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First time reaching out for help


Hi, Everyone,

This is my first post and first time accessing an online support group. I have generalized anxiety disorder and recently, terrible depression. I have had a few major life events that have added negativity to my life and which have made it even more difficult to cope with my anxiety. I believe I had situational anxiety when I was putting myself through school while working full-time. When I graduated, I was in a long-term abusive relationship and I think that's when it got debilitating. I have lost hope for finding happiness in my life, I find it very hard to get myself out of my house, and I'm paranoid that I'm not performing well at work because of my anxiety. If I lose my job, I'll lose my house and I don't know if I can make it through that. Im really scared and alone.

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Hello! First know that you're not alone! Are you currently receiving therapy? It sounds like you've overcome a lot and for someone with anxiety or depression life has a way of catching up with us and knocking us down. I still struggle with leaving the house. I work from home which is a blessing but then I tend to really isolate myself. People don't understand how exhausting having anxiety is. It literally sucks the life and hope right out of me. Part of it is also this wall I've built around myself to keep people out because I'm just so sick of being hurt. The problem becomes when you lock out people and things that could hurt you; it builds a wall around my heart that leaves no space for joy.

I just downloaded this app today. So I am new as well:) you are not alone. Anxiety is not fun and it can be crippling. There are times it feel like my insides are tingling and I begin to feel shaky. It’s not fun:/ I’m sorry you are going through this. It sucks and we are here to talk to you.

You have taken the first step and reached out on this platform. It seems as though you have been having a hard time coping with life and mental health, have you tried to talk to a doctor or seek out counseling? If you haven’t I would definitely start there, just from my experience it has helped me tremendously. Also, you are stronger than you think, you were working full-time, going to school and dealing with an abusive relationship. Of course you are having a difficult time now after all of that you need to find yourself and your happiness again. But, first I would talk to a professional and get some advice, also maybe a support group, don’t be ashamed to talk about how you are feeling.

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