At this point it's clear that we're all pretty much losing it. Recent research determined that more Americans than ever are dealing with mental health problems, and that about 8.3 million of us have "serious psychological distress." The upside of that being that you're not the only person at the freak-out party—isn't it nice to share the despair with other people, even if they're strangers or Twitter friends?
Given that last part, Tonic has partnered with Ense, an audio-based social network, to allow our readers to share their stories. Give your real name, a fake name, or no name at all. Talk about yourself, a (consenting) friend, or just listen, whether or not you're dealing with anxiety. Here are some of the personal stories Tonic users have already shared:
To share your own story, hold down the pink button below and just start talking. (On mobile? Download Ense here.)For support or more information, call the National Alliance on Mental Illness (1-800-950-6264) or text START to 741741 to message with the Crisis Text Line.