Anxiety

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Whole world is witnessing anxiety, it has become one of the serious health concern for us. An article on this rising issue.

Anxiety

 

Kunal was doing some work on his laptop. He was very calm and doing the work joyfully while having coffee and listening to his favorite music. Suddenly, his fingers stopped tapping on the keyboard, he kept his cup of coffee aside. The glow on his face was converted to some saddened thoughts. He started biting his nails, roaming here and there across the room. His body started quivering, he wasn't able to breathe. He had some fear, some worries on his face. He was completely restless. Then, he moved to his drawer and took out anxiety pills. After swallowing it, he was normal. Kunal again had a panic attack.

 

We all are aware of the word 'anxiety', The above-mentioned story of Kunal tell us that suddenly, he went anxious and took anxiety pills to avoid the mental pain and suffering. In medical terms, anxiety is our body's natural response to stress, worries fear, and, emptiness. This mental illness is very common yet ignorant in India. According to sources, every year, more than 10 million case records per year only in India.

 

Not only hose people diagnoses with anxiety who have critical problems in their life. Any little thing can make you anxious, whether it's your class test, job stress, financial crisis, interview, your turn to give a presentation, assessment deadline, dissatisfaction from work, relationship issues, societal competition, etc. In simple words, anything that makes you nervous makes you anxious. Sometimes, you go panic for nothing and feel the volcanic eruption inside you for no reason at all. The above story exemplifies this very well. Kunal felt anxious for no reason, he was happy at that moment. We all witness anxiety in us, still, this mental illness is not taken seriously by the Indian culture, For most of them, mental illness is not as important as physical health, and, they don't want to change their mindset. For them, depression, anxiety, etc, are nothing more than the outcomes of our scrap thoughts.

 

But the young generation is understanding the problem very well, though, the young generation is also called as the most anxious and most depressed generation. The problem of anxiety and depression is mostly found in teens and people aging between 21 to 35. The reason can be, at this age, we suffer from a lot of issues like career tension, relationship issues, family problems, financial issues, marriage, divorce, future stability, and many more. The biggest reason for anxiety and depression amongst teens can be the adverse effect of technology and social media. Teens compare their life to that of social media and build a wall of negativity and insecurities in their brains, affecting their mental health.

 

From time to time, people find out their way to make others aware of mental illness. To cope up with this illness, the best way is to meditate and to talk openly about your difficulties and dilemma to others. But people decide to not share their problems with others as they think that others will make fun of it, they will eventually become big by doing so, which is completely wrong. We should slow down our racing in a try to catch-up with society. People should stop believing all the stuff they see on social media. Moreover, everyone should understand the fact that being not okay is completely okay.

 

Here is a poem penned by me:

 

The day was optimistic,

The night was dreadful,

I was trying to sleep amid fear.

Fear of something I was unaware of

Turning right and left,

Thinking more and more,

I was making it worse.

I was thinking out of reality.

Only I was guilty for my own anxiety.


Submitted: October 29, 2020

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I think you've raised a very prevalent issue. A lot of people suffer from anxiety but unfortunately there is a lot of stigma around it and many people don't get the proper support they need. Anxiety and panic attacks can be caused by anything, and nothing too. I really liked your line 'being not okay is okay'. We don't all have to be perfect and happy all the time and that's okay. I think one of the problems with social media is that people only post the things they want others to see, and they don't show any of the bad things.

Thu, October 29th, 2020 10:26am

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