Anxiety isn’t just being nervous. It’s the feeling of that you want to do something, but you are scared that something bad is going happen to you or your family if you do that task. It’s the burden feeling you have to your family members because you just can’t handle big crowds or family gatherings. It’s the shitty feeling you have when you have planned something in advance but when the day comes you seriously can’t face it. It’s the feeling of uneasy when you must answer phone calls and when you get served in shops by an assistant. It’s the fear if you walk into a room, you are going to get judged by people who don’t even know you. It’s the 3am thoughts you get when you are on your own telling you that you are worthless and not wanted. It’s the physical pain you get in your chest when you are having a panic attack, but it feels like you are suffering from a heart attack. It’s the fast breathing and the sweaty palms you get when you must face an event or a simple shopping trip.
Anxiety shouldn’t be a trend. As living with anxiety is exhausting and overwhelming for anyone. Anxiety or any other mental illness does not define as a person at all. If anyone who doesn’t know what anxiety is: Anxiety is not just this small thing and you would only get it if you lived in shitty circumstances. That is 100% bullshit. Anxiety happens to anyone. Any circumstances. Plus, you would be surprised how many people are suffering from an anxiety disorder. I was wary at first with my diagnosis of depression and anxiety and I didn’t want to say I was suffering because I didn’t want to be judged and be called crazy. But in all honestly, now I do not care. I’m me. If you don’t like me fair dos but do not ever judge me. Because one day that person could feel the same as me. I’M STILL THE SAME SHANNON! I still love arctic monkeys and rap music. I still eat pizza and dominos amazing cookies! I still watch YouTube videos. Nothing about me has changed. I still dye my hair. I’m just ill and I’m getting better slowly like any other illness.
It’s the stigma what affects people who are living with anxiety or any other mental illness. Because they don’t want to ask for help in case the doctors or anyone will laugh at them. In our world we need love and help. Not violence or judgemental opinions towards the word “mental illness”. There are so many people out there who are struggling over anxiety or any mental illness and they don’t want to admit they need help when they urgently need it. It shouldn’t be that way at all and it doesn’t have to be either. There needs to be education and spreading awareness with this taboo subject because in life any mental illness is like cancer or heart disease. It can kill and damage you. It’s a silent killer just like any serious life threatening illness.
I’m currently setting up a fundraising event for Time To Change in February. It’s going to be called #TimeToTalk. It’s hard work trying to set up an event on your own without any help and having anxiety & depression but I’m doing it for the people are currently struggling on their own. I’m doing it for all the survivors of any mental illness. We are fighters. I am doing It for myself as well. I can do this. Even if I have bad days. I’m still here and fighting for the day where there will be no stigma attached to the word mental illness. Plus, I am so interested if my #TimeToTalk event is successful, Plus sharing awareness with Fandabby Merchandise and I want to do a charity events for Mind & Time To change!
I will vlog that event on my YouTube channel.
Plus, a reminder:
It’s okay not to be okay. You are good enough and you are loved. I love you all. If you ever need to talk just message me. I will reply.
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