Mental health struggles such as anxiety and depression can make even getting out of bed or fulfilling day-to-day responsibilities feel impossible. The good news is that there are effective treatments available for both anxiety and depression—and there's no shame in reaching out for help. 

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, nearly 40 million people in the U.S.—or about 18 percent of the nation's population—are affected by anxiety orders. Medical experts have found that individuals who struggle with anxiety disorders often deal with depression as well. In fact, the association reported that nearly half of people diagnosed with depression end up also being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. 

If you have not personally dealt with anxiety or depression, the chances are that you know someone who has. That said, it's important to understand the signs and symptoms of these mental health conditions as well as the treatment options that are available for them. 

Knowing the signs of depression

Despite common misconceptions,