anxiety

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

Sarah Jones2 months ago
Coping with Social Anxiety
Walls closing in, that feeling of terror when multiple people you do not know come up to you forcing unwanted compliments down your throat and the terrifying feeling that even church is not safe—makin...
Stefania Brandner2 months ago
Having Your Shit Together IS Exhausting
I’ve had my shit together since I was a kid. I fully believed that to live the best life, your poop had to be in a group, and probably definitely color coded. So I filled my life up with ways of being...
Johnny Vedmore2 months ago
How I Used Psychedelics to Help Overcome Severe Anxiety
I first took Welsh magic mushrooms when I was 20 years old. It was the year 2000 and I was woken up in my first floor flat by the sound of a Mark Three Ford Escort doors slamming shut. I only had to g...
Nab Ouve2 months ago
Why I Refuse to Call Anxiety a Disorder
There used to be this girl on my university course who claimed she had anxiety. One time we had to participate in quite a big group project together and every time she could not do something that was ...
talia mason2 months ago
Living with an Anxiety Disorder
Some Strategies That Helped Me
Steven Altman2 months 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.2 months 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 Brown2 months 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...
Danielle Dimambro2 months ago
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 Garcia2 months 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 Writes2 months 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 Boone2 months 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 .2 months 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 Graffunder2 months 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 Sharp2 months 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 Brunskill2 months 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 Otero2 months 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 ...
Iria Vasquez-Paez2 months ago
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...