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Feeling down

Today is the closest I have felt in a long time to feeling like my mental health is going to win this struggle. I have been struggling a lot lately, but today my depression and anxiety and feeling of worthlessness are through the roof. Suicide is creeping into my mind more and more each day, I mentally struggle to see any value that I bring to this world or anyone’s life. I am truly starting to see that people would be better off without me. I tried to reach out to my therapist in grief group therapy tonight, but she was not mentally present tonight, it seems like she had someone big on her plate that was affecting her ability to be present for the people in group tonight. I don’t know if it was because there was only two of us tonight or because of a bigger issue in her life. I went into group hoping to find some hope to get the bad thoughts out of my mind and hoped group was an escape for two hours, but was it was the exact opposite, I went came out of group feeling more fear, worry, depression, anxiety, worthlessness, and suicidal than when I went in. I am also struggling to see any good in my life right now. Any good that has occurred lately, it seems like my mind twists it into something negative. I hope for a sign or something that can get me back on the path to getting my mental health under control. Is it possible that my current struggle is truly too much without proper support and is it possible that my mental health will win this battle. The worst thing is I know the next person I can reach out to that is supposed to help me, will just tell me I am having a normal reaction to a stressful event and that I don’t have a mental illness and that my mental illness is not contributing to the level of struggle I am currently having. Devaluing is all I seem to run into, and it is the last thing I need right now. I fear that the thing that is supposed to help me that being my medications will be my downfall because with wanting the pain to go away, I fear that my mental health and need for medications to sleep will have a negative reaction.


#MentalHealth #Suicide #Depression #Bipolar #BipolarDisorder #BipolarDepression #Anxiety #Worthlessness #sad


Lazy, Worthless Day. Sleep is my best friend!

My daughter woke up at 4Aam puking. So she and I are both home today. I went back to bed and slept until a little after 11. And that took everything to get up. Honestly if my daughter hadn't been home, I would have stayed in bed forever! I LOVE my bed. It's my most favorite place in the entire house. It comforts me so well and it's the one place that makes almost all the hurt, pain, doubt, anger, anxiety, thoughts all go away! At least while I'm sleeping anyway.
I LOVE sleep! Always have. I've never had a hard time sleeping (except for my darkest time last year)
I remember being in like the 9th grade when I first fell into a really dark depression. SLEEP, that's all I wanted. I remember being in Choir and all of a sudden becoming absolutely paralyzed. Numb. Couldn't move, couldn't talk. Nothing. It was like my soul had completely left my body and floated up and was watching my body. I remember my mother taking me to the Dr and saying, "I don't know what's wrong with her, please fix it, something's wrong" All I could do was curl up on the exam table and couldn't stop crying. After that all I remember is being in my room and sleeping for days and days and days! It brings me comfort now when I think back to that sleep. Weird huh? l remember when I finally did get up to shower, my hair was completely matted to my head.
I can usually fall asleep at the drop of a hat! It's the wanting to get up and start my day that's the hard part. Today is one of those days. I just want to sleep the day away!!
I got up because I thought surely my daughter would be up. It's after noon now and she's still asleep. I really want to go crawl back into bed!!!
#Depression #Anxiety #Depression #Worthlessness



I did talk to my therapist about how I was feeling. I also had a psychiatrist appointment and got my meds adjusted. IDK...I just can't seem to pull myself up this time. That happens occasionally. Hopefully the meds work. I have people checking in on me throughout the week, usually over zoom or text, so I guess that's good.

Can't seem to get past the feelings of worthlessness, though. How do you convince yourself that you're worth anything when much of your life was spent being treated like you were not worth anything? Well, only worth existing for what other people could take from me. I don't have value. Other people have value and can rip me apart to take what they need for themselves.

#Depression #Trauma #CPTSD #Worthlessness

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MY LIFE HAS GONE DOWNHILL #Depression #Anxiety #Selfcare # Rare Cancer #AbusiveRelationship #Worthlessness

Hi! I am new here. I am 65. I have been married 43 years. The first 9 years were good till we adopted a 5 year old. Before we knew it. We were also raising 2 of her 4 daughters from birth. My marriage slowly disintegrated. The girls were always more important to him, then me. I was no longer valued. The romance died. Just completely stopped (and I was a child of the 70"s.) I gained a lot of weight. I worked until I had my first breakdown in 1991. I was hospitalized and had shock therapy and was clinically depressed. But I came home and picked up the pieces. I think I was and am a good Mom and grandmother. Though no one else thinks so. I was criticized by my family. My extended family live 1200 miles away. I have no support system. Ten years ago my husband retired. He is 11 years older than me He took over my place in the home. Always driving the girls around, doing the shopping, running errands. Then he started throwing away furniture the pets ruined and would not replace them. He took pictures. Everything off the walls. He cut down flowers and shrubs I loved outside. Gone went the bird feeders. Window boxes and wind chimes. I think he is sick. Or punishing me. I was no longer happy. I have no kitchen or livingroom furniture and am regulated to my single bed for 3 years now. One of our bathrooms had a leak and caved in. It is still not usable or fixed. The cockroaches came in. So I stopped going out. I have no friends. My anxiety got worse. I stopped caring about my appearances. I have not showered brushed my teeth gone out to a Dr appt or got my hair cut in 5 months. I am now very nervous some days and can't function. Get out of bed. Care for my animals. I cry alot. I got weak. I fell alot. I had to have the fire dept come pick me up off the floor. We fought about that. I had to use a walker for a while. I also found out last Spring I was over medicated. My husband stays mostly in his shed/man cave. We rarely talk. When we do, we usually argue (I'm not dead yet). He hangs up on me. This is the big picture! Why I joined this group is for help. I have a (virtual) shrink. But no counselor. I need help getting out of bed ( not litterally) and caring for myself and dressing up. It would take terrific effort but I want to, but I can't. I don't know why. I need a shower so bad! I want to get my Covid shot. Missed my flu shot. Badly need dental care, eye care and new glasses. skin care ( I have a rare blood cancer that manifests on my skin.) And to see the new Gyn. For several years years I have been cancelling appointments. I no longer drive. My husband will take me. How do I get the motivation to get out of bed and shower??? My shrink says just do it! I can't. We wants to put me on Wellbutrin
I am scared of the side effects. Also, I have my days and nights turned around. I sleep 10 to 12 hous during the day. I would like to change that, too. I just want to be normal. I want to be myself again


Switching Places. #Depression #Death #Worthlessness #Loneliness #SuicidalThoughts

As I have mentioned more than a few times I am an ICU nurse and that I work way too much. I had the duty these past 2 days to care for 2 patients that were withdrawing care. Watching someone die is never an easy but I can’t explain how much I wish I could have switched positions with either of these patients. They no longer had to deal with pain or grief, plus they had family and friends that cared enough about them to be with them and mourn for them. I live my life by myself hating every second of it. The only people that would “miss” me would be my coworkers and that’s only because they would have to pick up my shifts. I haven’t seen or heard from anyone in my family in over 6 months now and my x-wife doesn’t even let me talk to my kids. I’d be better off dead.


#Depression why so sad? An inspirational passage.

“Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Why are you crying the blues? Fix my eyes on God— soon I’ll be praising again. He puts a smile on my face. He’s my God.” - Psalm 42:5 MSG

The only source of true happiness and help has been from my Lord Jesus Christ, who has lifted me up out of the depths of my despair which no words could truly express. Consider asking the one who has all of the answers, who knitted you together in your mother’s womb and knew you before you were even born. He knows the number of hairs on your head and loves you more than you even know. Let us lean on the One who has the strength to give us the joy we’ve never possessed. I hope this helps to bring true joy into your heart and help you to feel better during these difficult times. God never said this life would be easy, but He did promise to help us through our struggles. God bless you all. Try to have a wonderful day and a happy new year and let’s help each other as much as we can.

#Depression #Anxiety #PTSD #Aspergers #Fibromyalgia #chronic Fatigue Syndrome #hopelessness #Worthlessness

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Easiest to Ignore

Does anybody else find that focusing on your issues destabilizes parts of your life they have no business affecting? Sometimes - most of the time - it's easiest to ignore them, cope with them by not looking directly at them, and just leave when a person tries to pathologize you and make their perception of your problem into your problem.

#BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Paranoia #ImposterSyndrome #Worthlessness