You know, sometimes I feel like people don't think anxiety is real. I think my favorite response to anxiety (and mental illnesses in general) is when people say "just stop worrying" or "just stop being sad"...I always want to say "if it was that easy, do you really think I would be in this position?" I think this entire concept of "just stop..." is ridiculous. I have had people tell me that I have anxiety and depression because i want attention from it. In all honesty, I want the exact opposite. I would rather people pay attention to the positives about me and not the negative. Anyone else have any opinions on this?
Sorry for the rant but sometimes I just get tired of keeping it all in.