Mental Health Foundation chief executive Shaun Robinson talks to Radio Tarana's Vandhna Bhan as Mental Health Awareness Week gets underway in New Zealand.
OPINION: It's surely in our DNA. No, not the Covid vaccine. Don't be silly. No, I mean anxiety.
During a particularly difficult time a couple of years back, I visited my GP. I suffered horrid anxiety when I was a teen. Hormones and all that craziness that many anxiety sufferers feel the onset of, just as they're feeling truly dorkish and awkward anyway, but I seemed to have grown out of it a lot.
It's amazing how much easier to handle anxiety is, when a good shrink gets to the nucleus of it. Mine stemmed from choking as a baby on an open safety pin, and clearly not being able to get anyone to understand my dilemma. At any rate, the psychiatrist eventually got to it, and it …