Local psychologist sheds light on depression and anxiety

NOW: Local psychologist sheds light on depression and anxiety

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- In recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, Dr. David Jacobi from Rogers Behavioral Health in Sheboygan joined us on Tuesday, May 23 to discuss the understanding of depression and anxiety, two conditions that plague millions of Americans.

He highlighted the vital need for awareness and support. Depression and anxiety, while common, can severely impair everyday activities, making individuals feel helpless and hopeless. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America has found that depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting more than 19 million U.S. adults annually.

Common symptoms range from ongoing feelings of sadness and anxiety to thoughts of suicide. However, Jacobi noted that while these disorders are serious, they are also highly treatable.

For those who believe they or a loved one may be suffering from depression or anxiety, Rogers Behavioral Health offers a free screening at rogersbh.org. In case of a crisis, individuals are urged to reach out to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.

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