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funnyman777

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Hi, just joined today. Pleased to know that I am not alone and that there is a place I can go to where I can be with like-minded people. I have been suffering from depression/anxiety for many years. Things have just recently come to a head in my life. Can't manage the stress too well lately. Anyway, I'm not sure if this is the proper venue for this, seeing as this is just supposed to be an introduction. Thank you.
 
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amathus

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Hi and:welcome:

Your post is fine:) have a browse through our Anxiety and Depression sections
and post a little more about your problems when you feel ready.
 
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funnyman777

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Hello. And thank you for the warm welcome. I know I'm new here, but if I could be permitted an observation. I have, as do all of us here I would guess, an illness. I'm not a bad person. I've never hurt anyone in my life. I've never spent time in prison. I pay my taxes. I vote (I reside in the USA), and when I'm called, I go to jury duty and have given blood in the past. I'm a family man. I hold down a full time job, take care of my sick, and partially disabled wife and I also have a side business that I started. How in the heck do the "normal" people get off passing judgement on me because of my mental illness. I notice how, and please forgive me if I offend anyone, everyone on here seems to be walking around on eggshells. When I registered I was told do not use my real name, and don't give any information that could reveal your true identity. Wow. What a sad commentary on current society that we have to, in effect hide in the shadows. It's sad but true, we are now where homosexuality used to be 20-30 years ago, (in terms of societies acceptance). We still have a long way to go. We should be able to just go to our regular doctor and say, "Doc, I'm feeling depressed and I need help." End of story. And the only response from the doctor should be, "Ok, let's see what we can do to get you back on your feet." You should never, EVER have to feel ashamed or embarassed.
Well, we obviously still have a long way to go. Sorry this post was so long. Kind of a crappy day for me today. Just had to vent a little. Thanks again for the warm welcome.
 
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