Great to read your post. Everyone wants to share ideas and conversation, and just be able to say what's on their mind, and your advice would be great- look into some of the topics on mutual support etc, quite a lot of anxiety conversations and a lot else too. Only thing is it is a bit of a small/ slow forum for replies sometimes, but everyone's posts are being read,and almost always responded to.
I'm glad you've found helpful support in the past, and at least you know you can use the techniques again. I've had to work really hard on anxiety in the past year, could cautiously say it's getting easier, but I've said that so many times before, I now say it with a bit of a smile. Huh, self esteem sounds like a complex subject- very personal to the person's life and experience.