I’m not usually one for rant style posts but all too often I see people online and in real life declaring that things make them anxious. The Kardashians are absolutely notorious for stating that things give them ‘anxiety,’ so I wanted to clear a few things up. Anxiety: isn’t about being scared of everything. I see time and time again people making comments asking why people with anxiety are ‘scared of everything.’ This really isn’t the case. Often people with anxiety are triggered by certain situations or thoughts, rather than an all consuming anxiety about everything.   isn’t worrying about…

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Imagine walking into the sea only to be immediately surrounded by sharks and you can’t escape because you don’t know what you’re supposed to do so you just drown. That’s kind of what social anxiety feels like. When I walk into a room it feels like the walls are crashing down around me. I’ve forgotten how to stand, where to put my hands, how to speak. So, more often that not, I just don’t. Over the years things have got better. A one on one conversation is perfect for me. I might be awkward and I certainly won’t babble on…

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When Mel from Inside Melly’s Mind developed a precoccupation with her health, she wasn’t sure what was going on. Here she talks about her experience of health anxiety and gives tips for getting support. Back in 2010, I was just a regular student. My health was good. I had no worries, really.   Then one evening, I was on the bus home and started to feel unwell. I then had the sudden overwhelming sense of dread wash over me and had to really fight the urge to get up and run away screaming. I’ve since realised that what I experienced was an…

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With both Bella from The Life of a Farmers Wife and her boyfriend dealing with anxiety and depression, don’t things get a bit too hectic? Bella doesn’t think so. Here, she explains her experience and how working as a team has helped both her and her boyfriend. I have written this in my drafts a few times already, but I’m not happy with how it comes across. I don’t think I’m explaining myself very well, especially for those who do not suffer with anything like depression or anxiety. So, I’m just going to let it spill out. If this doesn’t make any…

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