What Do You Do When You Both Suffer With Anxiety?

Today is not a good day. I’m feeling very panicky and stressed and scared. Last night was stressful because my husband and I had a disagreement which resulted in him having a panic attack but I was being frozen in place by my own panic so I was unable to help him. Eventually I managed […]

A Fine Line

I don’t know where to go from here. I desperately don’t want a radio silence to form between myself and my Mum. I don’t want to abandon hope that my relationship with her can be fixed. But I just can’t talk to her right now. Thinking about her instantly triggers my anxiety, with reactions ranging […]

Sell it to Yourself as Therapy

A counsellor I was seeing last year while I was having some CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy: it’s a method of tackling anxiety) once used a phrase that’s stuck with me ever since. In talking about things that might help me with my symptoms (like eating well, walking, exercise etc) he said that even if I […]

One Day

Life can be so hard struggling with anxiety and depression. Each day is a new challenge, filled with its own difficulties and obstacles to overcome. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a quick fix? A foolproof method that would heal someone in an instant? Unfortunately, there isn’t one. These are illnesses of the mind […]