In our last blog post we had a look at the life of a typical young person from the Belvoir/Milltown estate in South Belfast. Today, we’re going to step into the shoes of a young person from Dundonald.
Anxiety. What exactly is it?
We hear people often say that they are feeling anxious, perhaps if they have a job interview, an important exam - or even a big date! It is characterised by the butterflies in our stomach, our shaking hands, the awkward laugh that we do that sounds somewhere between a cat being strangled and an angry whale. It feels uncomfortable, unnatural, unnecessary, and the word itself is sometimes tossed to the wind in such a way that it loses its meaning altogether: ‘I’m really anxious’, or ‘I suffer from anxiety’... but do you really?