• Welcome to the Anxiety Community Forum, a friendly space for discussion, help and support with mental health issues. Please register to post and use the extra features available to members. Click here to register.Everyone is welcome!

New to this.

Seamy Bob

New Member
Joined
May 5, 2020
Messages
9
Reaction score
3
Hello everyone, hope you're all well during these crazy times.

I was on a similar forum many moons ago and since then I've actually been to uni, graduated etc.

I'm here to speak to people in a similar position to me. This last year has possibly been the most depressing, unfulfilling year I've lived.

I suffer from generalised and social anxiety in addition to depression. I just need somewhere to talk, be open and vent any frustrations I have.
 

triceps

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 7, 2018
Messages
1,340
Reaction score
752
Welcome Seamy Bob. I've got the same three anxiety disorders as you and have had a very good experience sharing on this site. Great job making it through school given your anxiety difficulties.
 

Seamy Bob

New Member
Joined
May 5, 2020
Messages
9
Reaction score
3
Thanks triceps I appreciate the compliment. It was hard, but I got there through in the end through stubbornness and proving myself wrong.
 

triceps

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 7, 2018
Messages
1,340
Reaction score
752
I'm now retired (on disability) but I wish I had the self-esteem I have now back when I was in college. It was a very difficult accomplishment. I've done much better after taking the attitude that included being very open about my anxiety disorder, if asked, and not being a bit concerned about others' opinion of me. I know I'm a good person and for me, that's all that matters.
 

Seamy Bob

New Member
Joined
May 5, 2020
Messages
9
Reaction score
3
I've become very open about my anxiety disorder as well. It doesn't phase me to talk about it, but the depression I suffer from is a lot harder to explain and I do that whole macho man thing where I don't like to admit that I struggle.

Even though you lacked the self esteem you now have when you were in college, i'm happy to hear that your attitude has changed and you're in a better place now. You come across a very good person, and I'm sure you are. One positive I've taken from having anxiety and depression is the empathy I have for others to know that they could be going through the same as me, and I know the toll it takes.
 

Cuchculan

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 14, 2019
Messages
1,791
Reaction score
959
Welcome to the forum. Just reading your last post in the thread. We can try and explain things to others who have never suffered from the condition. Some might go a bit over board with the whole sympathy thing. Which we are not looking for. I don't blame them for not knowing how to react. Think I kept it a secret for years. Not really knowing how people would view the whole thing. Now most know. Mind you they tend to forget a lot of the time.
 

Joshua1

Active Member
Joined
Sep 20, 2020
Messages
527
Reaction score
44
Hello everyone, hope you're all well during these crazy times.

I was on a similar forum many moons ago and since then I've actually been to uni, graduated etc.

I'm here to speak to people in a similar position to me. This last year has possibly been the most depressing, unfulfilling year I've lived.

I suffer from generalised and social anxiety in addition to depression. I just need somewhere to talk, be open and vent any frustrations I have.
Be determined that the future year will not be as bad as the present year and sow seeds.
 
Top