On a previous post, I received a random comment from someone I’m not connected, but it seemed nice enough that I thought I’d give it it’s own plug. But this user is trying to start a support group for people, like me, that struggle with anxiety and depression. I like it when there are options for people, so, I thought I’d post the user’s comment here. Let me offer a disclaimer, however, and it is probably something that should be mentioned anyways: I have absolutely no credentials in dealing with mental health problems, I’m not licensed in anything, I’m not an expert; I’m simply someone who experiences things and I never intended my blog to be about serving others, but only a way to help me get through things. Granted, I have opinions, thoughts, feelings, experiences and emotions that guide my thinking and I’m glad to help when I can, but I have no qualifications to make suggestions for others. So, feel free to get in touch with this person, if you’d like.
I’m forming a support group for people suffering from anxiety and clinical depression. Those who are recovering or have completely recovered are welcome too.
If you are, or anyone you know is suffering from it please share this with them personally and ask them to message me on wordpress or email me on email@example.com without any hesitation.
Please note that anybody who wants to get help need not feel scared or intimidated or worry about what others will think. This will be a safe space only for people going through similar issues. For them to know they are not alone and actually interact with people who really get them and understand what it feels like, knowing they will not be judged and will only get compassion and help in return. Above all, it is for them to share their experiences, what has worked for them, what hasn’t and what they think can be done to help another person. Also, it will include small small activities which will help them remember how blessed and loved they are, bring back the joy and enthusiasm for life they once had, feel free to do things that make them happy, motivate each other, move from fear to faith, feel the power within them to overcome any obstacle and achieve any goal, realizing that impossible is nothing.
Please remember this would be completely free. And it is only a support group to help those who need it but can’t or don’t ask for it. It is NOT a replacement for any kind of medication or therapy. Please share it with everyone you know in whichever way you see fit, so we can help a larger group of people. Lots of love.