Welcome to our team!
My answer to your question ("why can't I handle things better?") is: each person's difficulties are unlike those of other people around them, especially in the specifics of the challenges. And the resources that each person brings to bear in his own particular situation are also very different. Similarly to trying to compare apples with oranges, it is a waste of time to compare oneself with others.
The thing to do is to compare yourself to yourself. If you find yourself in a place you don't want to occupy, then wisdom would tell you to make a plan for specific areas of your life. In a way, you've already begun this journey (your plan to make two phone calls tomorrow for appointments with your mental health team). It's hard not to be impatient, but you've only just started on the road to better mental health, so patience is called for.
You have joined a team of compassionate individuals who are in various stages on their fitness journey. We are willing to listen and to share with other members from our own experience. Stay in touch, okay? I'm glad you've joined us!
Co-Leader, Dealing with Depression Team
"When I say itís you I like, Iím talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.Ē Mr. Rogers
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