anxiety

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

Katie Werthmann2 years ago
Anxiety
I always read about anxiety and have friends who are sufferers of anxiety, but until i really sat and thought about it I never fully got it. Yes, it's mental. Yes, it's a disorder presumably brought o...
Cheyenne Spring2 years ago
To the World
Dear world, I guess we have different views on what it means to have anxiety. The word anxiety gets thrown around because people believe it's something simple and uncomplicated. It has no actual impac...
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Victoria Ali2 years ago
A Conundrum of Anxiety and Depression
There is so much that can be said about mental illnesses. I mean, I can go on and on about it, but there are two specific ones that I want to personally elaborate on. They are anxiety and depression. ...
Madie Alessi2 years ago
What Anxiety is to Me - 2
Another pivotal moment in my life. I used to play softball in high school, I was a first-baseman and could do everything behind the plate. But as you know, my anxiety was terrible in high school. In m...
Raven DaSilva2 years ago
We're All in the Gutter
"We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." Oscar Wilde said that. Lately, this infamous poet and playwright has been popping up in a lot of conversations I have been having. T...
My Room Doesn't Have More Elephants than Yours
An elephant trying to cross a tightrope on a unicycle. Not sure if it was safe, no certainty whatsoever if he could, should, would make it to the other side. The elephant knew, though, once on the tig...
Erin Milne2 years ago
How to Effectively Tackle Everyday Anxiety
Does your heartbeat ever increase rapidly? Do you ever feel pain in your chest, a pain that might make you think you’re having a heart attack? Does the hair on your arms ever stand up for no reason? D...
Just Get Over It
"Just get over it." "It's all in your head." "You could stop it if you wanted to." These are just some of the many things people with anxiety or panic attacks hear so often from people who don't under...
Alyssa Lactin2 years ago
Mental Illness: The Demons Within
Anxiety is an illness that has the least in common with possession or the occult, but it still has some similarities. This chapter will most likely be more about the illness itself rather than similar...
Pooja G2 years ago
The Life Of An Anxious Brown Girl
I wake up exhausted because no amount of sleep is enough to make me feel rested. My mind is always switched on even when I'm asleep. As if it wasn't already exhausting enough when I was awake. I remem...
Joel Junior2 years ago
Coping With Anxiety In The Midst of Anxious Situations
Nothing is worse than anticipating the worst case scenario before you get up on stage to speak in public, sing, or perform. Experiencing that first wave of nerves before going on a date or jumping in ...
Eve Tawfick2 years ago
"I'm Sick of Reading About Anxiety"
"Oh great," you say, as you scroll along the newsfeed and see another annoying post about anxiety and "raising awareness." It's just a bunch of millennials who are wet behind the ears right? Everyone'...
What It’s Like to Be “That Girl” at the Party
When you go to a party or gathering, what do you expect? Most of the time, you see people interacting, catching up, or chatting in groups? But what about the girl in the corner, off to the side, face ...
Rebecca_Writes _2 years ago
The Anxiety Elf
Here comes Santa! It’s about a month until Christmas, so half of us are wetting ourselves with excitement whilst others are wishing it would be over already. I am one of those people who wishes it cou...
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MCKP 2 years ago
Really Alone
Have you ever been alone? Not just by yourself or single. I mean really alone. Like the type of alone where you are surrounded by people and at the same time you’re scared and in your own head to the ...
Siobhan Cha Cha2 years ago
Middle of the Night Anxiety
It 00:47 on a Wednesday night/Thursday morning and after the busiest and soul destroying day at a job I hate I have found myself lying in bed scrolling the endless threads on Facebook, Instagram, News...
Danny Flow2 years ago
No Bright Side with Anxiety?
What is anxiety? Anxiety is a feeling. A feeling that can drive a person mad. A thought that can convince someone it's true and a thought that will rest in the back of your head and come out when you'...
Ember Phoenix 2 years ago
Mom's Anxiety
Struggling with a high functioning anxiety disorder causes individuals to change their routines, how they handle social situations, and influences the patterns people make for themselves — Everything ...