“It’s important that we share our experiences with other people. Your story will heal you and your story will heal someone else. When you tell your story, you free yourself and give other people permission to acknowledge their own story.”
This began as a blog where I wanted to raise awareness on anxiety disorders, but I never really started.
So for now I’m just gonna post my own texts about mental illness and recovery in order to raise awareness and break the stigma attached to it.
I also worked on a short film about social anxiety disorder for a school project, which you can preview here.
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About the short film
In the IT seminar course at my school we’re supposed to work on a project for about 1 year. The idea, organization and realisation is to us. For my project I decided to do a short film on social anxiety, because due to my big interest in photography I became interested in filmmaking, too and I also wanted to spread awareness about mental illness. I want to show what living with a mental illness really is like and I hope to make others understand a bit of what we go through on a daily basis.
My camera always used to be my best consolation, it was the only way for me to express my feelings and I started to capture how I really felt in front of the camera many years ago. Until today I never showed my self portraits to anyone, neither did I try to capture what I want to say in a video. I hope that in the end my short film, my writings and my photography will make people understand the pain behind our illnesses and even if they only understand a small amount of it, it will matter.
Also if this helps only one single person to feel understood and less alone, I reached my goal.