Mental Health & Support

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I think if i stay in advertising i may drive my car off a bridge. I can’t tell if covid made this worse or Ive hit my limit.

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I had my last video session with my amazing therapist yesterday and I’m feeling super emotional about it. I’d been seeing her for a year and a half, but her office is considered “short term” treatment. I’ve had a therapy session with a new long term and it’s bringing up all the anxiety and emotions having to re-explain everything all over again. Has anyone dealt with that and how did you do it?

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Pretty sure I'm getting laid off soon, how do I deal with the anxiety while I wait for it?

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Went over to a friends apartment multiple times this weekend to check up on her since she sprained her foot. We’ve both been specially distancing and not going out (groceries delivered) but I’m feeling anxious that I’ll get COVID from seeing her. I don’t know how to balance my anxiety with rational thoughts because you can do everything right and still get the virus. we both haven’t left our apartments prior to me seeing her so I’m trying to hang onto that. This anxiety is really getting to me.

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There’s no reason you have to put up with a job you hate. I spent many years working in a toxic environment with a boss who gossiped and lead through fear. He wasn’t really much of a leader but basically a foreman. And he could make my existence miserable. I admit that it wasn’t easy to find another job but the bottom line is: trust your guts. If you feel something is wrong it’s because it probably is. Don’t second guess yourself. Look for options and and fight for your mental health.

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I’ve had an eating disorder since my teens but recently went through an outpatient program. That said, my progress is crumbling from being home. My work is suffering from it - I am making mistakes left and right and am having a hard time focusing. My team is unaware of my situation and I have been receiving a lot of passive aggressive feedback - which is understandable - but it just makes it harder. Besides therapy and the basics, does anyone know else have tips? Anyone else feeling this way?

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one of my biggest personal accomplishments this year was telling my team that i’m taking a day off for a mental health day. i know that doesn’t seem that big, but i’ve always felt guilty for wanting to take a personal day for my mental health. i’m fortunate enough to have a team that is receptive and understanding of it.

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My rosacea and eczema only flare up from stress. Has anyone successfully stopped a stress-induced flare up for anything like this? Tips and tricks? Grounding techniques?

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Who else finds Mother’s Day hard (for various reasons)? Mine emotionally scarred me. However later she tried apologizing for some of her actions but the damage is done, I feel so ambivalent towards her. Do I still appease her by the obligatory Mother’s Day visit (call)? It’s so fake and I also don’t want to hurt her... no point right?

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All these virtual meetings has me struggling to get my point across in conversations. Everyone speaks over one another and I never get to make my point. Starting to resent my team because of this. sPeAk LoUdEr right?

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Does anyone else feel like their SO wants nothing to do with them a lot of the time? I’m having a hard time balancing putting unconditional effort or care into our relationship with also feeling constantly rejected. To make it worse, anytime I bring up how I feel he seems as if it’s coming out of nowhere and has no idea what I’m talking about. I don’t know the best way to approach working this out

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I get nervous a week before presentation. Is this normal... and ive been doing this a while

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Has anyone here ever had to deal with rehoming a dog? My boyfriends rescue dog bit me in the neck to the point where I had to go to the hospital and I’m so scared of him now. I feel so guilty (cont)

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Check in on a friend today. Even if it’s just a hello text. Some people just need to hear it. 💕 That said, hello to all of you.

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I feel worthless since i feel like i cant concept at all. I feel like I dont even know what a creative strategy is. Doubting myself

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Combination of mental & physical health -- anyone else experiencing irregular periods because of stress? Mine was over 2 weeks late & definitely made concentrating on life/work difficult (cont.)

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Truly trying my best here to turn in quality work. I’ll show my planner my progress and she’ll say it’s okay and to keep doing what I’m doing. The next day my work is apparently all wrong and confusing. Sub-sequentially leading to lectures about holding up our team and other teams we work with. As if I don’t know this already... In turn, she looks like this great - quick problem solver and I just look like the incompetent AMP.

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How long does it take to feel comfortable at a new job. I started two weeks ago. It feels so overwhelming and daunting. Everything seems to be a mess and I feel like I am out in a position to sink or swim.

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