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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:51 PM

our company gives us 6 free therapist sessions. I am already on anti-anxiety meds. Think i will

take advantage of this


I don't know what else to do

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Reply our company gives us 6 free therapist sessions. I am already on anti-anxiety meds. Think i will (Original post)
demtenjeep Sep 19 OP
niyad Sep 19 #1
WhiskeyGrinder Sep 19 #2
Zing Zing Zingbah Sep 19 #3
AngryOldDem Sep 19 #8
SharonClark Sep 19 #4
cayugafalls Sep 19 #5
Blue_true Sep 19 #6
demtenjeep Sep 19 #9
Blue_true Sep 19 #11
badseedboy Sep 19 #7
demtenjeep Sep 19 #10
PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 19 #12
badseedboy Sep 19 #15
PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 19 #16
2naSalit Sep 19 #13
dawg day Sep 19 #14
WA-03 Democrat Sep 19 #17
ananda Sep 19 #18

Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:53 PM

1. This sounds like a wise plan. Please take good care of yourself.

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:54 PM

2. No shame in seeing a therapist. More people should.

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:59 PM

3. I wish I could find a good anti-anxiety med

Antidepressants don't seem to do anything for me, well at least the three I've tried. I've been trying the therapy thing. Done 3 sessions so far. Still uncertain where it is going to go and if I'm even accomplishing anything doing it. I suppose it is too early to judge.

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Response to Zing Zing Zingbah (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:08 PM

8. Wish I could find a good therapist.

Extremely wary after some of the experiences Iíve had.

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:59 PM

4. Good idea.

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:01 PM

5. Yes, talking to someone is always a good idea.

Sending you all my good thoughts.

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:03 PM

6. Good idea. Take care of yourself.

You have a lot on your plate, the situation with your sister, now Ginsberg. It is great that your company offers such an important benefit.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:10 PM

9. thank you for remembering-she is having a having a horrid day

I fear it is not long.

She was holding on and turned 65


I think it is just a matter of time now-when she stops fighting

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:15 PM

11. Whenever you can, share memories of your childhood, parents and relatives with her.

Talk about the good times you have shared and experienced. None of us can stop death from happening, we simply donít have that capacity. What we can do is not fear death, and enjoy important memories while we are alive.

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:07 PM

7. Adding therapy to a good med regimen

has kept me going. Unsolicited advice: Do some organization of/writing about what is going on, and name your priorities, if you are able. Don't sweat it if you don't, because a good therapist will help you to do this right away. It's a powerful time for therapists, learning how to keep us functioning in the most surreal of worlds. All bless these good folks.

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Response to badseedboy (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:11 PM

10. great idea

thank you

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:27 PM

12. While I'm not about to challenge the usefulness of meds or therapy,

the first thing to do is stop watching so much news. Limit yourself to one hour, at the most two a day. Do NOT get sucked into watching wall to wall coverage of things, even the death of Justice Ginsburg, as worthwhile as that may seem at the moment. Really.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:37 PM

15. Respectfully, I believe that compulsive news

monitoring is a symptom of extreme anxiety, like overthinking or worry. I don't think we could tell a very anxious person to limit their worry to an hour a day, though I have seen that advice. Six decades of compulsive monitoring, overthinking, and worry lead me to these thoughts.

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Response to badseedboy (Reply #15)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:39 PM

16. You just made a strong point for turning off the news.

Compulsive news watching creates the extreme anxiety.

I think that while I am very concerned about what's been going on in recent years, I am not losing sleep over it, I don't need meds or therapy, because I am not constantly watching the news.

Turn it off and read a book or two.

However, I will say that someone who needs meds or therapy is doing the right thing in getting them.

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:33 PM

13. I've been...

Meeting with one since 2016... it helps.

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:36 PM

14. Good idea. This year is so stressful.

I wish my employer were as thoughtful and caring!!!!

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:57 PM

17. As a stress addict with peptic ulcers

I limit to just DU and a few other news sites. Loved to watch msnbc but it was repeat of the important things that I already read and know.i cut it out and donít miss it.

I also got the Calm app and a coloring app. I am working on the mediation (I am not very good at it yet) and listen to the sleep stories at nights. I also take a bath. I bought a massager off of Amazon and itís very nice too. Iíve found trying new things which are relaxing are the best gifts.

Be good to yourself and all the best!

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:58 PM

18. These are very anxious times for sure!

I feel better after coming here though.

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