anxiety

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

How to Overcome Social Anxiety
The uncontrollable stuttering, rapid heartbeats, weak knees, and a shortness of breath. If you experience any of these symptoms, then there is a chance that you have social anxiety. Social anxiety mak...
Brittney Heatha year ago
I'm an Introvert. Get Over It.
I have anxiety. It's nothing too severe, I'm one of the lucky ones if you consider anyone with anxiety lucky. I'm able to live out my day without many issues and roadblocks, and half the time most peo...
Mel Sa year ago
Growing Up with Social Anxiety
Anxiety: a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. Being 19 now, I've came to realize that having social anxiety isn't somet...
Philicia Pitrea year ago
Living with Severe Anxiety
Anxiety is probably one of the most stressful and scariest things to have. I'm no poet so I won't describe it as, "Burning through your soul and crushing your every being;" I'll describe it as a true ...
When Anxiety Holds You Back
I love playing soccer. I'm standing across the street from a soccer field where 10 of my closest friends are playing a heated game of soccer. Naturally, my first instinct is to run over there and join...
Tim Brycea year ago
Lessons Learned From Irma
Well, we survived Irma... not just the hurricane, but a ratings-hungry news media, power and gas outages, and lack of reliable news. Frankly, I'm surprised we still have a sense of humor. Contrary to ...
Are You Socially Anxious?
Social Phobia, or Social Anxiety Disorder as it's more commonly known, is a mental illness in which the sufferer has a persistent, overwhelming and (normally) unreasonable fear of social situations. I...
When Anxiety Won't Go Away
This past weekend was not particularly stressful. We didn’t go out or participate in any social events. For the most part, we stayed home, watched television, and played games. However, most of the we...
Tabitha Portera year ago
Mental Health Issues
Mental health, where to begin? Many people assume mental health issues are so easy to deal with. In reality? They're not. For me personally, it took me a long time to accept that I had a problem and t...
Gwendolyn Asha year ago
Locket
Locket is the monster in my closet, the voice in my head. In the morning I see her slinking around the door, the door I had shut before going to sleep. She hops on the bed and sits on my chest, a fami...
Chloe Urquhart2 years ago
Ways to Deal with Anxiety and Depression
Here are some ways to deal with anxiety and depression.
Yvonne Glasgow2 years ago
My Life with Anxiety
About 13 years ago I was diagnosed with social anxiety and panic attacks. I was put on meds, talked to someone about my issues, and sent on my way back into the life that was scaring the common sense ...
Isolation and Anxiety
Mental health transparency is becoming a more and more mainstream with each passing year. I know more about my friends’ mental health concerns than I ever expected that I would. I know who struggles w...
The Effects of Hiking on Mental Health
As a recent college graduate, I am no stranger to hardship, stress, and learning as you go. In college, I worked hard to earn excellent grades with the intention that hard work pays off in the long ru...
Staying Strong When Anxiety Looms Large
It was bad enough when I was diagnosed with anxiety in 2010; I never once suspected that my daughter would also have it. I honestly thought that it was something I could handle all on my own, and I wa...
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Clare Scanlan2 years ago
Anxiety
Anxiety is the name we give to our feelings of worry, fear, apprehension, and nervousness. It is not a mental illness. It is the appropriate nervous reaction that human beings developed when we first ...
Bulky Babble2 years ago
Going in the Deep End
I was asked one time on how my anxiety started. When having anxiety and dealing with it for many years, that answer was nearly impossible to answer. Before you know it, days turn into weeks, weeks tur...
Azzyness E2 years ago
What Do Anxiety and the Weather Have in Common?
Anxiety is one of those things that are almost impossible to understand if you've never experienced it yourself. No matter how many times you try to explain what anxiety feels like to a loved one, it ...