Jourdan Dunn has spoken recently about her personal battle with mental health issues, in sentiments I can relate to, she said “Everything was a struggle for me. My insecurities had me questioning myself every day” and “I just don’t think I can do this anymore”.
In my experience, anxiety can cause waves of panic at the base of my throat which peak and subside relentlessly, rendering me frozen yet frantic for the minutes or hours until it passes. Whilst depression can rip out all my emotions, leaving only a black hole of emptiness and self-loathing.
The pair often go hand in hand, and it makes me feel like a china tea cup on the verge of shattering into a million pieces, from constantly being heated up and cooled down without break. Add to that panic attacks which are both immobilising and induce a fear so terrifying I’m convinced that the end of the world is approaching. All of this can cause a myriad of physical issues too, rashes, welts, twitches and ticks. Continue reading “Fear and Loathing in my Twenties. Acknowledging Anxiety, Depression and Mental Health.”