Also - look out for those around you how you think might be struggling. Especially now. One good idea is to to just choose 5 people from your contacts, and just give them a call, find out how their doing.
Sadly Sam, My experience of seeking help has been pretty much the opposite of what you're saying. I was 19 and in the military when I first started getting visited by "the Dog".....I sought medical help and was effectively given the verbal equivalent of a slap in the face and Pull Yourself Together rant.....I was told to "deal with it"....so I did, first with drink, then drugs and then other more self destructive behavior, until I was Jailed and dismissed...I was in Colchester with so many veterans of N.I. and the Falklands, it was more like Broardmoor ! Over the last 40 years it has effectively ruined my life.....despite their BS, most employers don't want "Nutters". I was forced out of my last job because my health issues.....despite their own policies. No amount of Regulations or Laws did any good whatsoever. Never have done, doubt they ever will......maybe it's different if you don't work in Overalls. Maybe for others it might be a different experience......they can but hope.
I had a psychotic breakdown during finals at University. Ended up in a Psychiatric ward.
The way I see things now, life is like a long corridor with rooms going off. The doors to some rooms are locked so I have to stay out, but others are open and I can enjoy whatever is in the room. As doors become locked, others will open, but I need to constantly be on the lookout for them as they can sometimes be missed.Well there we are. This appears to be a honest thread so I have taken the bold step of telling all this. I doubt anyone will laugh at me, but if you must, please do it off forum.
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