It’s #TimeToTalk – Anxiety

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Anxiety sucks. I’m not talking about the anxious moments we all have before exams or interviews etc. I’m talking about anxiety when it becomes a dark shadow pervading through every corner of your life. Strangling everything with thoughts of worst case scenarios and what-ifs. We’re told it’s our fault, that we should stop worrying, think positive. There is a lack of understanding that that is what we want to do, desperately, but somehow that capacity has left us. Not forever but in that moment.

There are a lot of myths we hear about anxiety. We believe them and even tell them to ourselves. We need to stop. So have a read of this article and let’s bust some of those myths!

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health then please don’t be afraid to reach out and talk to someone. You are not alone and help is available. By opening up and starting the conversation we can move forward together and look to a mentally healthy future. Below are links to a range of fantastic organisations that can provide information, advice and services.

The Samaritans – http://www.samaritans.org
Mind – http://www.mind.org.uk
Young Minds – http://www.youngminds.org.uk
Papyrus (prevention of young suicide) – https://www.papyrus-uk.org
Rethink Mental Illness – http://www.rethink.org
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – https://www.afsp.org
Please do not struggle alone.
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