It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and what better time to talk openly about mental health? Now you know that I keep it as real as I can do over here. I have a section on mental health, I’ve talked about my struggles with anxiety before and I’ve shared tips and help where I can. But, I guess I’ve never really opened up too much.
Well, I wanted to talk to you about what anxiety looks like for me. I have high functioning anxiety, which means I can appear just fine on the outside. On the inside, however, I’m a mess. My brain gives me intrusive thoughts. My body acts strange. I hit my fight or flight mode. I could write all about how anxiety hits me, but I’d rather just show you.
This editorial was photographed by my wonderful fiancee Emma. We took a trip to the shops on a particularly anxiety ridden day. This is what happened.
Please keep on scrolling until the end – I’ve added in links to charities and organisations that can help you with anxiety at the end of this editorial. If you’re struggling, I see you, and I’m right there with you. You’re not alone.
This is what anxiety looks like.
Mental health help
Here are some organisations that can help you if you’re struggling or if you want to know more about mental health in order to support your loved ones.