According to research from beyondblue reckons one in five of us believe people with anxiety are ‘putting it on’. Their surveys indicated many Australians believe sufferers amp up their condition to avoid uncomfortable situations.
So what is anxiety? And why is it so difficult for many of us to empathise with?
Mitch chats to Georgie Harman, CEO of beyondblue about why so many of us are misunderstanding the condition.
If you need help, contact the beyondblue support line on 1300 22 4643.