Hello, my name is Nick and I've been dealing with a tremendously anguishing sense of anxiety since as far back as kindergarten, and severe depression in more recent years. My anxiety morphed over the years from being "separation anxiety" to full-blown generalized anxiety with panic attacks. It all had to do with school, being bullied. And then being bullied at home by a psychotic maniac. For 10 years. It was unrelenting and no one deserves that.
Then, my parents were divorced when I was 7 and I believe, being the youngest of my brothers, I took it the hardest I think because I don't remember having a childhood really. My older brothers are doing well. But I'm 23 and scared. I'm terrified that this cycle of depression and anxiety will kill me
fast forward to now, I've been clean from heroin for almost a year but I just broke up with the love of my life and it's torn me apart. I'm in an extremely sad and lonely place.
I'm glad to have found this forum so that I can seek and gain from a support system