my Mental health is the worst it’s ever been

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iv always suffered from mental health (anxiety/depression/ocd/panic disorder) iv got a big fear of dieing at a young age from cancer or a heart attack,im 22 years of age i used to be ok but a couple years ago i lost somone close to me and i ended up turning to alcohol,loosing everything my freinds and my girlfreinds that was a couple years ago now im of the alcohol but my mental health has been at its worse then ever before,im starting to feel my life is somehow coming to a end its such a dark place im in, im griefing so much and so stressed and depressed im worried that iv been so stressed and depressed and full of grief,im worried im gonna die in my sleep from being so depressed and greifing so much,im lonely i dont know what to do anymore im so scared,i went to see my doctor and he said stress is bad but thats not gonna happen and he gave me anti depressents so il start taking them but i seen somthing on a news artical about somone my age died in there sleep from stress im so scared its unreal i honstly dont know what to do im so lonely and scared. could i possibly die in my sleep from greif, im planning on trying to meet somone so i can ve happy again.im really scared.any replies i would be so thank full.

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    This is perhaps the kind of response you encounter all the time, but I will say it nonetheless because I mean the following sincerely. Please call a hotline whenever you feel too bad. You can put the hotline in your speed dial, and even write the number down. Second, I urge you to read Joseph Brodsky's "In Praise of Boredom." It is a remarkable, honest, chilling essay. Very few writers have taken the time and effort to exclusively address those in mental torment. The essay really helped me, and I revisit it often. It's not a crutch--it's a companion who helps you realize that "there isn't an embrace that won't ever unclasp." So, depression will let go off you. For your part, you too will shrug it off. It isn't easy, but the only way out is through. When you emerge from the torment, you will be stronger and wiser. The suffering you detail is temporary yet possibly long-lasting, but ultimately transformative. Hang in there, friend!

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    Hello, I am 58 and a survivor of severe Treatment Resistant Depressive Illness. I've been in the same place you are and please believe me what you are feeling at the moment is the illness talking.

    Depression can cause some dark thoughts that seem like life is never going to change for the better.

    It's important that you keep telling yourself you will get better. Seek help and keep trying because you are worth it. I know that depression robs you of the motivation you need to look after yourself but force yourself to take small steps every day to stimulate Dopamine in your brain. Research how to increase dopamine naturally and start with small steps like going for a walk and eating healthy. It will help. Even if you are not religious learn to pray or meditate. You are not alone. Keep in touch and know that people do care.

    Stay safe

    Michelle

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    Hello, I am really saddened to see this post has only received 3 replies.

    Clearly Crashia needs some support & I am asking anyone reading this to take a fee moments to consider how hard it must be. Surely with this site having so many members we all need to make more of an effort supporting each other. It is a cry for help & you don't need to give answers. Letting people know they are not alone & validating their pain is real to them makes a huge difference.

    COME ON patient members please try harder to give a few moments of your time. It's not just about receiving is it?

    Meanwhile I hope you are getting some help.

    BE SAFE

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    Hi Crasher123,

    I am really sorry to hear you are going through this. It is good to hear you did go and see your doctor, how long ago was this? How have you found the anti-depressants?

    I have suffered with anxiety a lot throughout my life too, at the moment I am going through relationship anxiety and for the last 8 months it has really taken over my life. I feel like I am in my own little bubble a lot of the time and I feel completely detached from things because my thoughts at times can be so overwhelming.

    If you search via the NHS website, you can self refer yourself for therapy. If you search for self referral counselling, you should be able to find local services in your area. I haven't been to the doctors about my anxiety however I have self referred myself for therapy. Your GP will be aware you have done this, it will be put on your file however you don't actually need referral from your doctor to do this. The local service will call you and in my case, I had a self assessment over the phone and from the information you give them, they determine the right therapy for you. For me, I am starting CBT at the end of this month.

    Once you are signed up, you are given access to an emergency hotline too which you can call any time should you need to when things get too much.

    I hope this helps, good luck and let me know how you get on 😃

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    Crasher,

    I used to feel very depressed in my youth and was a mess inside as I rebelled internally against everything that was conventional.

    In your case, I think most of your anxiety of dying in your sleep is imagined; and this imagined idea that you are obsessing on is only magnifying your anxiety 10 times over. There's no valid grounds except what you are hearing from news sources. Anyone can die anytime for any reason, but this does not mean that you will die in your sleep from excess depression or anxiety.

    To calm yourself a bit consider distracting yourself with reading, exercise, or some other worthy distraction. Don't obsess on every negative thing you hear in the news.

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