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Hi, I am new here... I have (GAD) and possibly depression

Alittle_Hope
Alittle_Hope

Hi, I am new here. I am 21 and student. I just found out about this site a few minutes ago which lead me to join. I don't have anyone to talk to about (GAD) General Anxiety disorder that I was diagnosed with a few months ago. I hate to say it but I may have depression. I have been coping with it by going outside for walks or cycling, however, doing those things are not enough sometimes. There are times when I get really angry or feel hopeless and I began drinking and/or considering harming myself. For instance, I have gotten really angry which triggered my anxiety so I went cycling and it didn't help. I began thinking if I would feel better by diving into a lake.

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Hi! Welcome to the site, glad you joined :) the people in this group also suffer from anxiety and depression! You are not alone, have you heard of mindfulness or tried it? If not I would do some research and look up videos on YouTube guided meditations! They are so so helpful! Best of luck x

Hi there, I haven't heard of mindfulness but I will look into it. Thank you for informing of it. I appreciate it.

Hidden
Hidden

Hello and so sorry to hear about the difficulties you are facing. Your user name sums up one thing we all need - a little hope. You say you have no-one to talk to about this? No family or friends available? If you are student, there should be student counselling services available at your college, because a lot of students suffer anxiety/depression. You say that you 'may' have depression - I think I would go back to your doctor to ask about this. If you live in the UK there are various treatments/options your doctor can offer. Anxiety/depression are illnesses that can be successfully treated and there is no reason to think you cannot lead a very happy, successful life with plenty of hope. You have many options open to you, please, please use them. Take care,

Alittle_Hope
Alittle_Hope in reply to Hidden

Hello, I don't have anyone to talk to about it and I haven't heard of student counseling since Middle, however, I will give it a try. I don't think I have depression because I know I have it. I have been in denial this whole year. Today, I finally admitted it which has split me into pieces again. I cried a lot today but I feel better that I at least let it out. Thank you for the suggestion and advice. I want to be happy.

Hi- Sorry you are going through anxiety/depression. I’m glad you found this forum, I hope you can have the support you need to get better. I can see that you are doing your part to cope with your symptoms. I pray that you will not lose hope and things will get better for you.

Please stay with us and keep sharing. Talking about how you feel can be beneficial to ease the sadness and brings relief. Take care.

Alittle_Hope
Alittle_Hope in reply to pink318

I am glad that I found this forum too. I have somewhere to share my feelings and stories. This is like therapy for me, it gives me hope. I want to get better. I hope the same for others. Thank you.

Hi, I'm so glad you found this site. I've been struggling with GAD and depression since I was 21. I'm now 55. Exercise, medicine and therapy, yes therapy has helped immensely. Therapy has helped me put things in perspective, understand my anxiety and not let it get out of control. I now rarely get anxious. Do you have a school therapist you can see for free?

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