Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by kerr9000 » Sat May 23, 2020 8:21 pm

I used to work for a charity called BeatBullying and its sister charity Mindful which was focused around trying to help 11 to 18 year olds struggling with bullying and/or mental health. I really really enjoyed it but the company went into administration and it deeply upset me... I am not sure why but I finally decided to get this out of me and talk about it... I guess I just wanted to share this because on the one side it shows how helping others can help you, but I also just needed to get it out of me if that makes sense, I feel a lot of annoyance at the former owner and needed to vent this out in the world where people could hear it.


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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by False » Sun May 24, 2020 12:48 am

I won’t post on here again because I’m too much of a one note downer

I’ve had a pretty good day today but lol I’m deffo gonna do myself

Very very tired tbh

Don’t worry this isn’t a final note so don’t call the police, but I’m gonna party till I’m done

Consider this false checking out - peace

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Curls » Sun May 24, 2020 9:19 am

Well how the hell do you respond to that, you should keep posting Falsey. People don't mind listening to this stuff. They don't mind talking, helping. I've seen you help lots of people on here too. Please keep sharing and helping. We need you brew.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Victor Mildew » Sun May 24, 2020 9:35 am

That's what this topic is for, please keep posting.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Corazon de Leon » Sun May 24, 2020 10:44 am

What they said. Don’t just mix drop us out of the mix False, keep us updated on how you’re getting on. :)

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Vermilion » Mon May 25, 2020 9:16 am

Been really struggling this weekend, my mind has been racing and almost crashed at 130R (F1 in-joke) yesterday, and am constantly worried about how and when i will be able to travel again (and whether the companies i use will survive).

Travel is my life, and not being able to do it for so long now is gradually eating away at me bit by bit. The isolation is not helping either, i've not had a decent discussion with anyone outside my own home now for nearly 3 months, and it is completely doing my head in.

My week of virus was hell, but i'm finding this extended lockdown even worse.

The lack of things to do has also led me to consume too much news (which i know i warned others not to do recently), and i think Charlie Brooker put it best on newsnight a few weeks back when he compared the news to eating fruit, as eating too much of it gives you the gooseberry fools.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Curls » Tue May 26, 2020 7:05 pm

So, has anyone heard from falsey

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Victor Mildew » Tue May 26, 2020 7:22 pm

Curls wrote:So, has anyone heard from falsey


I saw him post something on Twitter last night

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Karl_ » Tue May 26, 2020 7:41 pm

@False: If you read this mate, keep on posting, no-one wants you to cut yourself off from here.

I'll never forgive you if you don't run that Pokemon tournament you hyped up to me a while back.

Seriously though dude, for real, stick around.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Rocsteady » Tue May 26, 2020 7:51 pm

My girlfriend's really struggling of late. She's gone onto pregabalin (which I use to buy illegally and massively abuse in my youth, lol) and duloxetine. I'm hoping it helps, she's at the point where her anxiety and depression is so bad she can barely leave the house. She's suffered from both for a very long time but went downhill extremely quickly after we got back from a mini holiday.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Corazon de Leon » Tue May 26, 2020 7:57 pm

Hope she improves mate, the combo of anxiety and depression is a really shitty deal

What is pregabalin? Anti-depression/anxiety med?

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Rocsteady » Tue May 26, 2020 9:43 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:Hope she improves mate, the combo of anxiety and depression is a really shitty deal

What is pregabalin? Anti-depression/anxiety med?

Thanks man. It is tough, I'm used to being depressed but even with that understanding it's hard to see someone else go through it.

Anti anxiety mainly. I think it's something like 10-20% of the population, IIRC, that gets the 'side effect' of euphoria which I used to use it for. I know tolerance can rise fast and it can be difficult to come off so I'm quite worried about that a little down the line but obviously haven't expressed those fears to her.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Zilnad » Tue May 26, 2020 9:57 pm

Not sure if this is the right thread for it but my dad's been an alcoholic all of his life and I'm worrying that being furloughed and at home all the time is doing the same to my mum. Had a phone conversation with my dad early morning at the weekend and my mum could be heard in the background and she sounded "merry". My dad also said they're finding furlough difficult because they've been buying booze every day on top of having the lower income. I don't feel close to my parents because of my dad's problems but I don't want my mum to go down the same route. :|

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Victor Mildew » Tue May 26, 2020 9:59 pm

Zilnad wrote:Not sure if this is the right thread for it but my dad's been an alcoholic all of his life and I'm worrying that being furloughed and at home all the time is doing the same to my mum. Had a phone conversation with my dad early morning at the weekend and my mum could be heard in the background and she sounded "merry". My dad also said they're finding furlough difficult because they've been buying booze every day on top of having the lower income. I don't feel close to my parents because of my dad's problems but I don't want my mum to go down the same route. :|


My dad was an alcoholic for a long time and its strawberry floating awful dealing with that as it is. Can you speak to her without him around before it becomes too much of an issue?

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Zilnad » Tue May 26, 2020 10:08 pm

I don't think I want to, honestly. I don't think I could handle it. I'm just hoping it's nothing and she'll be fine when she's back at work.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Victor Mildew » Tue May 26, 2020 10:14 pm

Speaking to someone a out a drink problem is hard on both parties, because the drinker gets called out on something thst they don't see is an issue. My dad thought nobody knew he drank, when he was clearly half cut most of the time, and strawberry floating hammered the rest of it. When I tried bringing it up with him, he'd go strawberry floating wild. Maybe rather than flat out calling her on it, try to steer a conversation that way and see if she brings it up herself first.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Chocolate-Milk » Tue May 26, 2020 11:51 pm

Rocsteady wrote:My girlfriend's really struggling of late. She's gone onto pregabalin (which I use to buy illegally and massively abuse in my youth, lol) and duloxetine. I'm hoping it helps, she's at the point where her anxiety and depression is so bad she can barely leave the house. She's suffered from both for a very long time but went downhill extremely quickly after we got back from a mini holiday.

Sorry to hear that, Roc. I'm in the same boat with my girlfriend, who's been living with both for all of our 12 years together, and plenty before. It really is a case of peaks and troughs, with very little warning either way.

My girlfriend hasn't tried pregabalin afaik, but duloxetine sounds familiar. As far back as I can remember, she's been on Citalopram in fluctuating doses, with varying degrees of success. She just recently finished a course of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy too, which I think has helped quite a bit. Her lows, while still frequent, haven't been anywhere near as severe as they used to be.

Helping keep someone else's head above water, it's so easy to be pulled under. Don't forget to look after yourself. We're here for you! :D

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Mini E » Wed May 27, 2020 11:56 am

So I have my first NHS counselling session in eight minutes :dread: . I wrote a long post in here quite a while ago detailing a few things going on and the situation has got slightly worse. One of the things a few of my close friends have tried to get me to do over the past few years has been to do this and I've always stalled it. I research mental health as part of my living and from time to time I look at the forms I'm using with participants (PHQ9/GAD7/Beck Depression Inventory etc.) and occasionally realise how I would be utterly tanking it if I was filling it out as a participant. Wish me luck and all that :shifty: :dread:

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Corazon de Leon » Wed May 27, 2020 11:58 am

Good luck mate, let us know how it went.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by kerr9000 » Wed May 27, 2020 1:35 pm

My Anxiety was always held at bay and my PTSD held down just enough to work part time, at least after lots of theraphy and working on myself, sure id have little panics and flair ups but id manage to push through, but im starting to think my issues are starting to get a bit harder to manage, when I had a trip to a super market to get food and everyone was walking around maskless coughing and pushing at each other I just wanted to get out of there, I cant imagine being stuck in that kind of shop enviroment for shifts without telling someone to do one or just grabbing my gear and leaving so cant say I am looking forward to when I am taken off of furlough.

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