Online forums

Before you can post or reply in these forums, please complete your profile

Complete your profile

Before you can post or reply in these forums, please join our online community.

Forum membership is open to anyone residing in Australia.

Join the online community Community rules Coping during the Coronavirus outbreak

Forums / Welcome and orientation / Needing someone to talk to

Topic: Needing someone to talk to

4 posts, 0 answered
  1. Smiles4eva4
    Smiles4eva4  avatar
    2 posts
    21 February 2021

    Hi, I’m a single mum to 4 kids and also work life is hectic, just recently have been getting anxiety/panic attacks making it hard to do daily tasks and sleep. I will be booking in to see my gp Monday but in the mean time would love someone to talk to.

    thank you x

  2. geoff
    Life Member
    • Life membership is awarded by beyondblue for providing outstanding peer support to the online community over a period of 3+ years.
    • A member of beyondblue's blueVoices community
    geoff avatar
    16222 posts
    21 February 2021 in reply to Smiles4eva4

    Hello Smiles, and a warm welcome to the site.

    Life has been difficult, especially last year and sometimes anxiety and panic attacks surface for no unexplained reason, making it hard to cope with the situation we're in and having to deal with our kids who may not understand what we're going through.

    There are people including myself who would like to talk with you, and please remember that we ourselves have had to struggle with our own type of depression, so don't be afraid in asking or telling us what you are having difficulty with.

    I've been on the site for many years and want to help you.

    Best wishes.

    Geoff.

    2 people found this helpful
  3. Smiles4eva4
    Smiles4eva4  avatar
    2 posts
    21 February 2021 in reply to geoff

    Just feeling so overwhelmed the feeling of “impending doom” I get sudden panic attacks sometimes takes me an hour to calm myself down.. I’m not on any medication I know I need to see a doctor but being a weekend I can’t :(

  4. Amanda2000
    Amanda2000 avatar
    144 posts
    22 February 2021 in reply to Smiles4eva4

    Hi Smiles4eva4,

    Welcome! I suffer from anxiety, contamination fears and ocd. I'm finding motherhood overwhelming. It's a life sentence with no parole.

    I understand what you mean about the panic attacks and the difficulty to calm down afterwards. I find it helpful to keep telling myself these bad feelings will pass and just "ride it out".

Stay in touch with us

Sign up below for regular emails filled with information, advice and support for you or your loved ones.


Sign me up