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GLOSSARY
anx·i·e·ty
A state of uneasiness and apprehension, about future uncertainties.
Someone who is anxious may be grappling with feelings of apprehension, powerlessness, or danger. We're all familiar with the short-term effects" sweaty palms, rapid breathing, or difficulty thinking clearly. However, over time chronic continued anxiety can lead to symptoms more commonly associated with depression, such as loss of energy, fatigue, and feelings of powerlessness. The vast majority of those to take their own lives are diagnosed with a mental illness. If you or someone you know is struggling with anxiety, click here for resources to help.
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