I have recently come to terms with the fact that I suffer with anxiety and suffer bouts of depression Gave up a good job due to it, after working all my life.
This site is very good although I feel it would be nice to chat with someone face to face.
Although you have friends and family it is very difficult to talk to them as mostly they would not understand. Also with family you don't wish to worry them...it is a very lonely illness for those reasons.
Is it a good idea to meet up with people suffering with the same thing to chat?
I realise everyone will be individual in their experiences and at differing stages and experiences, although they would understand similar feelings.
Is this a good idea or bad, and does it happen, are there groups you can go to?
For me, although I have probably suffered with this for years, I have only just realised I do suffer, and lots of stuff has now fit into place about the way i am. Talking always seems good and could be helpful......