To anxiety and depression sufferers

When I was 10 months old my mum walked out on me. I'm now 20 and for the past 16/17 years she's been in and out of my life. I've never really had a real connection with her and I think that has partly contributed to my social anxiety and my depression but for the first time in a long time I actually feel like I can stand on my own two feet and I'm going to be OK. Today I've done what I think I should have done a long time ago, I've walked away with complete clarity that everything is going to be ok. I have my counselling scheduled and I'm starting to go out the house more. Today started as a bad day but I feel like it's ending as a good one. Tomorrow will be the start of new beginnings! To everyone out there with anxiety and depression, remember: you can concur the world if you just give yourself that one chance to do so! Tomorrow I erg you to do something different! Everyday is a blessing ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  • That's just wonderful. All good luck and very best wishes. Such a positive post and brilliant to hear.

  • Thankyou so much! โ˜บ๏ธ

  • That's a really positive post I'm happy for you and glad you have that clarity.Good luck x

  • Thankyou! That means a lot x

  • Your welcome x

  • Congrats! Taking positive steps in the right direction will continue to help you build momentum. Learning coping strategies for when things don't feel so optimistic to remind you that it can turn around. Best wishes!

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  • Thank u sweetheart! U is a brave young woman your post help me so much todaybefore reading this i had an aniexty headache making decision but this helped calm me thank u & everything is up hill for u! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

  • Aw thankyou! I'm glad that it helped you! โค๏ธ

  • Now i need u to smile all day even if u dont feel like it!!

  • I will do my very best ๐Ÿ˜โ˜บ๏ธ

  • Hi Lucyf97 ... What a positive strong person ... ๐Ÿ˜Š i wish you all the luck and happiness ๐Ÿ€ x

  • Thankyou so much! โค๏ธ

  • Hi Lucy

    Hope your weeks going well. Lots of luck ๐ŸŒป

  • Thankyou โ˜บ๏ธ

  • My dad walked out on me when I was 2 years old, do you have other positive people in your life? All I can say is focus on them :-)

  • I'm sorry to hear that. I have my dad and my step mum and nan but I've never really been close to them. I have some friends but they aren't the type of friends that you can call up in the middle of the night if you've got a problem and you need them. I have however been to my GP about seeing a therapist to see if that would help so I am doing what I can ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • That's really good :-) I understand what you mean, few people are people who are there in all good and bad, that is really hard to find, I think often when you have a parent who walks out you really need that, I know I do, the doc give you a timescale?

  • Yeh I really need that too. Just haven't found it yet ๐Ÿ˜ž. There's a slight waiting list to see someone but I have a telephone consultation to see how severe my anxiety is to see if I can get bumped up the list ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Ok that's really positive :-) can I offer you some advice about the tel app? All to often we anxiety people are very strong and we can underplay how bad we feel to others, it doesn't hurt to overplay it at least a little to get help quicker, be honest though :-)

  • Yeh thanks! I will be honest totally. I do want to get help ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • She is absolutely right! Do not think that you are being dramatic when explaining your anxiety. It can be a debilitating thing that we develop maladaptive coping strategies for until they no longer help. So, don't hold back when expressing your need for help. Put yourself first!

  • Thankyou! I will try my best โ˜บ๏ธ

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