This video was shared with me this morning and speaks so deeply to my disorder. Every time someone tells me “you don’t seem like you have anxiety” or “but you have your shit together so well”, I get this weird mixed feeling of being relieved that no one can see through my mask and terrified that I am going to crack into a million pieces, revealing my secret.
My anxiety is real. It is devastating. It sometimes feels like it is going to kill me. This is the face of mental illness.