The sky is falling in….the strange obsessions of an anxious mind.
I have lived with anxiety for as long as I can remember. Dating back to the time I awoke from a dream in the night when I was seven years old, and had what I now know was a panic attack – sitting over the sink in the bathroom with my mum, shaking, feeling the dread and waiting to be sick but it never actually happening. I remember I had just woken from a dream about an oak tree – which is why the Henny Penny story springs to mind….because like that little hen, it really can feel as though the sky is falling in sometimes.
I now write regularly about mental health, I am a Time to Change Storycamp 2016 graduate and am also a media volunteer for Time to Change.