MADE Magazine Spring 2019 May 2019 - Page 26

WELLMADE MADEXXX 20. Think optimistically about your future. 21. Take an evening stroll. 22. Rest in the dark (until you feel well- rested). 23. Burn sage. 27. Do a crossword puzzle. 34. Cook a fragrant meal. 28. Suck on a lollipop or mint. 35. Watch your favorite childhood movie 29. Snuggle in a soft blanket. 36. Apply a cool washcloth to your face – add lavender essential oil for a calming boost 30. Laugh until you can’t stop. 24. Give yourself a home facial. 31. Sing out loud. 25. Lay in the sun and catch the breeze. 32. Sniff your favorite scent. 26. Organize your closet. 33. Drink a natural smoothie. 37. Repeat affirmations out loud in front of the mirror. Did you know? • • • National prevalence data indicate that nearly 40 million people in the United States (18%) experience an anxiety disorder in any given year. According to a 2018 Blue Cross Blue Shield Association report, diagnoses of ma- jor depression have risen dramatically by 33 percent since 2013. This rate is rising even faster among millennials (up 47 percent) and adolescents (up 47 percent for boys and 65 percent for girls). Women are diagnosed with major depression at higher rates than men (6 percent and nearly 3 percent, respectively). If you believe you have anxiety or depression, seek the help of a medical professional for treatment. If you are having recurring thoughts of death or self-harm, please seek immediate assistance by calling 911 or your local emergency services. You can also contact the Suicide Prevention Crisis Hotline to speak to someone immediately at 1-800-273-8255. | 26