I’ve noticed a lot lately that people have been mixing up being anxious and having an anxiety disorder. Yes, the essential feeling is the same for both, but having an anxiety disorder is so much more than just feeling anxious about things. I’ll be talking to someone about Anxiety and what it’s like, and they’ll … Continue reading There is a difference between feeling anxious and having an Anxiety disorder
One of the most reoccurring problems I run into with my anxiety is others using my anxiety as an excuse for their actions. Here’s an example: “Oh, you can be in a bad mood because of your anxiety, but when I do it, all hell breaks loose.” First of all, I don’t use my anxiety … Continue reading My anxiety isn’t an excuse for YOUR actions
This is something I've dealt with most my life. My feelings have always been invalidated by most of the ones that said they loved me. Invalidation is when you tell someone or insinuate that someone's feelings are not valid or that they are wrong. This is not love... It's manipulation and emotional abuse. … Continue reading Did you know that this is emotional abuse?
UPDATE: I have written about Anxiety a while back, but lately I haven’t because I was feeling better. My anxiety wasn’t as bad anymore and I was sleeping more, and my panic attacks stopped. I finally talked to my doctor about my anxiety and she prescribed me something for it that also helps me … Continue reading What NOT to say to someone who suffers from Anxiety.
I thought I'd do another mental health post, because I suffer from this as well as anxiety and depression. Triple whammy, right? A lot of people don't think of the severity of mental illness and will say things that definitely doesn't need to be said. Hurtful things. I've heard a lot of hurtful things about … Continue reading Things you should never say to someone with OCD.