Anxiety, self doubt, and a podcast.

by | Jun 7, 2021 | JD, life update | 0 comments

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This little addition to Behind the Mic was going to going to be all about dogs. I’ll get to that another time. 

Right now I want to talk about anxiety. I think all of us experience anxiety in some form. For some of us that anxiety is a major part of our lives. I am one of those people. 

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I have long suffered from both depression and anxiety. I am a firm believer in getting help if you feel you or a loved one is suffering. Remember…it’s always OK to ask someone if they’re OK.

The site is getting ready to go live. A Facebook page is getting ready to go live without much on it. I have 1 teaser episode up to stream. Though I am going to try and make another one before we take it live. Hence this writing I’m doing,

All that to say I was second guessing doing the podcast at all. I am worried people will laugh at me. I am worried noone will listen. I am worried someone somewhere is going to get offended by something. Anxiety is a bitch.

I take both anti-depressants and anxiety meds. I actually have a 2nd anxiety pill I can take when it all seems too damn much. And I am no way ashamed to say I have mental health problems, I am in no way ashamed to say I am on medication. It might take a while to get the right mix of meds…but once you do you become a different person. 

I realize meds are not for everyone, but I do encourage anyone who is having issues coping, felling less than, or feeling like they don’t matter to get in touch with someone. Whether it is a therapist, a trusted family member or friend, your spiritual advisor, or even some stranger on a hotline. I will be including pertinent links at the end.

Often times just talking something out with someone can release a lot of pent up pressure and anxiety. It did for me just earlier this evening. Two good frends both talked me off the ledge and provided positive support and it completely changed my mood. It invigorated me.

So yes. Despite my fears and anxiety, the site is going live tonight, Sunday, June 6, 2021.

Again I thank you for taking the time to read my ramblings. And I sincerely hope you like The Jason Durden Show.


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