Mental health issues are universal. They’re serious issues which almost all of us deal with. Certainly, celebrities are no exception. We can never know what goes on in the minds of the people who seem so bright and happy on screen. We can never tell what they’re struggling with. And so, Perrie Edwards from Little Mix recently chose to tell her fans how she has been struggling with mental health issues herself.
Edwards Encourages Us To Vent
The 25 year-old songstress posted on Instagram with quite a lengthy caption. She first started off by talking about how it is healthy to vent. Edwards first talked about how she has been dealing with anxiety and panic attacks behind the veil of being a public figure. She further expands on how terrifying and crippling her anxiety made her feel when she first suffered through its effects. Edwards described it as feeling as if she was the only one going through it, as most of us would feel when having anxiety.
The vocalist then talks about her experience of her first panic attack. By describing it as a “heart attack” and “intense and overwhelming”, Perrie Edwards paints a scene for the fans as she described how this issue almost took over her entire life.
The Physical Attacks Are Gone But The Anxiety Lives On
Edwards describes how she has had a relationship with her mind solely for 25 years now. She felt as if she was in a prison created by herself. But after the singer discovered that she wasn’t the only one who went through it, she found the strength and the courage to fight through it all.
Near the end of this powerful post and caption, Perrie Edwards says how talking about your issues help you in relieving so much stress. And how it’s always better to surround yourselves with your loved ones.
She now hopes to avoid the triggers of her anxiety and fight the attacks. Hence, the singer has now restricted her time on social media. Those who suffer the same issues as Edwards would find her words to be very comforting and motivating.
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I’d like to open up about something. Venting your feelings is healthy and I want to be honest with you all. Over the past few years I have suffered really badly with anxiety and panic attacks. When I first started to feel the effects of anxiety I thought I was losing my mind and it terrified me. I felt so alone and like I was the first person in the world to ever experience it. – The first panic attack was so intense and overwhelming I felt like I was having a heart attack, I was so scared and confused and had no idea what was happening to me. I’m not sure what triggered that first one but it soon spiralled & I found myself in a really dark place, feeling alone and scared. I had people around me but I couldn’t explain to them what was happening to me or why. It affected me so badly that I didn’t even want to leave the house. I would step foot out the door and feel the overwhelming need to go straight back inside. It completely took over my life. – I’m happy to say that the physical attacks have stopped but unfortunately the anxiety still lives on. The reality is it probably always will. – I’ve had a relationship with my mind for 25 years now, so to feel it working against me sometimes makes me feel like a prisoner in my own head. It feels like the most unnatural thing in the world but the thing that helped me the most was discovering I’m not alone. I’m not the only person going through this. There are people all over the world feeling the exact same way I do! As soon as I realised I wasn’t going insane I felt more eager to beat it. I had therapy and I surround myself with my loved ones. Talking to someone relieves you of SO MUCH STRESS. I worked out coping mechanism’s and learned what the triggers are so that I can fight the attacks before they take hold. I restricted my time on social media which often made me feel trapped and claustrophobic. I took control of my life and accepted what I couldn’t control. – I don’t want to hide it anymore. I suffer from anxiety and I want you to all know if you suffer from anxiety you’re not alone ♥️