Friday Share – Donny Osmond

donnyosmond.jpgDonny’s Thoughts About SAD (Social Anxiety Disorder):

…”Once the fear of embarrassing myself grabbed me, I couldn’t get loose. It was as if a bizarre and terrifying unreality had replaced everything that was familiar and safe. I felt powerless to think or reason my way out of the panic.

…”I kept trying to remember the words, but they slipped through my fingers like mercury, defying me to try again. The harder I tried, the more elusive they became. The best I could do was to not black out, and I got through the show, barely, by telling myself repeatedly, ‘Stay conscious, stay conscious.'”

…”Being in show business, it was embarrassing to come out with this disorder, which at the time I didn’t even know what it was called. I just thought I was crazy. I can’t even tell you how important it is to know that you aren’t alone and others have suffered and gotten through it.”

 Many celebrities suffer from anxiety disorders including Johnny Depp, Barbara Streisand and Barbara Bush. The above information was taken from About.com.

Listed below are some blogs and websites to visit:

written by a mother of a teen who suffers from panic attacks: alifeoftriggers.blogspot.com

http://www.social-anxiety-shyness-info.com/art/sad/anxiety-attack-symptoms.htm