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Jodi - posted on 06/15/2011
Ella, if you are feeling depressed enough to feel suicidal, you really need to get to see your doctor immediately. Those feelings are not normal, and need to be addressed as soon as possible. Take it from someone who has been there. A visit to your doctor can help by discussing the issues, your lifestyle, determining if perhaps some medication is needed, and also assist you in finding some psychological help. Please, I urge you to make an appointment now to see someone.
Annabutton - posted on 06/20/2011
I'm sorry it's something in your life and it's something you feel you can't change. What in your life do you feel you can't change? Even talking about it might help you feel better. You might find others who feel the same way. I hope you are having a better week and if not I am sending you hugs with lots of positive energy.
Katherine - posted on 06/20/2011
Venting is AWESOME and very therapuetic. You need to get those feelings out.
I have been through depression too and it's a horrible thing to have to go through. Did you by chance have a baby recently? Or have a young child? You could have PPD.
Ella - posted on 06/19/2011
I vent a lot. Which isn't really good but I do and am not doing enough to change the situation. I used to write everything down and have lots of diaries and scrap books but I havent written since I had children. I guess I dont have as much time as before to sit down for extended periods usually only get short spaces of time when I am free between the kids and cleaning
Try writting a journal. It does not have to be dated or anything and it does not have to be coherent. I am a manic depressive. I stay off the medicine by writting my thoughts down even though it makes no sense when reread I do feel better. At first I was totally self conscious about writting. But after doing it for a few months I found it helped clear my mind and helped me focus on what was causing my issues and also gave me more time to relax. Also try getting a support group for your self. I know that where I live it is extremely hard to do this but by talking to others about stressful situations can relieve some of the depressive thoughts along with writting them down. I wish you all the luck in the world.
Annabutton - posted on 06/16/2011
Get professional help and/or talk to people about it! Also exercise and a healthier diet rich in omega fats can help. If it's something in your life that is making you upset then you need to find a way to change it, whether it's family/friends, career, or whatever, you need to find a way to change it. It's also possible medication can help, especially if it's a hormonal imbalance or something else that's causing your depression. Good luck to you! You can make yourself happy, even if it's with a little help.
Jessica - posted on 06/16/2011
I struggled with depression alot and I am not currently depressed but counseling will help tremondously, also try not to isolate yourself, that is the worst part of depression is the isolation. The number for the national suicide hotline is 18002738255 there are people available to talk 24/7.
Linda - posted on 06/16/2011
Yes. Please go see your doctor. Depression is caused by an imbalance of chemicals in your brain. You don't have to live that way! Even with meds and couseling, you won't feel better right away, but don't give up. It often takes time for the doctors to find the right level for you--everyone is different.
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