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Scott Stossel is the editor of American online magazine, The Atlantic. Here, Stossel talks to us about his struggles with generalized anxiety disorder, ideas of happiness, and why mindfulness could hold the key...
Jess explains why dancing, having fun with friends, and thinking about the future is so painful.
Theo tells us about having his life put on hold and why conversations with friends aren't easy anymore.
Patricia is a Dementia Peer Support Worker at the Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster Memory Service run by Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.
TV presenter and journalist Anna Williamson shares her experience of anxiety disorder and panic disorder as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.
I have been undergoing the fight with anxiety and panic for as long as I can remember.
Brian didn't recognise his first experience of anxiety, he just knew he was falling apart.
I’ve always had a natural tendency to be on edge, extremely aware of my surroundings and alert all the time and, although a predisposition to being quite observant is great for your career, it isn’t always the best for your personal relationships.
"It's strange to think I tried to commit suicide a matter of weeks before attending a self-management course."
Rachel struggled when Jake was born and again after the birth of her second child, Evan. She felt lonely and sad and wasn’t confident that she was doing a good job as a parent.
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