Mental Health & Support

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Time to break the silence

Serious question - what if I’m not good enough? 2.5 yrs in and my shit is still getting rewritten

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Anyone gone No Contact with family members? Did you just do a hard exit stage left? Or did you let them know your boundaries and why you won’t be in contact with them any longer?

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Like many people, I have been experiencing a roller coaster of anxiety in recent months. I’ve gotten it more under control by cutting down on the news I watch, and trying to not think about work after… more

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I’ve been an assistant for 3 years (in two different agencies) and have been applying, reaching out and networking but nothing has gotten me to get to the next level. I really need an increase in sala… more

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Does anyone have trauma from their previous work experiences that have carried into how you work currently? I used to never get stressed or anxious. If I made a mistake, I’d fix it and move on with n… more

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Living abroad in a much more conservative country. Casual dating is very looked down upon here and I'm going to lose my mind 😔 I just want someone to cuddle me without all these expectations th… more

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A few weeks ago I had a boss make fun of me on a call for looking “gloomy” and he wouldn’t let it go. He kept yelling in a joking way at me to ‘cheer up’ in front of others on a zoom call. I wasn’t be… more

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I’ve had a lot of death in life. Lost a dear friend to suicide at 22, my father at 27, my closest grandparent at 30. Others in between. It’s been confirmed that someone I’ve known since I was born wa… more

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Can you get a Doctor’s note for time off? My workload has increased tenfold, and while I am grateful to still have a job but my depression is unbearable from working 24/7 and being burnt out. I cry al… more

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I honestly feel like I’m in the wrong job. People tell me I’m talented, however, I also have those who keep bringing me down. Every day I am genuinely scared to go to work because I’m afraid I might g… more

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How are you managing your mental health after six-ish months of COVID and quarantine? Advice, insights, venting — I’m interested in hearing it all. Is working from home beneficial or detrimental for… more

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Genuinely don’t know where else to ask this, but does anyone else has almost opposite political views than their parents? I feel like it’s ruining my relationship with my mother. Every conversation we… more

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Learning Disabilities in an era of diversity and inclusion; Best way to approach it? Do we embrace it and be outspoken? Is it still taboo? Bob Greenberg is dyslexic and he went on to accomplish a lot.… more

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This is the only bowl I can think to post in, but I'm really feeling it today. Has anyone lost their best friend (i.e. through time/growing up) and feel like none of their current friends could li… more

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My 40yr sister just finished residency, got a job in ny. My father (68) is flying from ny to ca to help her move. Big (actually lil) brother in me wants someone to drive cross country with her. But th… more

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I know I’m very lucky to have my job right now. However I’m conflicted and unmotivated because we’ve been busier than ever and I’m getting so burnt out. No raises or promotions so it’s making it reall… more

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Anyone else experiencing massive anxiety waiting to hear back from interviews/recruiters? I’ve tried to be patient/optimistic but I’m starting to lose hope...):

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I'm really struggling. My company just furloughed some staff and I'm beating myself up about it. I keep thinking maybe there was something I could have done better to get the right kind of lea… more

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Any other adderall users (yes it’s prescribed) feel like they need to double up more often since WFH? Sometimes I just can’t do it and I’m always nervous to ask my doctor about dosages because of the … more

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Deadlines can induce anxiety attacks for me. I worked through the weekend and just woke up to a (nice!) email from the client asking about progress. We're not going to hit deadline. This caused an… more

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I just got a FT job. As stoked as I am, I’m also super nervous. Pharma is really difficult for me. I’ve sort been pigeonholed into this space, but in this job climate, beggars can’t be choosers. I’m n… more

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Does anyone have a psychiatrist or perhaps psychologist (?) they like in the Chicago area? Looking for someone who specializes in anxiety, phobias, family issues... thanks!

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I’ve been living with various levels of depression for many years. I’ve been steady on my medication and, for the most part, I’ve stayed pretty level. But man, in this new world of being unemployed an… more

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Anyone have any tips for dealing with migraines? Newbie to this club and it’s killing my ability to perform

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I always had a feeling my team didn’t like me as much as the other members on my team. Just found out that they’ve been having happy hour sessions and left me off the invite. 😪

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My new company makes me feel like I’m bad at my job. I took it right before quarantine started and i feel in my bones since day 1 that i haven’t been firing at full speed, which isn’t helping. I almos… more

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As I write this, I’m thinking of my Mom who was killed suddenly and tragically a few months ago. I’m in a new a new city, new job, no new friends, no community. My mom’s death brought an abusive famil… more

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I never an online therapist. Living overseas and having some serious mental health issues

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Bullies: Advertising /Brand seems to attract them in droves they wreak havoc. For those in this bowl, many talk of terrible anxiety. How much of this can be attributed to bullying? Let’s start a di… more

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Struggling more than ever to keep my anxiety and depression, I have regular panic attacks and dread work every single day - I can barely enjoy the weekends because I know Monday is coming. I’ve been l… more

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Hello, fish friends. Hope you’re having a relaxing weekend. I’m a new community leader for this bowl, and I was wondering — is there anything you’d like to see more of here? Things you’d like to see… more

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I have a phobia of deep water and of driving. Not sure if they are related, but I think it’s related to not trusting myself...like I don’t trust my body to save myself if I’m drowning and I don’t trus… more

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Does anyone know of a therapist/counselor who specializes in clients with professions like ours? A sympathetic career coach, even? I have a history of anxiety and depression. I had it mostly under c… more

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Almost went into a crying mental breakdown during a session with my boss. Apparently my team has been going to her behind my back to tell her that I have been a hardass. And this was after me changing… more

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I have a lot of chronic musculoskeletal injuries that make me unable to exercise and it’s really hurting my mental health- I’ve seen tons of doctors, just can’t seem to get better. Struggle to handle … more

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I messed up my life and I dont know what to do. I can write and make creative things happen but my personal life feels like its been in suspended animation since 2015 when i started working. Whats wr… more

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I was given a final written warning today. I feel horrible. I need to do better with my performance and I’m now so anxious about working. I need to separate my personal life issues from work as it wil… more

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I live alone in a big city where I have few friends. After 100+ days of safe-at-home measures, I don’t feel safe being alone at home anymore. My depression has worsened to critical levels. The firewor… more

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Have been having really stressful and vivid dreams since quarantine started. A few dreams have even been insanely disturbing. I’m on Zoloft & Wellbutrin. Therapist thinks it’s not related to the m… more

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Previously diagnosed with anxiety disorder, went through rounds of cognitive therapy, stress management and behavior modification therapy and was OK for about 2 years. Given the current climate, I’m … more

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