New poll reveals women are three times more likely to suffer anxiety

One in five 18-34 year-olds have cried due to anxiety this week. 

That's according to a new poll that came out yesterday from the mental health charity, Mind

The poll was conducted by Populas, and they interviewed 2,063 adults online in May of this year. 

"Anxiety has now become level with depression as the most common reason for calls to Mind’s information line," the charity says.

"In 2014/15 alone there were 6,087 calls about anxiety and panic attacks, which accounted for nearly one in six of all calls."

Gender was also shown to play a major role in anxiety, with women being three times more likely than men to have cried because of anxiety in the last week. 

However, women were also twice as likely to feel better after crying. 

The charity has launched a free guide for people to help them recognise if what they're going through is anxiety, and the best ways to cope with and manage it. 

It comes at a much-needed time, as the demands of our modern society and being constantly plugged-in and unable to escape work or social obligations, it seems that we are all more anxious than ever. 

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