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Hi I'm Emilee. I live in Washington state and have been suffering from anxiety and depression since I was about 8 or 9. I didn't get help until I was severely depressed and finally admitted I had a problem. I was 25. I'm now 29, and have been doing well for months...until a few days ago. When I get overwhelmed with life (good or bad), I can feel my mental illnesses creeping up on me. A trigger of mine sent me spiraling into a total breakdown yesterday. I am waiting for a call back to make an appt with a therapist. I called into work today and feel bad about it. I just don't want to push myself and have another breakdown at work.

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What I do - Slow down. B R E A T H E..... Just remember I tell myself. Just because I think "it" , does not make it true.

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glad your sharing and that you are moving forward to get some help.

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The way you’re feeling is only temporary. Just remember that. Calling off work is not bad when you really need to. That’s why we have the option. The best way I’ve found to cope is to face the music. Whatever it is just deal with it and get it out of the way. Each day will be easier and you’ll be able to move on. Monday I had an anxiety attack, called off for the first time from my new job, and allowed anxiety to completely take over me. Today I feel more empowered and motivated as ever. Part of that success is due to me coming here everyday to pay it forward. I discovered this “place” Monday after crying for 4 hours, feeling sorry for myself, throwing myself a pity party, and nearly destroying the closest human relationship I have right now. Take it one day at a time and do your best!

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Hi .. I have had depression an anxiety since I was 7 . I’ve been on antidepressants for 16 years and I’m 34 now and just got diagnosed with bipolar... I was having break downs several times a day and throwing up cause of it ... I now am on a mood stabilizer and it helps keep me from going in the spiral cycle but I still have days that are bad too... I feel for u and I really wish mental illness never existed... don’t feel bad about calling into work u needed the time to gather yourself. In Canada we have to wait 6 months to see a psychiatrist... I’m still waiting and it sucks...

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