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Josh O'Dell

You no me on this board as a bender and gripster, but there are alot of things

I those to keep to myself.. I have recently been diagnosed with ptsd and bad

depression/Anxiety. I finally maned up and started taking meds for it. I hope it helps

the reason i am telling you this is becuase you the gripboard and my 15 years

of lifting has really been my therapy, It helps me relax and have a sense of self

Worth, for anyone who deals or has dealt with this i salute you for being strong

Its the hardest thing i have come up against and im ready to fight back! Im not

Looking for your attention i am not asking for help i simply want to thank you all

for being the best dam group of people ever! And if any of you suffer like me pm

Me anytime. GRIP ON BROTHERS!

And SISTERS;)

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PeterSweden

I'd say that depression and anxiety is more common than uncommon these days.

The worse society gets, the worse peoples mental status gets I guess.

Hope you can win the battle all the way mate and be totally free from pain.

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Josh O'Dell

I'd say that depression and anxiety is more common than uncommon these days.The worse society gets, the worse peoples mental status gets I guess.Hope you can win the battle all the way mate and be totally free from pain.

Thank you sir

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MadMardegan

You're strong in body, and obviously strong in mind too.

No doubt you'll get through this mate.

We're all here for you if needed.

All the best man!

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Josh O'Dell

You're strong in body, and obviously strong in mind too.No doubt you'll get through this mate.We're all here for you if needed.All the best man!

Thanks bro

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wojo

I applaud your courage to make your private battles public. I'm sure it helps just to put it out there and not feel like you have to keep it to yourself. Thanks for sharing and don't hesitate to reach out if you want to chat :)

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Josh O'Dell

It does feel good i have hide my hole life from it , i think its a way to

Confront it, Thanks man really means alot.

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Geralt

As mentioned above. They should start selling grippers at the local pharmacies. Keep it up dude!

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jvance

Lifting and training is therapeutic for me as well brother

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Josh O'Dell

I agree 100%! I always carry the coc 2 around and at work;)

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Anthony C.

Bro on some real stuff right now...my dad died when I was 14. I was technically obese at the time of his passing and on his deathbed I promised that I would get myself in shape and stay there. That is one promise I have never broken. I guess what im saying is that working out, to some degree, saved my life and helped me cope with his passing.

You were one of the first people to offer me help when I branched out into the world of grip, and through our messages back and forth I can tell you're a genuinely good person. Train hard, and take time everyday to list a few things that you find wonderful about life, and good luck to you!

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CANCRUSHER

This is why i love this board.

I wish you the best stay strong.

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Josh O'Dell

Bro on some real stuff right now...my dad died when I was 14. I was technically obese at the time of his passing and on his deathbed I promised that I would get myself in shape and stay there. That is one promise I have never broken. I guess what im saying is that working out, to some degree, saved my life and helped me cope with his passing.You were one of the first people to offer me help when I branched out into the world of grip, and through our messages back and forth I can tell you're a genuinely good person. Train hard, and take time everyday to list a few things that you find wonderful about life, and good luck to you!

Thanks bro i was really happy to see you close that 2! Made my day.

This is why i love this board.By the way guys you are not alone right now strength training is the only thing that keeps me alive and i really found the iron as my best friend.Joshua you have my respect for sharing a so personal situation.I wish you the best stay strong my friend.

you are a big inspiration cancrusher, thanks for support
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Anthony C.

Bro on some real stuff right now...my dad died when I was 14. I was technically obese at the time of his passing and on his deathbed I promised that I would get myself in shape and stay there. That is one promise I have never broken. I guess what im saying is that working out, to some degree, saved my life and helped me cope with his passing.You were one of the first people to offer me help when I branched out into the world of grip, and through our messages back and forth I can tell you're a genuinely good person. Train hard, and take time everyday to list a few things that you find wonderful about life, and good luck to you!

Thanks bro i was really happy to see you close that 2! Made my day.

This is why i love this board.By the way guys you are not alone right now strength training is the only thing that keeps me alive and i really found the iron as my best friend.Joshua you have my respect for sharing a so personal situation.I wish you the best stay strong my friend.

you are a big inspiration cancrusher, thanks for support

And you're gonna see me close that 3 too man you have my word!

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Josh O'Dell

Bro on some real stuff right now...my dad died when I was 14. I was technically obese at the time of his passing and on his deathbed I promised that I would get myself in shape and stay there. That is one promise I have never broken. I guess what im saying is that working out, to some degree, saved my life and helped me cope with his passing.You were one of the first people to offer me help when I branched out into the world of grip, and through our messages back and forth I can tell you're a genuinely good person. Train hard, and take time everyday to list a few things that you find wonderful about life, and good luck to you!

Thanks bro i was really happy to see you close that 2! Made my day.

This is why i love this board.By the way guys you are not alone right now strength training is the only thing that keeps me alive and i really found the iron as my best friend.Joshua you have my respect for sharing a so personal situation.I wish you the best stay strong my friend.

you are a big inspiration cancrusher, thanks for support
And you're gonna see me close that 3 too man you have my word!
Get it bro! The first 3 close feels pricless.

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slazbob

Medication will help you. Most with anxieties are depressed... You can't help but be depressed when you're always worried. Worried about your heart, about your health. "What if" thinking...is very bad for you. I had it bad for years...early teens and early twenties. If someone had a stomach bug, and I was near them... I would worry for days if I was going to get! And much more issues.

Eventually you can ease it by realizing that what you say subconsciously to yourself, is triggering a response in your body. You may not even know that you're doing it. You have to re-train your subconscious. Relaxation and training yourself can be done before bed. The Midwest center for anxiety and depression is where you should look.

If you need any advice, let me know. I have been through the worst with it... And you can fix this.

Robert

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JoshW

Josh, you are a big inspiration for me with what you have achieved in a very small amount of time and from what ive seen, I wouldn't have even guessed that you had this but respect to you! I have had bouts of depression recently and gripping, bending etc really helps take your mind away from it all and you can begin to focus and bounce back stronger.

All the best mate!

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Josh O'Dell

Medication will help you. Most with anxieties are depressed... You can't help but be depressed when you're always worried. Worried about your heart, about your health. "What if" thinking...is very bad for you. I had it bad for years...early teens and early twenties. If someone had a stomach bug, and I was near them... I would worry for days if I was going to get! And much more issues.Eventually you can ease it by realizing that what you say subconsciously to yourself, is triggering a response in your body. You may not even know that you're doing it. You have to re-train your subconscious. Relaxation and training yourself can be done before bed. The Midwest center for anxiety and depression is where you should look.If you need any advice, let me know. I have been through the worst with it... And you can fix this.Robert

Thanks you

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Buccos1

You'll beat this. Bending IS great medicine ... as are grip, lifting, and similar pursuits too. Always having a goal to work towards will help turn the negative thoughts to positive when you need it most. Put a hurting on that steel!

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Josh O'Dell

You'll beat this. Bending IS great medicine ... as are grip, lifting, and similar pursuits too. Always having a goal to work towards will help turn the negative thoughts to positive when you need it most. Put a hurting on that steel!

after this mm2 cert i gotta bend! Thanks ;)

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Josh O'Dell

Josh, you are a big inspiration for me with what you have achieved in a very small amount of time and from what ive seen, I wouldn't have even guessed that you had this but respect to you! I have had bouts of depression recently and gripping, bending etc really helps take your mind away from it all and you can begin to focus and bounce back stronger. All the best mate!

Good to no man, Train hard bro! Thanks

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Six Barrel Shotgun

Much respect to you Joshua for this thread! I wish you all the best! I much respect that you wrote: "maned up and started taking meds". I have met MANY people who refuse to take medicine against mental illness, that they badly need.. not manly imo

Grip training helped me get well enough to get away from "mental hospitals"..

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Josh O'Dell

Much respect to you Joshua for this thread! I wish you all the best! I much respect that you wrote: "maned up and started taking meds". I have met MANY people who refuse to take medicine against mental illness, that they badly need.. not manly imoGrip training helped me get well enough to get away from "mental hospitals"..

I just knew it was time the doc said i was strong for making the appointment

and commiting to take the meds. Thanks alot bro

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JHenze646

Mad respect and support.

Obviously the community is here for you. Don't be afraid to utilize us when you need it.

All the best to you, after all us Josh's have to stick together.

Joshua

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Josh O'Dell

Mad respect and support.Obviously the community is here for you. Don't be afraid to utilize us when you need it. All the best to you, after all us Josh's have to stick together. Joshua

Thats bro

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