Depression/Anxiety Talk

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Has anyone had their depression start due to a tough break up? I don’t know if what I’m feeling is a normal reaction or if I’m depressed. I feel very out of it, it’s been months but no change, I’m all… more

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Has anyone successfully returned to their firm after a long leave of absence / sabbatical and had it be better? Is it possible to restart with a better attitude, set boundaries, utilize coping methods… more

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Someone reported me to HR for being rude and condescending. HR came back and said they couldn’t prove it (which makes sense given it’s all false), but my leadership are furious at me regardless. I’… more

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Anybody else have a non-stop countdown in their head until work starts again on Monday that is in the way of enjoying the weekend?The anxiety is eating me away. Truly wonder what it’s like having a jo… more

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How do you get an official diagnosis of depression (all I have done so far are online tests)? I tried therapist twice but they never gave me any test

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I’m having extreme anxiety about the upcoming work week. I feel overwhelmed and just want to cry. I think it’s partially burnout (working 60+ hour weeks and some weekends pretty consistently), and als… more

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Hear it all the time, but how do you truly start to believe that you are worth more than your job? I have crippling performance anxiety due to a tough manager with unrealistic expectations (working in… more

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I can’t seem to get anything done and give up too often. My biggest problem is wanting to do something, let’s say make music, then I’ll tell myself all the things I need to do and plan it out instea… more

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I feel like I have become a master at playing the game of life. I'm able to put up such convincing facades of being happy, that sometimes I can even fool myself. I can have fun in the moment, but … more

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Objectively, I like the life I live, I can stand behind the decisions I make, I put a lot of time towards the things that I’m passionate about and matter to me, and I’ve been decently successful in th… more

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On an internal role working for an exec. I am facing insurmountable pressure to perform and meet my boss’s unrealistic expectations. He’s a command-and-control type leader too, so this amplified the p… more

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Depression and anxiety were affecting my job and so I told my counselor and HR lead. I took a leave of absence (short term disability). I returned and was laid off due to “no path forward” not due t… more

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I feel extremely bored and depressed everyday. I have absolute no hobby besides playing some video games and watching Netflix. But I get bored with them very quickly too. I don’t have friends and I d… more

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There's a lot to be depressed about for sure right now. Let's talk about what good things are going on in our lives? I start a new job on Monday after searching for months!

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Does anyone have experience dealing with their own authenticity? I feel like I've been putting on masks almost my whole life, aside from a few periods of reprieve. I'm so terrified of stopp… more

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USA 🐠: Does your company provide mental wellness therapy consultations through insurance? How much do you have to pay out of pocket for an hour’s session? What are some of the challenges you face in … more

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Getting emails from management and I can tell that I’m going to be put on a PIP or at least have it suggested. I had a breakdown a few months ago and I tried to be super upfront with all of my manag… more

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Whimsical thought of a semi-adult: professional help is so expensive, I’ve tried counseling in college and they told me there’s nothing wrong with me, so that was a waste of time and money. Tried to g… more

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Can’t shake this feeling. Ever since this poor eval that criticized my personality traits, I’m struggling to keep a smile on and engage happily. All I can think about it how my team doesn’t like me. (… more

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What does a panic attack feel like? Been going through some recent financial hardship and have been finding myself forgetting to breathe on a recurring basis. Not forgetting to breathe deep calming br… more

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Dont know if i’m more aggravated b/c i’m missing dinner w/ my family at MY OWN HOUSE because of being thrown into a busy season with no warning, or the fact that literally none of my family checks and… more

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Has anyone found / taken a virtual Mental Health First Aid course?

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Anyone heard of lifespan integration therapy invented by Peggy Pace? If so, was it effective?

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I think my sister may be bi polar. Not to say it in a negative way, but if true, can she still have a normal life? Doing a lot of reading and obviously seems medication intensive... but can’t help but… more

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Does anyone have a CBT focused therapist in NYC that they would recommend?

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I truly don’t find any hopes for the future. I thought about killing myself but probably no one will even find out. Maybe if I just tune down all my emotions I can still keep going for a bit.

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Have had a history of anxiety and depression, flared up again in the past few weeks. Went to my Psychiatrist and explained that I’m really struggling and want to take STD from work to get things under… more

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I can appreciate, but respectfully disagree with those who say “diet and exercise” are the key to combating anxiety and depression. I eat cleanly and exercise religiously, and still live each day in a… more

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I am so, so sad right now. I can’t call any of my friends because of the time zone but truthfully i don’t want to have to explain or face the judgement either. I can’t stop crying. I’m so sad, and I k… more

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Don't get me wrong, I appreciate so much and feel very lucky to have a job BUT I am losing all the energy and excitement regardles of the project. Every day I struggle with going back to this cons… more

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I am 27years old. Was in depression last year and have been diagnosed with anxiety disorder. I have just been to various doctors non stop. I just don’t understand why I am showing so many different sy… more

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How do I keep unwanted sexual attention at bay? Drives me nuts at times. As if I do not already have enough to deal with.

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I noticed many posts here in the past few hours regarding depression or anxiety related to work or otherwise. As someone having JUST gone through this and still going through it (I also just got a the… more

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How do you find a therapist? I’ve never done this before, and all the acronyms and different licenses are super confusing. What kind of provider should I be searching for?

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Struggling with so much depression and anxiety that I have no motivation to work. Doctor has me on meds but none of them seem to quite do the trick. Anyone have suggestions? This is definitely impac… more

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Emotional drained, supervisor just been told me that I’m holding the team back (not exactly words). Well, I’m sorry but I’m spilt between two projects where in one have to lead an entire workstream &a… more

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This might be a dumb question, but I think I’m depressed. Who do I go to for a diagnosis and for medication? I feel like I’ve had this for a while but have to terms that I need help

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My boyfriend of one year broke up with me out of nowhere citing depression and feeling blank. He blocked my number. He recently changed some meds and was having some lows. I feel so broken.

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