A/N: I struggle daily with social anxiety. I feel that society should be more open about mental disorders and mental illnesses. This is my attempt to share my story. I hope others can find the courage to do the same.

Another Day in Hell

Trapped in my mind
With no one and everyone to talk to
All the noise and all the people
Around me
Conversations? Terrifying!
How can I live like this?
Wishing I could talk to others
Instead, avoiding them like the plague
Trapped with my own thoughts
This isn't living!

Defeated by anxiety
I refuse!
I don't want to live like this anymore
I want to talk
And have conversations!
And make new friends
I WILL get help
I WILL get better!