Here's How Being A Gemini Could Affect Your Mental Health

There are lots of positive things about Geminis. They're known for being passionate about their multiple pursuits, their ability to easily adapt to any social situation, and their intellectual curiosity (via Allure). Although the symbol of "the twins" can be interpreted to mean that Geminis are two-faced, it's also been suggested that those born between May 21 and June 20 need to double themselves in order to accomplish all the things they want to do, learn, and see.

Of course, like every other zodiac sign, Geminis possess negative traits as well. Per Your Tango, Geminis are often sarcastic, impulsive, and struggle with commitment because they want to be free to explore every newfound interest they discover. It's also noted that many Geminis experience anxiety. According to Your Tango, the anxiety often goes hand in hand with a Gemini's impulsivity — landing them in difficult situations that they're not prepared to handle.

Geminis may have a hard time asking for help

Gemini is one of the zodiac signs that's most prone to anxiety (via Bustle). "Due to their speedy can-do attitude and their natural tendency to overthink matters ... [Geminis may get] overwhelmed, which can cause anxiety issues," astrologist Lisa Stardust told the outlet. "Also, Gemini is a mutable sign — they take on the energy of others."

Geminis can also experience depression, just like everyone else. However, a Gemini's depression may go unnoticed by friends and family because they cope with these painful feelings by turning to humor and staying busy in an effort to distract themselves (via LiveAbout).

Instead of seeking help, Geminis often convince themselves that they can cure their own depression or mental health struggles by thinking their way out of a dark place (via LiveAbout).

It's important to remember that, if feelings of depression or anxiety persist, there's no shame at all in seeking help. Give yourself permission to lean on a friend and make an appointment with a therapist so you can get to the bottom of what's causing your anxiety or depression and address it.

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, please contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741, call the National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), or visit the National Institute of Mental Health website.