Anxiety

I'm new here, my name is Hannah, and I'm a 16 year old high school student. I've been struggling with anxiety for as long as I can remember. I never felt right. Mine causes panic attacks that cause me to be physically sick. It's hard to explain to your friends that even though you are vomiting, you aren't sick. Anyway, this feels strange, but I feel like the only way to help yourself is to talk about it.

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  • Hello Hannah,

    I understand your fear. I have been dealing with depression, anxiety and panic attacks for what seems like forever. There are days that I feel I can function and then there are days that, like you, I feel sick and struggle with the simplest things. Trust me when I say that you are not alone. I know that it feels like you are "not right" but talking does usually help. Don't put so much pressure on yourself to "be right". You would be surprised to discover how many people feel that way too. Perhaps your friends can help you with days that you are struggling. I know it is embarrassing to tells others, but if you trust your friends enough to confide in them, you may find that they can help by running interference or supply support with situations that make you stressed. It also helps to find what triggers your attacks so that you can either avoid them or, at the least, prepare yourself. I hope this helped you a little.

  • You're right, Hannah. Talking about the anxiety can help a lot. You might want to see a counselor who can talk with you and who can teach you some ways to reduce your anxiety and vomiting. There are a few ways to do that. Are you interested? There are self help ways to reduce your anxiety also. I have a list of them you could look over and maybe try 1 or 2 of them. Do you want that list?

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