My Panic is Hidden

High-functioning anxiety makes it appear that you are okay when you are decidedly not okay.

Photo by Carlos Alberto Gómez Iñiguez on Unsplash

There are some people who have anxiety, yet do not appear to have anxiety. We have what is sometimes called high-functioning anxiety. We can mostly function in the world because people are not aware of what is going on inside our minds. Outsiders have no idea the price we pay to…

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Heather Ashman

Heather Ashman

Writer. Single mother to transgender son. Still grieving the death of my partner. Lifelong fighter of depression and anxiety. M.A. in Human Behavior.