anxiety

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

Angela Fernandez4 months ago
Chill Out!
All my life I grew up always striving to be the best at whatever it was that I was doing. Whether it be at sports, in school with my grades, or at work. Recently, me knowing what I’m capable of pretty...
Spencer Gonzalez4 months ago
Anxiety (and Others) in Teenagers
Teenagers have a very high rate of anxiety. It’s as simple as that. When you look at the numbers, around 80% of kids have a diagnosable anxiety disorder of some kind. That’s honestly a big deal, and t...
Catherine 4 months ago
July 21st, 2018
Dear Catherine, Right now, it is 12:43 AM on July 21, 2018. There’s something I realized about myself tonight. Whenever I have like a really fun experience or vacation or whatever, afterwards it feels...
Dawn West4 months ago
The Cost of Anxiety
Anxiety. Even the spelling and pronunciation of the word seems frenetic, as though it is in a rush to be said, thought, or seen. No one has ever said this word with a slow cadence. My anxiety was a su...
Xandra XCM4 months ago
What It's like to Have Anxiety
Experiencing anxiety from time to time is normal. It happens to everyone. But experiencing anxiety in almost every waking minute of your life? It can be extremely debilitating. Imagine this: You're wa...
Rae Autumnley4 months ago
Just Breathe
"Just breathe." The infamous words from my mother ring loud and clear still, an echo in my mind I will never not hear. Even before "The BIG MELTDOWN" and diagnosis, my mother would say these words to ...
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Savannah Aichem4 months ago
Anxiety, I've Got This
I've lived with anxiety since I was about 12-years-old. I had lost my aunt whom my family and I were taking care of every day, my boyfriend (if you can call someone that at age 12) and several other p...
Shelby Thomas4 months ago
Freshman Year Depression Is Real
The first year at a college or university is difficult for everyone. Students walk onto a busy campus leaving their friends and families at home, while bringing their worst insecurities and fears with...
Daniel Mi4 months ago
Anxiety: The Guide to Relieving It (Volume 1)
You're trying to go about your day but anxiety keeps attacking you and pinning you down. You try to push it away but it only attaches itself on to you and comes on even stronger. In those moments wher...
Iria Vasquez-Paez4 months ago
Stress
I need to get my stress levels under better control. This week I’ve had a class at my job training school and somehow I have managed to get my stress under control all week, despite waking up a lot in...
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Meaghan Ros4 months ago
Anxiety
What if we look at anxiety differently, more as a friend than a foe? What if we step back and recognize that anxiety is simply something we’re experiencing but not who we are, that it can actually be ...
Sarah Jane4 months ago
Anxiety: 10 Positive Things I Tell Myself Every Day
It's really hard to wake up in the morning and tell yourself that you can get up, that today might not be so bad. Living with anxiety is an endless battle of self doubt, one of which that literally ea...
Kirstie Hunns4 months ago
Mental Illness in My Generation
What is normal? I’ve grown up feeling as if I wasn’t the same as everyone else, therefore I wasn’t normal. For as long as I can remember I have felt lost, as if I don’t fit in anywhere, with anyone. I...
Alicia Brunskill4 months ago
Indecision Caused by Anxiety
I suffer from GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder) and one of the most frustrating aspects of this disorder that I come up against is indecision. I’m talking about when I can’t make even the simplest of...
Elena Ioakim4 months ago
How Does It Feel Being a Part of an Anxiety Loop?
How does it feel not being able to breathe? And what I mean by being unable to breathe is not due to the fact that you have pinched your nose or something but because you were too anxious to synchroni...
Madi Writes4 months ago
The Reality of Anxiety
Anxiety. Quivering legs, sweaty palms and the pounding pains that swirled around my head constantly, were enough to make my stomach flip. I always admired the way people talked about how they had butt...
Amanda Gabrielle4 months ago
She's That Girl
She's that girl in the club with her friends. While they talk amongst themselves, she has a red solo cup in her hand filled with cranberry vodka. She sips on her drink, laughing with the others, scopi...
Sophie Barker4 months ago
Five Things to Try if You Suffer from Anxiety
Anxiety, ladies and gentlemen. It’s ominous, it’s villainous, it’s a waste of perfectly good brain space! We all agree—it can bloody well do one. But how? Now there’s a bee in the bonnet—nobody knows ...