Sarah's Story: Living with Agoraphobia and Panic Attacks
I first remember things changing when I was 18 years old. I was at work and I had a falling out with a boyfriend and felt like I couldn't breathe. My hands filled with pins and needles and as I stood up to get some fresh air, I passed out. I also hyperventilated: something that I had never experienced before. I was taken to hospital to be checked out but I was fine. A couple of months later, I passed out again, this time in a department store when I was just walking around. A few years later, my social life started to become affected. I'd be going out to meet friends, get to their house to...
Janet's story: Reclaiming madness - a search for one's true self, following sexual abuse
Giving background information about myself or writing a few lines about who I am is where I start feeling resistance. Resistance to an attempt at producing the understandable story. Trigger warning: Janet's story describes her experiences of sexual abuse and rape. I've tried that too many times in my life - to explain things to others and to explain things to myself. Madness meant asserting the right to be tired of that, madness was daring not to be explainable and understandable, and I try to keep the memory of being that right and that daring. Every time I tried to satisfy someone else's or...
Barry's story: Tourette's and true love
Barry has Tourette's syndrome, which causes him a lot of stress and tension.
Anna Williamson: My battle with anxiety
Anna Williamson is a TV presenter who has worked on CITV, Daybreak and GMTV.
James' story: "Mindfulness isn't all 'airy-fairy' like I thought it was"
James, 21, is from West Yorkshire. He is studying business and economics and is in his final year of university.
How effective can mobile games be for alleviating anxiety?21 October 2015, Guest Blogger
Janice Sinson Award winner Quynh Pham shares her story of evaluating a mobile game which claims to help alleviate anxiety, panic and hyperventilation:
Learn about panic attacks. Find out what the symptoms, self-management techniques and treatment options are.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Learn about obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Find out what the symptoms, causes and treatments are and how family and friends can help.
Learn more about anxiety and fear. Read about the signs and symptoms of anxiety and how it can be treated.
"The beauty of practising yoga is that your own experience is the real teacher"5 December 2014,
Senior Research Officer, Lauren Chakkalackal, on the healing power of yoga for both body and mind.