It's okay to be not okay. Anxiety and depression disorders affect everyone in spectrums. They aren't easy to describe, let alone experience. But that does not mean you are alone in what you may be feeling. There are many resources available to help give you the information and support you deserve.
All week long, THRIVE will be posting testimonials, statistics and more surrounding these disorders through their Instagram account @thrive_wwu.
Below is a list of resources available to anyone who needs support or more information about depression and anxiety. You are not alone.
The National Institute of Mental Health is the largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding and treatment of mental disorders.
The National Alliance on Mental Health is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America provides information and support for patients and health professionals, with details of conditions and lists of resources.
Consultation and Sexual Assault Support (CASAS) service is Western's compassionate response to acts of violence. The CASAS Coordinator assists students by providing emotional support and by accessing all available resources to ensure students continue to be academically successful while they move through their healing process. CASAS also provides support to friends and family members of those who have experienced violence.
516 High Street, Old Main 585B
Bellingham, Washington 98225
(360) 650 - 3700
For more information and resources, contact the Western Washington University Counseling Center in Old Main 540, over the phone at (360) 650-3164, or online at www.wwu.edu/counseling.
NAMI's social campaign is all about dispelling common mental health myths and misconceptions.
Active Minds is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising mental health awareness among college students, on the peer level.
The Anxiety Centre is an organization dedicated to helping people overcome anxiety disorders, as well as a number of other related disorders. Information about anxiety attacks, anxiety disorders, free anxiety tests, and an extensive anxiety symptoms list.
WWU COUNSELING CENTER
The Counseling Center provides students with a variety of resources designed to assist with academic progress and personal development. Counseling services include individual counseling, group counseling, and mental health services.
516 High Street, Old Main 540
Bellingham, Washington, 98225
(360) 650 - 3164
THRIVE works to create a safe space for fostering self-care and mental wellness, while offering support and acceptance for those who are suffering or recovering in our WWU community, and advocating change towards positive thinking. THRIVE is a group of the Prevention Wellness Services.
Facebook: THRIVE at WWU