I have struggled with anxiety for quite some time. I used to hide my anxiety symptoms because I thought that I would be perceived as being weak. I was always known as the the strong one, and people would always come to me to vent or to get advice. I was also the one trusted to stay level headed in the event of an emergency situation.
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.