Imagine having paralyzing self-doubt at a party or feel petrified speaking up during a meeting. If you have social anxiety, that’s just another day for you.
The mental health condition, which affects 15 million men and women, can be utterly crippling. The symptoms range from emotional issues like excessive rumination and fear of social judgment to physical complications like labored breathing and digestion troubles. The worst part? The disorder makes you feel totally isolated.
Enter these brilliant 140-character testimonies from Twitter. They not only capture the frustrations that come with the mental health disorder, but they’re a solid reminder that those who experience the condition are not alone.
Check out the all-too-real tweets below: