depression


blubie
on Jun 08, 2015 @ 07:50 am

if you suffer from depression .. what are some tips to help get through this.
 


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Griechux
. on Jun 08, 2015 @ 09:01 am

Im sorry to hear if that's you suffering.. I dont really have a personal experience dealing with it..
There are different types of depression and all of them gets treated differently. There are a lot of useful information on internet so are the number you can call and seek for help and advice.
Maybe someone from this community has experience they can share.
I hope you find answers you're looking for.
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jcb75
:( on Jun 08, 2015 @ 11:50 am

I'm sorry you are feeling depressed. I wish I had some good advice (or a hug) I could give you. I do agree with the comments above...there is lots of useful information on the internet. I hope you can find the peace you are searching for.
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Anonymous
on Jun 08, 2015 @ 12:14 pm

Hey bluebie, you are on the right track by reaching out to others. In my opinion that is one of the best things to do!

When I'm down, I try to remind myself of people and things that I love and bring me happiness, whether it's a family member or friend, a pet, or even material things like getting a coffee from Tim's or watching a funny movie. It's always a good start, although it may take some time.

Give yourself some TLC, and keep doing what you're doing, talking to others. Sometimes the people in your life aren't aware, or don't know how to start the conversation. Really hope this helps, <3<3<3

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caramel411
*Hugs* on Jun 08, 2015 @ 03:29 pm

Having been through depression myself, here are some tips I can offer.

First, if you are not medication, I would recommend seeing a doctor to get on an antidepressant. This will help boost your mood in the long term. Try to surround yourself with friends and family. You may not feel like it, but getting out more socially will really make you feel better. Do what you love. Whether it's window shopping, rock climbing or cycling, engaging yourself in activities will remind you how enjoyable life can be. Exercise is very important in depression. I believe that's what really helped me feel better about myself from the flood of endorphins and there's the added benefit of looking better too.

Best wishes in getting through this. Don't cut yourself off from the world. There are always people out there who are willing to listen and help you get through this.
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cetocx
. on Jun 08, 2015 @ 03:46 pm

Sorry to hear you feel that way :(. Its not easy by any means! What caramel said, do go to the doctor and get some tests done if you haven't already..sometimes it can be a vitamin defiency. Take medication if you are comfortable with that.
Definitely excersice, try for 30 minutes a day for most days of the week, or everyday if you're up to it. Don't put things off even though it may -seem- like there's no point.
Writing helps, do something creative, make and keep some new healthy habits, mindfulness was a big help for me. Keep being social as that will help a lot but keep around people who have a good influence on you and a positive attitude.
Gratitude, being outside, walking, breathing exercises.. There's a lot that does help, but keep in mind that you have to keep doing things for awhile sometimes before they really have a good effect!
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blubie
drugs dont work on Jun 18, 2015 @ 11:57 am

i have suffered from this all my life and i have tried so many pills some work for a while than the doc will up the dose and eventually have to try a differant kind. thank you for all the great ideas to combat this.. still feeling sad and alone ... just want to wake up happy. i always sy today is going to be great!!!! this works sometimes...
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AFH1
Black Dog on Jun 18, 2015 @ 03:15 pm

I have found myself in circumstances where I felt very depressed, lost, and sometimes, totally devoid of emotions at all! (which can be even worse). For me, routine was quite useful. A lot of scheduled activities felt overwhelming sometimes, but I really benefited from doing some sort of sweaty exercise every few days (for me, it was running). Another really good thing is some sort of exercise class - yoga, spinning, whatever you want - because letting someone else take control of what the next hour entails can be quite relieving. The RIGHT social activities can also help - I've found that social anxiety can skyrocket at times I feel down, especially if I feel different than the person I felt like the last time I was out seeing the same people. Choose it very wisely with supportive people, and if the activity is not making you feel better - leave. On my worst days, I was not productive at all, and would nap all day, feeling worse over time. Choose to do small tasks. Go for a walk around the block. Sweep the floor. Something that will make you look back on the last hour and be able to identify what you did. I also heard this once and found it helpful - name your depression. It's not YOU, it's a piece of your world. Someone called their depression their "Black dog". On sad days, tell yourself: "Well, looks like my black dog is beside me today." Somehow this small act of identifying it and turning it into something tangible (yet imaginarily tangible) was very helpful for me, because over time, my black dog became like a hair brush or a pencil - something near me a lot of the time, sometimes something I interacted with ,but separate to ME as a human.

Finally, know that your state of being and mind and everything else is part of a road system. Someday, you WILL be able to find where happiness is, and leave depression behind. And someday after that ,you mind slip back. It's important to know that you can always eventually connect with a happy place, though it might take time. Indulge in things you life. If you don't find contentment in those, perhaps question what you like. Would some chips and a crappy comedy movie be a fun evening, even though you see yourself as more of an adventure film lover? Would a walk be? Let go of certain habits and question what you really want, right then.
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prettyrainbow
Depression on Jun 18, 2015 @ 03:42 pm

I hope you're having a great day today blubie. Sorry to hear that you're going through this. I really hope you have better days ahead of you and if you ever need to talk about anything that's bothering you, know that the ChickAdvisor community is always here to help with suggestions and kind words. Remember, you can always post anonymously if you feel you want to talk about issues you don't feel comfortable doing with your username.

Personally, I would also suggest you speak to a nutritionist that will work in conjunction with your doctor. The nutritionist may suggest a special diet specific for those who suffer from depression. There are many foods and vitamins that we can incorporate into our system that are natural mood boosters and if your doctor finds any deficiencies in your blood, your nutritionist can help you figure out what foods you should eat in order to keep your mind and body balanced. I work with lots of children who have been prescribed medication for ADHD and I always suggest this to parents, as an alternative to the medication. What they usually find, is that the changes made in their children's diets has made a noticeable difference in their behaviour. It might not be a cure-all, but it's very worth the try.

Have you also tried keeping a gratitude journal? A simple notebook will do, but you can get creative and make it as special as you'd like. Write down all the things you were grateful for that day. If done on a regular basis, this can really open up our perspective to help us realize that so many good things are happening in our lives.

Prayer and meditation can also be of great help. I would also suggest looking up ASMR massage on Youtube. You might find it a little weird at first, but it helps keep you relaxed, which is great if your depression is linked with anxiety, is thought to boost your body's feeling of euphoria and reduces stress levels.

I'm proud of the way you chose to reach out to us. Although you don't know us personally and vice versa, this is a great first step. Keep doing this with people you feel comfortable with. You never know, you may just find that one person whose advice or positive words will make a world of a difference for you.

Good luck with this blubie! Remember, you're a strong, important and beautiful person. All the best!

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mandeep090
You Are Not Alone on Jun 28, 2015 @ 04:50 am

Depression is awful but remember everybody deals with it differently pills work with some people they don't with others.

I have been suffering for a while but I decided that i don't want to be like this all the time so i talked to my doctor and started going to therapy (if you cant afford there are alternatives)
- many universities offer free therapy because students studying stuff about this get a chance to experience there are teachers with them at all times
- there are many mental health facilities
- therapist
- counselor

I also changed up my surroundings painted my room brighter changed up my wardrobe , put pictures and posters everywhere,

I started making plans knowing that i would be on and off i asked my parents and friends to encourage me to come out when im down and not feeling well, I made plans had sleepovers get together movie nights.

I removed as much negativity from my life as I could whether it be a bad relationship friend or thing it was gone and i keep doing it

Medication can help but it can also become dangerous try not to rely on it

Stress relief as in stress balls, you can get stress relief body mists soaps bath soaks etc at bath and body works and saje probably more stores.

Relax i dont know what you do to relax but i get in the tub grab some bath melts, bath bombs, and bubble bars , I light candles aswell.
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Sandra Ribeiro
Depresssion on Jun 28, 2015 @ 01:50 pm

I too suffer from depression. Thanks for the suggestions.
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