Originally Posted by houstonspartan
Glad to hear that you were able to find your way out of the darkness. A lot of people have had trouble with anxiety/depression. I have had periods of anxiety, as have a lot of my friends. In fact, I was just telling a buddy yesterday about the one time I had a panic attack. (I had been laid off from my job, and the bank was being difficult about restructuring my mortgage).
I openly advocate that people should see a psychologist or psycharist if they are feeling down. There is no shame in it, and it can be helpful.
Remember when Ron Artest won the title with the Lakers a few years back? He thanked his therapist. He'd been dealing with a lot of issues for years, and said having a therapist helped him.
The Incognito's are trash. Pure and simple.
The things which helped me (and it took YEARS) were:
a. My mom
b. My REAL friends
c. reconnecting to my faith
d. Finding interest to give me some vent for anything negative.
e. Finding OTHER people who've been to that horrible place and lived to tell of it and talking to them.
People like Incognito's dad have no idea how blessed their existence has been if they can treat something that serious as some character flaw to be stigmatized.