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Current Issues

Hey all, its been a while since I been on. The reason for that is because I felt like my life was getting a bit better however, thats not the case. 

 

Recently, my social anxiety has been getting over me and causing me to have suicidal thoughts. I know its the holidays but recent occurances through my family such as fighting and deaths have cause so much pain on my mental health that its unbearable. I always fake a smile just to force me to be happy but it just can’t cut it.

 

My friends have been helping me get to this point without putting the ....

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Hi there @Jeplar, glad you have decided to come back on despite things being so low for you. (I have had to edit some of your post because it breaches the forum guidelines - see here). I need to check in with you about your thoughts of suicide and your safety that you have mentioned in your post.

 

Are you able to please check your email?

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I have checked my email and have since replyed

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Wonderful thank you so much for that.

Did you want to tell us a bit more of the pain you feel is on you now? You mentioned family issues and a recent death, as well as your social anxiety. Which one is the strongest source of pain tonight?

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Mainly my social anxiety. It makes me feel like I’m not being accepted by anyone within my life. However, the family issues are strengthening that by making me feel like I don’t belong in it because of the language that does get spewed at me for what I am and issues between my divorced parents.

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A big part of experiencing social anxiety, is the way it fuels feelings of being isolated and alone. Add being in the middle of parents who are separated/divorced and it's hard to know where you fit in. Does that sound about right?

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Yes.

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Just wanted to say it's very normal that you would be feeling this way! Anyone would if they were in your shoes

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I know, its just really hard to manage it though, I’ve been talking to friends about it and they want to support me.

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It's great you have some open ears and hearts being there for you!