No, we can't just "get over it".

16 Things People With Social Anxiety Want You To Understand

This this this, I know its not the best way to handle things but when I get overwhelmed I shut down.

Quote on mental health stigma: Those who suffer from mental illness are stronger than you think. We must fight to go to work, care for our families, be there for our friends, and act ‘normal’ while battling unimaginable pain. www.HealthyPlace.com

Mental health stigma quote - Those who suffer from mental illness are stronger than you think. We must fight to go work, care for our families, be there for our friends, and act ‘normal’ while battling unimaginable pain.

Quote on mental health stigma - I’m not lazy. I’m just exhausted from fighting my way through every single day.

Quote on mental health stigma: I'm not lazy. I'm just exhausted from fighting my way through every single day.

Anxiety. You dont understand how much i cant ask the person manning the gate how many trips till i go.

You feel isolated and alone like you are the only one who has these symptoms, but there is good news, there is a better life for people with social anxiety.

Anyone that has suffered from Domestic Violence will face some degree of PTSD in their lifetime. I equated PTSD to soldiers who face war but didn't realize that victims of crime also suffer from PTSD. I suffered from PTSD and it wasn't until I talked to a professional, that I understood why. "Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that is triggered by a terrifying event. Some common symptoms associated with PTSD are flashbacks, nightmares, severe anxiety…

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that is triggered by a terrifying event. Some common symptoms associated with PTSD are flashbacks, nightmares, severe anxiety & depression

The stages of anxiety from typical to severe and what can help.

The stages of anxiety from typical to severe and what can help - I was in the yellow to red for over a year.now I'm on anti anxiety and anti depression meds and I cannot believe I lived in that previous state for so long.

Truth is, I have severe social anxiety. If I initiate  a conversation with you, know that it takes every ounce of courage I have

Truth is, I have severe social anxiety. If I initiate a conversation with you, know that it takes every ounce of courage I have

The me I was about 18 years ago, the me I was before I met him, the me I was before he destroyed every ounce of confidence and self esteem I had, and beat me down until I no longer resembled that person. Then he moved on and left me broken and battered, and always blamed ME

People are starting to hate me for not being me. I CANT HELP IT idk where I AM!

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this is me, all the time. I clean when I'm stressed or have really bad anxiety. Sometimes I won't eat for 24 hours, I'll be talking to my friend and suddenly I need reassurance that we're actually friends

This pin should read CPTSD rather than ANXIETY.  It could also be called EXTREMELY VULNERABLE, ALIENATION, POTENTIALLY SUICIDAL or "IN CRISIS".

If you have anxiety, you will understand. And if you DON'T have anxiety, read it anyway. Educate yourself on just how tortuous this disorder can be.

Fucking hell ya not kidding.. Its like loving a nightmare!!

Someone from Colorado Springs, Colorado, US posted a whisper, which reads "I fucking hate anxiety. It's like having two people living in your head. One is logical and the other is paranoid and psycho"

I totally get this.  I think negative all the time so if something that could happen, did happen then I will be prepared for it, although I wouldn't be prepared for it, cos when it happens you don't know how your going to handle it.  I always book Friday the 13th & Halloween off work.

So true why anxiety is so debilitating. It's an altered perception on the brain. The worst scenario is what a person with severe anxiety seems to always think of first and believe to be true, no matter what the actual reality is.

I was misdiagnosed as bipolar as a teen. I cycle so rapidly that I always doubted the diagnosis

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, EDS, Hypermobility ~counseling is spelled wrong, but this is still worth noting

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