I’m new to the board. I found it looking for some support tonight because my anxiety and depression have been getting steadily worse since year 12 finished about a month and a half ago. Up to now I’ve had a few choice people I could rely on, even if they didn’t exactly know the score. One of my best mates leaves for Europe the day before my birthday this month for a month. Another close friend has just left for a round Australia trip for a year. And my brother is currently overseas and out of reach.
All year I’ve been able to cope because of school getting me out of the house and away from my parents for eight or nine hours a day, and my mentor at school helped a huge amount as well. I’m not ready to get into specifics yet, just that now I’ve lost all of this support, I really need some, and I didn’t know where else to go.
I hope you’re all having a safe Christmas,