Okay, so, I've perused the depression thread before, at least, I've looked over it quite a bit. What I'm suffering from moreso(ish) is anxiety though. Since I didn't see a thread devoted to this, I thought I would make one. Basically, I've always been a worrier growing up, I blame that on my slightly destructive/tense home environment. I'm very jumpy, almost always tense, my heart races a lot, I don't sleep well at all, so I wouldn't be surprised if I'm an insomniac and I have horrible anxiety, obviously, due to me making this thread. It's to the point where I cry a lot and over the past couple weeks, I'm discovering that I really do think I have a problem. What am I anxious about? Well, the Paris bombings have unsettled me greatly, I'm constantly worried that the same thing will happen to me now. I actually had two dreams just this morning and this afternoon about a suicide bomber near me. I'm trying to figure out how I'll stand going to a big conference in May, knowing it's in a big city and people like to target big cities. I have anxiety over walking alone, I still have one of my parents walk me to the bus stop four blocks away, if they're willing. I have anxiety over being in church or the mall or movies because of past shootings. I'm anxious about the possibility of getting a job, because what if someone came and shot up the place, what would I do? I'm anxious about car crashes which is why I have no interest in learning how to drive. I don't like sleeping in the dark. I have anxiety over being home alone. This anxiety, I feel like it's only really become an issue for me over the past two years, a bit of time after I moved home from college. There have been several problems with living at home that have made me super anxious and unable to get any real sleep. I'm afraid of someone breaking in and murdering everyone. I'm not sure how irrational it is to think really, I don't live in the greatest area. Luckily, I suppose, I don't suffer from social anxiety. I'm pretty okay with crowds, although there is always that worry that maybe one of them will have a gun or a bomb and they'll just, you know, set them off. So... Does anyone else suffer from anxiety? How are you helping yourself or coping? How long have you dealt with it? Basically, this thread is for anything related to anxiety, it's open.