Whilst we are in the thick of a pandemic, more and more people are feeling anxious and depressed, grappling with feelings they’ve never had before – this could present openly or it could be hidden anxiety. It’s important to recognize any symptoms and seek help if required.
2020 sure has been a tumultuous year, bushfires, floods, COVID-19, job losses, income reduction and more, it’s important we all look out for one another and keep our mental health in check. It’s OK to not be OK and whilst we are in hard times, it is encouraging to see that more people are reaching out for help with any anxiety or depressive symptoms they’re experiencing.
Whilst the Government has put into place a National Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan and has pledged $48.1 million towards enacting this plan, more and more Australians are reaching out for help from incredible services such as LifeLine and reports from those in the mental health industry suggest that there are many people struggling without even realising that is the case.
To help everyone recognise any symptoms so that if they require help they can seek it out, here are 10 signs of hidden anxiety:
Please remember if you’re feeling low, depressed or anxious, please reach out for help – we are all here in this together and you are loved more than you know.
If you or anyone you know needs help:
Lifeline on 13 11 14
Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800
MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978
Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467
Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636
Headspace on 1800 650 890
ReachOut at au.reachout.com
Care Leavers Australasia Network (CLAN) on 1800 008 774
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