Below I have put a link to a great article I read that touches the surface of understanding Anxiety disorders and just how prevalent they are in today’s society. It is important to raise awareness of the growing number of girls and women suffering with this disorder, and thereby escape the taboos associated with the topic.
Anxiety is something we all experience, but for some it becomes debilitating and affects every part of their daily lives. If you are controlled by fears that make you unable to participate in every day life activities, please don’t stay isolated. That’s what I have done for so long! I will have a few months of being very happy and optimistic and being my “normal” self, before falling into a deep depressive episode where I can’t bring myself to get out of my bed for fear something will happen to me or a loved one. This is not something to stay quiet about. Speak out! Don’t be afraid!
The facts are, that depression, anxiety, manic depressive disorder, and other mental illness’ are real and affecting so many people today. They are not “all in the mind.” They are real and treatment is available. Every life is so important no matter what the lies are that depression might tell you. Fight back! There are so many times I have had to scream “no!” at my thoughts and what they were telling me I was worth. I am not ugly, I deserve to be loved. And so do you. Don’t let depression win. Every girl is beautiful. Every girl is worth fighting for.
You’re worth it.