7 Times When Anxiety Will Completely Ruin The Moment

1. After sending a text. Sometimes I’ll be in a good mood, ready to socialize, and will text a friend to check in on them. But...

My Anxiety Makes It Hard To Plan For The Future

My anxiety makes it hard for me to commit to future plans because my mind changes by the day. Today, I might be super excited about...

8 False Beliefs You Need To Eradicate If You Want To Become Your Mentally...

Life doesn’t get easier, we get stronger. We get stronger not because we necessarily become tougher, but because we learn. We learn how to think, what to do,...

Keeping Busy Keeps Me From Spiraling 

Keeping busy keeps me feeling productive. Even if I’m not in the greatest emotional state, at least, at the end of the week I can look...

I Might Break Down — But I’m Trying My Best

I might break down every once in a while, but that doesn’t mean I’m not trying.  I’m putting in effort every single day. I’m staying hopeful. I’m...

5 Reminders To Read When Your Dark Thoughts Are Starting To Scare You

1. You’re not as fucked up as you feel. Nothing is wrong with you. You’re not broken. You’re not a lost cause. You’re not destined to...

Anxiety Makes You Feel Like An Outsider

Anxiety makes you feel like an outsider. Even when you’re in a large swarm of people, you can feel lonely because you aren’t connecting with them...

Your Mental Health Should Come Before Everything Else — But That Isn’t Always The...

Your mental health should come before your productivity. If you need a day to rest, to reset, to recharge, that is okay. You’re allowed to sit...

Sometimes, Your Anxiety Is Going To Win

Sometimes, you’re not going to be able to roll out of bed. You’re going to stay beneath the covers all morning. You’re going to cancel your...

8 Reminders For The Days When Your Anxiety Really, Really Sucks

1. Your anxiety might be a forever thing, but the way you’re feeling right now is not. Some days, your anxiety is going to feel more...

Anxiety Is A Gremlin Living Inside My Ribcage

She is on her hands and knees, scrubbing the smell of dog piss out of the basement carpet. A deep rage that is familiar but unwelcome consumes...

30 Signs Someone Is Secretly Unhappy (Even Though They Swear Everything Is Fine)

If you know someone who shows these red flags from Ask Reddit, they might be hiding their unhappiness. 1. Short responses. That is always a telltale...

You’re Meant To Heal What Hurts You, You’re Not Supposed To Live In Pain...

Pain is a normal part of life, but that doesn’t mean it’s a necessary part of life. Too many people live as though suffering will help them...

The Psychological Trick That Will Help You Release Old Experiences For Good

Just because an experience has ended doesn’t mean it’s over. We store unfinished and unresolved emotional experiences within our bodies. Cognitively, we often find that we are...

Having Anxiety Doesn’t Mean I’m Happier Alone

Having anxiety doesn’t mean it’s impossible for me to have fun, to let loose, to be a good friend. Having anxiety doesn’t mean I want to...

What Happens When Your Anxiety Tethers You To The House

When your anxiety keeps you tethered to the house, you worry you’re missing out on something. You worry you’re wasting away your youth. You worry you’re...

I Can’t Escape My Loneliness 

Making the first move hasn’t helped my loneliness. I’ve tried reaching out to people and setting plans, but it’s close to impossible to see anyone when...

You Don’t Have To Stay Single Just Because You Have Anxiety

You’re not unlovable. You’re not unlikable. You’re not incapable of forming genuine human connections. You might have a hard time socializing and meeting new people and feeling...

6 Lies Girls With Anxiety Tell Their Boyfriends 

I’m worried my anxiety is going to push people away. I’m worried it’s going to make me come across as a boring, bland, insecure person. Now that...

30 Stupidly Simple Things My Anxiety Makes More Difficult Than It Needs To Be

1. Instead of answering the door when someone knocks, I duck under windows. 2. Instead of answering the phone, I let it go to voicemail. 3. Instead of...

Inspiring Words From Celebrities Who Suffer From Anxiety 

If you’re suffering from anxiety, you’re not alone. There are a surprising amount of people who are experiencing the same things as you — even celebrities...

My Anxiety Hurts The People I Love The Most

When I cancel plans at the last second because my anxiety makes it too hard for me to get dressed and get out of the house,...

30 Things Your Friends Struggling With Mental Health Want You To Know

Ask Reddit wants you to know a few things about mental health. 1. Stop assuming everyone who skips school or doesn’t come to work is just...

11 Signs You’re About To Have A Serious Breakdown 

1. You feel like you’re losing it. You keep misplacing your phone and keys and glasses. You keep zoning out while other people are talking. You...

When You Need To See A Therapist (But Still Aren’t Seeing A Therapist) 

When you need to see a therapist, you say the words to yourself all the time. You cry your eyes out in the bathroom and think...

7 Things That Happen When You Have Intense Moods That Change Quickly 

1. You send texts you regret an hour later. There are moments when you’re upset, when you need to vent, when you feel like the world is...

Anxiety Is About So Much More Than Not Wanting To Answer The Phone 

People only seem to understand my anxiety when it’s linked to something negative. They understand why it might be difficult for me to make a phone...

50 Signs Of Depression No One Talks About 

Ask Reddit reveals the little things no one tells you about depression. 1. Switching from happy to sad in a random instant. Depression can kick in and...

My Anxiety Ruins Friendships  | Thought Catalog

I grow anxious during every pause in conversation. I accidentally end up cutting people off because I assume they’re finished with their thought when they’re only...

When Anxiety Makes You Feel Like You Are In Danger Every Day Of Your...

It’s as if all the horrific worst-case scenarios flashing through your brain were actually happening. “Picture a place where you felt safe and secure.” I sat on the...

Anxiety Makes Me Feel Like A Spoiled Brat

I keep thinking about a stand-up routine Michael Che performed. He talks about depression, calling it “the most privileged disease you could ever have” because it...

When You Have Anxiety, You Get Used To Telling Lies

“It’s not a big deal.” When someone apologizes for taking so long to text you back, you pretend it’s not a big deal, even though you spend...

Every Useful Thing My Therapist Has Ever Told Me

1.    It’s okay to disappoint your parents. It’s not okay to disappoint yourself. 2.    Don’t believe everything you read in self-help books. They’re simply guidelines, not the map to...

Canceling Plans Doesn’t Cure My Anxiety

An invitation out isn’t always good news for me. When my anxiety acts up, I get worried about driving to meet up with friends. I get...

15 Lessons I Learned From Cutting Myself Off From The World

1. Remaining inside my comfort zone is easier. It is more comfortable. But it is not fulfilling. 2. I cannot wait around for someone to knock on my door...

Please, Don’t Go Through The Pain All By Yourself

I posted a carefully edited black and white photo on Instagram the other day of me smiling and carefree, holding my puppy in my arms. The...