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I wake up without a goal

I should study but I am not capable of it anymore, I do not have a stable job, I feel tired all the time, I have anxiety sparks, I don’t know what to do 🙁 What can I do? :”'( I am desperate submitted by /u/NatSpaghettiAgency Hi, I am very sorry to hear how you ...

DAE-sleep

I have this problem I’ve been experiencing for a few years where I have a good sleeping pattern ( getting up earlyish and sleeping latest midnight) then all of a sudden I can’t sleep till 2 then 4 then 6 and suddenly the sun’s rising and I’m not tired, eventually going to bed and waking ...

bipolar

I’m becoming confident that I’m bipolar with general anxiety disorder. I do not drink alcohol or caffeine, I will try to eat more unfried fish as I’ve read that helps. Are their any other tips from anyone who is knowledgeable about bipolar for managing symptoms that don’t involve medication. Any and all advise would be appreciated. submitted ...

There is something wrong with me

Hi, I am very sorry to hear about the anxiety you are experiencing. As you said, it can be quite limiting. In therapy, one could look at several things. One is to see if there are any explanations for your anxiety, such as emotions you experienced about past unpleasant (or traumatic) events that have not been resolved ...

please help me

f20, I suffer from BPD depression and anxiety. I barely got the motivation to do anything, and I mean anything. Brushing teeth, eating, showering even laying in bed. I have stuff to do on a daily basis, and my mind is motivated in some way, but my body is shut down. I’m exhausted. Please help ...

any one else a procrastinator? I swear I’m the the worst

Like the title says, I’m not sure if it’s due to depression and severe anxiety, but I’m realizing lately I’m such a procrastinating person without even trying to. Am I the only One?? submitted by /u/Sad_Slide_9130 Hi, I am very sorry to hear how you are feeling. I would not be too hard ...

Newbie here thanks for having me.

I just really need some encouragement. My mental health has been awful lately, and my anxiety has sky rocketed. Between physical and mental health issues and now losing a week of work this past week because of the flu, I just really needed a positive group to vent to and maybe some words of wisdom ...

Does anyone have any idea what is wrong with me? why am I so anxious for no reason, seemingly out of nowhere?

Hi Cornelius, You may want to find out with a good therapist where the anxiety is coming from. Very often, past experiences can reach into the present, and resolving them can be very helpful. If for any reason, one’s feelings of safety and security have been affected by situations or events, that can lower the threshold ...

Is it OK to be open about having depression and anxiety or should I keep it to myself?

I’m very open about my metal health issues. Should I stop doing that? Does that drive people away? submitted by /u/theOutsider196 Hi, I have often seen people benefit from being open about mental health issues. Quite frequently, they were pleasantly surprised when they were open about it, even at work. However, there are people ...

I feel like my mental illnesses will never allow me to live.

I suffer from depression, anxiety, ocd and eating disorders. My social anxiety is so bad I find myself alone most of the time and unable to find new friends, my eating disorders make it difficult to be out of the house for long periods of time because I can’t eat outside (it’s a fear that ...

My therapist says I should accept the situation even though I hate it

I‘ve always been kind of uncomfortable with myself and I am therefore extremely insecure and hate my body and my character. I think I‘m not good enough for anything and every failure leads me to wanting to not ever try anything again. Especially when it comes to socialising or even dating I‘m to scarred to ...

Emotional Support Animals as a topic for research

I am in grad school for Public Sociology. I am interested in discussions about mental health and bettering one’s being. I’ve been thinking about getting one in the future. I believe animals especially dogs have this ability to calm one’s mind and feel comfortable. There’s this connection and emotional bond. It is beneficial to depression, anxiety ...

Exercise and Social Anxiety – does it help?

Hi, Last year we did some investigating in scientific journals about whether or not exercise can help reduce social anxiety. You can read what we found out here. The TL;DR version is that we found that exercise can help alleviate social anxiety by increasing your feel good hormones, increasing self-efficacy and by acting as a distraction. A ...

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