I had spent most of the year in a hospital getting treated for Bipolar Disorder. I met a lovely volunteer there AnnMarie. AnnMarie was a special kind of person. She warmed everyone’s heart. She was a humble woman not realizing how devastatingly beautiful she was. She tried to say she was old and had wrinkles.… Continue reading Beautiful AnnMarie (a work of fiction) – by Dan Curley
This post was written as a response to the Daily Prompt on The Daily Post Our days our organized around numerous small actions we repeat over and over. What’s your favorite daily ritual? For me? The daily ritual is not fun. I don’t have a favorite. And they’re not optional. They’re MANDATORY. For some people… Continue reading Just Another Day – by Melanie Bee Cee
In this post I thought I’d write about how anxiety and mental health in general can affect other emotions, from feeling emotions more intensely to not feeling them at all or simply hiding them from those around you. I think for me It’s a mixture of it would seem feeling emotions more intensely e.g. sadness,… Continue reading Anxiety and Openly Showing Emotions – by Lewis Bull
In this post I thought I’d write about how anxiety has affected my mental state when out in town or in general social situations. I wrote in one of my previous blogs about being bullied, and now it turns out this has affected me more than I realize, whenever out on my own and approaching… Continue reading Anxiety and Me – by Lewis Bull
I indulged a – way? impulse? … I’m having a hard time with WORDS.. impulse is good enough … I indulged an impulse of mine and Image Googled the title..and found a 16th? 17th? heck OLD storehouse of images of sheaves of music, by some long dead musician, which were entitled “Unquiet Thoughts.” Perhaps the classical… Continue reading Unquiet Thoughts – by Melanie Bee Cee
Dear anxiety, It was me who traveled to New York for Choir It was me who got through high school It was me who graduated college Yet you still try to make me your fool It’s me who has overcome my fears It was me who won that debate in class It is me… Continue reading A Poem to Anxiety – by B. G.
Having written about how anxiety has affected most of my life, in this post I thought I’d write about how being on Job Seekers Allowance and benefits in general has created and worsened stress and anxiety. My first experience with Job Seekers Allowance began in 2011, I just finished college and had a few weeks… Continue reading Anxiety and Being on Benefits – by Lewis Bull