Beginning to Understand that

You are not alone


There’s been plenty of research about those who suffer with anxiety and depression.

Today’s youth have an even harder time than generations before them: they’re facing mounting pressure to perform well in school, develop meaningful relationships with family and friends, and sustain societal norms without succumbing to peer pressure.

Those suffering have common threads in their daily battles; they:10

  • Often feel out of control of their health and life
  • Experience higher levels of overall stress
  • Often struggle with low self-esteem
  • Feel nervous in many social situations
  • Have difficulty managing pressure
  • Have higher expectations of themselves and others
  • Feel returned love is performance-based
  • Often have unhealthy boundaries
  • Are often workaholics
  • Are more often sick
  • Often have unhealthy relationships
  • Are more likely to have other health problems
  • Are overall more unhappy
  • Experience erratic emotional behaviors
  • Often quick to get angry
  • Regularly feel unsettled
  • Regularly feel overwhelmed
  • Feel disconnected or detached from reality and life
  • Often feel they are just on the edge of losing control
  • Often aren’t reliable (because their symptoms may prevent them from following through)
  • Become inward focused and dwell on their health condition and personal problems
  • May jump from relationship to relationship in search of perfection
  • May jump from job to job because of higher levels of stress
  • Live a restricted lifestyle (within their self-imposed “safe zones”)
  • Feel life is passing them by
If you don’t love and accept yourself, you’re never truly going to love or accept anyone else. You have to be happy with yourself and lover yourself now.
— Maddie Lymburner Social Media Influencer