About: Humor helps. I'm pro recovery and I have anxiety myself. This is meant to shed some light on anxiety and let us all connect and realize we're not alone. If you need anything feel free to message me, and if you have any gifs or ideas submit them(:
Anonymous asked: Hi, I'm 14, I have been in counseling for anxiety for about 3-4 years, but recently i switched to a psychiatrist and a therapist (psychologist). The psychiatrist diagnosed me with OCD, Panic Disorder, and Agoraphobia. I'm starting Exposure Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy soon. It's been really tough on me lately handling three diagnoses at once. I feel like I should tell one of my friends about it, but I've never told any friends. Any tips or help?
If you feel like you can trust your friend, do so. Telling my friends has helped me a lot! Just don’t be hard on yourself. Recovery can be difficult but i’m so proud of you!
Anonymous asked: Just in case anyone needs coping strategies, here's some that have worked for me: painting my nails, drawing, playing arcade style games that require constant attention (candy crush, flappy bird, snake, etc), big long addition problems, and christmas music (even in the spring).
Anonymous asked: I have GAD and have been in a pretty bad crisis,sometimes I just can't get out of home. I've been doing treatment,but I miss a lot of classes in my university. I don't know if I should abandon it until I get healthy enough, I don't know what to do, but I feel safe and happier in my house. What would you do?
Hi! Keep getting help. Try as hard as you can to go to class. I know it’s difficult, but you will get through this.
Anonymous asked: Hi there, I love your blog! I have a question that's been bothering me for a long time now. If I get incredibly anxious about my boyfriend leaving me, even if there if no evidence of that happening, is that a symptom of an anxiety disorder?
It could be! or you could just be kind of paranoid about that one thing. try talking to your boyfriend or a professional if you’re really concerned
Anonymous asked: I think I may have OCD. I can't afford a doctor (no insurance) but researching it and reading other peoples experiences it explains every part of me and the thought that there's a reason I'm like this is overwhelming. The thought that I might not be the only one terrified every time my husband walks out the door without me, or who has to rip something out of someone's hands because they aren't doing it right and they're pissing me off because they won't just do what I'm telling them to.
HI! i’m glad you don’t feel alone. Try talking to your husband, or anyone else you trust. Also writing down your feelings is great. There could be free options for you to get help so do some research :)
Anonymous asked: ok so basically my mum is very understanding and supports me going to therapy etc but (quite often) she yells at me for the tiniest things like being scared to talk to people on the phone or being too exhausted to do things or just random stuff and blaming it on me exaggerating and needing to learn eg talking on the phone, basically feels like exposure therapy and i feel like crying everytime she does bc i just cant help it and its not like ive nearly recovered yet its stressing me out even more
Tell your mom what you just told me! She sounds supportive and probably doesn’t realize what she’s doing. Just sit down with her and try to work things out
Anonymous asked: It's starting to get bad again and I feel like I'm losing it again. If it gets as bad as it has been or worse then I don't know how I'll get back. I can't wait for Wednesday when I see my councillor but I probably won't say anything because even that makes me anxious.
Hi! Start by telling your counselor exactly what you just sent me. Try writing down your feelings, deep breathing, and grounding! I know it’s hard, but I promise you things will get better.
Anonymous asked: hey, ive been to my therapists today but it felt like she doenst get me at all. i tried to tell her how i feel exhausted and have stomach ache from anxiety 24/7 (+attacks) and how i feel like shit most of the time for no apparent reason. the only thing she keeps saying is that it is bc of my stressful week and that i shouldnt consider my tiredness as something "special" i feel like i could say anything and she wouldnt believe me. so i decided not to see her anymore but i dont know what to do now
Hi! Try to find a new one. There’s usually plenty of therapists around and peoples switch all the time!