check your anxiety

Hi, I’m Melissa.

How did I get here?

I’ve lived in the same town for all of my life. Although I’m kinda shy, I’ve always had the same group of close friends. I play clarinet in the school band and this year I made second string.

One of the things that most people don’t know about me, is that I worry a lot - whether I might pass a test, whether someone really likes me, or something bad might happen to me or my family. I'm usually able to push those kinds of thoughts out of my head, but lately I’ve been bothered by them way too much. Sometimes I get so worried that I can’t relax no matter what.

Sometimes, I feel a lump in my throat, and I get startled by the smallest noises around me. I get anxious sometimes and I can’t concentrate on my school work. My friends say that I shouldn’t worry so much, but that doesn’t seem to help. 

What’s wrong with me?