1. The Fix-it talk
The hey get yourself together, grow up and stop crying and get on with it shebang. Yep you know it, seen it, been in it. Probably have the postcard. Yes the fix-it talk is the steam inducing, heart slopping conversation or rather phrase that sums up the modern view of getting on with it.
It’s the whole prit stick routine. Just, sellotape that piece there and stick that back together there. As good as new… oh apart from the sellotape and the dripping glue seeping from all the cracks. Yep it just looks like one of those Harrod’s things… can you hear the sarcasm? Its like Woody of Toy Story when his arm got ripped. Or a jigsaw puzzle that’s had a few pieces nicked by the dog.
But, seriously people. Even piecing a jigsaw can take time – I’m talking about the ones with the 1000s of pieces here. You need to think where will things fit, where things go. It takes a while before you can really see the big picture.
In these modern fix it or get a new one times. The misconception is that you can snap out of anxiety or depression or other mental health problems, but that is not reality. In fact almost 1 in 5 people feel anxious all of the time or a lot of the time.
2. The you are just’s…
3. Mental health is a character flaw, a weakness. And like the thespians we are like to act all dramatic. Just for the sake of it!
4. Innocent till proven guilty.
5. Somehow that we are chained for life and no-one recovers.
6. Sudden inability to work or hold down a job.
7. The sticky stigma that says we ought to be ashamed.
8. If I only had a brain… how we are depicted by society as the stumbling Scarecrow from Oz.
9. Where is the love??
10. You’re like Casper the ghost. People see you as unfriendly and aloof.
11. For teens its all part of puberty.
12. When you get the feeling you are being treated differently.
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These days there is a word for everything. Take erinaceous which means ‘like a hedgehog’. Yep congratulations if you got that one, but seriously there is a word for that? Why? Because we humanoids like to define everything otherwise, it is becomes an unknown. And boy are we people screamish of unknowns.
So, that is why for me… Little anxious girl, was somewhat weirdly to say it relieved (lets out breath) when I was told I had social anxiety. This would be when I would use the metaphor it opened my eyes. It seriously did. It made things sort of add up.The anxiety wasn’t just a dark googly monster in the corner of my mind. Or this phantom that no-one else thought was real.
I will let you into a secret of what I learnt. You can’t just put yourself in one box i.e. for me social anxiety. You might experience a combination of them at some point.
1. Generalized Anxiety Disorder
For short GAD, is the most common type of anxiety. This is when you have been feeling anxious for over a long period of time (for a minimum of 6 months). Often you find it hard to remember when you last felt relaxed. And as a result get mental and physical symptoms such as: irritability, difficulty concentrating, continual worrying, muscle tension, headaches.
Basically if you are feeling constantly anxious, worried or stressed whether be physically or mentally, perhaps both – to the point where it is having an effect on your life you might have GAD.
Please do click on the following websites for some good information on GAD and symptoms:
2. Social Anxiety
3. Panic Disorder
At some point we all will feel panicked. In fact at least 1 in 10 people have panic attacks now and then. But, panic disorder is the recurrence of panic attacks and about 1 in 50 of us suffer from this. It is no wonder that panic attack after panic attack can leave with this cloud of doom and fear.
If you think this is you please find more information on the NHS Panic Disorder.