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Anxiety and stress

For the last couple of months I found out my dad has post  traumatic stress because he has been working in a job that he see’s stuff that most people don’t see. He has not been acting like himself lately and I have massive anxiety when I leave the house I been having strong emotions such as Happy, sad, anger and much more. I have been getting anxious everywhere I go and I don’t know if it’s because I’m worried about my father it won’t stop and it’s driving me crazy. 


Re: Anxiety and stress

Hi @Dleehy2002, welcome to ReachOut! I’m very glad you found us here, and I’m sorry you’re going through a rough time. ❤️


That must have been a difficult thing to find out, and I can’t imagine how scary it must be to see the impacts of this on your dad. I know we have some other users who have similar experiences, who I’ll tag - @Libellule @gezellig


ReachOut has a couple of factsheets which you might like to have a read of - My parent has a mental illness and Looking after yourself when caring for someone else. It’s really important to look after yourself during this difficult time - are you doing any self care at the moment? We have a factsheet on How to be awesome at self care, or you could check out this thread for some self care ideas.


Have you considered speaking to a professional about how you’re feeling? Kids Helpline may be a good resource for you to consider. You can call them on 1800 55 1800 or you can use webchat if you prefer. Of course, we’re always here to talk if you need. ❤️


Please let us know how you get on. We’re thinking of you.