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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.
Kyle's GP wasn't well-equipped to help with his mental health condition and lacked the knowledge he needed to support him fully.
At twenty, Casey's life changed dramatically when Anorexia took hold. Read how she found her way back with the support of her GP, family and friends.
Barry Dix attended one of our first Self-Management courses in Wales in 2009. His life has improved significantly since then and he continues to apply the techniques learnt and benefit from the peer support group from the course.
When she was diagnosed with postnatal depression Wendy felt let down by the system, until exercise helped her to manage her condition.
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