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    I can’t get myself out of the house?

    I really can’t force myself out the house, I’m 24 with a 4 year old, and I can’t even leave the house to drop my child off to school so his grandad (my dad) takes him, I really can’t force myself to go anywhere even if I have my dad or sister go with me I just can’t do it, I try to concentrate on getting myself ready but then when it comes to clothes I start panicking, I’ve put on so much weight because I can’t leave the house, I look so fat I’m now coming up to my heaviest weight which is 13 stone and my stomach is literally the size of what I was when I was pregnant, I struggle to lose weight because after having my child I lost interest in everything and don’t have any motivation, like I’ll get it for less then a week it only happens like once a year, 4 years of trying to get it back and I can’t seem to do it, I start my course this

    Wednesday and I’m panicking about it because like I said I struggle to find anything to wear because of the amount of weight I put on. What should I do? I have A psychologist that I’m working with (nothing is working) counselling doesn’t work either, I’m on antidepressants made me less depressed but still hasn’t changed the fact I can’t and won’t leave the house. I dont really know what I’m asking for, I suppose what should I do? Or how to cope? Or that I’m not the only one that feels this way. I do not enjoy life in the slightest my best friend is too busy for me with work life and can’t make new ones

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    When I’m wakening up most mornings for a few seconds/minute or two it seems as if I am confused?

    Hi I am a 31 year old male and for about 6 months now I have not felt great at all, throughout the day I get moments almost as if my life seems strange or people seem strange or objects, especially in the morning when I wake it’s the worst it’s almost as if then I’m completely confused about things and my family ie when I look at my Mrs and daughter for a brief moment I think this is strange, is this anxiety? Things that happen earlier in the day almost seem as if it happened so long ago and I panic because I then think I have memory loss, I recently got bloods taken and nothing harmful showed up but I really don’t feel right, if for some reason I find it hard to remember something I think I used to be able to remember easily I get worked up thinking I have Alzheimer’s or a form of dementia, I want to lose talk to a professional but am scared, I know I will speak to one eventually but can anyone on here give me any advice?

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    Is it possible to develop PTSD from just a heated online argument?

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    PTSD is only caused when there is a significant threat to a life/general welfare.

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    Do mental illnesses actually run in families?

    I’ve looked for studies but nothing explains it in depth. My issue with this theory is that I can’t rationalize it. If your mom is bipolar, and you’re bipolar, isn’t that more likely to be learned behavior rather than genetic? I need to see a study actually explaining this theory and what the reasoning is. 

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    Should I quit nursing school?

    I’m suppose to graduate in August. First 4 semesters were amazing. I felt I was learning a lot doing great. Straight As. 

    Now I’m slowly deteriorating. Anxiety everyday. Crying episodes everyday. My teacher doesn’t lecture or teach us. All he does is assign us 13 chapters to read each week, no study guide or any direction on what material to focus on. I’m so overwhelmed. At this point I’m debating if I even want to be a nurse anymore. If I’m this unhappy daily, how happy would I be when I’m an actual nurse? I thought this was something I wanted to do. But I guess it’s not. The horrible feelings I get thinking about it makes me want to curl up in a ball and cry. My chest feels like it’s going to explode from anxiety. All I do is sit at home alone all day and read and read and read. I feel like I’m falling deeper and deeper into a depression. I try to write positive affirmations and I try to meditate to relieve my anxiety. It doesn’t help. I still feel like I’m going to explode. This semester started in March, I have now lost 8 lbs. I can’t eat. I can’t sleep. I’ve reached out to my schools counselors and they are no help, all they tell me is “keep studying, take deep breathes”

    I don’t want to regret my decision if I do quit. But I also am so tired of being so unhappy and anxious 24/7. I wish I could take a mental break and just breathe and relax and not worry. I’m so overwhelmed and scared and unhappy.. 

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    I live with my mum and I havs agoraphobia unemployed 24 what to do ?

    I am very on and off with my severe anxiety. I havent worked in a year and a half.. I was fired from my last job in oct 2019 and it threw me off... I have tried everything so.now I feel suicidal 

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    Is there any way to overcome bipolar disorder without therapy? ?

    I just needed help that if I can overcome bipolar disorder without therapy? Lately these past few months, it's been really difficult since I've been having outbursts and panic attacks so frequently. At first my mania would last a few days and then I would have the comedown but usually I would recover from it.

    But for the past few months my mood keeps switching so fast within the time span of a few hours. I get really ticked off at the smallest things and then things just escalate from there. 

    I've had episodes recently where I harmed myself with glass and a knife. Things are getting worse and unfortunately I'm not financially stable since I recently lost my job. I don't feel stable enough to work again but therapy costs so much. 

    Please if there's any way I can atleast overcome my outbursts, it would help me alot. Thank you. 

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    Friend is receiving large sum of money on behalf of her son who was in an accident...?

    Since then the 23 y/o son has developed a drug addiction and so my friend (his mother) does not want to give her son such a large amount in fear that he will blow it all on drugs/etc. She would like to give him a set amount of money each week to cover his living expenses, the tricky part here for her is that she is worried that he will sweettalk her or fear talk (especially with his addiction) her into giving him the money early. Is there anything to do in this situation such as an account where the funds are locked and even she cant touch them but it allots a set amount on a regular basis?

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    My parents are both elders who have health problems they both took the Covid vaccine should I worry about the side effects ?

    I’m seeing so many tweets and facebooks posts about the vaccine being unsafe and actually killing people and I’m worried for my parents. I even seen posts saying Hank Aaron died due to the vaccine.  

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    Mental illness question ?

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    HUH??!!?!  If your son's girlfriend is having a baby with another man, you are in no way related to that baby.  No, you are not the baby's grandma.

    No idea what anxiety has to do with this question.

    5 Answers2 days ago
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    How to get my life together?

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    Here is a good resource for you:

    Make an appointment with the front office at school to talk to a school counselor about this.  They have a lot of good resources to help you, motivate and encourage and support you.

    And this is ALL CONFIDENTIAL as you have a right to medical privacy and reaching out to a counselor is protected.

    Also, if you want to talk, you can call the Boystown Helpline  24/7 at  1 800 448-3000  You can all anonymously if you want.  This hotline is equipped with licensed adolescent counselors who will help you.

    But first, you have to help yourself and follow through on this.

    You're not dumb...you're amazing, you just don't know it yet.

    12 Answers5 days ago
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    Will my baby inherit my depression and anxiety?

    I suffer really bad with anxiety and depression and I have done for years.

    Me and my girlfriend recently had a surprise baby which we didn't have a clue about and she didn't even know she was pregnant.

    I am so happy, but at the same time I am really worried, because I keep thinking that she is going to have depression and anxiety when she is older because I have passed it onto her.

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    Why does my friend keep ignoring my WhatsApp messages ?

    It’s been like a day or so now then I could see that he is online then my WhatsApp messages have been left unread from last night. It makes me feel like a failure or something. I know he struggles with mental health issues yet I don’t know what to do. Even worse I accidentally called him and he probably found out and ignored it. 

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    How do I survive with reoccurring suicidal thoughts?

    My parents scream, occasionally argue and are mad and talk about bad news daily and the tv always has bad news on it daily. I don't want reasons to commit suicide but I can't avoid feeling suicidal because turning off tv don't help because my parents still check social media and online and find bad news and talk about it. My dad is always unavailable to talk to most of the time because I reacted physically by pushing him two times in a one year span after he read some bad stuff on social media and previously the year before in a similar but different incident because he didn't respond to me after I accidentally caused a spill to occur because I forgot to put my phone away before trying to hold stuff in my lap. I don't think anyone can help me because everyone will tell me I'm wrong, just ignore the negativity, and to move on and forgive. I've heard that I need to rush and enjoy things fully because the ending of things is inevitable. I've read posts about deaths of loved ones on social media that said that we are on borrowed time,life is short, and the words life is short be happy which is impossible to do if I I'm going to suddenly die and not even be alive to even feel any type of way at all. Overall I think that those who say I'm an overthinking individual don't ever think enough and just believe in enormous avoidance on a non stop basis. I just want my life to be completely perfect but I know some will tell me that it is okay to have a largely or total imperfect life.

    4 Answers1 day ago
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    Why have I never mastered the trick of not responding to bullies?

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    You should respond, but respond by bullying back. Make fun of his mum, or how fat he is, or how his parent don't love him.

    7 Answers4 days ago
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