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New here - finally seeking wellness. Hi!


Hi y'all,

I've decided to start myself on a path towards wellness. I've struggled with SA for years, but it's just getting progressively worse. I started going to therapy for the first time earlier this year, but I stopped going after I had to switch counselors and then I didn't feeling like calling to make appointments (why can't it just be done online?). Anyway, I went expecting to talk about SA, but I ended up talking mainly about the extreme compassion fatigue issues and stress that that I was facing through work.

This fall I went back to school (again) at a small liberal arts college, and it's been HELL. My only friend there withdrew because of her own mental health, and I feel like I don't fit in, being about 10 years older than most of the students. The school offers free counseling to students, but I'm afraid to go and ask for help (typical, haha). Funny how the very issues that I need treatment for prevent me from seeking treatment. Does anyone else feel that way?

Recently I've been dealing with severe depression as well, and my ability to get my work done is waning. I'm probably lucky that I have anxiety, because the fear of failing is the only thing that's keeping me going at this point. On the other hand, anxiety is keeping me from seeking treatment for depression, so who knows.

I figured getting some support from a group might help me find the courage to seek treatment IRL. Has this helped any of you?

Anyway, I just wanted to say "hi!" Thanks for listening.

~R
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Hi y'all,

I've decided to start myself on a path towards wellness. I've struggled with SA for years, but it's just getting progressively worse. I started going to therapy for the first time earlier this year, but I stopped going after I had to switch counselors and then I didn't feeling like calling to make appointments (why can't it just be done online?). Anyway, I went expecting to talk about SA, but I ended up talking mainly about the extreme compassion fatigue issues and stress that that I was facing through work.

This fall I went back to school (again) at a small liberal arts college, and it's been HELL. My only friend there withdrew because of her own mental health, and I feel like I don't fit in, being about 10 years older than most of the students. The school offers free counseling to students, but I'm afraid to go and ask for help (typical, haha). Funny how the very issues that I need treatment for prevent me from seeking treatment. Does anyone else feel that way?

Recently I've been dealing with severe depression as well, and my ability to get my work done is waning. I'm probably lucky that I have anxiety, because the fear of failing is the only thing that's keeping me going at this point. On the other hand, anxiety is keeping me from seeking treatment for depression, so who knows.

I figured getting some support from a group might help me find the courage to seek treatment IRL. Has this helped any of you?

Anyway, I just wanted to say "hi!" Thanks for listening.

~R
welcome.hello to you.im also desperate to get help i havent had insurance for like 5 years i just started a job so i should get it soon,anyway take care.
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