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Hi, I'm John from New Zealand

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johnsmith007

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Hi,

My name is John. I'm from New Zealand and I'm in my 40s.

I've suffered from depression/anxiety since my high school days. Initially I didn't know it was depression and thought I was just being weak. In New Zealand we have a culture of being "hard" and it took a popular New Zealand sportsman, Sir John Kirwan, to come out publicly and admit his fight against depression after which it finally got recognition.

I'll keep this intro short but will provide more info on my suffering and techniques I've used to cope in further posts. I have been on different medications through the years but at the moment I am not on anything.

What I hope to share and get from this forum are techniques for coping with depression and anxiety.

Cheers
John
 
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tragicpink

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welcome John. i am a depression and anxiety sufferer as well
 
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Dulcie

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Welcome to the forum, John, and enjoy your time with us. :)

I used to have severe anxiety until recommended some excellent books by David A. Carbonell, Ph.D I've been reading one of his, 'The Worry Trick'. The book has been excellent though like all of these books of Carbonell's, it needs to be thoroughly worked on if you are to make progress. It's well worth the effort. :)

This is David Carbonell's website though you can buy his books there, or in book shops or most online stores.

Anxiety Help: Practical, Powerful Solutions for Panic and Anxiety

I've just posted an excellent self-help article that my wife wrote last summer. You will find it in MH's Anxiety forum.

https://www.mentalhealthforum.net/forum/thread191054.html#post1706627


Best wishes,
Dulcie
 
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