Following is a raw, no punches held, commentary by Jennifer Scarlett from England, on exactly what it feels like to be in the eye of an 'Anxiety Storm'!
Thankfully so many people never get to experience this reality. Sadly many of us do! Should Jennifer's words strike a chord with you, then know you are not alone. Instead be courageous and speak up.
True friends will rally; true friends will offer mindful, respectful support. We all have many true friends!
'Anxiety sucks 😢 being isolated and believing your friends don't care sucks even more 😢😢
How many of you have had a night out planned, or arranged coffee or a beer with friends and suddenly the 4 walls you inhabit seem the only safe haven, because it's the only place you don't have to pretend you are ok, so you cancel.
Or when you are invited out you tell them how terribly sorry you are but you're already booked up that weekend, when you are actually just really busy holding it together in your safe box. And so the first problem starts, all by itself.
People stop asking you and the isolation that at first wasn't true becomes your only truth.
Please don't give up on your friends. Ring them, go round, even when they don't want you to. Because they really do, they just don't know how to say it.
Often at work every passing comment is a negative, you constantly do more to get over the feeling you’re not good enough. The exhaustion from not sleeping because you panic all night over what you cannot influence means you make mistakes, you live in a fog and it is a vicious circle.
I'm going to make a bet, without being a 'glass half empty', that out of my many Facebook friends, that less than 5 will take the time to put this on their wall to help raise awareness of and for those who have mental health difficulties. You just have to copy it from my wall and paste it to yours.
Who will be my 5 ... I wonder?
Mental Health Awareness 👊🏼'
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