Anxiety is a illness typically diagnosed alongside of depression. I was officially diagnosed 5 years ago when I was 13 years old. Anxiety is described as the feeling of worry or always being nervous. Constantly feeling like someone is watching you,sweaty hands and feeling a nervous ball at the pit of your stomach. Why do I have anxiety? I strongly believe we all have some sort of form of anxiety but some worse than others due to past events. We all are wary of stranger danger and do not take candy from them. In my case it is beyond that. I will examine every person in a store and watch every move around me thinking what if this happens what if that happens. I can not go to a grocery store without hearing everything that is said and seeing every detail. I can not be in a crowd without feeling there is about to be shootout at any second. Now why? I was told at 13 I have anxiety due to a traumatic event I went through at age 10. I was completely alone in the dark for no one to hear. Anxiety is a very difficult concept to grasp. Why do some people have to live in such dark places to a point they can not be in crowds. You know that feeling you get standing on stage about to read your speech in front of 100 people? The sweaty hands you get. That is anxiety! Which means we all have some form of anxiety. We all have some form of fear. In my case the anxiety I have is considered a mental illness. Is it really an illness to worry?Tags: anxiety fear illness lonely mental health sweaty hands The Graduation Preparatory Academy at Lanier High School
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