I haven't read all the other posts but wanted to say that we can all do our bit for destigmatising mental illness. Most people do first aid courses for physical health emergencies. I believe we should also be doing mental health first aid (www.mhfa.com.au). If you are in a good space to do it and feel ok about it, correct people who use the wrong terminology or make ill-informed comments, (ie it's not commit suicide, it's 'complete' suicide- suicide in Australia is not against the law so to do it is not 'committing' any crime). Tackle the myths about mental illness (anti depressants are addictive- umm, not they're not) and if you have a mental illness and feel like you can talk about it do some advocate/spokesperson work to educate others.
Good luck to all of you doing the hard yards.
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It is meant to be the best (or one of) it worked for me for 6ish years but then stopped post natal. We tried upping the dose and it made no difference. I am now on Cymbalta.
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the best way I can describe my anxiety, is I feel like I'm someone else, but I cant quiet recall who, I get really confused and cant breathe then I literally curl up in a ball and rock. Its like another part of my brain takes over and I am just watching myself have an anxiety attack from the sidelines.
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Let's break the stigma attached to mental health illness!
I was offered zoloft while pregnant, so that's probably what I'll start on once bubs is born. The only thing is I get really anxious about the side affects on the box. It says ' may cause thoughts of self harm or harm to others.' that scares me so much and makes me not want to take it cause I'm scared it will make me crazy and try and hurt someone. I know that sounds crazy in its self but these are the kids of worries that spiral my anxiety. Also someone posted that they developed schizophrenia from meds? That's freaks me out so much
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