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Re: Mental Health
Posted by Duck on 10/30/2018, 12:31 pm, in reply to "Mental Health
I have been there and here are the things that helped. Go to your regular doctor for medication. A good therapist and truly the best medicine is a new school. When things got super bad for me I survived the year barely and then found a different job. That was the best choice I have ever made in my career because it was my choice and it was a great choice. Some stressful things happened but at this point in my life and career I have been through the very worst and I made it out ok. The other great things I had during my struggle was super supportive family. Good Luck.
Ok, so here's the deal.
I've been what I felt was mentally healthy for pretty much all my life. Never had any problems with depression or anything like that. I've always had some anxiety but its never been officially diagnosed.
Well, this school year is different.
My wife and I have already decided its our last year here. Its not the worst place, but its not for us. That being said, the struggles of this year are just really bringing me down.
A combination of work issues, personal issues, the trying and failing cycle of trying to be healthy - its all brought me to a place I've never been before.
Without going into too much detail, I feel I'm having some depression and maybe even some OCD.
For those of you that have experienced this, what is the first step to take? I don't know what kind of person to see - my doctor, a therapist, a psychiatrist... my wife and I agree its at a place where I need to see a professional.
Any help would be appreciated.