Anxiety disorders: blogs and stories

The following blog posts are written by people with personal experience of anxiety. By talking openly, our bloggers hope to increase understanding around mental health, break stereotypes and take the taboo out of something that – like physical health – affects us all.

The more we talk about mental health openly, the more the stigma will be reduced

Claire_'s picImagine breaking your leg, it’s a bad break and you’re in a lot of pain, but you’re afraid to ask for help. It’s only a broken leg right? I mean it hurts like hell and you can barely function, but still, you shouldn’t say anything. Besides, what would everybody think? It’s embarrassing, you’re clearly a weak and unstable person.

Why I decided to share my experiences of anxiety

There’s a good chance that you, or a friend or loved one, has struggled with a mental health issue at some point in their life. Everyone has mental health, just as everyone has physical health, but because mental health can’t be visibly seen, a lot of people are scared of talking about it – they are scared of being judged. But just because something can’t be seen doesn’t mean someone can’t be struggling. 


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