In 2016, British singer Laura Mvula shared that she suffers with anxiety. In an interview with The Guardian she said she feels more anxious when she is left alone.
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On Wednesday the 30-year-old uploaded an Instagram post addressing her progress. “Travelling alone on the tube alone was a big no no but in the last couple of weeks I made a choice to do what had felt impossible for a long time,” she wrote. She then offered this advice to others who are battling with the condition: “Take small steps. Anything is possible!”
The post was liked more than 1,900 times on Instagram.
Here is the caption in full:
P R O G R E S S. A while ago I was open about my struggle with an ongoing anxiety disorder I’ve had for years. Travelling alone on the tube alone was a big no no but in the last couple of weeks I made a choice to do what had felt impossible for a long time. Here I am doing it! Urging anyone who struggles with anxiety to take small steps. Anything is possible! You’re not alone. (whoops nearly missed my stop writing this!) #mentalhealth #awareness #freedom #hope #strength
Mvula’s post was flooded with positive comments and words of encouragement.