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scared about the future

I'm really worried about starting a new therapy program (IOP) tomorrow for my depression, anxiety and ptsd. I just realized the biggest thing I'm worried about is it not working for me. This will be the second time I've done this particular program and I recently got out of a five week residential program.

Each time I do something like this I feel okay for awhile, better. Then my mood quickly drops and I'm back to where I was, if not more hopeless than before. It gets to the point where I'm suicidal. I'm sad all the time and I'm sick of it.

I know I need to do something different, put more into it or something like that. I guess I just feel stuck and I'm scared things aren't going to change for me.

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I just decided to go into an IOP for the first time today at the request of my psychiatrist. I guess I'm kind of excited to go in because I feel like I won't be alone. But I'm also scared. I've never done this before. And I don't know if it'll be any good for me either. But maybe... you just need a couple more additions to your support system outside of just the IOP. I'm not really sure what I'm going to add, but keeping up with my old psychologist and psychiatrist, and maybe checking on here every once in a while too... it has made me feel a little better, even if better doesn't make okay.

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Try to look at it as a positive experience. If you convince yourself it won’t work before you start then it won’t. Try to go into it telling yourself this is going to help. I’m going to beat this! Give yourself the pep talk and go kick some anxiety booty! If you’re convinced it eont work then its likely not going to. I went to inpatient and I was crying, babbling, snot sniveling scared. But, I had hope! I knew that this was going to help because I had to beat this. We all have our bad days. Just try to make the very best of it. You can do it! We’re here for you!

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What is IOP?


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