Social anxiety ISN’T general anxiety!

Social anxiety is a legitimate condition, (just in case you had any doubts).I feel the need to reiterate this because, despite the great work done…

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Has working from home improved your mental …

As the UK slowly goes back to normal after three months of lockdown, I find myself wondering what the new normal will look like. Lockdown…

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Kindness?

I was MIA during this year’s mental health awareness week. Originally I’d planned to get involved, but in the end, I stayed put. Exhausted after…

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Cry bitch cry!

January 14th is the last time that I cried. I remember the date exactly because I had a needle in my neck at the time.…

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Coronavirus Anxiety

As someone who spends a great deal of time catastrophising, (e.g. imagining the worst possible outcome). It’s always a novelty when the irrational predictions bouncing…

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How do you know if you have …

To date, this is the most frequent question that I’m asked. Simple, yet complicated to the point of anxiety. (Ironic). In the last three years,…

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Panic. Let me count the ways

I was asked by a journalist whether a panic attack is worse than a paper cut? In response to this question and to indicate the…

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Social Anxiety – The Physical Stuff

I was fourteen when it started… The blushing. The first physical symptom of social anxiety. I say first, but there were probably more. I just…

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Lockdown Stupor

For the last five days now I’ve been tired.. and not the sort of tired that can be easily fixed with a few coffees and…

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