As public as our lives are on social networks nowadays, the one location we’re coming a cropper in is eliminating the preconception that surrounds mental disorder.
The truth is that a lot of individuals suffer in silence, due to the fact that the idea of exposing the untidy, unstitched, unkept and absolutely unmanageable illness in our minds, is excessive to bear.
Thankfully, there are individuals like Brittany Nichole Morefield, a makeup artist, spouse and mother fromNashville In the middle of a current anxiety attack, the 23- year-old who states she’s struggled with stress and anxiety for as long as she might keep in mind, required to Facebook with a poignant message about realities of living with stress and anxiety.
“Anxiety isn’t really simply having a difficult time capturing your breath. Anxiety is getting up at 3 a.m. from a dead sleep due to the fact that your heart is racing. Anxiety is breaking out in a rash for no factor. Anxiety is worrying over things that might or might not be genuine. Anxiety is questioning your faith, ‘How could my Creator allow me to feel this way?’ Anxiety is calling your sis 3 hours prior to she gets up for operate in hopes she’ll respond to, so you can get your mind off the attack. Anxiety is a 2 a.m. shower.”
“Anxiety is your mood changing, in a matter of minutes. Anxiety is uncontrollable shaking and twitching. Anxiety is crying real and painful tears. Anxiety is nausea. Anxiety is crippling. Anxiety is dark. Anxiety is having to make up excuse after excuse for your behavior. Anxiety is fear. Anxiety is worry. Anxiety is physically and emotionally draining. Anxiety is raw. Anxiety is real. Anxiety is a fight with your spouse, even though you’re not mad. Anxiety is snapping at the smallest annoyance. Anxiety is flashbacks. Anxiety is ‘What if?’ Anxiety is a lot of, ‘What’s wrong?’ and ‘I don’t know.’”
For years she states even individuals closest to her have actually questioned her mental disorder and had a hard time to cover their heads around exactly what is in fact going on in her head.
“For a long time, even still now, my own family hasn’t understood ‘what’s wrong,’” she informs Independent UK. “I’ve been told it’s all in my head and that I just need to sleep more.”
Brittany hopes everyone who reads her post understands that their sensations matter.
“Just because you’re bothered by something others aren’t, it doesn’t make you crazy or worthless. Some of the most successful people in life, have anxiety. This is not your fault. This is not the end. You are strong. You are intelligent. You are brave. You are worthy.”
The reaction to her post has actually been frustrating, as hundreds of thousands of individuals have actually applauded her for almost taking the words right out of their mouths, and properly illustrating exactly what stress and anxiety truly is.
She motivates others to connect, stating that she’ll happily be their “2 a.m. phone call.” If you or somebody you understand might be dealing with stress and anxiety or another mental disorder, please call the National Alliance on Mental Illness at 1-800-950-6264 or text NAMI to 741741.