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Hi everyone!

I'm Rebecca. I've struggled with anxiety (and occasionally panic attacks) my whole life. I came here because I was looking for online support groups. Right now, I'm struggling to find a job and it's really taking a toll on my mental health. My friends are all working/busy so I usually stay at home alone for days. It makes my anxiety act up really badly because I feel quite alone and helpless about my current situation, with nothing new or enjoyable to distract from the negative/pressurizing voices. I'm doing my best to care for my emotional and mental health despite that.

Anyway, thanks for reading this far! I like to be in nature, I like languages, cultures and people and I like learning new things. I love movies, books and anime too. I hope I can make friends here!

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Welcome! I just joined yesterday and already I’ve just felt so understood and I can say everyone on here has so much helpful advice! I’m on the job hunt myself right now. It’s not easy at all. Talking about it on here has begun to help me process it more healthily. Hope it does the same for you! Best wishes 🙂

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Thank you so much! I think it helped a bit already to post this here

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Welcome to the forum, Rebecca! It's really admirable that you are taking steps to care for your mental health, and you'll find lots of friendly, supportive folks here to help you through the rough patches on your journey. Take care and be well.

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Anytime, that’s what we are here for! It’s so hard to stay positive when you feel like you’re on your own. A little encouragement can go a long way. There’s good jobs out there for us!

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I have the perfect option for you, Rebecca. I have 2 chat lines on my pm here and am just about to start a third one. They are talk only groups and the members are there to support each other. 'Circle Of Friends 1' has 12 members and is accepting several more. 'Circle Of Friends 2' has 12 members and is also accepting several more members. 'Circle Of Friends 3' has 5 members and will launch in 2 days if I get another 3 or 4 members to help get it started. The groups are made up of nice people ranging from their 20's to their 60's. The chat lines are open 24/7 and may be used at any time someone is talking on them. I'm extending this offer to Bluekayak & mrmonk too. Okay? No one need be alone as long as I am here. All of you have a blessed day!

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This sounds good, I'd like to join! Thank you for the offer

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Would you like to be on 1 chat site, 2 or all 3? If you don't specify, I will sign you to all 3. Thanks for your reply. Look forward to meeting you officially!

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You are now in groups 1 & 2. Number 3 will not launch for at least 48 hours yet. Enjoy your new friends, they will love you!

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Thank you so much!

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Should I be worried? (lol).

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Hey whar does defo mean?

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Hi Rebecca!

I know you'll find lots of us who understand and can give some support. It helps a lot to know you're not alone in your struggles with anxiety and everything else too. I love the offer JEG made and encourage you to join a chat group. And job hunting...that stinks...currently I'm looking too and it's so hard - jobs seem few and far between for what I'm looking at and it seems like you apply and then never hear back. Hang in there though - I know God has the perfect job for me - and you!! Keep on posting!

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Yeah, the constant silence and rejection from job hunting is tough :( it's nice to know someone else who gets it though. Thank you for your kind words!

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Yeah... Thank you for the suggestion. I've been trying out new books/movies/anime to keep my mind stimulated. And my friends know I'm having a rough time and they've been supportive when I reach out (I'm very grateful). It's just that I feel anxious/bleak so frequently and I don't want to always be sending them vent messages...

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