Posts tagged Anxiety Disorders
Here’s How I Explained My Generalized Anxiety Disorder to My Latino Family

I knew it wasn’t up to me to decondition my family of their century’s worth of preconceived notions about mental illness. Yet I realized, by being honest with them about what I was going through and getting treated for it, it was exactly what I was doing.

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Coping with my Generalized Anxiety Disorder

I was told that because of my family history of anxiety and depression, what I was feeling was normal. I was told that although it feels like it, it’s not something that I’m doing to myself, it’s just something that’s happening to me. Hearing that for the first time moved mountains in me. I didn’t need to learn how to stop it, I just needed to learn how to control it. 

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