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Depression/Anxiety Talk

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Today I felt like I couldn’t do anything. My mind was cloudy, I couldn’t concentrate & felt really stupid not being able to add anything to the slides my team had done. Cried three times. How to d… more

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I made the wrong career move. Should have kept going down the medical path and specialized on the anesthesiologist route

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Early 30s and I’ve never been in a relationship. All my friends are married with babies. I’ve tried the dating apps, but nothing seems to work. I’m so lonely and feel like a loser who has lost the rac… more

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Just found out my dad smokes weed don’t know how to feel about it

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Why can thanksgiving and Christmas be such harder days? I had a lovely day and am lucky enough that my latest bout of anxiety ended (more like mostly dissipated) about two months ago. I haven’t had h… more

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I pushed my family from my life because I felt they were toxic. It's always hard answering the question of my plans over holidays because I never see my family, (but they aren't dead and sti… more

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I went through a painful divorce when I discovered my ex husbands affair and I have been working really hard in therapy through the trauma and got to a healthy place and I’ve been in a ... cont

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Thanksgiving is so depressing for me every year no matter what the circumstances and I never know why.

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Tell me it’s ok not to want another child. Tell me that having one kid is enough and he won’t regret not having a sibling. I am not mentally ready for another child. I’m 40 years old and I’m just done… more

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How do you deal with spending the holidays alone? I've been alone for many years and it's never bothered me as much as this year. I've been by myself since March and I'm very lonely. … more

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Staring at the gym wall, just don’t know what to do anymore. Forcefully admitted my sister to mental facility yesterday, dad is in alcohol rehab center, and milking myself dry trying my best to help m… more

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Do you ever feel like you want to cry but you can’t. It feel like suffocation and you just can’t get it off your chest

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Do you feel like to most people you’re the happy, charming, social butterfly. But really,‘you’re just melancholic. I’d use the word sad but I’m not sad all the time. Is the what it means to be a high … more

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I’ve never been more alone.

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Just find out my employer has been hiding a secret rubrik for how they promote people. I've been here 5 years. Already have big issues with being lied to, on account of being raised in a cult. If… more

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Does anyone suffer from anxiety when dealing with aging sick parents? Im in my late 20s and i feel like none of my friends can relate 😢

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I went on leave for mental health, I came back and my PG leader 1) didn’t give me my cases back, 2) stopped giving me lucrative cases, and 3) refused to engage me with my concerns. I went to HR and Ad… more

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Been a while since I’ve dated.. started talking to someone.. things were going well... then text responses went from timely to 4-5 hours. Should I move on? No need to add this to list of overthinking.… more

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When it comes to therapy do I look up a place online and make an appointment or do I need some sort of referral? Not sure if I need to see a therapist or physiatrist really.

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It’s been a month since my suicide attempt. Life isn’t perfect but I’m recovering and I’m here! :)

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The client (main contact) on my project is always rude, yells, and talks negatively to me. I think it’s just their personality. I thought it would make me have thick skin but honestly it breaks throug… more

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I really really really want to die. I just wish one person understood how much it hurts enough to give me permission. I’ve been depressed for 18 years, when is enough enough.

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Is holiday depression a thing ?

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Been going to therapy for a while now but my depression doesn’t seem to be getting any better. I want to give medication a try - worth it?

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I’ve been deeply depressed before (in ‘17), but have dug myself out of it. Now I am feeling that things are starting to slide again: anxious, not sleeping, not eating, procrastinating, my performance… more

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I don’t want this post to read as a downplay mental health (I am battling my own demons), but is there a level of theatrics to certain conditions. I think my family member has a condition and tends to… more

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Anybody familiar with coping around rejection sensitive dysphoria (RSD)? I have ADHD, and the therapist believes I exhibit symptoms of RSD,i.e, worrying too much about every single comment a client ma… more

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I have an interview at 3pm and I can’t stop thinking about it. I always psych myself out up until the actual call and then feel immediate relief right after.

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I’m 5 years into consulting. Most of my friends I started in consulting with are now managers at other firms. I feel like I’m doing something wrong and fail at work for not being promoted to manager d… more

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Ok hear me out....folk punk! Pour me a glass of scotch and blast folk punk, I literally get goosebumps and a sense of relief (that feeling down the spine). Probably not the healthiest coping mechanism… more

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Someone hug me virtually please! It just hasn’t been my day

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Earlier today, I was in an elevator with someone who didn't have a mask on and we were less than 6 feet apart. She was also talking up a storm. I didn't realize at first that she didn't h… more

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What do you guys do when you feel pain. So much pain that the hearts ache. I am in therapy, meds and working out.

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I took this entire week off and it feels so good to wake up and not feel anxious about hopping on a call about work I couldn’t get to over the weekend

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I am leaving consulting but I don’t know what I want to do. I hate to admit it, but I’m a lazy person who doesn’t want a lot of expectations to be put on me. Hence why consulting wasn’t making me happ… more

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How to get someone with bipolar and/or insomnia to sleep? Pleaaaaasse help

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I am a graduating student and trying to find a therapist as all the counselors at my school are kind of bs. Where can I start? I have no insurance... looking for help with PTSD

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My ex broke up with me because my depression drained her out. I couldn't set boundaries. I couldn't respect her wishes. I am hurting so much please can someone help. ?? I am drowning in guilt… more

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Hi everyone, how do you find time to go to therapy? Most therapists I’ve inquired with only do Monday-Thursday during work hours... but with how swamped with work I always am in consulting with sponta… more

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I feel like my team doesn’t like me

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