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Topic: Hi 👋🏻

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  1. Tanzi Bee
    Tanzi Bee  avatar
    2 posts
    21 October 2021

    I’m new here. I’m not good at groups or forums because I go down hill when I start talking.

    My psychologist has suggested I go on DSP. I’m a young 59 but she can’t see why I should have to push myself any harder than I have been to continue to work. I wouldn’t last anyway, I’d be too stressed or depressed yo get out of bed.

    I have CPTSD of course Anxiety, depression and Bipolar 2.

    I have a JCA phone interview coming up and I feel like I’m going to fail as I’m really hard on myself and she said it can take many tries to get DSP.

    Has anyone else gone through this or is familiar so I can prepare myself and not give up? I’m down at the moment hence reaching out.

    I am a bit of an over achiever and I’m treating this like an exam, that if I fail I did badly.

    Has anyone else had a JCA Job capacity Assessment I think it is?

    Thanks ☺️


  2. mocha delight
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    551 posts
    21 October 2021 in reply to Tanzi Bee
    Just wanted to say welcome to the forums and if you ever need to chat I’m here for you ok. I’ve been seeing my psychologist for a year now but not been officially diagnosed with anything yet but my psychologist has casually mentioned to me that I have depression (clinical depression), social anxiety and general anxiety but has definitely ruled out bipolar disorder so far.
  3. Petal22
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    21 October 2021 in reply to Tanzi Bee

    Hi Tanzi Bee,

    Wellcome to our forums!

    Thank you for reaching out.

    I had severe anxiety OCD I have now recovered thanks to the professional help I received.. my mental health journey was a long journey it took a lot of perseverance and practice but it was all well worth it.

    I understand we have different conditions but I think it’s important that we never give up and always find a way to push forward.

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