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  1. Estel

    stalked and violated again

    Few months ago, I took the courage to share my story here about a stalking incident that happened last year. I am currently experiencing post traumatic stress on my daily commute because of that incident. I tend to feel uneasy and slightly paranoid at strangers approaching me when I'm alone...
  2. Depressed in SF

    Morning panic attacks (have you defeated them? tell me how!)

    Hey everybody, wanted to see if anyone else had the same experience as me and, if so, what you've done about it. Almost every morning I wake up way before my alarm (usually set for 6:30 but I'll get up at like 5:00) to go to the bathroom or something and, not only can I not fall back asleep but...
  3. lightning05

    Grounding

    I was on the brink of a panic attack just now and I used the grounding technique. I was describing to myself everything I saw and what color it was (in detail). I also controlled my breathing as much as I could, trying to take full deep breaths and let them out slowly. Lately I haven't been too...
  4. lightning05

    Missing Work

    This week I missed the last 3 days of work due to severe panic attacks and a depressive episode. I was bombarded with sucidial thoughts when driving (and I also work around a lot of sharp objects). I talked to my supervisor and he cleared me to take time off and get better. I know this may not...
  5. H

    Helping a friend

    Hello everyone! A very close friend of mine has mental health issues (most likely anxiety or/and panic attack disorder). However, because of the anxiety, she is afraid to tell anyone besides me. I have some second hand experience with anxiety and panic attacks, and I read about them a lot in...
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