About 40 million adults in the United States suffer from anxiety (according to the ADAA). That's about 18% of the whole US adults population, yet the society still often misunderstands it. Luckily, India-based illustrator Pranita Kocharekar, who has suffered from anxiety herself, has started a project titled "Acknowledge Anxiety", which lets us peek into the reality of the health disorder. The project features a series of illustrations, showing what anxious people experience.
"I want to tell people that they're not alone", Kocharekar told Bored Panda. "Mental illness can really be difficult to handle and knowing that you're not alone itself is a saving grace."