anxiety

A look at anxiety in its many forms and manifestations; what is the nature of this specific pattern of extreme fear and worry?

Steven Altman2 days ago
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Sitting on the bus, something I have done a thousand times at this point. Same stops, same people, pretty much the same driver. The environment around me hasn't changed and the day has started similar...
Sonee M.5 days ago
Anxiety and Friendship
Lately I've felt anxiety, everyday, after every little thing I do (my coffee drinking habits definitely don't help), and most of the time nothing happens to trigger it. It completely comes out of nowh...
Aiden Brown6 days ago
How I Overcame My Anxiety
I’ve always struggled since I was young with mental health issues. I never knew what was actually wrong with me. I thought that I was different from everyone else and that I was an issue for my family...
Living with Anxiety and Being There for Those with Anxiety
When you hear the word "anxiety," the mind of someone who doesn't struggle with an Anxiety Disorder goes to everyday worries, things people are typically anxious about, paying bills on time, getting t...
Kat Garcia7 days ago
My Anxiety and Me
It's so hard to explain a mental illness to those that don't have one, or have never met someone that does. Incredibly so, there are people out there that have not come across a mental illness. These ...
Via Writes8 days ago
Adult Separation Anxiety and Leaving a Controlling Religion
The Holy Bible is, in my mind, a very cathartic and meaningful book. I do not feel any resentment towards the book over the way religion and the rueful exiting of religion has left me damaged. I am no...
Emilia Boone8 days ago
Find What Makes You Human
In the film, Silver Linings Playbook, Jennifer Lawrence’s character Tiffany describes herself as “not a very good dancer” but that “it’s therapy and it’s fun.” The first time I saw the film, this line...
Laura .11 days ago
Weights and Worries in the World of Social Media
Yesterday, I posted on my Instagram account (as I often do when a little thought pops into my head) regarding my current feelings when it comes to sharing information about mental health online. When ...
Paige Graffunder11 days ago
Am I Listening Actively or Centering
It is so easy to trip over yourself when your entire life is ruled by one overpowering emotion: Anxiety. I, like many of my generation, suffer from an anxiety disorder, and while mine is slightly more...
Brock Sharp12 days ago
First Hand Tips for Teen Depression and Anxiety
When you are hurting and are sad the last thing you want to hear is someone label you mentally ill. Ever feel uptight, on edge, paranoid, or maybe think you are not important enough? You are not alone...
Alicia Brunskill15 days ago
Phone Assessments Are the Worst for Anxiety Disorders
For some reason earlier today my mind was thrown back to excruciating telephone assessments with the NHS for help with my mental health. I can only assume that my depression had decided that I needed ...
Yanelis Otero15 days ago
A Life Lived with Fear
How do you go on with life without having fear control every move you take and every decision you make? She wonders. She gets puzzled by this frequent question—so frequently that it’s unhealthy. It’s ...
Cords, Curses, Bindings, and Contracts
Cords, curses, bindings, and contracts all happen on an energetic level. I’m figuring out that I have cords in my system from family that looks like those thick garden hoses Dale describes. The nature...
Hanna Fannin18 days ago
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
I began experiencing Social Anxiety at an early age; to be honest, as far back as I can remember. It started in elementary school as what I thought was just "stage fright." I was terrified to be calle...
Jessica Bailey19 days ago
Thoughts Intrusive and Critical: Part 1
Me and my brain, right—are like two colleagues at work who smile tightly at the other when they pass on the fourth floor corridor to the stationary cupboard. My brain is the kind of co-worker that thi...
Jen Ai20 days ago
I Don't Know Who I Am Anymore
I couldn't wait to grow up when I was younger. I was thrilled that I had my whole life ahead of me, and it was up to me to choose what I wanted to do and who I wanted to be. I had no idea I would be b...
Brooklyn Powell21 days ago
S.A.D.
The picture above portrays my deepest struggle in life. The struggle I've been battling for years. In the last four, it's become crippling beyond belief. That picture is of me, lost in the vivid beaut...
Marianna Michael22 days ago
You Won’t Die in Paris from Anxiety
The sky had darkened, creating a beautiful ashy canvas for burnt orange street lamps and neon signs to ricochet off. Standing in the middle of it all, I began shaking, hyperventilating, and heaving ne...