Breaking Stigma

This was my 1st ever blog about Anxiety. This was the pivotal moment where I let the world into my life. This is when childhood friends and even family found out what was actually happening in my mind and in my heart. This is when people started writing me, telling me how they had NO idea I suffered from anxiety and when they opened up to me about their mental health issues. This is when I realized that I in fact, am very brave and that I was making a difference 🙂.

The Anxiety Chronicles

Hi everyone!

As you may know, in our society there is a stigma attached to mental health and the medications provided to help. Because of this stigma, it’s difficult for people to speak of their anxieties, depressions, etc. They feel embarrassed to be open and forthcoming to family & friends. Now, I’m not saying this is true for everyone. For those of you who aren’t afraid or embarrassed, kudos to you! For me, I still get a bit embarrassed to speak of my anxieties, but I’ve decided to tough it out and share with everyone, what I’ve been suffering with. So here goes…

For those of you who don’t know me, I have suffered from anxiety for close to 15 years. In the past I suffered more from social anxiety. I had difficulty going to crowded places, participating in class speeches or projects or just meeting new people. I was…

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