Fearing The Worst

“It washes over me. A sick feeling in my stomach. More than butterflies. I physically shake and my mind obsesses about what could happen.

It started after I lost my job 6 months ago. I couldn’t pay the bills, and ended up sofa surfing for a while.

I’m lucky and I’ve recently just got a job, but the feeling as though it’s all going to go wrong won’t leave me. I now get anxious about even the smallest things. A phone call can set me off. It’s like I’ve been programmed to fear the worst. I really want to stop it, but don’t know how.”

Anonymous, London