Matt had a happy childhood, successfully made it through college, entered the world of work and then found his own place to rent.
When his panic attacks began, he became increasingly nervous in group situations at work and socially, constantly worrying about what people thought of him.
His anxiety led him to stop answering the phone and eventually the phone stopped ringing. His manager at work agreed he should take a ‘time out’ for a few months.
With no reason to go out, Matt stopped eating healthily and looking after himself. Staying at home behind his front door seemed like the safest place to be, but he was constantly terrified of his own thoughts.
Thankfully Matt’s sister persuaded him to get in touch with Jami.