Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the United States. Over 40 million adults in the U.S. have an anxiety disorder. Meanwhile, approximately 7% of children aged 3-17 experience issues with anxiety each year. Most people develop symptoms before age 21. The numbers during the past 22 months have not been assessed yet, but […]

  Meet my brother Jimmy. He is five years older than I am. My mom had a normal pregnancy with Jimmy; however he was not given enough oxygen at birth and suffered brain damage during delivery. My mom suspected something was wrong because of his skin tone, but this was the early 60s and being […]

Starting next year, students in Illinois will be given extra days off for mental health. The new law allows students to take up to five ‘mental health days’ each school year. These days off will not require a doctor’s note to be counted as an excused absence. Lawmakers say the bill will help students cope […]