try2again wrote: »
I like seeing posts like this where mental health needs are acknowledged and their role in our overall health and fitness are addressed.
A close family member has recently been diagnosed with anxiety and social issues. I wonder if any of you would be willing to share how, specifically, therapy benefited you and what, if any, impact age had on your ability to address your issues? (Do you have to have a certain level of maturity to benefit from therapy?) Thank you in advance if any are willing to share.
huddleup wrote: »
Reading all of these posts touched me. I do realize I'm not alone in this, but mental health issues still have such a stigma attached to them. I was diagnosed with bi-polar about 23 years ago. It started in my teens and went undiagnosed until I was 30, even after seeing many therapists. I agree with others, finding the right therapist is essential.
Life was hard for me and everyone around me before I was diagnosed. I went from suicidal depression to fits of rage to bouncing off the walls in happiness. After seeing a doctor that recognized what was going on, I was able to get on medication. It has made a world of difference. I'm at a even keel now. The only downfall is I don't have a range of emotions. I don't feel happy or sad in any extreme. I miss the happy times. Now when I should be really happy I just feel a sense of Joy, but it beats dealing with uncontrollable emotions. My creativity and spontaneity is also gone. It is something I have to work on with focus. But again it is worth it.
I don't do therapy now. I rely a lot on my faith and those around me that understand and encourage me. If I didn't have Jesus Christ in my life, even with the medication, I would be a lost cause. He's my strength.
I pray that someone is as encouraged by my words and I have been by others.
1234Yuki wrote: »
I am so inspired by how brave everyone is who is coping with their mental illnesses. Each and everyone that has posted is a warrior!!! So proud of all of you!!! 💪💪💪💝💝💝 thank you everyone who has shared!!!
imaginemary wrote: »
I have anxiety too. It’s controlling of my life, overwhelming despite medication. Someone told me today to accept it as a feeling, so I am trying that. It’s a feeling. Okay. I can’t move. This feeling has me pinned to my bed. I am going to get up with it and keep breathing. It’s like carrying a monster in my arms. I’m going to take this shadowy monster and go do yoga with it. I can do this.
Copyright 2005-2019 MyFitnessPal, Inc.