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Sep 13, 2019
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Has anyone else found themselves where they can't look away from what's going on in the world, whilst also knowing it gives them an undeniably high amount of anxiety?

The protests in Melbourne yesterday and today have really thrown me.

Not entirely sure what to do.
Yes 100%. There is no escape from it invading almost every waking thought. And then it's hard to sleep. With you mate.
Just get through the day somehow.
 

dopefish

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Aug 16, 2020
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Has anyone else found themselves where they can't look away from what's going on in the world, whilst also knowing it gives them an undeniably high amount of anxiety?

The protests in Melbourne yesterday and today have really thrown me.

Not entirely sure what to do.
Yes 100%. There is no escape from it invading almost every waking thought. And then it's hard to sleep. With you mate.
Just get through the day somehow.
I find reading the news instead of watching it can reduce its psychological impact while staying informed, especially if you find it hard to stop watching live news feeds. Just be sure to avoid any comments sections as they are full of unempathetic people with toxic opinions. Also limiting your news consumption to just once a day can help too.
 

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PhatBoy

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May 5, 2016
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I stood on a bridge today and contemplated jumping off it and how I’d have to land to make sure it works. I loathe the person I’ve become and the black cloud that makes it impossible for me to enjoy anything anymore.
 

Cubs2Lions

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I stood on a bridge today and contemplated jumping off it and how I’d have to land to make sure it works. I loathe the person I’ve become and the black cloud that makes it impossible for me to enjoy anything anymore.
Nooooooo friend, please don't ever consider doing that to yourself mate again because you would never forgive yourself for the pain you'll leave behind for your loved ones and how much life you might miss out as a result from one bad decision :'(

I know you might feel like darkness & utter sh*t right now in your life and I know it's easier said then done, but you are so very worth it in this world, we call Planet Earth, no matter how much darkness your life might be in at the moment. I know we haven't chatted before and you probably have never knew I existed before and all that, but my thoughts & prayers go out with you tonight in your personal struggles and I'm so sorry you are suffering at the moment with those dark thoughts because I bet you are such an awesome person to chat with and follow the footy and life.

Do you currently see a psychologist atm to help explain your feelings to with someone or take any anti-depressants that might help you feel better about yourself? Maybe if you haven't done both of them, I strongly recommended you see your local GP and develop a mental health plan for you to help yourself feel better mentally cause you seem like such an awesome person who is struggling with some inner-demons atm and look, we have all been down that long road in our lives so everything will be okay one day, I promise. As well as that, possibly exercising every day and eating moe healthy sources constantly could help you feel more positive/happier about yourself daily cause it does make a difference (from personal experiences).

Promise me mate, if you ever feeling like that again though mate, please don't hesitant in calling either Beyond Blue, Black Dog Institute & Lifeline (websites below) to speak with someone professional that can help you with those problems, or if you need to chat with someone on here who loves footy and can support you through your difficult times, I and everyone else on this forum are always here to have a good ole chat about the footy or anything else associated with life, via public or private chat, cause you seem like such a cool & awesome person to chat and hangout with and have a laugh or two :)




Remember though mate, I and everyone else on this BigFooty forum are always here to help you through your difficult times and YOU are so bloody worth it in this world and everyone around you that you are close to loves you so much for the person you are, I promise you that now :thumbsu::thumbsu::thumbsu:
 

Ando727

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Dec 12, 2009
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I stood on a bridge today and contemplated jumping off it and how I’d have to land to make sure it works. I loathe the person I’ve become and the black cloud that makes it impossible for me to enjoy anything anymore.
Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. You have to keep in mind that there is a way past any problem if you set your mind to it. Ending it all is a way of avoiding the painful wait for the solution. But there is always a way through. You have to build on what you have that does work, and put in place things that work with that. Get off the treadmill of fighting against things that don't work. If you are honest with yourself, you'll find a fair bit of repetition and sameness in your routine and thinking, which is why it feels so stuck. You have to be willing to let go of those things that make you feel bad. Allow new things to come into your life, or at least let old things go. If you do that, there will be room for something different. You must seek support though - and it's great that you reached out here. The more support you have, the less vulnerable you are on those really bad days. If you can get your life trending upwards, even in small amounts, it becomes habit forming, and it builds momentum. Make sure you are getting exercise everyday and eating well. It's amazing how critical those two things are to well-being. And as Cubs2Lions said, make sure you have some professional avenues for support too. You're worth it, mate. Don't forget that. There are people who would feel your loss immensely. If you're struggling to do it for yourself, do it for them until you feel a bit better and want to do it for yourself. Keep in touch here too. We don't want you feeling this way on your own.
 

Cubs2Lions

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Thank you guys. It was only the scars that it would leave on my kids and the people who still care about me that stopped me going further
No worries mate, glad you are still with us at this current time and hopefully one day the dark thoughts inside of you can go away.

Remember, you are so much worth it in this world from everyone you are close with (family, kids, friends, colleagues, etc) and that all of us on this forum really care about you and are always here to have a chat with about footy and anything-related to life, via public & private chat. :)
 

PhatBoy

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May 5, 2016
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No worries mate, glad you are still with us at this current time and hopefully one day the dark thoughts inside of you can go away.

Remember, you are so much worth it in this world from everyone you are close with (family, kids, friends, colleagues, etc) and that all of us on this forum really care about you and are always here to have a chat with about footy and anything-related to life, via public & private chat. :)

Thanks heaps mate your comments really mean a lot and I’m very glad I read them
 

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