anxiety

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

Jasmine Mitchell3 months ago
Trapped Inside Myself
I can't breathe. The air is grabbing my throat and I am gasping for air. All my life I have been the quiet girl. The sweet, innocent one that doesn't have a lot to say. Maybe I am a little shy, maybe ...
Kyrsten Wagoner3 months ago
The Silent Monster
There comes a time where I have to stop and ask: "is this my anxiety talking?” Day to day, I watch as the world continues to go around me while I sit and ask myself this question. Everyday, I have str...
Victoria K3 months ago
I’m Still Embarrassed by My Mental Illness
I went to the local shop today to put on my gas & electric. As I was paying, I reached tentatively towards a display box of Malteaser Reindeer and subsequently knocked the whole display into the floor...
Jennifer Veal3 months ago
Living with a Monster
It creeps up on your thoughts. Out of nowhere you're in a panic of fear. You're hands begin to sweat, you're feeling light-headed and nauseous, you're legs weaken and you begin to shake, you're body i...
Nicola P. Young3 months ago
Reasons Not to Ignore Signs of Stress and Anxiety
Life moves fast these days. Work, school, family, extracurriculars—it's no wonder that almost 20 percent of Americans suffer from some kind of anxiety disorder. Now, stress isn't always bad. In many c...
Anarda Nashai3 months ago
Interviews with a Big Black Broad: Session #2
Interviewer: Can you remember when you first saw yourself as ugly? BBB: Actually, some of my earliest memories were of me being told how beautiful I was. Mostly by people in my immediate family. I rem...
Sonee M.3 months ago
Anxiety and the Music Industry
I'm not getting booked for any shows... but everyone around me is playing out every weekend. My songs aren't getting any new streams, but I watch as artists around me easily pass the "1000" mark on Sp...
Michaela Switzer3 months ago
Do More of What Makes Your Soul Happy
Happy HallowThankMas. If you remotely know me, you would understand that when the calendar hits October first, I am in full holiday swing. With my spooky decorations in the dorm, Thanksgiving drawings...
Janice Page3 months ago
Searching for Hope
“What brought you in today?” There it is. The question I wasn’t sure how to answer but I knew was going to be asked. “I’m having anxiety attacks that lead to me thinking about killing myself.” Those w...
Alicia Brunskill3 months ago
When Your Chest Feels Like It’s Going to Explode from Anxiety
On days like this it’s a battle to get anything done, make decisions, focus and not lose your temper. Your body is taking you on a ride that you didn’t ask to go on, all because your faulty alarm syst...
Living with Anxiety
Hi, my name is Jaime-Leigh & I have been suffering with anxiety for four years now.
B B4 months ago
My Fears
We always hear the fears of heights, spiders and darkness and that’s it. We never really hear the deep dark background of those fears. For example, the fear of heights is not just the distance between...
Bettsy Ramos4 months ago
The Beginning of My Anxiety
I was lost and scared out of my mind. I had no idea what was going on at that time. All the worries I had deep within me just stood there in my head. They stood glued to my mind. My chest was in pain,...
synovelle w.4 months ago
Anxiety, Fear, Vulnerability: A Letter to Whom It May Concern
This is for whoever has happened upon my path and spoken with me, made eye-contact with me, been friendly with me, and so forth. If you’re willing, I would like to say a few things. Still here? Thanks...
Skyla B4 months ago
My First Panic Attack
I was about 16 years old, in my sophomore year of high school. I woke up, got dressed in my school uniform, and prepared myself for the day ahead. I went through the first few classes with ease. My ev...
Skyla B4 months ago
Anxiety as a Bodily Function
Even as a little girl, I thought I was so over-dramatic and annoying for worrying about things that I shouldn't. I stressed every detail, over-thought about friendships, past conversations, and past i...
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Cameryn lytton4 months ago
Perfume Kiosk
I can recall a specific errand my mother and I went on in order to get furniture for our new home. I can still smell the overbearing perfume from the merchandise kiosk as I lay on the carpet floor nex...
Abigail Teff4 months ago
When the Mind Begins to Cave
When the Mind Begins to Cave To Whomever This May Concern, or Rather, Reach First, I am alive. Alive but not well. Stranded but still clinging to the idea that help will save me; thus, releasing me fr...