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Is this actually something to be scared of?

(4 Posts)
tabula Tue 30-May-17 15:28:05

Or is it my stupid anxiety ruling me?

I would really like to go to my GP to see if I am able to get some help with my anxiety which is getting out of control. I am holding it together, but it is borderline, tbh.

But, part of the endless noise in my brain is that if I actually tell someone what is happening, then they will let social services know and then my children will be taken away. And I couldn't cope with that. It would just end me.

So, I'm spiralling. I keep thinking that it is not a realistic scenario, and it shouldn't stop me doing anything that might help me, but the 'what if?' questions dominate and keep me awake at 3 am. I mean they're not in any danger from me, but if anyone thought I wasn't fit to be around them, then clearly I would leave and my husband would still be here looking after them. I would listen if that was the case. I would. But I'm still scared.

Is it honestly a possibility or is it just my brain playing tricks?

LauraMarling Tue 30-May-17 15:32:41

Better to speak up about your anxieties and be in treatment.
Than have something go wrong and try and blame it on the anxiety you've not told anyone about.

OddBoots Tue 30-May-17 15:40:08

Going only from what you have written here the it is highly unlikely social care would take your children away. Just for a start there are huge numbers of parents suffering from anxiety, there just wouldn't be the resources. You are much better off getting the help and support you need from your GP.

charliesweb Tue 30-May-17 15:48:50

I have 3 children and suffer from anxiety. It was really bad 2 years ago and I had to be signed off work for about 6 weeks. There was never any suggestion that social services would be involved or that I couldn't care for my children.
Go and get help a combination of anti depressants and therapy have worked for me. I occasionally have relapses but I'm learning ways not to let it spiral out of control.

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