleeping

  • Experiencing gastrointestinal problems

  • Difficulty controlling worry

  • Avoidance of things and places that trigger anxiety

 
WHAT IS ANXIETY?

You may have never felt symptoms of anxiety to the same level of the Psalms listed above, but everyone experiences some level of anxiety at one time or another rather it be related to an upcoming test, performance, or a situation at work or in the home. The difference is, anxiety disorders are not temporary; they are persistent and can get worse over time interfering with relationships, sleep, school and job performance. Take the survey below if you feel that you may be struggling with anxiety and seek help if necessary. 

CHRISTIAN CONNECTION
TAKE THE DEPRESSION CHECK-IN
 
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THE MENTAL & SPIRITUAL CONNECTION

David pours out his anxious thoughts in Psalm 55: 4-7 saying

 

“4 My heart pounds in my chest. The terror of death assaults me.

5 Fear and trembling overwhelm me, and I can’t stop shaking.

6 Oh, that I had wings like a dove; then I would fly away and rest! 7 I would fly far away to the quiet of the wilderness.”

 

This Psalm mirrors his sentiments in many other Psalms such as Psalm 69, Psalm 88, Psalm 13, and Psalm 22. If you were to go through these Psalms you will see symptoms of Anxiety: Feeling restless, wound-up, or on-edge, being easily fatigued, having difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension, trouble controlling feelings of worry, difficulty falling or staying asleep and restlessness.

 

People with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) experience some or all of these anxiety related symptoms, most days for at least 6 months. During Psalm 55, David describes what sounds like a panic attack: Heart palpitations, a pounding heartbeat, or an accelerated heart rate, sweating, trembling or shaking, sensations of shortness of breath, and feelings of impending doom.

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CHECK-IN WITH YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

TAKE THE SURVEY

Check-in and connect with your mental health. This quick survey will help you identify areas where you can find balance.

 

DEPRESSION   ANXIETY  |  BALANCE 

PRAYER REQUEST

Life is difficult at times and we all need prayer. Please share your prayer request with us and we will be praying for you. 

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GET HELP!

The free and confidential resources below can help you or a loved one connect with a skilled, trained mental health professional.

RESOURCES