Living with any type of anxiety disorder can be incredibly lonely, even when you’re surrounded by people who love and support you. It can feel like you’re the only person in the world who feels and thinks the way you do, but you’re not.
Jason Grooms, a +30-year survivor of Social and Generalized Anxiety disorder, started the Looking for Spoons Podcast to let those suffering from the disorder know that they’re not alone and for those who don’t, give some insight into what it’s like living a life with anxiety. Jason talks candidly about living through (and with) the silent epidemic that affects over 40 million adults in the U.S. alone. Jason has been podcasting for ten years, starting his first show in 2009. He’s a writer, photographer, anthropologist, and business leader.
Looking for Spoons is a show about the search for peace while living with anxiety disorder. Jason is not a counselor, therapist or trained medical professional. The content on this show is not intended to treat, diagnose, or cure any physical or mental illness. If you are suffering from anxiety or depression or any mental illness, seek out help. There are wonderful people out there who genuinely want to help you, whether it’s a friend or family member who can provide a sympathetic ear, or a trained professional or doctor. Take the step to talk. You are not alone.
If you’re feeling a life-threatening emergency and you need help immediately, please call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK that’s 1-800-273-8255. You can also visit their website at suicide prevention lifeline.org They provide 24/7, free and confidential support and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.