Anxiety Sux!

I don’t say that lightly.  If you have for even one second felt your heart beating out of your chest or your hands shake, or your stomach rolling so hard you feel like you want to throw up, then you know exactly what I’m talking about.

Welcome to my blog – a place for conversation and suggestions about living with the very real struggle of mental illness.  It’s not about “getting over it” or “hoping it will get better.”   It’s about waking up every morning and praying that you can get through the day in one piece.  It’s about dealing quietly with your symptoms in a crowd  full of people and longing for the safety of your own bedroom.  It’s one second, one minute, one hour at a time.

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I have struggled with anxiety and depression my whole life.  I have been where you are, felt every emotion that you have and although I am still here, it gets harder every day.  I have wished I was dead, wished I could crawl into a hole and never come out, and wanted to be loved and left alone at the same time.  It is my goal in writing this blog to share my day to day struggles, the events in my life that cause the panic, fear and uncertainty.

Feel free to share your own experiences and struggles with anxiety and depression.  Perhaps we can survive it together.

Sophie

 

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