UN SDG #3 Good Health and Well-being UN SDG #3

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Empowering people with anxiety and panic attacks

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment.

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Empowering people with anxiety and panic attacks

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment.
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Normalizing any stigma around anxiety and panic disorders can empower people to help themselves with evidence-based tools that target anxiety. Sometimes taking a moment to decompress with guided meditation, counseling, games, etc., can help a person avoid crisis.

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Calm Down Now is an empowering, 5-star-rated app created especially for those who are suffering from anxiety and panic attacks. The app was developed by psychotherapist June Tomaso-Wood from over 30 years of clinical techniques. With the app they can listen to guided relaxation audios, learn techniques to overcome attacks in the animated handbook or custom mix a variety of their favorite relaxing sounds.

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