“Your dad is in the psych ward…”

I think the biggest misconception about high functioning people with anxiety is that we’ve got it all together. It’s such a silent ailment. Nobody understands the extent of your mental state or how often you are hanging on by only a thread. ┬áSometimes getting out of bed is my greatest accomplishment for the day. Choosing…

The Walls Were Closing In

I had an anxiety attack in public yesterday. Everything was totally fine. I was watching a friend’s kid play volleyball on a JV┬áteam. There were two games going on at the same time, but not too many people in the gym. The game was close and very back and forth, making it drag on. A…

“You’re not as tough as I thought you were.”

These words came from the mouth of one of the people I trust the most. My significant other. Having known me for nearly two years, this person has seen me through thick and thin. Seen my greatest accomplishments and seen me fail and loved me just the same. I was in the middle of a…