Stories, skills, and positivity- to anxiety sufferers from anxiety sufferers.
By: Emily B
When I tell people about my experiences with mental illness and my path to wellness, I like to use the term ‘relapsing-remitting chronic illness’ to describe what my illness is like to me. With something like bipolar disorder, relapse seems sometimes like this ever looming thing out on the horizon that may or may not come to shore now or later, or ever. With some mental illnesses, some like to paint this magical picture of one cure that will work forever for everyone, which isn’t always the case.
What is anxiety?
By: Brittany Borg
The leading causes of death in the world today are fairly well known, a quick web search will turn up many of the things that we’re all quite aware of; heart disease, stroke, HIV/AIDS, and death by road injury amongst other things all top the list. I’m sure if you ask anyone what they believe that the majority of people die of in the world they will come up with at least one of these, and of course they would be correct. By definition death is “the total and permanent cessation of all the vital functions of an organism”, and I’m sure most would completely agree with the accuracy of this definition: except some people diagnosed with anxiety.
Choosing to get better
By: Erin Longo
Anxiety and depression have been a part of me for almost a decade now, and I’m only 23. There have been some really high highs and many more really low lows. And there are still times that I think ending it would be better than trying to work through my problems. But let me tell you how normal that is.
Katie McLean holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and bases her anxiety aid in personal experience, as well as techniques that have been passed on to her by counsellors, friends, and fellow anxiety sufferers.