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Topic: Just joined

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  1. Apple and banana
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    24 July 2021

    Hi I’ve decided to join to chat with others who may understand me

    I’m 49 am a nurse nice home nothing I should complain about. I’ve been struggling with anxiety and depression for years on medication which keeps things stable most of the time. I always feel so guilty when I have an episode then I worry about feeling guilty then I get stressed and worry about that and the cycle continues. Sometimes I hate it and even as an educated health professional I shouldn’t feel the way I do then I dump on my self and this makes me worse. Don’t really talk to any one due to the fact I don’t want to bring them down. Any way that’s me be nice to chat with people who get me

  2. Katyonthehamsterwheel
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    24 July 2021 in reply to Apple and banana

    Hi and welcome your fabulous essential self to the forums. Glad you could join us :)

    I am in my 40’s and struggle with anxiety and depression too. My psych once said “but first we’re human”. I found that helpful.

    Im about to walk and get a lotto ticket. When I win I’ll fly somewhere warm! (Can we fly anywhere? I don’t even know any more).

    How’s your weekend? Happy to chat about anything you like :) Katy

  3. Miz
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    24 July 2021 in reply to Apple and banana

    Hi Apple and banana,

    Welcome to the community - firstly I want to say thank you for sharing and coming forward. It can be hard to reach out and it's really brave to tell your story. I'm sorry to hear you've been struggling with anxiety and depression. It sounds like you've been going through a rough time and haven't really had anyone to talk to.

    I think it's important to remember that nobody can help experiencing mental health struggles and it's not something you should ever feel guilty about. At the same time, it sounds like you're aware of that and the guilt can sometimes turn into a bit of a cycle. It might help to talk to someone? The mindspot clinic have some great resources for anxiety and depression and can be reached on: 1800 61 44 34

    Hope this helps and always happy to chat more.

    A

  4. wail
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    24 July 2021 in reply to Apple and banana
    i come here now like you i have head trouble now like you what is the badest thing no money bad coldness wet chest bad fella over fence burn food pressing flesh on bus smelly bin dog shit on front of door all my dreams are sad lonely sad man
  5. quirkywords
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    24 July 2021 in reply to Apple and banana

    welcome apple and banana.

    I find educated health professionals who understands mental health is a real asset. I know professionall it is hard to share but I am so glad you opened up here, You are not alone.

    Pklease dont dump on yourself you are doing a very stressful job while trying to look after your won health. That is balancing trick that can be difficult.

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