Anxiety has been a struggle of mine for quite some time. I used to hide my anxiety symptoms because I thought that I would be perceived as being weak. People would always refer to me as the the strong one, and I would often be the first person sought out if someone needed to vent or needed advice.
Earlier this week, I sat down with America Paredes, Senior Director of Partnerships & Community Outreach at Mental Health America. Mental Health America is the nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.