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Topic: "I'm fine"

4 posts, 0 answered
  1. Mic3
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    24 October 2020
    I've lived with depression since I was 13-14. I'm 42 now. Been doing lots of different of things to help and some things work and some things don't. I am a little bit of an introvert with anxiety but have friends.
    However I feel that I can never really properly talk to them.
    One thing that I feel is that you can't really talk to many about how you really feel.
    I come from a culture where "everything is fine". You just don't talk about how you feel. I'm so not like that but I still have to suppress how I'm feeling because you shouldn't really express how you are feeling. I find it absolutely great that mental health is on the agenda for many today but the problem is to find that one person or group etc who want to listen without fear or to much of a judgment. I am in search for a day to day wellbeing group which is super hard in Covid times. For me it's more about talking about how you feel from day to day, from week to week.
    I guess you can call it to unload. I've tried psychologists but doesn't fit me.
    I'm not sure if this makes sense.
    Are there any groups like that out there that someone can recommend?

    Thank you
  2. Not_Batman
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    24 October 2020 in reply to Mic3

    Hi Mic3

    unfortunately covid restrictions in some places are quite restriction, meaning we cant have group catchups.

    i used to think that i couldn't talk about my problems. I had to be strong and put up with it...but that isnt the case. I have found that being in the BB forums is a good place be and talk without being judged. Although not realtime responses, the responses received have a wealth of knowledge and support.


  3. missep123
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    24 October 2020 in reply to Mic3

    Hi Mic3,

    I agree with Not_Batman, I hope that you find the BB forums to be a great non-judgemental place where you can feel comfortable enough to speak about what you would like to speak about and how you are feeling.

    Here for you!

    - missep123

  4. Mic3
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    24 October 2020 in reply to Not_Batman
    Thank you for your replies Not_Batman and missep123. I totally understand the covid restrictions. I have tried to look for things online as well. I am in SA. So if I was looking for a wellbeing forumd where would you know to look? Not_Batman, I know what you mean. I have really tried to talk to people around me but I think it's that people are so busy with their own lives and depression is just too much for them. It's also an unknown area for them so it's more more fear to step into it. Is there a group on here that you can recommend? Or maybe people just talk in general? One on one? Or do you just post? sorry new to this... Thank you

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