May 4-10: National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week

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Controlling stress is important to our health.  Unrelenting stress can turn to distress, which can disturb the body’s internal balance or equilibrium and can lead to physical symptoms and emotional problems.  Some of these problems can take the form of depression and anxiety. 

download This week is National Anxiety and Depression Awareness.  Join the effort to SAVE lives.  Each year more than 40 million Americans will suffer with an anxiety disorder and over 20 million will suffer from some type of depressive illness. The cost to the economy of these terrible diseases is billions of dollars each year; the cost in human suffering is immeasurable.  One of the primary goals of this week is to help individuals suffering with anxiety and depressive disorders to find treatment.

 The special programs team at the Ben Gordon Center is now offering a new Anxiety Clinic program.  This is an intensive program for adolescents and adults based on cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of OCD Spectrum Disorders, Social Phobia, Panic Disorder, and other Anxiety Disorders.  Special Programs believes in offering the highest quality evidenced based treatment approach tailored to the individual needs of our clients.  For more information contact Fran Tierney at 815-756-4875.

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