When I’m finished this swing next Monday I’m going to try and get an appointment with my gp. Theres also this stigma ive created for myself which is stupid, but my doctor sees my younger brother and mum who have both had struggles with mental health and been put on medication. I know within myself that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with seeking help or having a mental illness and that the stigma around it is unessesary but for some reason I keep thinking I was the only “normal” one in the family who hasn’t had to deal with stuff like this. I feel like a lot of my family depended on me to be the strong one and be their rock and listening ear and have all the answers and now I’ve succumbed to the same problem who’s there for me? I know my family would all support me but I also worry that it would add weight to their own problems and thoughts by then worrying about me aswell.
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Hi everyone, new here and haven’t posted before, but hoping there’s someone in a similar situation or that can offer any advice. Long story short i do shift work as a truck driver, I currently work 6 hours from home and live in town where I work and travel home in my days off. I’ve been here for 6 months and it’s been fine but lately I’m just not coping with the isolation or my job. I love my job and usually thrive but this past week ive had trouble sleeping, being unmotivated for work, constantly being anxious and thinking people I work with have something against me, irritated and annoyed at almost everything and generally not wanting to be here (at work) plus feeling absolutely shit about myself as I’ve gained weight since working away. Ive never struggled with mental health and haven’t ever had to seek help, not because I don’t choose to but because I’ve never had any of these feelings before to a point that isn’t normal once off feelings regarding work etc or life. Usually I bounce back and I have coping methods in place but lately I just can’t shake these feelings or thoughts. Ive tried taking time off but as soon as I’m back at work I’m feeling the same way. When I’m home around family and friends I tend not to feel like this although the irritability and moodiness is still around just not as bad. Any other shift workers or people working in a rural place away from home that can offer some advice? Feeling very alone and more isolated then usual
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