Having anxiety can be an awful feeling. A constant insecurity. A constant questioning that you are alright with everything, and everything is alright with you.
For those in a relationship, it can be crushing. A repetitive fear that your partner will leave you. Callie Amelia Theodore is one person who does have such thoughts, but she knows she can tell her partner, Chris Briggs, about them and he'll put her at ease.
For her latest question, he had a perfect four word response. In a post, which she shared on Facebook, she added a photo of a text conversation the pair had together. She asks: 'Are we okay?' which is met by his reply: 'Very much so honey'.
In the post, Theodore wrote: "It's hard loving someone who suffers from anxiety. They will be over sensitive, they will make up scenarios in their head causing an argument, and constant reassurance is needed.
"Find yourself someone who doesn't make you feel like loving you is a job. Someone who will assure of you the little things. Someone who doesn't tell you that you're overreacting."
Sadly, many still view those with a mental illness as less attractive as those without, but Theodore and Briggs, who also suffers from personal struggles, show that such issues don't have to get in the way of our relationships.
Briggs took to YouTube in the post to discuss mental health issues. Within the full 20-minute video, he mentions that such issues 'don't get talked about enough'.
"It doesn't matter how good your life is, if you don't have internal happiness... you're not going to make it, you're going to be depressed.
"You just feel like you're trying to figure everything out and you can't, you start thinking about little things, and they turn into big things, and it consumes you."
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The video has been viewed more than 130,000 times - and it is by these various people speaking out about issues that greater awareness is raised.
Getting men to talk about their mental state of mind is becoming an increasingly urgent issue. LADbible looked into the matter last year, investigating why it is important that men open up.
Suicide is the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK, with 76 per cent of all suicides in 2014 being men. A shocking statistic, and one that definitely needs to change.
U OK M8? is an initiative from LADbible in partnership with a range of mental health charities which will feature a series of films and stories to raise awareness of mental health.
Explore more here and don't suffer in silence. Reach out. It's the brave thing to do.
MIND: 0300 123 3393.
Samaritans: 116 123.
CALM: Outside London 0808 802 5858, inside London 0800 58 58 58.
1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in any given year, yet too many people are made to feel isolated, ashamed and worthless because of their mental health. Time to Change, the anti-stigma campaign run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, is a growing movement of people changing how we all think and act about mental health problems. To find out more visit www.time-to-change.org.uk
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