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Signs of Anxiety and/or Depression

Are any of these familiar?

This list contains many of the most common signs of anxiety or depression. If you are experiencing any of these, please seek help.

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  • You feel like a shell of a person

  • Your voice feels muzzled

  • You’re unsure of your own wants and needs

  • You can't make decisions on your own

  • You do things because you’re afraid of being abandoned

  • You’re not your true self with people

  • You feel a self-imposed pressure to be perfect

  • You feel a self-imposed pressure to be liked by everyone

  • You feel like an outsider, like the “weird” one

  • You don’t feel truly present or accepted in a group

  • You’re numb to emotions 

  • Your body has consistent, unexplained pain

  • You’re an expert at reading people’s emotions, but you push away or don’t know your own 

  • You resent others’ lack of care even though you haven’t expressed your needs 

  • You resent that you do more than others in your relationships 

  • You resent that you don’t have time for yourself

  • You participate in activities that cause harm to oneself, even subconsciously, such as substance use, risky sex, etc. 

  • You engage in self-harm such as cutting, burning, tearing, or other physical forms of self-abuse to feel a sense of control

  • You talk negatively about yourself in your mind or to others about yourself

  • You become emotionally overwhelmed immediately or blame yourself when relationship conflict occurs

  • You withhold joy or fun from yourself

  • You isolate yourself because you find being around others to be exhausting, emotionally overwhelming, or you don’t feel like you belong

  • You believe you are unwanted or unloved

  • You experience panic attacks

  • You punish yourself in some way for perceived or actual failure

  • You experience frequent bouts of sadness, loneliness, shame, guilt, and/or fear

  • You have difficulty concentrating or focusing on tasks

  • You become irritable or nervous when you experience stress

  • You’re sleeping a lot more or a lot less than usual

  • You’re eating a lot more or less than usual

  • You manipulate your eating patterns in an unhealthy way as a form of control

  • You have suicidal thoughts, premeditation, or attempts


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