Welcome to MyAnxiety website

This is my website and blog about my long term mental health illness of Anxiety, Depression & Ulcerative Colitis (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)

I had suffered with anxiety and IBS for many years, but it all came to a head in June 2009, when I had a mental health breakdown. Since then I have been managing my anxiety and depression, but I am recovering and I am taking regular small steps forward to manage my mental health illness. MyAnxiety website shares my experiences and related information of my anxiety, depression and IBD for the benefit of other sufferers and their friends and family.

My blog posts are made as an individual sufferer, I do not have any medical qualifications, so always seek professional advice if you are unwell.

I hope you find my website useful and you can also follow me on social media and i use the hashtag #MyAnxiety :

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Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week 2017

Crohn’s and Colitis week is happening now:  1st to 7th December 2017, being promoted by wonderful charity Crohn’s & Colitis UK, to raise awareness of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), with a focus on it being a hidden illness or disability.  The charity has done some fantastic work with supermarkets nationally getting signage added or changed …


I suffered a mental health breakdown in 2009 and I am now living with a mental health illness, in the form of my anxiety and depression. I also have Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the form of Ulcerative Colitis

MAnxiety website is maintained by me; an individual living in Northamptonshire, East Midlands in the United Kingdom. I am a male in my (early) 50’s.

I feel I have learnt a little, but of course am still learning, about mental health issues & Ulcerative Colitis and wanted to share my experiences with you. All opinions are from a patients perspective, I am not a medical person in anyway.

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There are a plenty of self help books for those suffering with mental health illness. I have over the past 6 years turned to books to explain and help me understand my anxiety and to recover. There are of course no ‘magic wand’ solutions or books to achieve overnight recovery, but here are a selection of anxiety related books that I have bought and read.

If you do choose to buy a book and follow the link, you will generate a little income for me through the Amazon Associates Program for which I would be grateful.

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