The Reality of Living With Mental Illness - a guest blog by Catlin Smith.

Hanging out with my friend when all of a sudden, my breath becomes shorter, my heart feels like it’s pumping out of my chest. My mind is racing rapidly. I can’t seem to think straight. My sentences blur together as I can’t seem to finish a sentence. My body begins to shake and I can’t stop moving. All of a sudden, I feel anxious.