The Numbers

Depression statistics

Approximately 1:5 adults in the U.S. have an anxiety disorder

Depression statistics

48% report stress has a negative impact on personal and professional lives

Depression statistics

77% of the population consistently experiences symptoms associated with stress

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the United States. An estimated 40 million adults in the U.S. (19.1%) have an anxiety disorder. Meanwhile, approximately 7% of children aged 3-17 experience issues with anxiety each year. Most people develop symptoms before age 21.

Anxiety disorders are a group of related conditions, each having unique symptoms. However, all anxiety disorders have one thing in common: persistent, excessive fear or worry in situations that are not threatening. People typically experience one or more of the following symptoms:

Signs & Symptoms

  • Feeling nervous, irritable or on edge
  • Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom
  • Having an increased heart rate
  • Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation), sweating, and/or trembling
  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Having trouble sleeping
  • Experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) problems

If you or someone you know express one or more symptoms, please seek professional help.



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Stories of Transformation

Shelly, 2017 Mercy Multiplied graduate

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If you or someone you know is struggling with anxiety, Mercy can help. Our program is completely free to the girls we serve. Call (615) 831-6987 for more details, or learn more about our application process.