Hi I am 16 years old and I am suffering from anxiety. I have anxiety of people, I can't stand to walk the streets on my own, were as I'm fine when I'm with people I know. I feel more comftable and relaxed when I'm walking with someone I know. I tend to walk really fast and am very cautious and aware of people. I panic when people look at me I sometimes feel when they look at me they can see right through me and know everything about me and once I jumped when someone was running past me. It's as if I feel someone's going to hurt me. I haven't told anyone like my family because I always keep myself to myself I never tell anyone how I'm feeling. I'm a very private person and I don't like letting anyone in because I don't want anyone to see whats inside my head. I'm just afraid of what people may think, I seem to think they will laugh at me. I keep myself gaurded that way I can protect myself. I don't really know whats the cause of it. For years my mum was mentally abusing me and maybe thats why I'm afraid. Sometimes I find it hard to deal with my emotions and I'm also very depressed and unhappy which links to my anxiety but my depression is caused by alot of things, my past and my lonliness. I have a phobia of people, a social anxiety of daily situations. Sometimes it's not that bad but other times I can really feel it in me. I'm a very shy and quiet girl but I can tell it's more than that. I know phychologicly it's in my head. I have a fear of daily life and sometimes feel I will never get through life. When I'm walking the streets I tend to look down at my feet and sometimes I loose my breath it's hard to explain but it's like I can't breathe properly I seem to hold my breathe. I'm dealing with it on my own I don't want to see anyone about it. I know as scary as it is I have to push myself and face my fears and I will overcome this. I have no one to talk to and I just want to talk to someone which is why I have decided to express my feeling on here.