I am 21 years old, and ever since the beginning of highschool I have struggled with both anxiety and depression. I have always kept quiet about the thoughts inside of my head until the third year of college when I first decided to get help. I am now 1 year and 6 months self harm free, and have gotten the medication that I needed. I know what to connect with people like me.
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Hey and welcome how are u?
I am pretty good today actually! Thank you, how are you liking this program? Do you think this is helping you?
how did you overcome anxiety? i am having such a hard time
Hello! My first step was wanting to help myself, and wanting to change. At first I went and met up with one of my counselor, she set me up with self help tips, and I then decided to take a step forward and make a doctors appointment. I then got the appropriate medication that has helped me more than I could ever imagine.
Welcome. Good for you! That is quite an accomplishment. I bet you will have a lot of ideas to share with us about what has helped you.
Welcome! So glad to hear you’re doing well
That’s great! Keep it up ❤️
You sound similar to me! I’m 20 years old and have been dealing with anxiety and depression since high school as well, but it flared up dramatically when I entered into college and it seems sometimes it is still peaking. But this website is an amazing outlet, at first I felt pretty pathetic I was having to resort to something online because I cannot always bring myself to go see an actual counselor etc. but don’t ever doubt that things like this are just as beneficial. I also like this because with me, sometimes I will tell myself I am going to go see a counselor but then during the day I feel fine. But then at night when she is unavailable I may have a breakdown and feel stranded. But this website is a healthy way to vent and not feel like a bother to anyone. Welcome!
Yes! I was the exact same way. When I first came to college it was great and I met tons of new friends and everything, and it seemed like my life was slowly getting better, and then in my second year I went through a toxic relationship, and that was when my anxiety was acting up again. Very similar to you, my anxiety usually flared up at night, usually when I was alone, compared to when I was around people all day. We seem like we have a lot of things in common and I am thankful to see that there is people like me out there!!
Also, I don't know if you are able to make private chats on this website but I am more than willing to chat with you!
Good for you! Stay strong and keep support! Needing support should never seem a weakness. It took me a long time and lots of failures to understand that.!
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