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- The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria (ADAVIC) - Official FB PageCategory: Non-profit organization Likes: 14304 Talking About: 856257About: Based in Victoria, Australia, ADAVIC's mission is to provide grassroots support, information & resources to those suffering from anxiety & depression. We also work to increase awareness & reduce stigma of anxiety and depression.
- If you had just won $1 million, what would you do with it? (Type: status | Published: 2014-11-23T21:30:00+0000)
The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria (ADAVIC): If you had just won $1 million, what would you do with it?Comments:
ryan ison - Find a cure for anxiety and depression and other crippling mental illnesses
mary young - Start a rescue centre for Puppy Mill dogs and abandoned and unwanted dogs x
jo-el m. martinez - Buy a house w/ a bunch of rooms to have a place were friends can be my roommates & have people down on their luck stay till they get back on their feet.
bob pickup - Money would not cure mental illness, sometimes it causes it .. #inmyopinion
jaymi mayer - Pay off my student loans !!! =\
david braatz - Develop a cure for migraine headaches lol. Crappy weekend.
kim kenworthy - Payoff student loans and rent and get the help I need!
nancy munz-callaghan - Share with family and friends
richard gagnon - Try to enjoy life more
dori birch - Pay off my debts, take an extended vacation, and then go back to school to study music.
belinda white - Buy my parents house so they can leave this town and get my mother serious therapy sessions..... Im sure it would cost a half mill to fix her head.....
pam smith - Help my family and friends build great life's and also donate money to mental health to help the ones I can from there daily suffering.
lesley turner - Ensure all my family were secure & get myself a little cottage in the countryside
melanie legere - I think I would open up a homeless shelter in my city where people can sleep inside where it is warm.
kimmie jo clark - pay off every debt my family members have... then buy enough land that there ARE NO neighbors.... and build my $250k deluxe barn
vicki eyre - Buy a house and instead of paid work- volunteer at animal shelters
lori smith - Buy my own island and live in obscurity with my husband and my dogs.
tabitha darmanin - Organise a festival and have all the djs and bands we like play live and invite all my close friends... Then if i had an mi ey left over i would buy a house with a white picket.fence
wendy mcgilvray sparkles - Help my family x
melanie williams - Fly to holland as soon as my friend goes into labor, then on to London to see my cousins, Paris to see my auntie then East Timor to build a school and home to enrol my son and daughter in a better school... *sigh*
jaime alfson - Give a little to my brother, sister and parents, pay off bills, save some and most likely buy a new house
- Are you a person who likes to face your fears or avoid them? (Type: status | Published: 2014-11-22T05:30:01+0000)
The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria (ADAVIC): Are you a person who likes to face your fears or avoid them?Comments:
helene hobert policinski - I have had to face my fear of not mattering anymore....a common issue with retirement. I have always been busy as a mom or wife or on the job until suddenly I found myself retired, divorced and an empty nester. I started having full blown panic attacks this summer with all the anxiety that goes with them. I have made myself get up each morning, achieve something ....[like empty the dishwasher]... go outside and find an errand to do or help a neighbor...somehow reinvent a life that mattered. As I have slowly begun to achieve these little goals my panic attacks have subsided. Anxiety remains an issue but I just keep plugging away because there is no other way but disintegration into nothingness. I believe I am relavent and smart, I just have to find new ways to put myself out there so that I can keep anxiety at bay. Thanks for listening.
helen coles - Avoid at the moment ... Facing them is exhausting
colin lewis - Avoid them but they come back
bren gamez - I avoid them until I really have to face them because I have no other choice.
kerry parsons - Head on - except spiders and snakes lol...... I don't do them!
david smith - I have been avoiding them, don't even know what all I fear, seems like more and more keep coming
robert lee airton - Cant runaway from yourself sit in a qiet place and face it or it will win
janine rebecchi - Anxiety fears I do what it takes to manipulate situations to avoid them... Wish I could be fearless
caroline brown - Both, sometimes I'll face them, sometimes I don't want to...
donna smith - Try to face them
rhonda shaffer - Face them - definitely like to take the bull by the horns
gail beswick - I am trying to face my anxiety its hard atm but hopefully I will get there
tara crooks - It depends. So far I like to face my anxieties because I have overcome so much.
rachel mccabe - I try hard to face them now. Spend years avoiding them and I wasted some much time.
kiefer mcginty - More and more it becomes about facing them. But how I face them I need to practice on.
heather miller - Don't like do do either
alexandra cerjanec - I hate flying. I wish I could just get on a plane and take off to,who knows where. If someone buys me a ticket like my brother did when my father died and I had to fly to NZ I would go, but I avoid it.
gena daniels - That's a tough question? I fear myself, so I guess face it.
angie freyne - Try front it out if i can
joanne phillips - both sometimes I can talk myself into doing something with family support and other times it's all just to much
cara hart mowrey - Both for me also :)
- One of our followers would like to know if anyone has techniques/strategies to help get anxiety (Type: status | Published: 2014-11-21T22:13:38+0000)
The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria (ADAVIC): One of our followers would like to know if anyone has techniques/strategies to help get anxiety attacks under control before they become uncontrollable. Any ideas?Comments:
melody lynn anderson - It's hard to remove yourself from what's causing the anxiety, when honestly you don't know what it is causing it...Mine comes on for no reason kinda like something clicks in my head...
sue crebbin - Focus with all 5 sense. Pick up an object. 1. Sight - Study the color, the shape. 2. Scent - Smell it to see if it has a scent. 3. Sound - Does it make a noise if you shake it, or scratch it. 4. Touch - What textures does it have. 5. Taste - if safe to do so try and taste it. I have found that using all your senses helps to stop the worrying thoughts.
robin ann vance - Calling or starting a texting conversation is helpful for me. It takes my mind off what is going on and puts me at ease. It's good that the person you call/text is familiar with the situation and the disorder you have, like a family member or good friend.
the anxiety disorders association of victoria (adavic) - Don't think alcohol is the answer Dave Russell
elaine lopez - Honestly don't laugh but I play candy crush.....I feel one coming I get on my phone and my mind wanders ....my attack slowly goes away
zoe jones - when i get worked up i just breathe and imagine somewhere nice and build on it ie beach, sand dunes, path, parrot, listen to the wind sound of the sea the birds children playing....could be used if your going to the dentist...but if you're on a bus, just breath in and out and stay calm...
kath murray - Put my iPod on with my headphones - music takes me out of it almost instantly.
guy taylor - It's really hard, if u feel one coming on go so were quite sit down breath,maybe it will work every one is diffrent
clover lucchetti - Deep, slow breathing and reading a book or magazine helps me 👍👍👍
gail beswick - Pannic and anxiety self help app its awesome
victoria allen - Bring your thinking in the moment. Focus your thoughts on something anything visual and sounds that will bring your thoughts on to something that isn't what is panicing you.xx
mish rampage - I used to close my eyes and focus on my breath, clear my mind, it worked for me. I Inhale For 4 counts hold for 4 counts and exhale for 4 counts and repeat until I feel ok. Hope this helps!
beth whitney - I play a board game or something that distracts me from my own thoughts
lacey blues - Drink cold water and it will cool your body down too.
lacey blues - Distraction, removing yourself from what is creating the anxiety, telling yourself you can control it, because you can...after removing yourself from the situacion, you start just focusing on your breathing and only that, reducing the amount of breaths that you take, and relaxing yourself and feeling your body and heart rate just drop, by slowing down your breathing. Don't drink caffeine, and don't smoke, they both mess with the nervous system.
That helps me.
paula marschall - Breathe, think of cool clear water.. and visualise this running gently over your wrists and face...
nikki harvey - Its really really hard to do but i am currently training to be a counsellor and have learnt through training and cbt to be with the experience, stay in the moment and look at your thoughts rather than think anout them. It works everytime. I have had anxiety\panic attacts for 7years and this really does work. Xxx
david braatz - I wish i knew. I have same problem.
jo britza - I'm doing an online course for anxiety which I am finding quite helpful as it works on your confidence and self esteem, which I find is a huge factor in my anxiety causes.. I've only just started, but it already has me feeling hopeful, mind over matter for me. Cross my fingers I will be anxiety free in the very near future..
marietta taylor - I watch a tv show that I like to get my mind off of all the thoughts in my head.
sherrell colvey - Just a good ol paper bag. Like a lunch bag. Breathe in and out and pace your breathing. A nurse gave me one once after she recognized I was having a attack. You would be surprised how well it works! Just try it! ! And you can carry it in your pocket. Seriously!
- One of our followers asks:
"I'm wondering if other followers have a problem watching televisio (Type: status | Published: 2014-11-21T00:02:25+0000)
The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria (ADAVIC): One of our followers asks: "I'm wondering if other followers have a problem watching television like I do. I used to love Teen Mom but I got too emotionally invested in the show and had to quit. Now it's the same thing with American horror story! I love it but it makes my anxiety worse. I'm down to watching cartoons and other things to be careful of what I'm watching. I'm wondering if anyone else has a tough time with this and what shows trigger their stress!" Can anyone relate? :)Comments:
jaime palmer - The news is the worst.!!!!
lauren truscott britt - ps and the animal camercials rip my heart out i have 5 dogs and i turn the pet comercials cause it makes me so angry.
jess trist - I only watch comedy's or rom-com's! There is too much negativity and drama in real life at times, to sit and watch the same themes on tv. In my opinion.
angela peters - The news is enough to give anybody anxiety!
laurie groulx mcnamara - I find myself now watching kid shows with my 10 year old. No stress just dumb comedy
joy harris - I don't watch tv at all. Can't stand it! Annoys me...
tina bush - Mine is animals I get so upset and cry .. It could be as simple as a seeing a dog needing a home .. Or those horrible animal transporter lorries .. I can't drive behind one ! It's just too upsetting and makes me anxious for the poor animals :((
rebecca ludwig sedlacek - Yep. Just watch puppies and kittens for a while, then very slowly introduce drama shows. Baby steps!
cindy borrelli-bell - To much drama or negativity causes stress and some news. I turn the channel. Cartoons help me with anxiety. It calms me down.
karen saunders - Yeah, I have the attention span of a fish lol.
trish barnes-carris - Completely relate! Anything scary or murderous, even the news triggers it.
corrina fugate - Absolutely , I can only watch comedy now! Don't like watching news or anything with violence anymore .
tammy barger - My anxiety is sky high watching horror movies but I just deal and the hubs does a great job of calming me after ;) CANNOT EVER watch horders! Ever! It puts me thru the roof!
luan angear - I used to love watching the walking dead, and crime programmes but I don't anymore cos it made my anxiety worse, I will only watch comedies now and reality shows like big brother and I'm a celebrity and game shows x x
kylie alfonso-mayne - I'm also like this, I love sons of anarchy but it makes me so anxious I then can't sleep..... So shows I don't have to think a lot about and comedies..... Love Big Bang theory 2 broke girls......
garry ahrns - My viewing habits have changed completely. Find what suits best and stick with that only. We all have different triggers.
kimmie jo clark - oh can i ever relate! generally my godsister and i read trashy rommance novels. she got on a kick with another genre... the suspence/thriller type. i was reading one of them when i realized i was totally paniced...had been for hours... about what was going on in the book! so yeah... i dont do supposed reality shows. dont do anything with fake drama. i stick with things i like... science.. crime (i swear i could literally get away with murder by now).. and an extensive collection of dvd's for when there's nothing i want to watch.
brenda dyson - african children drinking dirty water ,and cant do much to help....
sonya beal mccrackin - I cant watch the whiny, drama filled reality shows, raises my stress. I try to stick with comedy shows and movies.
cynthia smothers-carter - Sadest part is im begining to notice this durring the walking dead too.. butni fight it has hard as possible i gotta watch my daryl!
cynthia smothers-carter - Omg. AHS made me worse. Ive tried watching it but just cant. in our house we have dinner while watching a show and we all agrees on AHS but i always felt anxious and like i couldn't sit still or keep quiet. I felt like i was on pins and needles and like i could just scream and go into a panic at any moment. My husband being the sweetheart he is decided we wouldnt watch that show anymore especially durring dinner because i was not eating. They all still watch it from time to time but i just leave the room now.