Anxiety is a state of worry, uncertainty, and fear resulting from the anticipation of a realistic or imagined threat, event, or situation. It can interfere with a person’s ability to function at school or work, and with friends and family. Anxiety can be helped with counseling and/or medication.

Identifying Anxiety

Mental and physical symptoms of anxiety:

  • Worry
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Avoidance of others
  • Irritability
  • Confusion and dizziness
  • Fear that you are dying or going crazy
  • Nervousness and jumpiness
  • Headaches
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Cold and clammy hands or sweating
  • Stomach aches

Some causes of anxiety:

  • Problems with friends
  • Problems at school
  • Family concerns
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Loneliness
  • Sickness or injury

Seeking Help

Indicators that it may be helpful to consult with a counselor:

If you experience any combination of the symptoms listed on our website, it is important to seek the guidance of a mental health professional. Since these symptoms can be caused by physical conditions, it is advised that you talk to a medical professional as well as a counselor.