15 relatable tweets that describe what anxiety feels like
Each year, two million Aussies suffer from anxiety. This mental health issue is so common yet so misunderstood. It’s not just about feeling worried about something – it’s more powerful emotions than that can affect your physical state too. Feeling stressed and anxious can come on with no warning and can’t be controlled.
To get the conversation started and create awareness, Sarah Fader (@TheSarahFader), 37, the NY-based founder of the mental health nonprofit Stigma Fighters, first sent out a tweet in February about the anxiety she has while waiting for a text-message reply. Adding on the tag #ThisIsWhatAnxietyFeelsLike, hundreds of people got on board, sharing their own personal experiences. Can you relate?
There are people that I feel stupid texting. I feel like they don't want to hear for me. #ThisIsWhatAnxietyFeelsLike
— (((Sarah Fader))) (@TheSarahFader) June 24, 2017
— Joy Pearson (@JoyPearson) March 21, 2017
Spending 30 mins building the courage to make a 5 minute phone call. #ThisIsWhatAnxietyFeelsLike
— ParallelDichotomy (@paradichotomy) April 3, 2017
Seriously debating if you shouldn't have liked a certain tweet, and how horrible you'll seem if you unlike it. #ThisIsWhatAnxietyFeelsLike
— Cimone Watson (@bachbunny) April 4, 2017
#ThisIsWhatAnxietyFeelsLike Thinking someone is mad at me when they aren't.
— Megan Kelsay (@megsykelsay) June 19, 2017
My social anxiety kicked in at the check-out of a store and the cashier joked that I seemed stoned and i left. #ThisIsWhatAnxietyFeelsLike
— Dani Lyin' (@miserycake) June 8, 2017
#ThisIsWhatAnxietyFeelsLike ..Oh God my manager wants to speak with me, I'm sure it's something bad. What did I do?? Is she mad?
— Cat Collins (@scollins_mhc) June 5, 2017
— Josh (@UnitedAs1Voice) June 3, 2017
Me: I'm so tired, at least I can finally sleep
My brain: Let's first review everything you've ever done wrong#ThisIsWhatAnxietyFeelsLike
— MentalHealthMatters (@HopeForMH) May 21, 2017
when you can't tell if the person wearing sunglasses is staring at you …#thisiswhatanxietyfeelslike
— Jennifer Guinyard (@Dazedpetite) May 20, 2017
When you want to reach out and connect with someone but you feel like you're bothering them. 😐#ThisIsWhatAnxietyFeelsLike
— James Gummer (@jamesgummer) May 18, 2017
I ate something and anxiety made my throat close preemptively and I suffered in panic. #ThisIsWhatAnxietyFeelsLike
— (((Sarah Fader))) (@TheSarahFader) May 18, 2017
— Misschic Asmr (@MisschicAsmr) May 17, 2017
Sirens in my head and knots in my gut #ThisIsWhatAnxietyFeelsLike
— Joy Pearson (@JoyPearson) May 17, 2017
My Fitbit sleep log looks like I was doing jumping jacks in the middle of the night #ThisIsWhatAnxietyFeelsLike
— Lyne Stokes (@lynestokes) May 16, 2017