This is my first time becoming involved in a community like this, but I figured it would be good to talk about my issues as well as help others with theirs.
I’ve been struggling with clinical depression and generalized anxiety, and my therapist and I have recognized that my depression is most likely a cause of overwhelming anxiety. Although, I have started to get things under control, but even without any anxious thoughts or feelings, I’ve been bombarded with depressive struggles. I’ve lost so much of my motivation which destroys me to see because I am such an overachiever and driven person. My mind figuratively yells as myself and the world for even getting out of bed to go to work. I’ve become so irritable and I have started to question my relationships. So often I’m haunted with a sense of dread that society just isn’t made to help people like us. I’ve been so haunted with urges to isolate myself, and to an extrovert this is a lot to handle. My mind has started to make me question if I should give up on my hopes and dreams because it’s such a long way there, especially with mental health issues.
I guess that I’m just so distraught because my changes in mental health have caused me to become the opposite of the person I once was... and I used to love myself unconditionally.
I’m sorry to come here and complain, but I just need to be heard.