“People think, they hear anxiety, high-pressure life, you’re on television. It’s nothing to do with that,” he said. “I’ve had heightened anxiety and mild panic attacks at the playground with my own children and wife there, and the feeling was so terrifying and so gripping that I literally had to leave and excuse myself.”
If you or someone you know suffers from a mental illness, it’s wise to know the signs of a nervous breakdown so you can recognize them and stop the emotional eruption before it happens.
“A lot of times, Christians and churches make it seem like if you are a person who struggles with mental illness, then it’s because your faith is not strong enough, or Jesus isn’t actually in your life.”
May we write them down on post-it notes and index cards; Hang them above our beds, our shower curtains, our mirrors and doors-–the places and things we see most throughout the day. And may we pray them “without ceasing." Anxiety has no place where God's love dwells.
Accompanied by more anxiety, guilt and isolation, I worry that I am letting the people that I love down. I worry that people will see me as unreliable. I worry that I will seem boring.