Anxiety is an inability to tolerate the unknown, which means sufferers of anxiety are frightened by uncertainty. Since every day is uncertain even routine aspects of life feel dangerous to sufferers. We are not negative; we are worried.
A lot of people have been reaching out to me about their anxiety, asking for help, advice, and resources. I thought I’d create a page for people who are suffering, or who know others who are suffering. I will continue to add to this page, but for now, to get you started, below are some of the things that have helped me through my darkest times.
The thing that consistently helps my anxiety (and my depression) is admitting it, talking about it, and sharing it with friends or family members whom I trust understand me and my complicated chemical makeup. I urge you to start talking about your worries. EVERYONE suffers, EVERYONE worries, but not enough people admit to it. If you think you have no one to share it with, you are probably wrong. But, if you are not wrong, you can share it with me. Send me your worries either on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook and hashtag them #littlepanic. If you want to do it privately, you can send me emails at firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line: WORRIES.
Remember this: your feelings are not facts. They are temporary and they will pass, just as the hours do.
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