An Anxious Evolution

 Anxiety is often described as an “uneasy feeling”, or simply worrying, but it is much more than that. It’s easy for someone to tell you to “get over it,” simply because they don't understand what it really is or the severity of it and how debilitating it can be. Anxiety has always existed, but the conversation is what continues to evolve.

This is a project that focusses on anxiety and how both the mental illness itself and the conversation surrounding it have evolved over time. The aim of this project is to showcase the stories of individuals and their struggles with anxiety throughout their life, and how they were treated by those around them. Mayo Clinic states that an anxiety disorder is the frequent “intense, excessive and persistent worry about everyday situations,” it often includes, “sudden feelings of intense anxiety and fear of terror that reach a peak within minutes.” Anxiety is a real problem, that targets real individuals more commonly than some realise. Here, I share some of their stories...

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