Hello folks! I just saw this thread pop up and gave it a read as I’m a fellow mental health sufferer. I wanted to share my background and if anyone wants to drop me a private message with any questions on treatment, medication etc. I’m very happy to have a chat. Or alternatively, if you want to offload any worries/thoughts then please feel free to as I know sometimes talking to a complete stranger is much easier than someone you know.
A couple of years ago I had a nervous breakdown. I would have panic attacks whenever I left the house and couldn’t handle being out in public. My self esteem and confidence was completely shot. However, through group CBT and medication, I was able to get my life back on track and take control of my anxiety. After 2 and a half years, I was able to successfully come off antidepressants. I still have my wobbles and struggles, e.g. the Ukraine war really set my anxiety levels off. I could sense how bad I was getting with refreshing the news etc. and had to take myself out of the situation before it got out of control. I’m now using the CBT workbook I was given to manage scenarios like this.
Just remember, if you’re feeling down/not yourself, you’re not alone! Seek help and no matter how low you feel, the future will be brighter and you will get through it! It sounds cheesy but it’s absolutely true ❤️