I had an email from the Mental Health Foundation and it's sending out packs to people to raise awareness about the impact that fear and anxiety has on our everyday lives. I suffer from anxiety attacks and depression and cannot work and rarely leave the house due to my illness. It also affects me in other ways regarding my health and I often feel sick and lethargic from panicking all the time.
This is a part from the email-
"Fear and anxiety are part of the mind and body's natural response to threats or thoughts that something bad might happen. Usually they last for a short time and then pass. But sometimes they last longer and you can get stuck with them. They can take over your life, affecting your ability to eat, sleep, concentrate, travel, enjoy life, and even leave the house or go to work or school.
It can be hard to break the cycle, but there are lots of ways to do it. We want to tell as many people as possible that help is available and that you don't need to suffer in silence.
Mental Health Action Week is the Mental Health Foundation's annual awareness-raising week, which has been running since the 1950s. We use the week to raise awareness of important mental health issues. Find out more about previous campaigns.
The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities is part of the Mental Health Foundation. We are committed to addressing the mental health needs of people with learning disabilities as part of our work."
I just thought I'd post it on here so others are aware of it and can get an information pack if they're suffering from the same anxiety's. I don't want any negative comments on here as if you haven't suffered from it then you don't know how it affects you. (I've had many horrible comments from family members saying I'm just lazy and don't want to work, although my ambition is to one day be a criminal psychologist- a dream I've had since I was 14 and one day will achieve once I've gotten over my anxiety!!!)
So yeah, I'll post the link in the next comment thingy so you can have a look at it xxx