Anxiety and Depression Support
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New to the Group/support and unsure where to begin

Hi, I'm new to the group and to online support in general, but definitely not to anxiety and depression. For several years I was in a very deep depression that I came out of about a year ago with a LOT of help from my boyfriend and some professional help. I've always struggled to contain my overwhelming worry and circular thought patterns that leave me exhausted every day, but only recently did I learn that not everyone's brain works this way and that I am far from neurotypical. I honestly have no idea where to begin learning new thought patterns and tips to manage my anxiety and catch it in its tracks. I was hoping that once I was 'better' and getting out of bed every day, I would be able to contain my despairing thoughts, as well as my anxiety, but this is definitely not the case. I am really in search of any tips anyone has to break these thought patterns that overwhelm my ability to think clearly, help me to get out of my shell and function at 100%.

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I have been there. Bad thoughts are like quicksand, once you get into them, you cant get out! I have been working for a few months now on retraining my brain. The book "unfu*k yourself" is amazing. It really helped me. I have also started minfulness meditation. I thought it was silly at first, it its really helped too

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