Hi everyone! I am new to this forum but I have read a few posts and figured I would tell my story. My mom passed away a month ago and that in itself has been hard to deal with mentally. I am an only child and was very close to my mom. She battled stage 4 cancer for 8 months so I knew that she would pass away from it but knowing that didn't make it any easier mentally. I am worried about my dad's mental health now too.
For the past week, my anxiety has caused me to call in sick at work at least twice and I am hesitant everyday about leaving the house. I feel like my world is getting smaller and smaller. I have a therapist that I started treatment with recently. I always feel good when I leave but I have had the worst week ever! I can't seem to calm myself down without taking ativan. I don't want to rely on the pills but it's hard to suffer through this sometimes. I started listening to hypnosis videos on YouTube and they seem to help me relax and i usually can fall asleep listening to it.
I just wish I could stop the negative thoughts on a daily basis. Has anyone had tremendous success with CBT?