• I just want to sleep.
  • I’m afraid.
  • Why am I so sad?
  • I can’t do it anymore.

These and other thoughts are normal for many people with mental illness and are part of life.
In addition to the mental complaints, there are often physical symptoms such as e.g.

  • Physical pain
  • Digestive problems
  • Headache

Every mental illness, regardless of whether it is depression, PTSD, phobias or others, takes a different course, has different and the same symptoms, everyone affected has to struggle with their own inner demons and is also responsible for their own fate.

Dealing with everyday life with mental stress is not always easy and requires a lot of courage.
Not only the acceptance of the disease and the associated honesty towards oneself and outsiders is a big issue, but also the openness and dealing with it in our society.

It is OK to feel slow!

Über mich - Du selbst bestimmst dein Schicksal - Feel slowlow
Über mich - Du selbst bestimmst dein Schicksal - Feel slowlow

My name is Chris, I’m 35 years old and I suffer from depression.

At the end of 2017 I suffered a burnout. I couldn’t do my job as a software developer for much longer and changed jobs after almost seven years.

I noticed two years earlier that I was slowly reaching my limits. Always getting excellent performance and continuing to educate yourself at any time is very exhausting in the long run. I found help from my wife and later also from behavioral therapy. Strictly speaking, in individual and group therapy. I was really lucky to get a seat relatively quickly.

Once a week there was an obligatory appointment for group therapy. Initially still very skeptical and anxious, I was taught better. It can sometimes be a relief to hear about the experiences and strokes of fate of others.

You are not alone!

Über mich - Du selbst bestimmst dein Schicksal - Du bist nicht alleine
Über mich - Du selbst bestimmst dein Schicksal - Du bist nicht alleine

If necessary, there was individual therapy in order to be able to respond more specifically to the personal construction sites.
Within this year I learned how to deal with stressful situations and the courage to change jobs.

On my own again, I was still full of energy at first, but after a while depression and anxiety came.

Since the end of 2019 I have been receiving therapeutic treatment again. Not just because of burnout, but generally because of depression, anxiety and social issues.
But this time with the help of medication.

In the beginning Slowlow Lobster was just supposed to be my avatar to deal more with my own mental illness without coming out as a person with depression in public.
I still find it very difficult to accept everything and stand behind it fully. But I’m working on it and I’m becoming more open from time to time.

I like to share my experiences with you.
Maybe I’ll make you laugh, maybe I’ll make you cry.
The main thing is that I can make you think.

Text me!