Importance of focusing on Positive with Depression & Anxiety.

Posted by BoneHead @stsopoci, May 27, 2019

In my journey with the millions of humans who are brave enough to go down the path of recovery without alcohol, bad drug and more drugs, I have gradually more and more discovered how important it is to crawl out of my deep hole, bad attitude, self-importance, feeling sorry for myself, angry, sad, etc, etc, condition and more toward the LIGHT!!! That means changing and moving for me away from some friends that are very negative about everything. That means walking around the block when I get upset so I can calm down and see the light. That means taking care of myself, exercising, eating right and meeting new friends and keeping old friends that are well-balanced. Positivity in life is available to everyone and it’s FREE. I have gone on a path throughout my early days of self-medicating with lots of alcohol, drug, etc. I cleaned myself up in 1996, OCT 13th but I still did not feel right until I could ask for help from a professional. Found out I was GAD (inherited from my MOM) and a few other close seconds. I went on medication for years on various meds until I found the chemical that keeps me pretty normal. BUT, BUT…something else was missing because I still suffered through the negativity of every situation that I could create in a moments time.

I love these groups because you are honest with yourself which is very important.
Finding good friends that understand you and the importance of staying positive with your journey through life.
Taking good care of yourself.
We all are unique so what works for me does not always work for you. I’m on 20mg of Lexipro.
What do other people do to stay positive?

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@thisismarilynb

The rift with my son is very deep and hurtful. He told me not to come to my granddaughter's wedding because I was not welcome. It was like a knife to my heart. This will take a long time to get over. There is no way I will be invited to join them for Thanksgiving. Quite likely I will be spending it alone. This is now a situation I will have to get used to.

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@thisismarilynb I am really sorry that the rift is that severe. I know you have friends and most likely when people hear you will be alone you will be invited to someone's home. It's still early. If not then just enjoy a quiet and peaceful day at home. Those can be heaven-sent.
JK

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We have a 16 yr old son who was expelled from school last year. He wants to improve and return to school. His parents are divorced for 10 yrs. His mother left and his dad raised him, but just spoiled him and didn't take enough interest to instill any valuable traits in him. Loved him and provided for him, but didn’t know how to parent.
The boy is good, no drugs, smoking, running around, stays home on computer games. But he is ADHD.
His dad has become an alcoholic and the boy is with us for a couple more days. (Has been with us for 2 weeks) Then we plan to take him to his mom’s who has remarried and has a good marriage with children.
BUT the boy has TERRIBLE anxiety meltdowns. Pacing, crying, shaking, needing comfort with holding him, afraid of his future life. Blood pressure was 129/90 and heart rate was 123. I’m not sure his mom & husband will understand his anxiety attacks.
He is refusing to leave and we cannot keep him. He will have to go to his Mom’s on Tuesday, and I have no idea how to handle that as he refuses to go.
So needed to vent. If anyone has any words of wisdom 🙏🏻

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@kratz5

We have a 16 yr old son who was expelled from school last year. He wants to improve and return to school. His parents are divorced for 10 yrs. His mother left and his dad raised him, but just spoiled him and didn't take enough interest to instill any valuable traits in him. Loved him and provided for him, but didn’t know how to parent.
The boy is good, no drugs, smoking, running around, stays home on computer games. But he is ADHD.
His dad has become an alcoholic and the boy is with us for a couple more days. (Has been with us for 2 weeks) Then we plan to take him to his mom’s who has remarried and has a good marriage with children.
BUT the boy has TERRIBLE anxiety meltdowns. Pacing, crying, shaking, needing comfort with holding him, afraid of his future life. Blood pressure was 129/90 and heart rate was 123. I’m not sure his mom & husband will understand his anxiety attacks.
He is refusing to leave and we cannot keep him. He will have to go to his Mom’s on Tuesday, and I have no idea how to handle that as he refuses to go.
So needed to vent. If anyone has any words of wisdom 🙏🏻

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He needs love and care. A weekly visit to a mental care (woman) and support from family is extremely important.

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