I first suffered from anxiety when I was 21. I remember being so scared that I was dying because I had terrible insomnia, was constantly exhausted and would get excruciating stomach aches. On top of that I’d often feel panicked and fearful, but have no idea why.
Eventually, after living like that for about a year, I burst into tears in front of my mum and all my feelings and worries came tumbling out.
Mum listened carefully and then she said, ‘you might have anxiety’. Her words became the first step in me getting help and I ended up seeing a therapist for support.
Now I’m 28 and have developed all sorts of coping mechanisms, where if I feel a certain way or if things go badly, then I know what I can do.
Being in the public eye and on social media can be tough sometimes and I remember at first feeling worried that …