WanaChat About Anxiety and Self-Care
Join Wana + user Antonio Liranzo his journey with Hypothyroidism, celiac, anxiety and EBV.
What do you value most in life?
I think I value life itself! It's beautiful to live life to the fullest, create art and to be a good human.
What would you like people to know about your daily life?
That it seems glamorous at times, but I am really just chilling in sweatpants trying to not get sick with all my underlying conditions.
What kind of support do you get from family or friends?
I have a really good support system from my Mom, brother and friends! My mom has been there through my ride with all my disorders and has helped me a lot! With therapy and my anxiety a lot of friends really have my back because they too have similar psychological conditions.
What is the hardest and/or best lesson your disorder has taught you?
I learned a few lessons from my disorders but the most important one is to make sure I am always healthy and health conscious, there are so many moments when my gut feeling tells me that I don't need another drink because it will drop my immunes system etc. and then I don't listen and then I get severely ill for days. So, trust your gut feeling and never be afraid to ask for help!
How has your experience turned into advocacy on a larger scale?
I wrote a book on my anxiety and self sabotage, It led me to start advocating for mental health awareness. I feel like there is still a stigma and so a lot of people are nervous to admit they have something going on or get help due to that stigma. Opening up about myself has helped me learn about myself and help teach others.
“There is nothing wrong with loving and accepting yourself”
About Antonio Liranzo
Antonio Liranzo is a performer and writer from New York. He grew up in Long Island and moved to the city to pursue his dreams to be an artist. Antonio published his first book on June 1st, 2020 called "Falling Angel : Rising Phoenix". Writing poetry since he was a child, he always dreamed of having his work published for the public to read and feel the emotions he felt. Using his poetry , Antonio has become an advocate for mental health. Antonio has a BA in Communications and Sociology and is obsessed with all things Britney Spears. Antonio is signed as an actor and model as well and loves performing.
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