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Topic: Anxiety

3 posts, 0 answered
  1. Nadia E
    Nadia E avatar
    1 posts
    16 June 2020
    Suffering anxiety 2 years and has become a phobia I can’t go anywhere I’m scared and don’t know how to cope
  2. Sophie_M
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    3667 posts
    16 June 2020 in reply to Nadia E
    Hi Nadia,

    Welcome and thank you for sharing your story. We are so sorry to hear about what you have been going through. We are really grateful that you were brave enough to reach out to the forums this evening as we know this can be difficult to do for the first time.

    Can we ask if you are, or if you have ever received mental health support? Please feel free to contact the Beyond Blue Support Service anytime on 1300 22 4636 or get in touch with us on Webchat 3pm-12am AEST here: www.beyondblue.org.au/getsupport One of the friendly counsellors can offer you some support but also provide you with advice and referrals for seeing a counsellor in a more ongoing way if this is something you feel would be beneficial.

    It might be helpful to take a look at the Beyond Blue "Treatments for Anxiety" page to see if it can give you any new ideas for treatment strategies -https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/anxiety/treatments-for-anxiety

    Or our page for "Anxiety management strategies" here - https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/anxiety/treatments-for-anxiety/anxiety-management-strategies

    Many in our community have experienced similar feelings and will be able to talk through these feelings with you. If you would like to post further, please tell us more about what's on your mind and how we can best support you through this.

  3. SarahZ
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    142 posts
    17 June 2020 in reply to Nadia E

    Hi Nadia E,

    Welcome to the forums and thanks so much for reaching out.

    I'm so sorry you are experiencing this during COVID, I can't imagine how all these restrictions have compounded your anxiety. Anxiety is something extremely hard to cope with, even after years of having it I know it can feel like you can never get better from it. But as cliche as it sounds theres always a light at the end of the tunnel, and this light can be reached even quicker under the right care and support. I see Sophie has linked you some great support contacts you can get in touch with. Definitely check them out as well as the 'anxiety management strategies' thread. That thread has some great tips - I really recommend it!

    Please keep us updated if you feel up to it. Just know we are always here supporting you.

    Wishing you all the best and sending you positive thoughts!

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