anxiety isn't a cute little thing that shy people get when they giggle and say that they can't possibly do x because it makes them anxious.
anxiety is so much more than nerves on exam day.
anxiety is so ingrained into my life that i can't imagine life without it. when i have nothing to be anxious about, it spikes anyway specifically because there's nothing to be scared about (because there must be, surely?)
the trivialisation of anxiety truly needs to stop, because it's making neurotypicals underestimate the impact that anxiety disorders can have on sufferers, and i'm really sick of just being told to get over it.
i can't. don't you think i've tried?
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