It’s not as easy as you think it is

I am currently 18 turning 19 and I’m going through Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) to treat my Major Depressive Disorder and Severe Anxiety Disorder. I’m really scared and if there’s anyone who’s going through the same thing as me, I hope you can reach out, to tell me it’s going to get better because I feel myself giving up, day by day. Every time I wake up after an ECT session I still cry because I can’t remember anything.
Mental illness is real and it’s like walking through tar in a marathon. It sucks, I just really hope society can step up and understand that it is an illness, we can’t control it. It’s not made up for attention.
I attempted suicide because my friends bullied me by telling me I was an attention seeker and my generalised anxiety disorder was a hoax. So please, if you’re telling your friend to man up or grow some balls while they’re having a mental illness, please think twice. It’s not as easy as you think it is.

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  1. Hi,
    My brother went through ECT as well, he was admitted to ICU for paandaol overdose and despite multiple medication, did not seem to get better hence my family decided to go for this. It has been 10 over years since he was first diagnosed.
    It does get better but it takes time, lots of time. Take it one day at a time, and if that is too overwhelming then take it in smaller portions, do what works for you.
    I personally struggle with sucide tendencies since I was 14, and social anxiety since I was 23.
    I hear you and I’m keeping in prayers, I hope you have a safe community to support you. Take care

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