Hello members of Beyond Blue! My name is Chris.
I’ve had quite a bit of experience in dealing with anxiety and depression. Tough times happen for everyone, and you never have to go through that alone. It can feel so dark at times, (I’ve certainly felt it) but by no means are you weak for feeling like that.
It’s important to understand that these feelings are natural, and shouldn’t be taken too seriously. It’s important to be serious about your welfare, but there are tough times to get through, it can be just part of life. But you can certainly reduce your bad feelings dramatically if you’re willing to be open to change. Sometimes it only takes small changes to make all the difference.
I’ve had times where I’ve felt that nothing would help me feel better, but overtime I’ve learnt to monitor and gauge what’s really happening in my brain. I have a much better grasp on my emotions now than I have in the past. Awareness to how the brain works has been very helpful for me.
I have an open outlook on life and am very in touch with my passions.
I understand that every individual’s life experience can differ a great deal and you may feel all alone, but the truth is, you’re not the only one. There are many others out there who feel the same. Even people you’d least suspect.
So feel free to reach out. But remember there’s no pressure to share anything if you don’t want to. If you’ve reached out even at all, that’s a great first step to take. Well done to you if you have reached out recently.
I’ll be here if anyone needs help.