I Am Working On My Mental,emotional And Physical Health

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 496 People

    I Cannot Do This All At Once.

    I can only do this one at a time, and little by little. It'll all improve in time.  But right now, my mental health is the most important thing for me to fix.  I intend on letting the doctors drug me up at this point, because I don't really give a **** about...
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2009

    I have suffered depression all throughout my

    life. My parents were not vet understanding. They just wanted me to take whatever medication to "fix" myself. I think that it made it worse. Now, in my marriage, I very seldom focus on myself. I realize now that I have to take care of myself or I will not see my children's...
    mylove2kids mylove2kids
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 26, 2014

    I haven't been lately

    and I know this needs to change. If I'm honest, I gave up because it seemed hopeless but nothing is hopeless. It all stems from my mental health. I have a number of mental illnesses that have left me too depressed to care about taking care of anything. My goal is to stop that...
    buffalobaby2016 buffalobaby2016
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 8, 2014

    Well, lets first give you a bit of background,

    in October 2010, I planned my suicide for the first time. Living was exhausting, survival seemed unimportant, I felt like no one wanted me around because I was smart, but wasn't good at being smart. Then a week before the day I had it planned to hang myself, my mom shot herself...
    Girlwhoneverdies Girlwhoneverdies
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 10, 2015

    two steps forward one step back.

    atleast I am making progress
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 18, 2015

    Has anybody here tried cymbalta

    or similar SNRI for depression? I have an appointment with a psychiatrist on the 15th. I've tried SSRI's but have new symptoms of lower back pain, intense irritability, and increasing despondency.
    ZigNamaste ZigNamaste
    46-50, M
    1 Response Dec 11, 2014

    Spring Cleaning Before Change.

    Before i join EP,i was a lost soul.5 yrs ago i was diagnosed with adrenal gland insufficiency and a list ot attachments sickness.I was  an still obese at 102 kg due to steriod,diabetic,high cholesteral,hbp,and depression.Last year i started to read many books regarding...
    unshakable unshakable
    61-65, F
    9 Responses Dec 29, 2009

    Working On It

    I have been crushed and I am working on my mental, emotional and physical health.  I'm doing this in order to get better cause I am worth it!
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    May 28, 2011

    So Bipolar, Paranoia Schizophrenia,

    depression, anxiety, minor OCD, PTSD and Insomnia. The list of mental health problems that I have and I'm sure many of you can relate to me on this level. The thing is, these diagnoses only make us feel more insecure than we already were and so we end up feeling like everything...
    JJSapphire JJSapphire
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 30, 2014

    28th Story-spring Cleaning Before Change....

    Human's mental,emotional and physical self are like things we collected over the years.We clogged up our system and our lifes miserable.we are afraid to let go of our precious collections and keeping them brings us security and comfort.Many a time its others contrbutions...
    unshakable unshakable
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Jun 7, 2010

    I Dont Know What To Do

    Well it all started a long time ago i dont even know when. I started thinking i was overweight so i did what i had to do which was loose it! My mum was so happy.. everytime i did something 'healthy' she kissed me and hugged me... hmm I carried on doing what i had to do until i...
    narcia24 narcia24
    13-15
    1 Response Jul 29, 2012

    Since I hate latching onto friends

    when I get in the state I'm in at the moment, I will do the alternative: share my experience with complete strangers in hope of some sage counsel. A few months ago, after coming to a place where I felt capable to muzzle at least one of the demons, I contacted my dad. I told him...
    HansFizzlebeef HansFizzlebeef
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 26, 2014

    Still Kicking

    Every day is a struggle to not let my mind dwell on the **** in this world but I find it so hard when the world of ******** keep making headlines and tell us what our future is gonna be!It's hard to be happy knowing that there is so much bullshit everywhere and I do know that...
    Spitbak Spitbak
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 20, 2011

    A Long Journey

    I want to be healthier....spiritually, physically, emotionally.  My heart has been damaged and I am working on the repair.   I am working on every angle, and there have been many obstacles along the way.  I seem to be my own worst enemy, but there are times when I am the best...
    GreenGrl GreenGrl
    46-50, F
    Feb 16, 2011

    I think the pressure put on to teen girls to

    look a certain way and act a certain way is unbelievable and people wonder why our generation is so depressed
    jazzylush jazzylush
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 26, 2014

    The mind is truly a battlefield & thoughts can

    pop in to bring you down. But if we surround ourselves with positivity we can change our thinking & then our mood. I'm choosing happiness! It's a struggle but not impossible:)
    NotperfectEver NotperfectEver
    41-45, F
    Aug 18, 2015

    Love

    It's beautiful when you find someone that is in love with your mind someone that wants to undress your conscience and make love to your thoughts Someone who wants to watch you slowly take down the walls you have built up around your mind and let them inside.
    chaoticsoul chaoticsoul
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jan 18, 2013

    I am 19 years old and I am a freshman in

    college. I am also a mother to a beautiful 1 year old . but I also have emetophobia (fear of vomit) & I have developed generalized anxiety disorder from which used to be panic disorder. I'm so self conscious because I had a baby and now I have stretche marks and a out of shape...
    cnenicole2014 cnenicole2014
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2015

    I'm starting on mending my mind

    and healing after a breakdown just over a year ago. I've found this journey so far to be a roller coaster with the smiles and feelings of "yes this is working" to "I'm loosing control, can't stop it help..." I've been listening to various techniques, reading a lot of...
    johnjw johnjw
    41-45, M
    1 Response May 18, 2015

    I've got to realize that it takes one step at a

    time. I've been really focused on my mental health for the last couple years that I haven't really paid attention to my body. I have issues that start at my head and ended my feet and they hit every stop along the way or so it seems. I was diagnosed with borderline personality...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme
    26-30, F
    Jul 21, 2015

    My Fear Of Bridges Conquered, Hopefully.

    I never ever travel anywhere by myself. I especially don't drive myself over bridges. And being terrified of bridges has held life back. My wonderful husband usually works offshore in he gulf but recently worked out of New Orleans LA. He invited me to join him expecting me to say...
    Cattycatb Cattycatb
    41-45, F
    Jul 11, 2012

    I started taking SAM-e

    and fish oil for depression. I'm two days in and it seems to be working.
    ZigNamaste ZigNamaste
    46-50, M
    Nov 25, 2014

    Yesterday was the last group session of

    'Dealing with Depression and Anxiety' and that now means I am on to the last of my remaining one to one sessions, which I only have two left. I felt really lost yesterday, I didn't know what to do with myself. Has anyone else ever come to the end of sessions of counselling, I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 12, 2014

    Lonely

    It's crazy how my loneliness has engulfed my very being. I've always struggled with loneliness my entire life - I just don't fit in- but the lonely doesn't usually last. I'm an outgoing person. But now I am so lonely - and I'm not talking about romantic loneliness, I'm...
    GypsyPoet GypsyPoet
    46-50, F
    2 Responses May 10, 2013
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