anxiety

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

Elouise Oldfield3 months ago
Dissociation
I woke up today. Or did I? I can’t really tell. It seems from the minute my eyes opened I felt funny, weird, something wasn’t right. I mean I know I have a lot of stress on and I didn’t exactly sleep ...
The First Step to Getting Out of an Anxiety Mindset
Now, reaching the point where you can identify when you’re starting to head into a negative mindset, and being able to change that fast and effectively to benefit yourself, isn’t something that will c...
Cheyenne Spring3 months ago
Drowning
I am drowning. I'm sure there is some misunderstanding with that sentence. But there is no other way to explain what is going on. And after drowning comes being numb. That part is my favorite. Drownin...
Edward Anderson3 months ago
Anxiety Confession
When I started writing professionally, one of the things that was drummed into my head was nobody wanted to hear my thoughts or struggles. All these years later, times have changed. People want to hea...
Samantha Baker3 months ago
Can Anxiety Cause Back Pain?
Anxiety, a word we are all too familiar with. We could go into all of the different causes, talk about the culture we live in where B U S Y is the buzzword or discuss the unrealistic expectations we p...
Kris Caldwell3 months ago
Hey, Anxit-Tay
Heyyyooo, anxiety! In my last post, I mentioned when depression visits, it brings about friends and I want to expand upon each of them. What better place to start than with anxiety? If I could say I’v...
Kait Bates 3 months ago
It's Okay to Not Be Okay
Junior year of high school was the prime of my mental health. I got up every single day at 5 AM starting with my morning shower and pampering, following with an hour of meditation, and a nice fruit sm...
Who Needs a Therapist When (Pt. 13)
In elementary school my teachers, year after year, wrote basically the same note on my report card, "Kathryn is a good student, but needs to learn to keep socializing to recess." I eventually learned ...
Eryne Jae3 months ago
One and a Half Good Legs
Janie stared at the challenge ahead of her. The staircase looked like a mountain, looming over her in a dark shadow. Deep breaths, a voice said, penetrating the layer of anxiety coating her skin like ...
Hannah Payne4 months ago
Anxiety Isn't Simple or Dramatic, It's Real
Staring down the final week of high school is both exciting and terrifying. Sitting here, the anxiety has officially hit me hard. My stomach is starting to feel fluttery, my heart is beating harder th...
Anxious, Sick, and Traveling
Ok, so here's the down low... seven-day trip four flights one child who has never been on a plane one very special wedding one anxiety-filled mamma Queue the dreaded flu invasion. All thanks to an alp...
Windows and Doors
It was indeed an interesting weekend. How Saturday morning started, it looked like it was going to be long and miserable. I had an incident with a fellow co-worker the day before, which got my anxiety...
Ari Chesterman4 months ago
Anxiety, Depression, Psychosis, and Insomnia—What Do We Not Understand?
In the last four years of my life, as I began to come aware of my relatively naive mind as a child/teenager/adolescent, I became hard on myself, feeling well... naive. Certainly ironic, but in turn, b...
Cora Dunnwald4 months ago
My Anxiety (Pt. 1)
I was born to have anxiety. My mother has struggled with it her whole adult life, and I suspect my father shares the shadowy feelings of fear even though he'll never admit it. I was born with it in my...
Paige Mckonkey4 months ago
Battling Anxiety, Where to Start!
I decided to write this story about myself, my upbringing and its psychological effects, how It affected who I am today, my behaviours and the decisions I made; feeling like I had to do certain things...
Katie Gaster4 months ago
Anxiety: A Little Understanding
Anxiety disorder is one of the most common mental illnesses. If you don't live with it yourself, you probably know someone who does. I think it's really underemphasised how important it is to understa...
Michael Jacobs4 months ago
Tips to Improve Sleep and Manage Anxiety
You’re ready for bed. The television is off, the room is comfortable, and you’ve settled down for the night. Yet when your head hits the pillow, your mind begins racing. Did you remember to do that th...
Who Needs a Therapist When (Pt. 12)
It's not Dysmorphia, so what is it?