Hi, I just joined and thought I’d say hello to everyone on here. I wish you all strength and guidance on your recovery journeys. I’m here so I have a space to talk about my emotions.
I have personally been diagnosed depression but anxiety is very prevalent in my family and I do find myself battling that as well.
This depression bout has been brought on by my brother, who emotionally and physically abuses the rest of family and creates havoc. To put some things in context, I am 19 and at the beginning is the year moved away from home to University on the other side of the country. My family was always very close so this was already a big and stressful change but by the time I can home, my brother was placed in a mental institution. He’s now out, but at only 15, does drugs every night, deals on the side, steals and smashes our family possessions. He’s even dipped into my university fund and stolen nearly half of my fees from my mother’s credit card to spend on gaming.
My parents have now split from it all and I feel very helpless to do anything so far way from them. But I think I’m getting better, at one stage I could barely get out of bed or eat but the medication I’m on is making things much better. I still have bad days of panic attacks and crying for hours on end, but I’m looking up for the future.
Just thought I’d share a bit about my story on here. Best wishes to everyone x