“It was a physical thing,” recalls a 24-year-old. “I could feel it rising up my chest. These worries were out of control in my head. I couldn’t listen to my boss or focus on anything else, and all of a sudden I blacked out.”
Posted On August 18, 2019
Beth Rowland was standing in her work canteen, midway through a routine team meeting, when it happened for the first time. As her boss enumerated all the tasks to be completed by her and her colleagues in her marketing job, the then 22-year-old began feeling overwhelmed. Thoughts about the domestic tasks she had to do were also crowding her mind. She had forgotten her packed lunch that morning. And had she left the iron on at home?