Hello there, I'm new here.

I'm feeling pretty grim at the mo but trying very hard to see the light - hoping this might help.

Not too sure how this works but just to give a bit of background. I was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety almost 2 years ago. On reflection, I've probably had it on an off for most of my life but until recently had always been able to deal with it and cope with pretty much anything that cropped up.

I'm not entirely sure why things started to unravel when they did but something sort of snapped and my old, tried and tested ways of coping flew out the window.

That put me very much on the back foot as being able to box things away, smile and carry on has something I've always managed to do.

I have tried all sorts over the past two years... anti-depressants; psychotherapy (this is still ongoing); numerous self help books & online courses and most recently... a stint in hospital.

I have always been very much a glass half full kind of person and I have always tried to see the good in both both bad situations and people. I still do try but find it more and more difficult.

So sorry this all sounds so horribly negative... I know they say it's darkest before the dawn and I so badly want to believe things will get better but after so long, I'm really struggling...

4 Replies

  • Hi bit of a mess.

    So sorry for you all day long I'm the same but we must not be negative so starting to day even with all my ailments I'm going to start thinking about positive things &. Hope you will do the same & lets see how we go from today. Be happy ⭐️😀⭐️😀

  • Thank you Peggy, that's lovely of you, I will keep trying and hope you will too. Hope your Sunday has been a good one 😊

  • Hi there,

    I just wanted to share with you that you are not alone. I have been struggling with problems similar to yours for over a year now and it's so easy to get down on yourself and feel worthless and unhopeful. I just want you to know that you're special and just try to remind yourself that nothing is ever permanent. Your thoughts and feelings will eventually change and I hope you won't lose hope. I'm trying not to lose hope and I hope things get better for you.

  • Thank you, that's so kind. I'm working on looking for the positives - we'll both get there! Hope you're okay and that you're having a good weekend.

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