I’m (age) and I feel very anxious and depressed. I went into inpatient at the beginning of December because I was feeling very suicidal. I’m currently in a partial hospitalization program. I have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, cannabis use disorder, and I have an addiction to social media. I’m very behind in my school work and i also am being asked to come back to work soon and I feel very overwhelmed. I haven’t driven my car since I’ve been back home. I’m afraid to drive and I’m afraid to leave my house. I just was at family functions for Christmas and I was so anxious and awkward I didn’t really socialize with much of my family and I feel very embarrassed. I am having a really hard time focusing attention on simple things like a conversation because I’m so fixated on my thoughts. I’m terrified of going back to school, driving, and working because I feel like I can’t concentrate on the present moment.
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- The best advice that we can always give is to talk to someone about how you are feeling. This can be any supportive adult that might be in your life such as a family member, parent of a friend, or even a schoolteacher or guidance counselor. You had mentioned you are currently in treatment. This would be a great conversation to have with your therapist.
- The wonderful thing is that you have already started your journey in mental health. You have mentioned that you were inpatient and are currently in a partial program. Sometimes these things take time, but really attempt to use the resources and skills that they have provided you, and or communicate how you are feeling. I am sure that they might have some suggestions for this exact thing.
- Take time to work through your anxiety. Maybe asking a parent to go for a drive with you so that you can feel more comfortable the next time you have to drive. Practice can help ease some of those stresses you might feel.
- We have some great resources on depression and anxiety on this very site. I would suggest taking some time to take a look at them and see if there is something that can assist you. We also have some great things in our Tools section to help hopefully alleviate some of those stressors. Know that you are not alone, think of the things that you have learned and work with the help that you currently have. You got this!!!