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If I was hospitalized due to major mood and anxiety disorder, should I be selective in telling my friends or how would you view of someone that is in a psych ward????




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      Mzd3 wrote Jan 12, 2010
    • Getting help for yourself is nothing to be ashamed of... I think its fine to tell friends, maybe not co-workers  or neighbors... your friends can give you support.




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      Betspussl wrote Jan 12, 2010
    • I HAD A MASSIVE ANXIETY ATTACK IN 1994 WITH A PARTIAL NERVOUS BREAKDOWN.I FOUND THAT I NEEDED MY FRIENDS FOR SUPPORT.I WAS SO SCARED THAT I COULDN‘T OF GOTTEN THROUGH IT ALONE.I JOINED ANXIETY SUPPORT GROUPS TO AND HAD THERAPY ONCE A WEEK.I NEVER HAD TO TAKE MEDS. I WAS VERY DEVOTED TO FIND OUT WHY THIS WAS HAPPENING AND SUPPORT FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS REALLY GOT ME THROUGH.




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      Linni wrote Jan 12, 2010
    • i agree with the ladies here..
      if it were me, just family and close friends is who id tell.. others do not need to know...i mean, some people are just so dang judgemental of others, its just makes me sick..

      YOU NEED TO DO FOR YOU AND FORGET THE REST




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      Abby47 wrote Jan 12, 2010
    • I have to agree w/ evry1 here. I’ve been depress n i know what anxiety is. I was on meds for awhile. I feel way better now. I still get my anxiety attacks but in a less intensity. I learned breath techniques that helped thru it. U want your closest friends for support. But not evr1 will understand. Keep lookin for information n good support groups. We are here to listen n help. GOD Bless You!!!




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      Karyn Olson wrote Jan 12, 2010
    • I wouldn’t be ashamed to tell anyone...how they view me is out of my control...and yes if they were true friends they would be understanding...I would not go and tell someone I just met or someone that I don’t know very well...not that I would be ashamed just because I don’t have that close relationship with him.

      Having said all of this...when I was in my mid teens I was drinking heavily and very suicidal and was put into a mental facility...not a good experience but one I will never forget.




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      Max0125 wrote Jan 12, 2010
    • I agree with the above posts. Only tell people that you know will be supportive, especially if you feel fragile. Also, I think that joining a community group based on your condition will help as well. Good luck.




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      Angelcart wrote Jan 12, 2010
    • I too agree that only family, boss you should tell.It really is no biz for your co-workers.  Good Luck. happy




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      Jenz ~ wrote Jan 12, 2010
    • I haven’t read the above posts this time so please forgive me if I repeat anything. In my opinion, the disorder or illness should be viewed in the same fashion as anything else ‘below the neck’ would be viewed.
      I commend you for seeking treatment for it and wish you the best with Godspeed. happy You will be just fine. Give yourself a huge hug. I’m sending you one too.
      As for telling people, that is completely up to you. Maybe just share with the people you are closest to that support you and can help you through this.
      We are here for you too. happy
      Hugs n prayers,
      Jenz




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      Jenz ~ wrote Jan 12, 2010
    • Another great resource for you

      www.womanwithin.org

      Best wishes! happy




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      Owlmaria wrote Jan 12, 2010
    • I also agree w/ the ladies above.
      Be yourself. Your true friends will be there, the others.. don’t worry about them.
      I also am proud of you for seeking help w/ your problem. I would not act any different towards you, in fact, I’d have greater respect for you.
      Good luck w/ your treatments, we all have problems. Sending prayers for a recovery that takes as long as you need.
      Maria




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      Zena Coleman wrote Jan 12, 2010
    • Be selective about who you tell everyone is not ready for the truth,some people like things in neat little packages and are not ready for your experience, I bet you already know who will listen and support you and who wont.




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      Myrna Perez wrote Jan 12, 2010
    • Be selective who you tell, because there are a lot of people out there who are judgemental and not very nice.  I know!




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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Jan 12, 2010
    • It’s sad that you have to ask this question, because it means too many people still do not know enough about mental illness and understand IT‘S NOT YOUR FAULT.  

      I don’t tell casual acquaintances that I have been on anti-depressants for years only because it’s not their business, just like anything else I would have happen to me. But if the topic comes up, I gladly tell people I sought help because it proves I know there’s a problem and I want to fix it.




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      Venus 7000 wrote Jan 12, 2010
    • You don’t have to share this information with anyone but your health care providers. Its really nobody’s business.  

      But if it is something that recurs you may wish to tell a close friend or two who can be with you if the need arises.




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      Doreen XoXo wrote Jan 12, 2010
    • If they were your friends you wouldnt have to be selective.  

      xoxo




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      Jenz ~ wrote Jan 12, 2010
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      We‘re thinking of you and wishing you the best. Please try not to worry about who to tell or who knows, etc. There is no shame in any of what you are experiencing. Your loved ones will be there for you.
      Try to focus on the matters at hand, most importantly, getting yourself on track. You can do this. Hugs! happy




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      Marya1961 wrote Jan 18, 2010
    • Lots of hugs and prayers to you..depending on your current situation, if you feel particularly close to certain people during this time, then they are the ones that you need to share this with and confide in..anxiety is a tough thing (believe I know), but with reassurance, understanding and guidance, you will be able to manage it..estaticheart




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      Samib wrote Jan 20, 2010
    • I would hope I would know that my friend needs me.  I would hope you could tell whoever you feel like you need to tell, however you just really never know for sure who you can count on in this world.




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