Me I'm a 35 year old wife and mother. Since I was 13 my life has been controlled by anxiety. This is what it's like to be me... My life Almost all my life is spent in the modest flat which is my home. Occasionally I get out, but I have to be with a "safe" person, go a "safe" distance, go to a "safe" house - but avoid open spaces, enclosed spaces, crowded places, places with too few people... I can't go to my children's schools, see their school concerts, go to their sportss days, take them to the cinema, theme parks, concerts, parties or go with them on holidays. I miss so much of their life Sounds grim? It gets worse. Last year I was one of the victims of an attempted armed robbery. As a result, I have added PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) to my anxieties. Now I have trouble sleeping, answering the door, coping with unexpected noises...and since I was too scared to work, I've lost my job Even worse... For the first time in my life, I have clinical depression. Days when I have no energy to fight all my anxieties. Lost days. Hope? There is Treatment for my condition, I want to try a private therapy which isn't available on the NHS. To be able to see the world and spend time with my family - outside of my home! Even a £1 donation will help! Thank you ...for taking the time to read my story. And for those of you who donate, many, many thanks!