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What are you thinking about right now? (mental health related)

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Lilac

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They say there is something wrong and not with me after all if there is nothing wrong with what they do they can treat all people the same.
 
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Feeling like no one really gets mental health, it's all diagnoses and big words now. People all apparently have depression and anxiety but I'm sick of feeling crazy by comparison. Those people seem to be getting on just fine while I'm spiralling almost constantly
 
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Some people might think or say they are feeling down or depressed. Many people have no actual idea the difference between feeling a bit down or real depression
I've felt a bit low in mood or extra tired. I've felt exhausted or can't be bothered doing much but that was from general tiredness and having anaemia I can tell the difference.
Depression is horrible its consuming affects our thinking and makes life in general hard to cope with. Its horrid.
The key is if you think you are depressed then you probably are
 
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I’ve got to go to a night out tonight for the volunteers where I work and I really don’t want to go. I’m already thinking up excuses. But going out by myself to a pub is a nightmare for me. I don’t know how to get out of it without sounding rude. But my anxiety is crippling me. I have to go into work today and I am trying to think of a good excuse not to go.
 
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Sounds like you need a break, daffy
Its ok to say you're not well.
I often say this to people as it was once said to me and put mental illness into perspective.
If you had the flu, you had heart issues and you were experiencing heart problems, had chest pains ..list goes on..so dont dismiss your anxiety just ring your work and say you're not well. Once you've rang in then that worries off yr mind, take care
 
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Feel really guilty now I’ve phoned in to say I won’t be in this morning with the upset tummy excuse. I didn’t mention this evening .
 
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daffy dont feel guilty we all need days off from work or any commitments, as I have said if you had a heart condition and took days off for that you probably wouldn't think twice so not being mentally well is no different
 
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Feel really guilty now I’ve phoned in to say I won’t be in this morning with the upset tummy excuse. I didn’t mention this evening .
Don't feel guilty :hug:

I HATE work doos of any description because I don't enjoy alcohol or pubs - the
conversation and raucous giggling gets tedious after half an hour when you're stone-cold sober.

I was truthful about it (out of necessity - sooo many pub crawls, I would of run out of excuses) and used to immediately say "No thanks" when the memo came round about impending evening socials. I'd shove a note in their drinks kitty as a goodwill gesture and sometimes participated by driving people to the venue to save them a cab fare. It was fine - nobody minded and I didn't feel pressured. I loved the team-building days out and training events but crowded pubs and the kind of energy that goes around drinking doesn't appeal to me.

Sun's out - enjoy your garden Daf and spoil yourself with something this morning. xx
 
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Boss hates me as everyone does.

'Friend' was slagging off her friend's birthday doo as at best naff.

Why don't they treat everyone as equals? If they think they are so nice?
 
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