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artsykid
first, let me say that i was not in anyway trying to dismiss your near death experience--i hope i didn't come off that way. you may very well have ptsd, it would be really good for you to talk with someone. i can't say i am totally cool with the idea of death, (who is?) its just that i think alot of excess anxiety can be attributed to spiritual stuff. as secure as i am with my relationship with God, I still freak out everyonce in a while. my dad died in a tragic accident last year and i frequently find myself thinking about his death, how it would feel, all that craziness. its hard, no matter how you slice it. and if you got a taste of that, no matter how small, it's life changing. be sure to not put too much pressure on yourself to "get over it" as so many people like to advise:) ..but you are cracking me up with the comment about how you now feel negativley about death:) ya think?:) i don't know many people who are jazzed by the idea...unless you into the goth scene:)
as for the close mind pushy church stuff--i used to attend a church like that--referred to it as the natzi church:) no, church or religion or whatever should not make you feel like a bad person for messing up--we all do, we are human. find a new church. i finally found one where the pastor constantly says, major on the majors, minor on the minors--finally:) i got so sick of my last church making you feel like you were going to hell because you had a beer or whatever--that's not how its supposed to be. good luck finding your way with all that, i am sure if you are sincerely seeking God he will provide for you.
as for talking with your boss...i guess it depends on what you do. on surface i would say no way! you can't "untell" some stuff, and you certainly don't want to have to used against you in any way...or people tip-toeing (sp?) around you, or having someone doubt your abilities. her psych degree may help, but it might do more harm. you know that saying about people knowing just enough to be dangerous? if she is not a practicing therapist i wouldn't bother--you never know what negative stereotypes a person might have towards something. i understand the need for an neutral opinion, but it might cost you more that you gain. there are always others you can talk to--get to your school!! you are lucky to have free counseling available. remember: there is no shame in asking for help. alot of people think they can do it on their own, and i don't know if it's a pride thing or what, but most people wait until they bottom out--then the therapist really has their work cut out for them:) better to start climbing out of the hole while its rather shallow, rather then waiting until you get to the point where you have to be pulled out--how's that for a bad analogy:) sorry its, late.....
trust your judgement. if you want to talk more, just hollar!

oh yeah, stress will definetely affect how intense your anxiety and ocd symptoms are. most therapists will help you handle the stress, so as to decrease those symptoms--its about controlling them, rarely are they totally alleviated (not that it can't happen--do i sound negative tonight or what!:)





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