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depression6 months

It's a dark demon. And it's swallowed me again smiley
Any coping strategies? I don't want to go back on antidepressants.

depression6 months

I understand the struggle your going through right now and feel for you its truly horrible illness. Things that have helped me in the past are getting out side a walk in some woods or just somewhere natural and peaceful, focusing on the positives in life and not dwell on the negatives just accept them and try to push on ( i know easier said than done ) keeping busy helps too gets your mind off it at least for a little while. talking to close freinds or family or a therepist works for some people too but carnt say it worked for me but everyone is different thats the beauty of this life! hope this helps and you whoop its ass you can beat this you got it!

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depression6 months

Some good advice here. Lots of distractions are important. Keeping busy, going outdoors and doing stuff, talking to people, setting goals and working towards them. Music's great to listen to and find comfort from, and it can help influence moods and feelings in a direction you want them to go. There's nothing wrong with having a good cry too, it can get some of the stress out especially if you haven't cried for some time. Remember to look after yourself and love yourself - you're the only person who'll be with you for your entire life, always.

depression6 months

I suffer from major depression and usually find it hard to get out from under. I do take medication and I have a psychiatrist and psychologist that I talk to. Those things help but not always. I'm not crazy...just sad. Low self esteem...

depression6 months

queensizegoddess45:
I suffer from major depression and usually find it hard to get out from under. I do take medication and I have a psychiatrist and psychologist that I talk to. Those things help but not always. I'm not crazy...just sad. Low self esteem...


Sorry to hear. Hope it helps being here.

depression6 months

Get yourself a therapy.

depression6 months

Thanks for all your advice. Trying to find times to do things for me again. I think I need some selfish time.

depression6 months

Don't know if this helps at all, but I've found it helps to treat depressive spells like a virus.

It's not your fault, it's not someone else's fault.
Something just comes on you like an existential disease, and you just have to weather it out like you would a hideous fever.

At least that's how I feel.

depression6 months

Applepieinthesky:
It's a dark demon. And it's swallowed me again smiley
Any coping strategies? I don't want to go back on antidepressants.


It's a matter of degree of course, as some days one will find harder than others. But there are a few things one can do.

I find that being active (and that can be seated at a computer... i don't mean physically active) rather than passive helps. When the mind is choosing something and doing something, we are less likely to be overwhelmed by our feelings. Call it denial if you want. But I feel less pain if I am busy.