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Town hall to focus on mental health support [Video]

Struggling right now, feeling low, frustrated or scared? WCNC Charlotte will host a mental health town hall on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Unlike the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no vaccine for mental health.  WCNC Charlotte will host a town hall during Mental Health Awareness Month to talk about the solutions to help make each day better and the anxiety many people have about returning to the office. 

Join us Tuesday, May 25 at 7 p.m. for a discussion with mental health experts as we talk about the warning signs of mental health problems and what we can do about it.

It's never too soon to ask for help, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic. Multiple studies show that a lot of adults are reporting increased issues like anxiety and depression, trouble sleeping, more drinking and chronic conditions worsening.

Host WCNC Charlotte anchor Fred Shropshire will be joined by:

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Have you ever just felt overwhelmed by a stressful situation? Like a tsunami of problems about to crash over you? You might be experiencing a nervous breakdown. A nervous breakdown is a loss of the ability to function in everyday life. While a nervous breakdown isn’t classified as an actual psychological term, nor is it a mental health disorder, experiencing it can be debilitating.Original article - https://psych2go.net/5-signs-of-a-nervous-breakdown/ We also made a video on the signs you're mentally breaking down: https://youtu.be/_KrACU1ohx0 Writer: Joshua Munoz Script Editor: Vanessa Tao Script Manager: Kelly Soong VO: Amanda SilveraAnimator: Ricket Zorkxa (http://Instagram.com/zorkxa)YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong References:Scaccia, A. July 30, 2020 How to Recognize and Treat the Symptoms of a Nervous Breakdown Retrieved at https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/nervous-breakdown#treatmentsSilver, N. December 5, 2019, What Can Cause Rapid Shifts in Mood? Retrieved at https://www.healthline.com/health/rapid-mood-swings#outlookBrennan, D. MD October 08, 2020 Signs of a Nervous Breakdown Retrieved at https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/signs-nervous-breakdownBhargava, D. June 25, 2020 Anxiety Disorders https://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/guide/anxiety-disordersMayo Clinic Staff May 04, 2018. Panic attacks and panic disorder Bhargava, H. June 25, 2020 Anxiety Disorders Retrieved at https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/panic-attacks/symptoms-causes/syc-20376021Goldberg, J. July 13, 2019 Hallucinations Retrieved at https://www.webmd.com/schizophrenia/what-are-hallucinations#1