Negative Essay On Anxiety

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From writing research papers till dawn to scouring head to toe for internships, plus the amount of student debt I’ll struggle with after graduation, as a college student, it’s safe to say I have a lot on my plate. With all these thoughts running through my head, I think it’s even safer to say that I’m stressed. In fact, I’m more than stressed. I’m constantly overthinking about lab assignments that may have faulty calculations. I’m holding back tears at the thought of failing my marketing class. I dread waking up in the morning. I am struggling with something worse than student debt and failed exams though, I am drowning in my own fear. Anxiety is similar to an avalanche, at first small and unrecognizable but over time without intervention it…show more content…
Well the truth is it might not but that doesn’t mean it isn’t effecting someone a lot closer to you. Anxiety doesn’t choose its victims. Anyone can struggle with this disorder whether it be the neighbor down the street or your own significant other. Unfortunately there has been a social stigma around anxiety and other mental health disorders that attributes these feelings to being a “drama queen” or “making a big deal out of nothing”. Would you say these phrases to someone with a broken limb or even the simple stomach flu? Of course not. Then why say it to someone with anxiety? Some people fail to understand that just because you are not personally suffering from the disorder or you can not see it, doesn’t mean it isn’t real. This negative attitude towards anxiety has caused more harm than good and has resulted in some students refusing to seek out help. I was thirteen years old when a teacher told me, “ Anxiety is a false disorder, stop crying and get over it.” those words are forever burned into my mind. Because of that teacher I never sought help, because of that teacher I felt weak and pathetic. By dismissing anxiety as a fake disorder, you are contributing to the stigma that has led to many panic attacks in counselor offices. By telling someone with anxiety to “toughen up”, you are really breaking them down. Instead of these negative statements, we need to as a society need to focus on the treatment options for these individuals, especially college students. There are many different treatment options, from medication to traditional therapy, aside from these two choices, some universities have also started introducing emotional therapy dogs. Although, the majority of college campuses have established mental health counseling centers free for students through tuition costs but there is still a demand for more facilities. At UCF, their counseling center couldn’t handle the rapid increase of patients

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