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Topic: What is the point of life and third person living

4 posts, 0 answered
  1. _hoggers
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    1 posts
    15 June 2020
    I'm not suicidal but i don't understand what the point of life is. I have been having more regular and significant intrusive thoughts lately, all along the lines of what life is about, what the point of trying is, things like that. I have also been experiencing feeling like im watching myself throughout the day, almost as if its from a third person view. I feel like i dont know what im saying, why im saying it, or even that im actually the person experiencing whats happening to me? How do i deal with this?
  2. Sophie_M
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    15 June 2020 in reply to _hoggers
    Hey hoggers, welcome to the Beyond Blue forums, we're glad to have you join us tonight.  It sounds like you have a lot on your mind at the moment and we can empathise with some of these feelings and thoughts you're discussing. Has anything happened to you recently that may have caused these feelings? Please know that you're not alone and there will be members of this community who relate to what you are describing.

    Can we ask if you are you currently receiving mental health support, or have you in the past? If not, we would urge that you do seek professional support to help you work through these urges that you're experiencing. If you are not sure of how to access mental health support, please 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.
    Many of our members will understand and may be able to help. If you would like to post further, please tell us more about what's on your mind and how we can best help support you

  3. jess334
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    16 June 2020 in reply to _hoggers
    Hi Hoggers

    Welcome to the forum.

    Wow loaded question. I wish I knew the answer. I have experienced suicidal tendencies in the past and I think knowing why we are here could have been really helpful! I think everyone needs to come up with their own reasons for living and these could be life long goals or change everyday.

    The detachment feeling you are having is very normal for people experiencing depression or anxiety. It can be scary, but it is possible to overcome. Mindfulness can really help with this, if you become aware that you are detaching, you can start focusing on your body or your breath. Pulling your focus back into your body. The smiling mind app is my favourite app for mindfulness, but there are many others.

    Kind thoughts, Jess
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  4. composedmind
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    16 June 2020 in reply to _hoggers

    Hey there!

    These are perfectly health questions to be asking one's self- I would only start to advise caution if the answers involve and/or result in you thinking about harm to self or others.

    Being 'witness' to your thinking is again perfectly healthy- sounds like you could benefit from some light reading. Id suggest 'Man's search for Meaning' by Viktor Frankl


    Man's Search for Meaning is a 1946 book by Viktor Frankl chronicling his experiences as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps during World War II, and describing his psychotherapeutic method, which involved identifying a purpose in life to feel positive about, and then immersively imagining that outcome

    All the best.

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