Hi all, this is my first post here.
I've been suffering from depression and anxiety for about two years now, ever since I graduated from high school and entered college. It's been a highly stressful, confusing, and lonely time period for me, and I know a lot of college students struggle with similar feelings. A part of me believes that seeking professional help could be beneficial, but I fear how my family would view this, so I am generally afraid to bring it up to them. They seem to believe that the best way to combat depression and anxiety is to keep busy and distract myself with school and work. But, it's becoming more difficult to stay engaged and keep up with these things, due to how I am right now. Could anyone provide some advice about seeking help when the people in your life still seem to stigmatize and avoid conversations surrounding mental illness? Are there accessible, cost-effective resources I could pursue on my own?
Hi y'all I've been doing fairly well today with my anxiety .. but I was wondering if anyone still notices physical syptoms that still creep up even when not too anxious.. like I always have tinges of pain in my chest.. arms..neck ..etc.. or burning in my chest off and on .. Does anyone else experience this as well?
I'm sure a lot of people have been having a hard time during the lockdown. At the same time I can honestly say I've learnt a few things and had a lot of time to reflect on things. Some of these things were good. Others not so much. I think one of the biggest things I learned was the just how bad over thinking things can be. It's obviously necessary at times but turns out it may have hindered me a...