How Anxiety Feels as a Teenager in India

How Anxiety Feels as a Teenager in India

Pratigya Esther Ram is a 19-year-old undergrad commerce student in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh in India. She wrote her anxiety a letter, and this is how it begins...

Dear Anxiety,

If I could say three words to you, I would undoubtedly say 'please stop'. You silently laugh that I can't count but honestly I'm too tired to give a second thought to something that's been on my mind for far too long now. I've been meaning to say this for quite sometime, or maybe since the day we started and I was scared to say this until now, but I don't think this is working out....

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What It's Like to Grow Up with Anxiety in India

What It's Like to Grow Up with Anxiety in India

I spotted Suhail Rasheed from a 5-word-comment he made on one of my blog posts. His comment caught my eye. How does this Indian man based in Dubai know about Scott Stossel's book The Age of Anxiety? I wrote him and offered up the secret handshake. He responded in kind, referencing generalized anxiety disorder with a subtle understanding. I wanted to know more. I asked him if he would be willing to answer some questions about his experience growing up with anxiety in India, and he agreed.

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