I am new so I figured I should share a little about myself. I am a 19 year old female who was been battling with depression and anxiety since I was diagnosed in the 8th grade. I have tried many different medicines prescribed by doctors and go to weekly counseling appointments. Although I have always struggled with my anxiety, it seems as if in the past two years social events have become a bigger and bigger problem for me. I started dating my boyfriend about two years ago(ex now) and with all of the -negative things that have been said in the relationship, I am now self conscious and feel everybody must feel that way about me. I lost many of own my friends because of how toxic the relationship was and we had shared the remaining friends. I still get along with those people, but I avoid hanging out with them in case he is there. I am constantly worried and paranoid about what people may think of me, and that has been my biggest stress lately. It has gotten to the point where I will make up any excuse possible not to go out or attend events with groups of people. I am very nervous for the snow to fall because my depression gets significantly worse in the wintertime. Every time I feel like I am making progress, something comes up and I am set back to square one. I realize there are a lot of people out there who have it way worse, but life as me just isn’t enjoyable anymore. I joined to hopefully connect with others going through the same type of struggle and to see that I am not the only one. I hope to help others on here just as much as they help me, and maybe together we may be able to cope with our struggles and possibly overcome some of them.
Lifeasme1428, , Anxiety, Depression, Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, Schizophrenia, Stress, Therapy, 2