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NEW- Enough is Enough
« on: July 06, 2014, 12:10:44 AM »
How did I end up here? Well, I cannot take how I feel anymore. So here is my background:

I am 25. I have always had anxiety because I worry about everything and become easily overwhelmed. I have an intense fear of death and dying, often I have panic attacks because my mind races. Since I was a little girl, I have had this fear and no one knows, except recently I told my boyfriend because he wanted to know what was wrong. I feel embarrassed to admit what I have been feeling going through because I have not encountered or known anyone else that is going through this.

I thought exposure to death and dying would help overcome my fear. For undergrad, I had an internship with a hospice organization. It was a very rewarding experience but I feel everything is catching up to me now. My Bachelors is in Social Work and I am going back to school in August for my Masters in Social Work.

It always is worse at night. I am feeling hopeless and overwhelmed with what I am feeling. I notice that I am becoming very withdrawn from my family and friends. I don't mean to but I just feel weird. I feel that I need to talk to a professional but I am scared. My boyfriend is supportive but I need something more  :(

I hate the panic attacks. I hate worrying. I want to pull my hair out .....  :spineyes:
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Re: NEW- Enough is Enough
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2014, 02:24:37 AM »
Hi jamison,

Welcome to the forum.  It is great to have you as a member.  This is a wonderful place to get advice and support from people going through similar situations.  The members here are very helpful. It is nice to know we are not alone.  Please don't be afraid to seek professional help.  I was nervous to start therapy in the beginning as well, but it was the best decision I could have made.  Living with the fears and panic is so terrible and all consuming.  Getting help to learn how to cope with the fears and the thoughts is a sign of strength not weakness.  It may be uncomfortable in the beginning, but it will get better and it will help you so much.  Feel free to ask any questions you may have to make yourself more comfortable going and seeking professional help.

Feel free to explore the forum.  There are lots of useful topics to read.  Feel free to post and ask questions.  If you have specific concerns or questions start a topic in the appropriate section to get the best feedback. There is also a chat room for members 18 years and older that you can access once you have made three meaningful posts in the forum. 

Again welcome to our community.
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