One of the hardest things to do when you're struggling with your mental health or mental illness is trying to explain yourself and what you're going through. Everyone wants to know, and they come from a sincere place, but it's not always what you need when all you're trying to do is make it out the other side. They think if they know, they can understand. And if they understand, then maybe they can help fix you! First of all - let's drop that idea. We cannot "fix" people, nor is it our job. We can be there and listen and make sure to take care of our own mental health. So the idea around this blog isn't to educate you to "fix" the problem, but to help you understand that a) everyone's different and b) listening and respecting people's boundaries goes a long way.
Again, we reached out to our community to enlist some answers to What Can An Anxiety Attack Feel Like? You obliged and left us with a list we are alllllll too familiar with - check out the graphics below to see what you came up with:
Like we said before, it's not going to be a one size fits all - so if you don't recognize any of the feelings or symptoms above, make sure to reach out in the comments or send us an email!
Stay tuned for the next installment ANXIETY ATTACKS: Why Can An Anxiety Attack Happen