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Panic at the Anxiety Disco #5

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Another week, another Panic at the Anxiety Disco! We’re on week five now of this series and honestly – I love it! I’m all about fresh media and love discovering new ideas I can share with you.

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So, this poem is one that I discovered on a website dedicated to mental health poems. I discovered a love for poems on a previous edition where I shared a colleague’s poem. The poem I’m about to share touched me.

Although the poem is names ‘Mysterious Pain’, I could relate to the words written. For me, it describes my panic attacks and how it makes me feel. So, have a read and leet me know what you think!

Mysterious Pain

© Peggy Stewart

Published: July 2011

With her head hung low
and nowhere to go

She can’t explain
this mysterious pain

It comes on so fast
How long will it last

Her heart is just pounding, her head starts to spin
Please go away, she does not want you in

She’s uncontrollably crying
It feels like she’s dying

Her body is trembling, her hands start to shake
She feels so helpless with this horrible ache

Someone, please help her, make this go away
She can’t stand to feel this way one more day

Someone, please help her, she’s down on her knees
She’s scared and helpless and hopes no one sees

With her head hung low
not knowing where to go

She tries to explain
This mysterious pain


What Is Depression and What Can You Do to Help Yourself?

Not sure what depression is or whether you suffer from it? How can you learn to cope better? This article offers some depression tips and how to help yourself.

I felt the need to address this topic today as I know that many of you reading this have or will be affected by depression at some point.

Mental health is a very big topic right now but I know I’ve not written much on this topic.

So, in an effort to provide you with the best, free content around mental health, today we’re talking depression.

As you know, the main area I struggle with is anxiety. But, when I was first diagnosed with anxiety (and was subsequently signed off work for 4 weeks in total), depression had taken it’s hold.

My doctor told me that those who have suffered from anxiety for a long time tend to suffer from mild to moderate depression as a result of this.

They said that this was normal, and that the effects of anxiety would bring anyone down after a long period of time. It meant that I’d been trying to stay strong for so long, it had come crashing down.

So although I’m not professing to know everything about depression, I know how it feels.

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