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Gasgas350 Is my depression influenced by other conditions
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Hi I've suffered with depression for most of my adult life have had different diagnosis between bipolar and chronic depression. I wonder if depression is a symptom . I work in mental health have a good understanding of what i should be doing but find... View more

Hi I've suffered with depression for most of my adult life have had different diagnosis between bipolar and chronic depression. I wonder if depression is a symptom . I work in mental health have a good understanding of what i should be doing but find i can't focus on what i need to be doing. Can't find the motivation or organization to follow through. Im in my late 50s i find myself going back to my youth . Being described as hype active , troublemaker , daydreamer i wonder about my depression is because of being adhd and not fitting in have i been treating the symptoms and not the cause would really bee kean to hear others views as im so close to just giving in

onge Uhh idk what im doing here
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Hello, whoever is reading this, I am a 20yr old male and I have been suffering for about my entire life. I come from an extremely abusive and toxic childhood and haven't processed it at all, I don't think. I have spent the last 2-3 years abusing drug... View more

Hello, whoever is reading this, I am a 20yr old male and I have been suffering for about my entire life. I come from an extremely abusive and toxic childhood and haven't processed it at all, I don't think. I have spent the last 2-3 years abusing drugs and making ridiculous choices without progressing at all in life. I have no goals, no motivation, no want to live or to be social. When I do get out it's usually fine and I have a great time but I regret It immensely when I'm home. My drug abuse has been getting considerably worse in the last month and I'm not sure where to go from here. I have been to the GP several times, which resulted in two grand-mal seizures from an allergic reaction to the medication I was put on. I have broken my shoulder and lost my job as a result of this. I have also tried various psychologists and it just never sticks nor continues. There's a lot more to this but I just don't know if this is even going to be worth it. Just a shot in the dark. Thank you for reading, my apologies if I have not made sense or misspelled anything. Regards A

relaxed_robert Reaching Out
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I’m not really ok and probably haven’t been for a while now. I’ve probably been masquerading like I’ve got it all in hand for too long. I seem to keep having these feelings of anxiety and just generally feeling quite overwhelmed. This is across work ... View more

I’m not really ok and probably haven’t been for a while now. I’ve probably been masquerading like I’ve got it all in hand for too long. I seem to keep having these feelings of anxiety and just generally feeling quite overwhelmed. This is across work and family. Caring for others going through mental health concerns themselves has been something I needed to do but it seems to have emptied my tank. Similarly with work thinking I can take on and endless amount of projects and not focusing on what’s important to me seems to have emptied my tank. I want to take back some control so this is my attempt (not for the first time) to do this. I know that gravitating more towards the worries in my life and not appreciating the positive especially in the moment is not the best thing for me or for those who I’m supporting.

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MaddieT 53 and sad
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Hi - This is odd to me but I have been commenting on other people's posts and thought it was wrong to not share myself.2020 was the year from Hell for me. I lost my Aunt who considered me her daughter as we were so alike. I had waited until I was 42 ... View more

Hi - This is odd to me but I have been commenting on other people's posts and thought it was wrong to not share myself.2020 was the year from Hell for me. I lost my Aunt who considered me her daughter as we were so alike. I had waited until I was 42 to find my perfect partner but after two years of marriage, he opted out and I still don't know why. I borrowed money so I could live where we were because I loved the area and thought I could get a job there. Was rebuilding my life and working in Victoria and then COVID struck. Everything stopped. I lost my job, all of my social network and still had to go through all of the bits and pieces that come with a divorce without any friends or family. I ended up (after 8 months of lockdowns) having to apply through the government to return to South Australia to be with my family, it took three applications for them to let me go home.It was all very confronting as I had just turned 50 and was going through menopause (Yay life!).I haven't healed yet. Still depressed, still very lonely and now mildly agoraphobic and unemployed.Anyway - that's me

jaz28 Favourite Songs - GO!
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Hey guys! A bit of a fun thread here - what are your go-to songs? Or what are your favourite songs to listen to when you feel certain emotions? My favourite song (at the moment) is Looking for Love by the Cars, it gives me happy vibes! Now time for y... View more

Hey guys! A bit of a fun thread here - what are your go-to songs? Or what are your favourite songs to listen to when you feel certain emotions? My favourite song (at the moment) is Looking for Love by the Cars, it gives me happy vibes! Now time for your turn...

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Doolhof I'm starting a new discussion
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I'm starting a new discussion because I am feeling totally lost with this new set up.I can' locate any of the old threads I used to feel comfort in reading and occasionally contributing to.I don't feel at all welcome in this new set up, far from it, ... View more

I'm starting a new discussion because I am feeling totally lost with this new set up.I can' locate any of the old threads I used to feel comfort in reading and occasionally contributing to.I don't feel at all welcome in this new set up, far from it, I feel more disconnected than ever while at the same time people can see everything I have ever written, but I am having trouble contacting others!To anyone else who feels a little confused and unwelcome, I totally understand!I am disorientated and hope to feel more orientated somehow!I receive notifications, but when I click on them, I can't even find the notification.The Newest to Oldest option doesn't seem to work.I have commented on a couple pf other posts about my struggles with the new set up...but can't find those posts anywhere!It seems to me that if I start up this new discussion, then I should be able to find it under my own profile?Maybe I will just chat with myslef here for a while until I either figure this new system out of give up!

smallwolf Tips for the new forum
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Noticing some are having problems with the new forum and thought I would share a little. I also understand (and have some of) the frustrations many of you will have. I thought I would add a little thread here for people to share their tips to make th... View more

Noticing some are having problems with the new forum and thought I would share a little. I also understand (and have some of) the frustrations many of you will have. I thought I would add a little thread here for people to share their tips to make things easier. I leave the default sort setting from old to new. I will go down to the bottom of the first page, and then click on the button that is for the last page to get to the latest post/reply. This saves me from having to check sort order or dates or ... PS. If you want to add other text in addition to the tip, somehow highlight the tip in bold.

Sophie_M Beyond Blue’s new Forums are now live!
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It’s here!  Following some great feedback from our community, we’re excited to announce that Beyond Blue’s new Forums are now live. Some new things you might like to explore: The new and improved search functionality that helps you easily find what ... View more

It’s here! 🎉 Following some great feedback from our community, we’re excited to announce that Beyond Blue’s new Forums are now live. Some new things you might like to explore: The new and improved search functionality that helps you easily find what you’re looking for Receive notifications on discussions you follow or posts you’ve made – update your preferences by clicking on Profile then Settings Try out the new mobile experience for when you’d rather access the Forums on your phone or tablet. You may notice changes to some of the display names of people whose posts you read. This is because our new Forums technology has different rules around display names. Some of the characters (emojis, spaces and other special characters) that people have used previously in their display names are no longer supported in the new system. We’ve been working hard to build a better experience for our community. We hope you enjoy the changes and can’t wait to hear what you think. As always our Community Champions are here to support you. You can watch this video to learn how to use the Forums and check our FAQs on the left of the screen. Have a look around and let us know what you think!