Welcome to HW, this is a great place to talk about your anxiety and not be judged. I know what it feels like to be misunderstood when it comes to anxiety and panic. I find people don't so much look down on me, rather they just don't understand or know what to do and say and this makes them uncomfortable. So please feel free to vent at will! We get it here.
How long have living with anxiety and depression?
My main way for coping with anxiety is to stay active, stay positive and recognise when my thnking becomes unrealistic. When I start reacting overtly anxious in a situation I need to step back and think about what I really have to be afraid of. Usually it's nothing but past experience or negative beliefs in my head. I try and keep myself in the here and now and (try!) not to worry too much about what tomorrow will bring or I get myself tied up in useless knots and "what if" thinking. I hope this helps you out a little. We are a supportive group here at HW and we are a family who help each other out. Again, welcome, I hope you like it here. Meg
Panic Attack Survivor
Weekend Warrior Princess