Charlotte Crosby Opens Up About Her Experience Of Death Anxiety
The former Geordie Shore lass is supporting a campaign that aims to break the stigma around mental health.
Charlotte Crosby has opened up about her experience of mental health and revealed that she’s been dealing with feelings of intense fear about death since she was a child.
The former Geordie Shore lass discussed the physical and emotional symptoms of the condition and admitted that there have been plenty of times she thought “she was about to die” in the middle of a panic attack.
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Having teamed up with Heat for their Where’s Your Head At? campaign, Charlotte endorsed their aim to make it a legal requirement for all workplaces and colleges in the UK to have a mental health first aider on site.
“I get this thing called death anxiety where I think I’m going to die,” she said. “I’m so worried because I’m scared about dying and it’s the worst thing in the world I feel my heart pumping through my chest and feel like my whole body is empty because I’m so scared about dying. It’s been going on since I was little.”
“I don’t know if it’s anxiety or a panic attack because I suddenly feel like I can’t breathe and sometimes I get so bad I feel like I’m going to die. I do also get times when I feel anxious but when I have something bad it’s almost like a panic attack.”
As for the coping mechanisms she uses to ride out the worst of the anxiety, Charlotte revealed: “I think the best way to try and tackle it is to tell yourself something that is going to make yourself feel better.
She added: "As soon as I get through that door and see me mam it will all be ok and I will feel safe, and that made me feel much better but I had to tell myself that over and over again until I believe it."
Learn more about the Where’s Your Head At? campaign here, and contact Mind - the mental health charity on 0300 123 3393 (www.mind.org.uk) if you need to talk about any of the issues discussed in this article.
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