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by Spleefy
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Expressions
Topic: Why do I feel so anxious? I can't take it anymore
Replies: 1
Views: 338

Re: Why do I feel so anxious? I can't take it anymore

Hi aimage, I totally hear you! I’ve been there myself. There are dietary, herbs, tinctures, and supplements one can take to alleviate anxiety. While these won’t make the anxiety disappear, they can reduce it enough to make it manageable while you work on the behavioral changes necessary to overcome ...
by Spleefy
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: Promises you make to yourself
Replies: 6
Views: 802

Re: Promises you make to yourself

The only thing positive in my life is I try to go out, and I work in a better job than before.


Come now, I'm sure you've got quite a few more positive things in your life right now :)
by Spleefy
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: New

Yeah, it’s so hard to be happy and have peace in our lives when our environment contradicts it. I truly do hope that, one day, you will find a way to improve your environment and family situation. Re: having a positive mental attitude… It is easier to be positive when things are going well in our li...
by Spleefy
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Hello, Here Goes Nothing.
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: Hello, Here Goes Nothing.

Howdy, Like you, in my experience things don’t miraculously get better on their own. For things to get better, we need to work towards making it better. I know it seems so bad for you right now. But the good thing about life is that most things are not set in stone—they can be changed. You made some...
by Spleefy
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Hi. Really struggling, back on sertraline
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: Hi. Really struggling, back on sertraline

Hi Simon, That is one of few drawbacks of synthetic antidepressants. I wonder if the doctor can prescribe another type of antidepressant that will have less adverse effects on you? Something else you could try is to see a naturopath—that is, if it is accessible to you. I’m not sure how much you know...
by Spleefy
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Mental Health News
Topic: This Could Be Why You Are Depressed or Anxious
Replies: 0
Views: 983

This Could Be Why You Are Depressed or Anxious

Hi Folks, I saw this in my recommend list on YouTube. It is a TED talk by Johann Hari on the causes of depression and anxiety. I'm not sure why it was in my recommendations--I wasn't even looking up depression, but I'm so glad I found this gem of a talk. It is by far one, if not THE, best TED talks ...
by Spleefy
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: New

Hi Standalone, Why do you think it’s “pathetic” that you are living in your family home at 35 years old? In some cultures and families, living in the family home is common and totally acceptable. Living at the family home might actually be a smart arrangement, especially in these times when the cost...
by Spleefy
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Other Thoughts, Feelings and Messages
Topic: my fear
Replies: 3
Views: 1200

Re: my fear

Hi Carol, You've hit a roadblock... there will be many more to come. Higher education does take up a lot of our time and resources. And there is no guarantee that all our hard work and dedication to get the piece of paper will yield the outcome we are looking for. When there is something we really w...
by Spleefy
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Just want to find way to help myself
Replies: 10
Views: 1396

Re: Just want to find way to help myself

Hello i am new here i read your article and i am facing these types of problem from past 5 yaers :( Welcome, genemassey. It's incredible how long depression can affect our lives. I hope you find comfort here and you are able to get the support you need to work though your own depression experience.
by Spleefy
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Your Story
Topic: A bit of a mess
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Re: A bit of a mess

Hi LilyCakes, Wait, people on forums are not “actual people”? :O lol Thank you so much for sharing a bit about your story. You definitely don’t want to ignore what is going on in your life, no matter how painful it is to face up to it. It will just get worse and harder to deal with the longer you le...
by Spleefy
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Your Story
Topic: Just diagnosed, not sure if I need meds
Replies: 1
Views: 333

Re: Just diagnosed, not sure if I need meds

Hi CrystalClear, It might be an idea to see another health professional, as sometimes it’s good to get a second or even third opinion. It sounds like you’ve been under considerable, prolonged stress. This can wear us down and even induce depressive symptoms. Is your current employer a decent person?...
by Spleefy
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: testing the waters | please talk to me
Replies: 1
Views: 963

Re: testing the waters | please talk to me

Welcome to the forums. Have you tried to tell them, face to face, how you feel? It’s interesting how they all stopped responding to your texts, isn’t it? I don’t know the situation, but another thing to look at might be your expectations. For example, are you depending on them too much or being clin...
by Spleefy
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Just want to find way to help myself
Replies: 10
Views: 1396

Re: Just want to find way to help myself

I used to have a bit of a temper myself lol. My family also has a temper, and I was brought up in an angry and violent environment. My parents did not teach me how to manage my emotions. Well, how could they when they didn't even know how to manage their own emotions? So my temper was understandable...
by Spleefy
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Hello out there
Replies: 10
Views: 1272

Re: Hello out there

Based on what you said, I feel that if she wants you to be a more assertive husband, a good leader and what have you, then it is her role as a wife to support your headship. She should be helping you to develop that confidence and headship, not shutting it down. Instead of belittling you, she should...
by Spleefy
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Expressions
Topic: Update on my life
Replies: 1
Views: 966

Re: Update on my life

Hi jinnie, Thank you so much for sharing. It was a good read and, speaking for myself, makes you feel like you are not alone with the struggles and pressures of life. With more freedom comes more responsibility, that’s for sure. For what it’s worth, I think you are doing an amazing job. And I do enc...

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