In high school, I lost a close friend to suicide and was very severely cyberbullied. Consistently I would be told to focus on school...
Too often, people think that mental health is easier to cure than physical health – but that is untrue.
I know that from experience. For over a year now, I have experienced severe anxiety.
It’s a crushing feeling – one minute you’re fine, and then, out of nowhere, crippling anxiety runs throughout your body and consumes you. And most of the time, you’re not even sure why it’s happening, but it is. I am constantly panicking and feel like something bad is going to happen, and that fear has sometimes gotten so bad that it has stopped me from being productive and going about my day.
It is an awful feeling that I can’t even begin to explain.
But I know that I’m not the only one who has experienced it – there are so many others out there too, who have felt the same way that I do.