Living with anxiety can be a real downer, am I right? Trust us, we know. Because we have both been affected by anxiety in our own way, as are many creative people, this is a cause that is near and dear.
Besides the constant battle in your head, there’s the very real fear that revealing your anxiety issues to others will bring on the stigma that surrounds mental illness. The goal of the anxiety alliance is to help alleviate that stigma by letting fellow anxiety sufferers know that they aren’t alone— we’ve got you. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, and are highly treatable, yet many people never seek help. That needs to change, and it starts by making it OK to admit to battling with anxiety.
Who’s in the alliance? Anyone who wants to help perpetuate the idea that having anxiety does not mean you’re broken, or weak, or crazy. Whether you suffer yourself, or support someone who does, you are not alone! Join us in our efforts to normalize the idea that mental illness does not define a person.
We’re all in this together!