Anxiety Illustrated

I found the article below on one of my favorite websites: Greatist. is a website with a mission to spread healthy attitudes around the world (YES!) by offering realistic choices that you can make (and actually stick with!! YESYES!) to help you live your healthiest, happiest life.

Simply put, (and straight from their website) Greatist is:

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I often wish I could find the words to describe what it’s like living 24/7 with anxiety: the thoughts, the feelings, and the struggles that it can bring. The illustrations in the article below show some of the thoughts and worries that can come with seemingly enjoyable things from friendships to birthday parties.


We all get anxious from time to time. Think about the sweaty palms and heart-beating-out-of-your-chest feeling you get before a job interview or speaking in front of a crowd. Living with anxiety is something much more serious. Anxiety disorders affect more than 40 million American adults, making it the most common mental illness in the U.S. It’s hard to explain what anxiety really “feels” like, but these awesome illustrations from The Tab do an eerily good job:

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