Inside an Anxious Mind by Kate Hanford
If you have never experienced anxiety or depression you might wonder what it actually feels like.
How Does Anxiety Feel?
Everyone suffers differently and it is so hard to describe the confusion of emotions going on inside your head. Someone can appear to be fine but inside they are really struggling. It’s so hard to ask for help when you feel so anxious, your brain refuses to give you the words you need to explain how you feel.
If loved ones understand how their partner, friend or family member is feeling they can get the help that is needed. No-one should suffer from mental health issues alone. The support of loved ones is the first step to recovery.
This poem ‘Inside an Anxious Mind’ gives some insight into how it actually feels when you suffer from anxiety.
Inside An Anxious Mind
Hailstones stabbing a window pain
family, money, guilt, and shame
bees swarming, endless drone
colours dark and monochrome
bombs exploding, babies crying
fear of failure, sickness, dying
lightening flashes, here then gone
bringing panic and doubt upon
taps dripping, blackboard scratching
cheating, anger, problem thrashing
craving calmness, whimsical themes
oblivion, stillness, peace, and dreams.
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Thank you for reading.