Help me please! Am I mentaly ill?!
Question: I suffer from anxiety, depression and panic attacks I have irrational fears about insignifagant things I am a chronic worrier and I have a chronic inability to relax. I don't have thoughts of suicide but I don't want to be me anymore either. I don't know what to do and I can't afford to pay for professional help. Any serious advice will be greatly appreciated
Answers: I suffer from anxiety, depression and panic attacks I have irrational fears about insignifagant things I am a chronic worrier and I have a chronic inability to relax. I don't have thoughts of suicide but I don't want to be me anymore either. I don't know what to do and I can't afford to pay for professional help. Any serious advice will be greatly appreciated
Sounds as if you know you have problems, and think you know
what they are. You may or may not have insight into what
is causing your problems. Something is wrong, something is
causing it. You have something working for you mentally, intellectually,
you can use a computer and looks like you only misspelled one word.
You know something is wrong, and it sounds like you are pretty
miserable most of the time. Don't let this become a way of life.
There are clinics in most cities, or even smaller communities which have
mental health and medical personnel to help you. Read self help books, too. Read Dr. Phils books. He has some good ones, if you are
not too anxious or depressed to be able to read.
Get help. The clinics which are sliding scale only charge a small
fee usually. Are you able to work? Can you take care of yourself.
Can you make decisions without too much delay? How do you sleep,
how is your appetite. What is going on with your body, memory,
your attitude in general, feelings toward yourself and others.Can
you concentrate, relax?
The things you are saying you suffer from are a lot all at once, and
you do not want them to get worse. You cannot afford to ignore these
problems. Some churches have counsellors, get on the phone and
call around, call the churches.& clinics. Find someone to talk to about this,
someone reputable. This book will not cure your problems, but
it might help you see some faulty thinking patterns, even make you see you need some help. " Feeling Good, Mood Therapy" by David
Burns. It may or may not have something to do with your problem.
Most people with anxiety have a distorted perception of reality, fearful &
slanted to the negative, sometimes its basis is in reality, sometimes
not. If someone is hurting you, it is fear and based in reality , of course.
Are you safe? Are you being abused? There are shelters. Call. If you are thinking wrong, black white, circular reasoning, it
will contribute to your anxiety. Get moving mentally or physically
to do something before your life is down the drain.
you arn't ill, no more than the rest of us that is. it sounds like you're just in need of a lifestyle change. unfortunatly, i dont know your situation so i cant help yah much
do yo have samaritines or lifeline?? If my email is available to you I am happy to spend time with you going thru your issues, I am trained to do so, you have multiple issues and it has taken you many years to get to this space, so do not be discouraged that it will not go away over night. Try ringing those people or information services in your town and see what is available, I would hope whatever country you are in would be able to accomodate someone with your issues. take care and write if you can, make sure you clearly identify as a Yahoo member so youdont get spam listed.
It sounds like you are an introvert with some social anxiety, but not a mental illness. Stick to one on one relationships or small intimate groups of close friends;then branch out from there as you feel comfortable. Most people have some anxiety in group settings that take us out of our comfort zone...
I don't think you're crazy or anything, perhaps just a little bit too stressed out. Lots of places have free or discounted mental health clinics or support groups. I'd call your county board of mental health, they should have a list of places you can go. I think everyone can benefit from talking to someone and I bet you'll feel much better and won't have to pay much at all.
smoke some of the good stuff and get drunk
chat with me and we'll talk about it. i am not a professional but i think i can help.(it's ok if you don't want to!)
If you feel ready for it, a counselor is a good way to help you get things on track, if you can find one that you feel is right for you. If all other means fail, talk to your doctor and look into some medication for depression and anxiety if you feel you really need it and can afford it (or have insurance). A lot of people frown on it, but I disagree. I think it's worth a shot if you feel you're out of options.
Welcome to the club, I assure you there is light at the end of the tunnel. Go see you local doctor talk to him and he will give you options, counselling, lifestyle changes medication etc , or a combination cos everyone is different and any treatment has to fit the individual
I have lived with depression and its associated bits and pieces for over 20 yrs
Once you get back on that level playing field again, Man Life looks Real Good
Good Luck Mate
I have three words that may change your life. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT for short). The average is 16 sessions, and there are no drugs involved. The sucess rate is something like 80%, and the results last for years. If the core of your problem is anxiety, and it sounds like it is, this may work for you like it worked for me. If you're not able to afford a therapist, all is not lost. YOU do most of the work in the sessions, so if you wanted to simply buy a book and follow the steps yourself, you could totally do that. If I can help you out with any more information, email me and I'd be happy to share. Good luck!