• Hi. It’s great to see you. Welcome!

    Our forum members are people, maybe like yourself, who experience mental health difficulties or who have had them at some point in their life. Amongst our membership there is a wealth of expertise that has been developed through having to deal with mental health issues.

    We are an actively moderated forum with a team of experienced moderators. We also have a specialist safety team that works extra hard to keep the forum safe for visitors and members.

    Register now to access many more features and forums!

What if I can't do this?

valleygirl

valleygirl

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 5, 2015
Messages
1,934
Location
Valley of dry bones
School, practicum, course work, I don't know if I can manage this all. Maybe it's better for me to be dead. Money worries, my shoulder injury, I'm so overwhelmed. I'm trying so hard to hold it all together, but it's not working. I'm falling apart, and it's only the beginning of the school year. I don't know how to cope.
:scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared:
 
AliceinWonderland

AliceinWonderland

Member
Staff Member on Leave
Joined
Jan 25, 2012
Messages
11,864
Location
UK
I know it's hard when you're in a panicked state of mind, but you have coped before (you felt similar when facing exams iirc), and I think you will cope this time too. You are a very able person. It's not better for you to be dead. This amount of pressure is temporary, you will come out the other side of it. Take it one step at a time, keep putting one foot in front of the other. Be kind to yourself. Acknowledge you are panicking, it's not a crime, it's not anything to beat yourself up for, we can all panic when we feel overwhelmed. Especially when we have lacked the early experiences that give us a feeling of security, and an ability to feel we can rely on ourselves and comfort ourselves when we face distressing stuff or feel under pressure. Yes, you are feeling overwhelmed and panicked, but you can function, you can take the next step that you need to take, it doesn't all have to be done in one enormous, impossible-seeming sprint.

How did the practicum go?

Wishing you peace and respite from everything that's piling on top of you :hug1: xx
 
valleygirl

valleygirl

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 5, 2015
Messages
1,934
Location
Valley of dry bones
I am so stressed that I have no appetite. Started the day at 6 a.m. with a smoothie, lunch was an egg salad sandwich and an apple that I forced myself to eat, and after going for an hour walk, picking up groceries on my way home, and having a meltdown that included lots of swearing and shouting about how I want to end my life right now, I haven't managed to eat supper. It's 8:45 pm and I'm not one bit hungry.
 
AliceinWonderland

AliceinWonderland

Member
Staff Member on Leave
Joined
Jan 25, 2012
Messages
11,864
Location
UK
Another smoothie? That's what I have when I'm too agitated for solid food. Gets some sustenance into you. Take care vg :hug:
 
tabbykitten

tabbykitten

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 10, 2013
Messages
4,430
Location
cloud cuckoo land (UK)
Valleygirl, you have managed to eat something so try not to worry. Important that you keep your fluid intake up so try a mouthful or two of water several times an hour if you can manage it. Bottled water as it is easier to keep with you!
Hope you get all the study stress eased soon. Don’t look ahead at what has to be done this year - the next small bit of school work is all that matters right now. And I do understand what it is to get panicked like this. I’m currently in a right flap about what I need to organise food wise for a self catering holiday I am sharing with family.!!!!!!
 
valleygirl

valleygirl

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 5, 2015
Messages
1,934
Location
Valley of dry bones
I went to the Mood Disorders Association support group this evening and I'm feeling a little better. I haven't gone for quite awhile. They only meet twice a month. Sometimes it's good, and sometimes I end up wishing I had just stayed home. I got a chance tonight to talk about how overwhelmed I am, and how sad I feel about therapy coming to an end at Christmas. Nothing is really resolved, but I feel a bit better, although I feel kind of bad that I dominated the group tonight.
 
Top