This is the reality for me and other's who deal with Anxiety and Agoraphobia. So if you see me out and I don't respond it's not because I'm being unfriendly or stuck up. It's because the voice in my head telling me to run is so loud I can't hear anything else.
Reading posts on Speak your Truth about living with anxiety has given me strength to share my own struggle. Not as a means to gain sympathy but in the hopes that someone else will read this and find strength much the same way I found strength from Stephanie Neighbour’s blog. Living with anxiety, agoraphobia, depression, etc., you often feel alone and ashamed, afraid someone will find out your secret and think less of you. The internet has provided a space where from the safe anonymity of the computer screen we can find that we are not alone. I have lived with anxiety and bouts of seasonal depression for most of…