Anxiety disorder is a very hard mental issue to deal with, not only for the person who has it but also for friends and family members surrounding the afflicted individual. The judgemental behavior our society has about mental illness is even harder to handle, and sometimes people lose it and end up in worse shape or even may commit suicide.
There are over 40 million people in the US over the age of 18 that are afflicted with anxiety. Other conditions such as PTSD, depression, panic attacks, OCD, ADHD and more are sometimes combined. Someone can have one particular mental disorder when another develops.
Callie Amelia Theodore can relate since she deals with anxiety every day. Recently, Theodore posted on her Facebook page the aspects of the disorder.
She also demonstrated that people who surround us such as friends and family can seriously make every bit of difference in helping those with mental issues get through their day and cope with life.
She started off her post with a quote:
“Someone with anxiety is inclined to assume everyone is going to leave. The truth is they battle something they can’t control and there is a sense of insecurity within themselves when it comes to relationships.”
“They know it’s difficult and they don’t want to burden you with their irrational thoughts and worries. So instead, they try to push you away before you get the chance to leave yourself.”
Callie posted a few conversations via text that she had with others and with her boyfriend Chris. It shows the reactions and support the receiver gave back even though she is feeling perhaps unnecessarily anxious.
People normally view these texts as “psycho” but it’s not to be made fun of as it’s a real affliction.
When it comes to understanding these issues, time and patience is needed and obviously, Chris exemplifies this!
“It’s hard loving someone who suffers from anxiety. They will be over sensitive, they will make up scenarios in their head causing an argument, and constant reassurance is needed.”
Thumbs ups to you Chris! Keep doing the right thing and set an example for everyone in this position.
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