I just wanted to put out this post because I wanted to let you all know how thankful for how open an accepting everyone is here on WordPress. As a person who struggles with anxiety, I have always been timid to open up about the true struggles of the disorder for fear of judgement and being perceived differently. There is a huge stigma surrounding mental disorders in general (though I’m not sure that calling it a mental disorder helps much since the phrase “mental” is slung around in such a negative way). As I have opened up, everyone has had so many kind words and people have even shared their own personal stories that are very similar to my own. I have just been flooded with support and I just wanted to thank everyone for their words of kindness. It feels unbelievably good to know that I am not alone in my struggles, and I am not judged for something that is beyond my control.
You are all amazing!