Often, people with high functioning anxiety look calm and normal to other people, but internally they are raging with insecurities, uncertainties, and worries.
In the video, a young woman tries to explain the condition by rattling off the thoughts and questions that fill her mind.
These racing, negative thoughts are usually joined by other symptoms of the condition such as restlessness and muscle tension.
People with anxiety also perceive the world differently, and often feel like others do not understand their experience.
Regardless of how successful an anxious person is, they constantly doubt their worth. “I’m a bad friend,” “I’m not good at my job,” or “I’m letting everybody down,” are common thoughts.
This video helps shed light on a common mental health problem. In the United States, roughly 18 percent of adults suffer an anxiety disorder each year.
The video helps provide a sense of how many Americans live.