DeRae and Austin end season one of Cautious Coffee with a conversation about habits. For the most part, we all know we should do certain things that will benefit us over the entirety of our lives (sleeping a healthy amount, exercising, eating nutritious foods, hydrating, saving for retirement, etc.), but often we don’t do these things on a consistent basis, developing bad habits and spiraling downward. One bad habit often leads to another.
Since the onset of COVID-19, about 40 percent of adults in the United States have reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder. For young adults under the age of 24, that number spikes to more than 56 percent.
To wrap up Mental Health Awareness Month, DeRae and Austin discuss their struggles with anxiety and depression, how they cope, and most importantly – why it’s ok to not be ok.