There are a lot of people who struggle with it. Probably some of our own friends and we don't even realise.Mate I don't think you realize what an incredible Step you've taken sharing your story with us.
Just started dating a girl this year who is studying to become a psychologist so I've dealt a lot with year learning more and more I can about mental illness. It's a scary thing that really can hit who you least expect
Recently we lost a mate and it really shows you just don't know what people are going through. Always take the time out of your day to ask someone if they're okay. And really mean it when you ask. This guy spent his whole life taking care of his friends and helping others and in the end there was no one to help him
I wish you well mate and all the best. So glad to see you back on here and doing what you can to stay on the right path
I can't imagine what you're going through but glad that you seek help. Sure you will get better over time, stay strong my friend.I've been away from the board for a fair few weeks now. The reason is, in case anyone was wondering is that I had a mental health episode. This has been building for a number of years, and came to a head when a friend of mine took his own life last year. I decided that whilst I was far away from there right now, I didn't want to ever get close to that position.
I've suffered from depression and anxiety for over half my life, and aside from a brief period in my late teens, I've gone untreated, trying to cope on my own. This was frankly a terrible decision, and it's impacted on me quite heavily over the last 10 years or so. Over the last few years I've started having panic attacks, which are really not fun.
Having decided to seek help, I'm now on anti-depressants (Sertraline), which after an awful couple of weeks of side affects have made a dramatic difference to me. I'm not cured by any stretch, but I'm making huge strides to getting there that I didn't think possible a year ago. I'm waiting for a referral to the mental health services at the moment, but there is apparantly quite the backlog, so it could be a while.
I'm going back to work tomorrow after a month off, hoping that I can start getting things back to normal. I've not had a panic attack for a couple of weeks, and I'm hoping that by easing back in to work this can continue. One thing I've found that helps is just talking to people about my problems, and listening to others. If any of you are struggling in silence, please, don't be like me. Go and talk to someone. It doesn't have to be your doctor, even if it's a partner, a friend, or family member, taking that first step is a big weight off your shoulders.
I'll put some links in the OP, and some videos that I've found helpful. If anyone has any questions, I'm more than willing to talk, be it on the board, PM, or the various social medias if you don't feel comfortable discussing in public.
Want to share the name of the App?I got a sleep meditation app. Didn't expect anything from it and did the first session then put the bedtime story on and before I knew it I was asleep. It seems to work
Calm - Meditate, Sleep, Relax on Google PlayWant to share the name of the App?I got a sleep meditation app. Didn't expect anything from it and did the first session then put the bedtime story on and before I knew it I was asleep. It seems to work
Thanks, I'll give it a try.Calm - Meditate, Sleep, Relax on Google PlayWant to share the name of the App?I got a sleep meditation app. Didn't expect anything from it and did the first session then put the bedtime story on and before I knew it I was asleep. It seems to work
I have tried some things on YouTube too like calming videos that are 8 hours long and have positive statements over tranquil sounds.
ASMR can be good too.
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