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Anxiety Disorder

What it’s like having a mental illness: 7 years later

Growing up, I was an overacheiver. Sure, I was an introvert and social phobic. Yet school was a breeze. I would get A’s despite barely trying. I would rock at most intellectual things I tried. I knew that despite my social failings, I’d probably have a pretty awesome career ahead of me. In my last […]

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How to help a suicidal person

Robin Williams died earlier this week. At first I was shaken, but then the conversation changed. People were talking about how they could support people in crisis. Many people had the right intentions but something about the conversation irked me. People believed that just talking about it would help. That reaching out and saying “No, […]

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Anxiety + Medication

Most people have very strong views about medication for anxiety and depression. Many believe that they are less of a person for taking medication that will affect their brain — the part of the body that is responsible for everything that forms their personality. I understand this mindset. I used to believe that meds were […]

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My experience with Generalized Anxiety Disorder

I have generalized anxiety disorder. Well, That’s the primary condition. If I don’t manage it properly, other secondary mental health issues pop up like: social phobia Depression Agoraphobia There is so much crap out there when it comes to anxiety and medication. Most of the people who post are the ones who have had bad […]