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Chest pain, nausea, shaking, unable to concentrate, waking up at 5. Is this anxiety? I’m otherwise healthy. I think about work constantly. I’ve been in the job only 8 months. I don’t know what to do. … more

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I’m looking to move out of the city in Sept/Oct and have already begun contacting realtors. There are limit apartments in where I want to live and it’s very competitive. I don’t know if I’m being resp… more

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Been looking for a job now since last summer. Had to turn down a dream role due to COVID. Interviewing during COVID has been hell. Just rejection after rejection. Should I just slow down? My current… more

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Hello! I’m looking for people to participate in a research study about creativity & mental health/well-being! www.creativitystudy.com I’m a creativity researcher working on my dissertation on the psychology & neuroscience of creativity. I’m interested in understanding how different types of creative careers, side hustles, and artistic outlets relate to our emotions, mental health, & well-being. Ultimately to help build awareness, resources, & improve the lives of creative people. Please visit www.creativitystudy.com for more info!

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Finally got my first dose of the COVID vaccine. I find it sad I haven’t been this excited about anything in a long time.

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I feel so trapped I want to scream. Fiancé’s been unemployed for a year. He’s a creative, we’re in a small ad market and he’s been rejected from almost every shop. Pre-covid I wanted to leave my job, … more

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Exhausted, that is all ✨

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A friend is looking into taking legal action re mental health damage from a recent boss/position (which she just got terminated from) - does anyone have advice on where to start? This is in London re… more

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My wife asked me if work has impacted my mental health, I told her that being born has impacted my mental health

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Been feeling like a POS lately and constantly having negative thoughts. Just wanted to put it out there, need to be said. Thank you

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After 3 years, during a termination session, the therapist disclosed she’s in the same recovery program I’m in. At the start of the work, her knowledge of the program, local meetings, and some of the … more

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My mind is constantly going back and forth between how stagnant I am in my job with no prospects, how shit my relationship is, whether my rent is gonna increase, can I afford it and how this was someh… more

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Stress is a serious matter. How aware are you of your stressors?

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Is anyone else truly anxious at the thought of going back to the office? For a while I really missed the organic interactions but now after a year in isolation (I live alone), things from being in the… more

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I’m getting married this year and my SO has some family drama which I’m not used to as I love my family deeply. His brothers wife has always been a see you next Tuesday. I’ve only met her twice and sh… more

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I've been crying on and off the past two/three days. Sometimes even during meetings with my mic and camera off. Please tell me I'm not alone.

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I worked at an agency for 9 years and within a few days of having left it I just realized that I never had anything in common with anybody there. As a matter of fact, I don’t get in touch with any of … more

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Sorry, I can’t. Taking a mental health weekend. Every weekend.

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Anyone ever taken Paxil? It’s really helping me but I’m really tired all the time and just want to sleep all day. Any way to combat this?

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Any advice or comfort for anxiety of going back into office/post-covid in general? I’m afraid of change, the stress of socialization, the pressure to be presentable, and being apart from my dog.

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I started paying attention to my mental health about 6 months into the pandemic. Taking anti-depressants and anti-anxiety meds for the first time in my life. Finally have them adjusted well enough tha… more

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I was laid off in August. I can’t find anything and can’t seem to catch a break. Really losing hope and having some pretty dark thoughts as I stare at a list of jobs I’ve already applied to on LinkedI… more

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Not Advertising relate but affecting my current health. Is it normal to break it off with someone you’ve been seeing and talking to where everything else in your lives aligns solely for ‘sexual compa… more

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How do you deal with overthinking? Is there a way to stop overthinking?

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Therapy’s too expensive, I’ve been sleeping way too much again (12 hours +) and still waking up tired while having no appetite to the point I’m losing too much weight. I know this isn’t right but I do… more

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Today, I decided to quit my job with nothing lined up because it made me miserable. I’ve never been so happy before in my life. I’m starting school in may for my masters program in psych so I can leav… more

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What does self love mean? Does anyone else struggle with self love vs feeling selfish/guilty

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Zoloft. Just when on it for anxiety. Who can share about their experience, good or bad? At the moment, I have ironic anxiety about what it will do to me.

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Has anyone here been on Effexor? Would appreciate some insights. Thanks.

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A former co-worker I didn’t like requested to connect with me on LinkedIn. I accepted a few connection requests before coming across theirs; so their invite automatically popped up. Will LI notify t… more

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Would it be bad if I change my start date? I proposed to my employer a start date 2 weeks after I quit my job, but now that I think about it, I feel like I need a week to recharge before starting a ne… more

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It’s been 6 years since I’ve moved to NYC but it took this pandemic for me to realise that I’m really just an option for people I thought I was close to.

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I just had to turn off my laptop and walk away for the night because I am on the verge/already breaking down a bit. I know the rest of my team had to work later (I peaked on slack) and i feel super gu… more

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Would you tel your director that you just started taking stimulants ? I know there’s no real reason to, but sort of feel like being transparent

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Dad had to get emergency open heart surgery over the weekend. Now me and my family are preparing to help him recover and determine what those next steps are. While all that is happening, we’re worki… more

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Anyone else dealing with anxiety around the uncertainty of continued remote work? We were so dysfunctional and unproductive in the office, the thought of going back is giving me nightmares.

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Has anyone else ever been mugged, jumped, attacked? I was attacked by two men in 2019 walking home from work. They beat me but thankfully didn’t rape me, which is what my mind was telling me was happe… more

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Started a new job a couple months ago, and I’ve been struggling thanks to a lethal mix of COVID life, a really demanding role and pre-existing depression and anxiety. I’ve noticed myself backsliding -… more

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Has anyone experienced blame shifting? In my romantic relationship we’re in sync 97% of the time but if I’ve constructive criticism, the dynamic flips, so I apologize to deescalate. I can’t ask for ch… more

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I have been having chest tightest during work hours. Monday - Thursday 11am -6 and sometimes on Friday. I was freaking out that I was having a heart attack but it seems like anxiety. It’s not one thin… more

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