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Trying to make my depression better.

Posted by Anonymous-14b7af2d in Just Want to Talk, Dec 29, 2011

Hi, I am a 19 year old girl and I was diagnosed with depression about a year and a half ago. It has been a rollercoaster ever since. I've been in a relationship with someone who has had an even more negative effect on my depression, this unhealthy relationship just ended and I am trying my best to start over. I used to cut and be bulimic but I have gotten the help I need for that and am happy to report that I have not done either since I have gotten help. I don't want to return to dealing with things in an unhealthy way so I am trying very hard to become happier you could say. My therapist gave me an analogy which I thought was very helpful, she told me that where I am at is like being stuck in a hole and there is a rope to grab onto to climb out of that hole. But every time I go back to unhealthy old ways or people my hand slips off of that rope and I fall back down into the hole, but the more progress I make the more I climb that rope until I can eventually get out of the hole I've been stuck in. So I guess I am just wondering if anybody has any good ideas or ways to help me make any progress? Or anyone in a similar situation who would like to talk? It would help a lot to talk to someone else feeling the same way.

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Posted by Anonymous-f749c0c3, Dec 31, 2011

Try lisenting to joyce meyer ministries on the internet. She has helped me enormously with many problems including depression. I find if I have early nights with plenty of sleep, I feel very happy during the day. Unfortunenately I have neighbours who like parting late!!


Posted by @roxie43, May 15, 2012

Depression can be manageable but you have to be kind to yourself. The cutting is it a coping mechanism to distract yourself? In life my dear, we will have our share of disappointments but we have to be good to ourselves. Continue in therapy and try engaging in activities like yoga, guided imagery and perhaps a support group.
And comedy is great because when we laugh we feel so much better.
Thank you for sharing with us and don't be afraid to check in with us daily.


Posted by @tilly, Jan 2, 2012

Darling girl, I'm so glad you're trying to make things better. It sounds like your therapist knows what she's talking about! I just want you to know I'm on your side, too.


Posted by @icarealot, Jan 23, 2012

If you like to read BETH MOORE is the best on depression. Stay away from relationships for now, until you become more of the person you want to be. Trying to find a good guy now is going to be another rollar coaster since that is how your life is for the present time. Work on Y-O_U, just enjoying life with you. I agree that Joyce Meyers is also super. Try JOEL OSTEEN he is online as well as tv. I love his positive postion he gives all people about how to live every moment in joy. He is really funny too. Do you like the stooges? comedy? FORCE yourself to watch comedy every single day. It becomes a natural condition to laugh once you start, its like trying to eat just one potato chip, you cant. Laughter is truly a cure for depression. I know, Ive been livin with it some 30 years myself. CHEERS! YOU CAN BEAT THIS WOMAN!!

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Posted by @roxie43, May 15, 2012

I love Joel!


Posted by @lizkat, May 16, 2012

what a cool idea! waching comics each day! Thanks for sharing


Posted by @arionmayo, May 15, 2012

I agree with 'I care a LOT' of watching comedy every single day. It helps. I have also tried .It works.


Posted by @katiegrace1027, Jun 3, 2012

First off, I truly believe that depression is biological as much as it is psychological, It's from an imbalance, have you tried medications? I know that they have seriously helped me, in combination with a healthy lifestyle.

You might benefit from seeing a nutritionist, who can help you feel in control of your eating so you don't slip back to where you were before with that, she can also recommend foods that can help with depression.

Build yourself a good support network of friends and professionals and stay away from people who make your feel bad as much as possible (you seem to have already started that so good for you!) And if you find yourself with people who are negative, learn to let it roll off your shoulder, I know that's a lot of to ask but seriously it will help.

Get yourself on a regular sleep schedule if you aren't already, it helps a lot

Try to focus on things you are good at and the things you have accomplished and more great opportunities will come your way. You have already overcome bulimia and stopped cutting, you got out a bad relationship. I can say all these great things about based on one paragraph and I'm sure you can come up with more. Write them down if you need to and add to the list whenever you think of something. Take it out whenever you feel down on yourself, everyone loves an ego boost.

I'm a 21 year old girl and have dealt with depression for 7 years (yes 1/3 of my life) So I really have an understanding of how it feels and affects the life of a young woman. The best advice I can give to you is advocate for yourself. If a doctor recommends something and you are not sure of it, do your research, if it still feels wrong then it probably is. You know you better than anyone else, don't be afraid to be a brat and demand what is best for you.

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