“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 (adaa.org).”
Likewise, as a society we should be more conscious of how our words and actions can be appear as possibly triggering to others. “As an immigrant from Cameroon, I struggled with my identity once I arrived to the U.S…part of me felt as if it was the lack of inclusivity from other communities", says upcoming artist Jacob Pnake.
Overall, we should include wholesome activities within our communities to promote togetherness. In addition, make sure to check up on your associates that may be struggling… the little things add up eventually.