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Topic: New to the group , hi.

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  1. zoocy
    zoocy avatar
    1 posts
    19 September 2015

    Hi all , I've been suffering anxiety / depression for a long time now. Mainly anxiety . I do take medication , so it's under control . As I'm deaf in both ears , I believe life is more stressful for me as I m having to conform to a hearing world . I can speak well and hear on the phone with he help of a hearing aide .     I would love some advice on how to get my family to understand the best way to support me while I'm having anxiety . My daughter thinks that I bring it on with negative thinking and has a go at me while I'm having an attack of anxiety .  

    Regards  Zoocy 

  2. Sparkles183
    blueVoices member
    • A member of beyondblue's blueVoices community
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    265 posts
    22 September 2015 in reply to zoocy

    Hi Zoocy 

    welcome to beyond blue forums and good on you for taking the first step and reaching out on these forums. Unfortently I can't give you any advise on how to get your family to understand you and support you as I have that trouble myself. And I know their is still a huge stigma on mental illness even within families.but hopefully other people on this forum will have some advise. And I am not sure but beyond blue may even have some information about anxiety that your family can read through.

    take care and good luck


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