Emotions are the brain's electrical signals

Approximately 4.4 million children have diagnosed with anxiety*. Amygdala Co believes there are many more people undiagnosed.

                                                       

                                                                                                                       *Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

Depression can happen to anyone, including preschoolers. 

Some types of depression in our society:

-Major Depressive Disorder

-Persistent Depressive Disorder

-Bipolar Disorder

-Seasonal Depression

-Postpartum Depression

-Psychotic Depression

-Childhood Depression

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1 and 5 adults have a mental health condition.

NAMI= National Alliance on Mental Health, Illinois

Youth mental health is getting worse. 

NAMI-IL

Ideas to decrease externalizing behaviors (i.e. depression): 

  • Exercise 

  • Go outside

  • Be around friends and family

  • Listen and communicate with others 

  • Show love, care, and support for others

  • Engage in favorite activity (i.e. painting, dancing) 

 

Happiness is self-perpetuating.

Helping to develop empathy and compassion