‘Anxiety&Depression’ is a battle many deal with but keep hidden.
This is nothing to be ashamed of nor does it make you any less of a person
Talking is the best tool. Some may not understand when you try talking to them about your mental state, this can be very discouraging especially when it’s those close to you!
This is simply a lack of understanding on their part, don’t blame someone for their ignorance. Don’t let this be a cause for breakdowns in relationships as this can make things worse for you, support is detrimental during such a fragile time. Depending on how much that person cares they will source information needed to gain some understanding of what you are battling! Of course, without experience it is very difficult to offer advice on such a topic, but people’s time, effort & initiative is just as effective.
Those who fob you off, get rid! That simple!
Don’t let your symptoms get out of hand, I’m sure many who deal with Anxiety&Depression, have had their fair share of hospital visits, been hooked up to heart machines etc. Not only can the symptoms be alarming, they can lead you to believe all sorts & can be very draining on the body. Anxiety has a lot to answer for, digestion problems, heart problems, skin problems, problems with immune system, not to mention mental health problems which is what ‘Anxiety&Depression’ is classed as, paranoia &the list goes on. Don’t let people’s thoughts scare you, your mental health comes first. Recognise your symptoms and get help.
Think.... Thinking is one of the main culprits that play a part in Anxiety&Depression...the mind is a very powerful thing! In situations relating to health, thinking ‘quick’ can help, but ‘overthinking’ can lead to destruction.... Finding the balance is challenging to say the least. Everyone will battle this at some point in their life, you are not alone!
Find a healthy balance. Easier said than done ‘we’ say, with therapy & time it’s possible.
Anxiety & Depression can be isolating, destructive & often over looked...don’t suffer in silence.
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