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Re: Mental Health Support

Post by yozz1982 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:47 am

On Friday 21st September my head and body gave up. I had a total mental breakdown in work in front of my boss. They sent me straight to the doctor who has signed me off work with severe anxiety and depression. I feel nothing at the moment, there is nothing, just numbness. My wife moved out for me to get better, but right now I don't know what better is. I can't think rationally, make decisions, I can't sleep or function.
Reading Mic's post made me realise this has been a long time coming. What he has said has been me for the last 2 years. I am currently in the depths of hell and can't see a way out.
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Re: Mental Health Support

Post by Ztranier » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:08 am

what do you think it came from yozz?

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Re: Mental Health Support

Post by Spawnsy » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:11 am

It usually comes from nowhere seemingly for no reason. Very rarely have I spoken to anyone who knows how or why their depression began.
Thanks for sharing Yozz mate. It's a good strong step in the right direction.
You're unwell. Don't forget that it's an illness and that it will pass. OK, it's not a cold or broken bone, but it will pass. The little things are important now. Routine is your friend. Set an alarm for a time. It can be 11 If you want, but get up at a regular time. Get washed and dressed. Sounds silly right? But you need to stop the slide now that you've identified it. I understand that those two things might seem irrelevant and "what's the point?" but trust me. If they aren't a problem then add other things. Just the simple mundane things. Eat regularly. Shop for food. Cook if you can manage that. The more normal stuff you keep on doing the better. Everything else will follow. Keep us posted. Don't hesitate to pm if you want to.
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Re: Mental Health Support

Post by DarkDeamon » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:12 am

Yozz, Mic, we are here for you guys either through the forum, a PM or a chat on discord.
A lot of us have been there!
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Re: Mental Health Support

Post by warlock359205 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:32 am

Been there done it as well yozz1982 , l woke up one morning and burst into tears , no idea why , but went and got some help and pills and after a few months gradually made my way back, you made the first step and as they say just take one step at a time and eventually you will get over it , best of luck we are all here for you.
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Re: Mental Health Support

Post by Ztranier » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:35 am

i ansolutely agree with your points @Spawncy
especial the food thing is quite helpfull. To eat conscious and controlled is very important in those situations. (I have been there bevore also)

but i also think that, looking back and trying to figure out what went wrong in the past is at least worth the try, even it doesen´t help right now, it might help in the future to avoid upcomming ilnesses, and it also helps to deal more with yourself again

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Re: Mental Health Support

Post by Spawnsy » Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:20 pm

Yeah. I like that, though it may be worth considering when and how much time to spend trying to work it out. If you have only just realised that something is wrong then it may be too early to worry about. Not that it isn't important, it's just not vital to know, so I would urge prioritising improvement of one's current state over potentially stressing about what caused it. But as a general and wider point, I'm a strong advocate of introspection in general.
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Re: Mental Health Support

Post by 0v3rz34l0u5 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:44 pm

I’ve been on many ups and downs and they never seem to come from anywhere. One day you’re fine then bang and your down.

I know the end of the tunnel may not seem like it’s close but as long as you know there are people here to talk to if you need it. As Spawnsy said, routine is key. Medication helps too but it takes a few weeks to kick in.
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Re: Mental Health Support

Post by BillBailey » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:24 am

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Re: Mental Health Support

Post by knightmorphed » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:11 pm

Very sorry to read about this dark time in your life......get well soon mate, I hope and pray for a speedy recovery.
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