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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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.
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!