There’s a lot to know about depression, anxiety, and suicide. It can be difficult to wade through it all when you’re looking for information and answers for yourself or someone you care about. If you’re not sure how or where to begin, Mobilize AZ is a great place to start.

Scroll through these fast facts to test your know-how on these mental health concerns. What you learn here might give you the tools you need – either to take the next step toward self-care, advocate for a loved one, or to seek help for yourself.

Myths and realities

There are a lot of misconceptions about depression, anxiety, and suicide. Knowing the facts gives you the power to take care of your mental health.




Warning signs of depression

Depression doesn’t behave the same in every person it affects. Experiencing some or all of these warning signs over an extended period of time might mean it’s time to talk to a healthcare professional.

  • Sadness (or sadness that feels unusual for you)
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities you used to enjoy
  • Change in weight
  • Difficulty sleeping, or oversleeping
  • Energy loss
  • Problems concentrating or making decisions
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Symptoms of anxiety

  • Persistent nervousness and restlessness
  • Feelings of impending danger or doom
  • Elevated heart rate
  • Hyperventilation
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Fatigue
  • Sleeplessness
  • Difficulty controlling worry and nervousness
  • Concentration problems

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