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    Alex posted an update 1 year, 8 months ago

    My mental health has been going downhill recently and I don’t know why. Everything in my life seems to be going okay right now but it seems that I’m constantly unhappy and anxious. I have some unresolved trauma relating to an assault a few years ago that has come up a lot in my thoughts recently, but it feels like the depression I’m dealing with lately is much bigger than that. The desire to just give up everything I’ve worked for in my life has been popping up a lot when I lie in bed recently, and I feel like I’m constantly on the brink of a break down. I’ve never had a mental break down before, and if this is the beginning of one then I don’t know what to do about it. I’ve never been one to openly talk about my feelings face to face, but I’m scared that if I don’t talk to someone soon that I am going to turn back into the same person I was a few years ago. I don’t know where to start looking for help, and I don’t want to tell those closest to me. Vent over

    • Please don’t let past traumas and the struggles of life get you down @orchidalex, you have been through so much and are still here, it truly shows how brave, courageous and strong you are Alex, hold your head up high and know you will overcome any hurdles that life throws at you Alex, remember you are a survivor and fighter who never gives up, don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help and support when you need it Alex, try to find a counsellor or therapist who can help you, the BT community will always be here for you too and so will I, do get your thoughts, feelings and emotions out in a way that benefits you Alex, please remember you are such a fantastic, incredible and amazing person who deserves true happiness and positivity in life, you will make it Alex, keep going forward, smile brightly and never give up Alex, you can do it, always believe in yourself Alex, I’m so proud of you Alex, feel free to inbox me anytime if you want to chat or vent, stay strong, you are never alone :) (hugs)