anxiety

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

What To Expect From A Loved One With Anxiety...
The only way to describe anxiety to someone that doesn’t suffer from it is asking them to imagine the worst possible thing that could ever happen to them, whatever it might be. Now imagine that it is ...
lotte wesselink2 days ago
Stressed Out
This is what it is like to be stressed out all the time. It is like wearing a ten ton backpack every day. It is always looking behind you to see if someone is laughing. It is pretending like you are t...
C. R Watson 2 days ago
What Does the Therapist Say?
That Feeling in Your Chest— I have been wanting to talk about this for some time and nothing but my own insecurities and fears have been holding me back. I'll often lay awake at night reviewing things...
Samantha Brett2 days ago
Walking Into a Room
As the knob twists and the door whips open, the music fills my ears and the steady drumming of my heart quickens. My lungs draw in the warm air that flows around me. It smells of the heavy perfumes of...
Janet Rhodes2 days ago
Anxiety, It's a Nasty Thing
Anxiety, it’s a nasty thing. Today I woke with an anxiety attack. My heart was pounding, I felt shaky and on edge. To make matters worse it was also really windy out and I could hear something tapping...
Raising Awareness: Postnatal Anxiety
I have had varying levels of anxiety over the years. "I’m a worrier," as my mother would say. Generally, I have been able to get through life without it having a massive impact on the quality of my da...
Shhh! It's Mental
Mental health is a taboo in many parts of the world. Its embarrassing to say I suffer with depression, anxiety etc. But why? Why do we feel its not something we can openly share with others in the hop...
Therese Walsh4 days ago
DPD, Anxiety, and Me...
Sitting comfortably, let's begin... The prologue to my ramblings very much mirrors the epilogue; I'm OK, I'm great in fact. I have a fantastic job and a fantastic support structure. I'm a very differe...
Will Mowatt4 days ago
When Will I Ever Be Good Enough?
When I let myself sleep I feel guilty. No matter what time of day or night it is I struggle to stay awake. There always seems to be something pressing that needs my attention. I'm not an important bus...
Bryony S4 days ago
Welsh Girl Blog
Hello world! Hope you're all having a great day wherever you might be! It's actually snowing where I live, which is a miracle, considering we haven't had snow in like five years! It was such a lovely ...
Katie Thurston5 days ago
Anxiety
Some days my mind is as clear as a midsummer's sky and some days it’s simply jet black. Today, it’s a spectrum of grey. Anxiety - it's a complex illness and if you hadn't guessed by this point, it's s...
Samantha Don5 days ago
Agoraphobia
I know what I have to do and it is so simple. Anyone one could do it. A 1-year-old for fuck sake could do it! Yet I sit here staring blankly at this screen. The front door is behind me. I can hear the...
Ahmad Ameen5 days ago
The Stairway
The jolt of your grocery basket shocks you awake, your hands clutching the handle, your mind slapped awake, your eyes widening, your pupils adjusting to the influx of light. You look up to see the wom...
Brianna Ryan5 days ago
Manifestation
Anxiety. It manifests in many different ways and in many different people. For some people, anxiety is something that is quick, and is only a worry over a date or their final exam. For others, anxiety...
Anxiety at Its Finest
For everyone who lives everyday with anxiety, know you are not alone. You act not yourself or are fearful of everything around you. I am one that have to live with it everyday. It is not something I w...
Tom Bacon8 days ago
The Newest Green Lantern's Battle With Mental Illness In 'Green Lanterns' #15 Shows Why Comics Have Power
The world's changed a lot since I was a child in the 1990s, and one of the most remarkable ways is that comic books have become mainstream. Back in the '90s, if you were a comic book fan you were some...
Final Thoughts 8 days ago
Strength in Fear
There are approximately 361,481 children born in the world every single day. We all start out the same—a blank canvas.We come into this world new, clean, untouched, and yet somehow the darkness finds ...
Samantha L8 days ago
Illness Anxiety & Parenting
“My tummy hurts,” My three-year-old will say. Panic mode sets in. For those of you who don’t have kids, sometimes that phrase turns into the whole house puking and pooping their brains out. It’s not f...