Mental Health

Hotelsma
Hotelsma Posts: 366 Member
Anyone out there suffering with depression, stress, anxiety or any mental health through their weightloss journey feel free to post here. It’s good to talk 👍🏽
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  • owieprone
    owieprone Posts: 217 Member
    Gaiaresurrected your brain injury team need a good punch in the face!

    Good luck on your journey to where you want to be.
  • blair698
    blair698 Posts: 4 Member
    Hi I struggle with anxiety, depression and tinnitus, I am the heaviest I have ever been and keep trying to restart my weight loss journey, it is never consistent which frustrates me and makes me feel worse that I cant achieve something that should be so straightforward. I know eating healthier and exercising will improve my mental health however as much as I want to exercise I just cant seem to get the motivation to do it, feel rubbish then eat unhealthy foods. I feel overwhelmed with work, study and home trying to fit everything in and feel I'm just struggling to focus and plan time for everything which increases my anxiety and my sleep pattern. Sorry for the long post it is the first time opening up on this.
  • Hotelsma
    Hotelsma Posts: 366 Member
    blair698 wrote: »
    Hi I struggle with anxiety, depression and tinnitus, I am the heaviest I have ever been and keep trying to restart my weight loss journey, it is never consistent which frustrates me and makes me feel worse that I cant achieve something that should be so straightforward. I know eating healthier and exercising will improve my mental health however as much as I want to exercise I just cant seem to get the motivation to do it, feel rubbish then eat unhealthy foods. I feel overwhelmed with work, study and home trying to fit everything in and feel I'm just struggling to focus and plan time for everything which increases my anxiety and my sleep pattern. Sorry for the long post it is the first time opening up on this.

    @blair698

    No need to apologise, opening up is the best thing to do and we welcome it.

    Your story sounds just like mine including the god dam TINNITUS so if you need to talk holla whenever
  • Hotelsma
    Hotelsma Posts: 366 Member
    I have always been suicidal since my early years. I have tried to kill myself at least a 100 times but fortunately/unfortunately I failed at it like i do at everything else. I don't have friends coz I have such serious mental health issues that it's difficult for me to bond with people and I've always attracted the wrong types. After years and years of psychiatric meds I am much better- don't feel very suicidal and my hallucinations are under control. I'm much better now but I have phobias that make it difficult for me to do anything in my life.

    @Frompumpkin2cinderella

    Man I am soooooooo glad to read the end part. Happy your on a road to recovery.

    Work on one thing at a time. We all done some sort of phobias but keep doing what you doing and the rest will follow.
  • Br00klynbaby90
    Br00klynbaby90 Posts: 60 Member
    Best way is to workout and also incorporate meditation it has-been helping me look up insight timer it's a great meditation app
  • candysashab88
    candysashab88 Posts: 71 Member
    I do have some issues but I am working through them. Some days are better than others.
  • tolvinle
    tolvinle Posts: 4 Member
    Yes, I have been dealing with stress, depression, and anxiety. A lot of which has contributed to my ballooning weight. About 3 months ago, I started seeing a clinical psychologist who specializes in weight loss/lifestyle/eating disorders and it has really helped me with both weight loss and addressing my mental health issues.
    I really recommend a specialist in cases like this, if you have access to them.
  • doolha
    doolha Posts: 7 Member
    Hi!

    I'm super new here and actually started thinking about losing weight because I finally broke down and had to get help for my mental health (and was admitted to the psych ward for a bit because I wasn't doing well at all). Now I'm working on changing my life and thoughts and view of myself, which includes my weight, with the help of my therapist. :')

    I come from an awful family so I've been having panic attacks since I was a child. As a teenager, I became really depressed, but then had a few very good years. In 2018, I suffered an extremely traumatic loss (losing my child) and lost all will to live. I received a lot of help, medication, and therapy, and was doing slightly better - and then Covid hit. My panic disorder took that as a chance to not go outside again - like, at all - and in the end, I just _couldn't_ go outside anymore. Yay!

    Sooo, basically I'm working on my fear of going outside, my unreasonably low stamina, and my weight. This is the heaviest I've ever been and I can't stand my own body anymore.

    Would love to make some friends, feel free to add me. :)