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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:
nosi nayr - Find a cure for anxiety and depression and other crippling mental illnesses
gnuoy yram - Start a rescue centre for Puppy Mill dogs and abandoned and unwanted dogs x
zenitram .m le-oj - 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.
pukcip bob - Money would not cure mental illness, sometimes it causes it .. #inmyopinion
reyam imyaj - Pay off my student loans !!! =\
ztaarb divad - Develop a cure for migraine headaches lol. Crappy weekend.
yhtrownek mik - Payoff student loans and rent and get the help I need!
nahgallac-znum ycnan - Share with family and friends
nongag drahcir - Try to enjoy life more
hcrib irod - Pay off my debts, take an extended vacation, and then go back to school to study music.
etihw adnileb - 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.....
htims map - 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.
renrut yelsel - Ensure all my family were secure & get myself a little cottage in the countryside
eregel einalem - I think I would open up a homeless shelter in my city where people can sleep inside where it is warm.
kralc oj eimmik - pay off every debt my family members have... then buy enough land that there ARE NO neighbors.... and build my $250k deluxe barn
erye ikciv - Buy a house and instead of paid work- volunteer at animal shelters
htims irol - Buy my own island and live in obscurity with my husband and my dogs.
ninamrad ahtibat - 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
selkraps yarvligcm ydnew - Help my family x
smailliw einalem - 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*
nosfla emiaj - 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:
iksnicilop treboh eneleh - 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.
seloc neleh - Avoid at the moment ... Facing them is exhausting
siwel niloc - Avoid them but they come back
zemag nerb - I avoid them until I really have to face them because I have no other choice.
snosrap yrrek - Head on - except spiders and snakes lol...... I don't do them!
htims divad - I have been avoiding them, don't even know what all I fear, seems like more and more keep coming
notria eel trebor - Cant runaway from yourself sit in a qiet place and face it or it will win
ihcceber eninaj - Anxiety fears I do what it takes to manipulate situations to avoid them... Wish I could be fearless
nworb enilorac - Both, sometimes I'll face them, sometimes I don't want to...
htims annod - Try to face them
reffahs adnohr - Face them - definitely like to take the bull by the horns
kciwseb liag - I am trying to face my anxiety its hard atm but hopefully I will get there
skoorc arat - It depends. So far I like to face my anxieties because I have overcome so much.
ebaccm lehcar - I try hard to face them now. Spend years avoiding them and I wasted some much time.
ytnigcm refeik - More and more it becomes about facing them. But how I face them I need to practice on.
rellim rehtaeh - Don't like do do either
cenajrec ardnaxela - 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.
sleinad aneg - That's a tough question? I fear myself, so I guess face it.
enyerf eigna - Try front it out if i can
spillihp ennaoj - both sometimes I can talk myself into doing something with family support and other times it's all just to much
yerwom trah arac - 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:
nosredna nnyl ydolem - 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...
nibberc eus - 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.
ecnav nna nibor - 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.
)civada( airotciv fo noitaicossa sredrosid yteixna eht - Don't think alcohol is the answer Dave Russell
zepol eniale - 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
senoj eoz - 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...
yarrum htak - Put my iPod on with my headphones - music takes me out of it almost instantly.
rolyat yug - 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
ittehccul revolc - Deep, slow breathing and reading a book or magazine helps me 👍👍👍
kciwseb liag - Pannic and anxiety self help app its awesome
nella airotciv - 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
egapmar hsim - 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!
yentihw hteb - I play a board game or something that distracts me from my own thoughts
seulb yecal - Drink cold water and it will cool your body down too.
seulb yecal - 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.
llahcsram aluap - Breathe, think of cool clear water.. and visualise this running gently over your wrists and face...
yevrah ikkin - 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
ztaarb divad - I wish i knew. I have same problem.
aztirb oj - 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..
rolyat atteiram - I watch a tv show that I like to get my mind off of all the thoughts in my head.
yevloc llerrehs - 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:
remlap emiaj - The news is the worst.!!!!
ttirb ttocsurt nerual - 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.
tsirt ssej - 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.
sretep alegna - The news is enough to give anybody anxiety!
aramancm xluorg eirual - I find myself now watching kid shows with my 10 year old. No stress just dumb comedy
sirrah yoj - I don't watch tv at all. Can't stand it! Annoys me...
hsub anit - 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 :((
kecaldes giwdul acceber - Yep. Just watch puppies and kittens for a while, then very slowly introduce drama shows. Baby steps!
lleb-illerrob ydnic - To much drama or negativity causes stress and some news. I turn the channel. Cartoons help me with anxiety. It calms me down.
srednuas nerak - Yeah, I have the attention span of a fish lol.
sirrac-senrab hsirt - Completely relate! Anything scary or murderous, even the news triggers it.
etaguf anirroc - Absolutely , I can only watch comedy now! Don't like watching news or anything with violence anymore .
regrab ymmat - 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!
raegna naul - 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
enyam-osnofla eilyk - 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......
snrha yrrag - My viewing habits have changed completely. Find what suits best and stick with that only. We all have different triggers.
kralc oj eimmik - 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.
nosyd adnerb - african children drinking dirty water ,and cant do much to help....
nikcarccm laeb aynos - I cant watch the whiny, drama filled reality shows, raises my stress. I try to stick with comedy shows and movies.
retrac-srehtoms aihtnyc - 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!
retrac-srehtoms aihtnyc - 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.