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When Waking Up Brings Anxiety

I am far from being a morning person. If I could, I would sleep till late afternoon so I didn’t have to face them. I know I can’t, so I drag myself out of bed and get myself to work. Some mornings are tougher than others. Some days, the anxiety has my stomach in such a [...]
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When Having Anxiety Means You Are Often 'Busy' Trying to Cope

“I was busy; but not in a way most people understand. I was busy taking deeper breaths. I was busy silencing irrational thoughts. I was busy calming a racing heart. I was busy telling myself I am OK. Sometimes, this is my busy — and I will not apologize for it.” — b. oakman, “Anxiety Doesn’t Knock [...]

Subtle Ways Anxiety Affects Your Daily Life

We asked The Mighty’s mental health community to share one subtle way anxiety affects their daily lives. Read the full story.
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When You're Anxious About Death, but Also Suicidal

Editor’s note: If you experience suicidal thoughts or have lost someone to suicide, the following post could be potentially triggering. You can contact the Crisis Text Line by texting “START” to 741-741. I’ve always, always been anxious. My whole 22 years on this Earth have gone by in between fantasies of possible catastrophes and nail [...]