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Supporting someone fighting anxiety and depression

Sunday, May 29, 2016

I'm parenting a teen struggling with anxiety and depression. I am doing my best to be loving and supporting, but I feel like I'm not adequate. There are so many conflicting opinions. Plus I have to consider the level of cooperation. I find myself turning to food when I should be turning to a quick walk. I'm gaining weight despite setting a new goal.
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    I have depression and anxiety and know that my husband has at times found it difficult. Please know that your support is important, but you are also important. Take care of yourself, so that you can have enough energy to help others.
    1024 days ago
    As someone who has suffered from depression and anxiety my whole life I know it's not easy. Also you should try to find someone to talk to too taking care of someone suffering from mental health is not easy and can take a toll on you too hence eating
    1024 days ago
    You can do this. Knowing you want to walk more is the first step. One day you will and then another and then another and then you will have a new habit....a healthy one for both mind and body. I wish you well in this and with your teen.
    1024 days ago
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