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I designed this presentation to raise awareness on anxiety and depression, including other mental health issues. We are facing a global crisis on mental health and people aren't talking about it nearly enough. Employers also aren't aware of the many stresses that modern life places on some of their staff. They need to take mental health more seriously in the workplace. This presentation is dedicated to JewWario, Justin Carmical who committed suicide only recently. He was suffering from depression.


  • ANXIETY Is killing us Illiya Vjestica
  • THE WORLD IS Broken And we need to FIX it
  • Few people today would dispute that chronic stress is a hallmark of our times or that anxiety has become a kind of cultural condition of modernity. S C OT T S T O S S E L
  • 1 in 7 People Suffer from some kind of anxiety disorder
  • British Adults 1 in 4 Experience at least one diagnosable mental health problem in any one year
  • 430,000,000 Approx. People worldwide have a mental health problem
  • 40,000,000Americans suffer from anxiety disorders
  • 3,000,000 Suffer with Anxiety (UK)
  • 6,000,000 Suffer with depression (UK)
  • An Anxiety disorder is a Serious Mental Illness
  • People suffering with anxiety disorders, find worry & fear are constant & overwhelming, it can be crippling to their life.
  • TYPES OF Anxiety
  • Anxiety SOCIAL Persistent fear about social situations & being around people. One of the most common anxiety disorders. disorder
  • Anxiety GENERAL A long-term condition that causes you to feel anxious about a wide range of situations and issues, rather than one specific event. disorder
  • Disorder (OCD) OBSESSIVE- COMPULSIVE Is a mental health condition where a person has obsessive thoughts & compulsive behaviour such as washing their hands often.
  • Stress POST-TRAMATIC disorder It can develop immediately after someone experiences a disturbing event or it can occur weeks, months or even years later.
  • OTHER TYPES Of Anxiety Specific Phobias Panic Disorder
  • Anxiety & Depression usually go hand in hand, one is never far behind the other.
  • 35%-85% Between of all patients diagnosed with one condition show symptoms of the other.
  • The World we live in is Very Loud
  • We are working longer hours and subjected to more daily stresses then ever before.
  • Fewer people have time to relax. Were always connected.
  • Kids spend more time in front of the TV & Video Games Consoles Than ever before.
  • Children in the United States watch an average of three to four hours of television a day. By the time of high school graduation, they will have spent more time watching television than they have in the classroom American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry
  • The media loves to vilify video games but they can be a great stress reliever used in moderation
  • Lack of Family Values Dinner table disappearing TV Dinners
  • Poor Diet & Lack of Exercise Obesity Rates rising
  • 34% USA 30% Mexico 27% New Zealand Australia 25% UK 25% GLOBAL OBESITY RATES Source: OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development
  • Local community is dying, its moved online (a false existence)
  • In the early stages of our human development Life was more simple
  • Designed for Three Basic Instincts To Hunt To Eat To Procreate
  • We use to cover Great distances
  • now we prefer the couch
  • We werent really designed to Sort Out Bills File Paperwork Update Facebook Get the Shopping
  • The problem is were not out hunting wild beasts anymore DOMINATE SPECIES ON EARTH. weve evolved into the
  • The lizard brain will fight (to the death) if it has to, but would rather run away. It likes a vendetta and has no trouble getting angry. The lizard brain cares what everyone else thinks, because status in the tribe is essential to its survival. S E T H G O D I N
  • You have a genius inside of you, a daemon with something to share with the world. Everyone does. Are you going to continue hiding it, holding it back, and settling for less than you deserve just because your lizard brain is a afraid? S E T H G O D I N
  • Its our left overs from evolution: the lizard brain.
  • My fear is in my mind, worries add to a constant black cloud that hangs over me.
  • I cannot let my fear control me, though those thoughts may seem as real as the day, they serve only to Destroy.
  • For fear has a habit of showing up at uninvited times, when Im tired, bored or stressed; those are the times the mind Wanders.
  • Fear is hate itself used to control, coerce, persuade, frighten or repress.
  • But fear is a natural reaction designed to allow us to survive.
  • For fear is the evil that stirs inside all of us. Too much of it and we can only live but half a life, longing for better experiences.
  • The what ifs cannot be controlled & worrying about it does not make a difference. Do not dwell on what you cannot comprehend.
  • For it is a pointless Pursuit
  • that life brings you & truly live without fear. Learn to Embrace the possibilities
  • We need to re-address the balance in our lives.
  • PEOPLE HAVE TOO MUCH TO DO, Too Much pressure
  • no longer fits peoples 9-5 WORK HOURS state of mind
  • The solution is to help people who are struggling to cope with the pressures of the world.
  • Not CREATE More stress
  • Technology isnt helping. It is accelerating the problem.
  • Social Media has to Global Communication but.. Removed barriers
  • This has meant people live out their lives through a digital persona
  • HOW Kick Anxietys ass! DO WE
  • 1. Exercise
  • 2. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • TEACHES YOU techniques to effectively deal with any situation of anxiety, panic or stress & adapt your own thinking patterns. CBT
  • Learning to be mindful 3.
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  • Practicing Mediation (ZAIZEN)
  • 4. Raising awareness on the issue