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Get Me Out Of Here, Now!


Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with Anxiety, PTSD, depression, and dissociation. She copes by listening to music, art, photography, and writing stories and poems. Annie lives with Rumi, her feline companion.

About this photo: “Get me out of here, now!
I can’t stand going to the grocery store.
I take a list.  I get in. I walk as fast as I can. I get what I need and get out as fast as I possibly can.
But the people, the lights, the movement, the noise, it all closes in on me and a panic attack never fails to hit.

Just get me out…let me breathe—please.

I leave the store—normal breathing restored.


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2 comments on “Get Me Out Of Here, Now!

  1. Photography OCD
    April 10, 2017

    Oh I know that feeling Annie, I know it well.


  2. BookOfBokeh
    April 12, 2017

    An incredibly bold interpretation of a horrific experience. That takes a lot of courage, the real kind.


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