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LGBT in Atlanta living with ANXIETY and DEPRESSION. I was dealing with the depression. But the Anxiety kicked in 3 months ago. I initially tried to deal with it on my own. But, I started having Panic Attacks and that was something I couldn't deal with. The panic attacks only lasted 1 day. I recently asked my Doctor for Anxiety Medication just recently a week before Thanksgiving 2019. I haven't really noticed anything. Except it makes me sleepy. Maybe I haven't been taking it long enough. I want something that works. But, Non-Addictive. Just looks for friends and ways to slay this beast called ANXIETY. It keeps me from going out into the world doing things I once loved. 

Beginning of the discussion - 12/5/19

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How do you still go to work? Everyone always says that anxiety or their mental health issue keeps them at home but what if you have to work?

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Macksnap1, I fight with that everyday and have for 30 years. If you can find the right job, it can actually help with depression and anxiety. Doing things for someone else and feeling like you accomplished something, even if its just completing a day at work, helps you feel better about yourself. Try to avoid customer service jobs as, take it from me, after a while it really plays with your mental health. Try jobs that are "behind-the-scenes" such as billing, stocking, editing, delivery driving, etc. Or, find some legitimate work from home or online jobs. Don't isolate yourself, it only makes it worse. Try to smile at someone every day. 

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I struggle with this as well and I'm starting a new job tomorrow. I haven't been out of the house much for the past few months. I've lost jobs due to not being able to get up and make myself go into work. Hoping this job will be different since I have started walking on the treadmill every morning for 30 minutes. Has anyone had success through exercise? I have also cut sugar mostly out of my diet. 

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I have been depressed so long, I really don't remember the onset, and they ask for a date on this site. I have survived because I fake it to anyone who knows me. I understand we have all gone thru hard times, as I have, different, but hard. What is hard for you may not seem hard to me and vice versa. What's happening now, with me, is loneliness and feeling isolated. I called suicide hotline tonight and believe it or not they put me on hold, to add insult to injury , they did it by robot voice. I am down and ready to be out. I wish someone would respond to this , as I think it may be my last call for help.I guess I am working towards giving up. Can someone respond.... relate..... anything?

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im here if you need to talk?

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We understand, you are not alone in feeling this. I too attempted suicide and received horrible "help" when I reached out. They do not define you. Other people do not define you. Sometimes standing up for whats right means you stand alone. There ARE people and places out there, like this one where people do understand.

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Can anyone help me? The holidays are here, I want no part of them, I want them to go by without notice.My daughter is the only one who knows what is going on with me right now, but even she dosen't actually get it. She trys so hard to be there for me, but there are things I Can't even tell her. I feel sick all the time. Both emotionally. And physically, and each affects the other.For me the only time I feel ok is to sleep, sometimes I Can't,  other times I don't wake up for 2 days at a time. , recently. I need to converse with someone, and have no one who I can talk to without feeling guilty for "dumping on them". I don't want other people to hurt because of how I feel or what I say.I have physical and mental issues, I am so tired of feeling this way. I am so tired . SO TIRED. I want to be able sleep it away.I Can't find a shrink or therapist  that I feel safe with.my insurance has changed for the worse, Not covering things I need and I live on a small s s check. I am so alone. I have always been the person everyone came to if they needed advice or strength, where are those people for me now? Help for me??? Unlikely. 

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Can anyone help me? The holidays are here, I want no part of them, I want them to go by without notice.My daughter is the only one who knows what is going on with me right now, but even she dosen't actually get it. She trys so hard to be there for me, but there are things I Can't even tell her. I feel sick all the time. Both emotionally. And physically, and each affects the other.For me the only time I feel ok is to sleep, sometimes I Can't,  other times I don't wake up for 2 days at a time. , recently. I need to converse with someone, and have no one who I can talk to without feeling guilty for "dumping on them". I don't want other people to hurt because of how I feel or what I say.I have physical and mental issues, I am so tired of feeling this way. I am so tired . SO TIRED. I want to be able sleep it away.I Can't find a shrink or therapist  that I feel safe with.my insurance has changed for the worse, Not covering things I need and I live on a small s s check. I am so alone. I have always been the person everyone came to if they needed advice or strength, where are those people for me now? Help for me??? Unlikely. 

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I am so sorry you are deeling this way. Please know we understand. I truly hope this does not seem insensitive, but sometimes when I get to the point where I am so sick of myself, I have to just break down with humor. The tears run out and the numbness sets in. If suddenly something makes me laugh, or even smile, even for a moment, I feel a feeling of relief from the pain. No matter how fleeting. These small moments are more healing then you know. I get it; when you are so IN it, you scoff at laughter and you get annoyed when you hear others laughing. Its like, hey, dont you get how f-ed up everything is? How can you be laughing? So many comedians use humor to mask pain. It works. Even if its temporary, its something other than pain. I also fins smiling at someone who neds a smile really helps. Focusing on someone else. I wanted to send you a little smile. I hope it helps, even for a moment.