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    Not sure if I'm in the right spot, looking for others who also have depression. I am looking for ideas on how to inspire myself to keep up with praying, etc. I do great for a week or so then the next thing I know Ive quit again. Up and down no happy medium. so if anyone has suggestions Id love to hear how you keep your faith daily. I can't say has I have much support at home, your just suppose to "get over it" Im where I could care less about any of the things I usually love to do, I dread going to work and just feel totally lost and alone.

    September 18, 2011
    11:32 PM
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    Hi. I'm new to this forum but not new to depression. I've read some posts and feel similarities. Every morning I wake up drained and wanting to go back to sleep. I'm so tired of reaching out only to be put off or told how things will get better or how much worse things could be. I of all people know things can always get worse. I think about that continually and it makes me even more paralized! Right now I'm having a panic attack. I don't want to be a downer, but I've been down for years now and so down lately I called a suicide hotline and was referred to a mental health group. I've attended the group a few times. It does seem helpful if only to get me out of my room and house, but even that seems like a deterrent from looking for work, and I don't feel like I quite fit in with this type of help. There must be somewhere for me to belong. I feel very dislocated and totally isolated from family who don't seem to get it and friends who don't return calls. I sound like a loser, guess I am right now. It seems like whatever I try backfires, so I'm learning to keep my mouth shut and listen. I think this is a good thing except I still feel even more isolated and not understood. It would help immensely to feel heard. There must be some way to get this negative energy out in a positive way. But how? Is there anybody out there? If so, please reply. Thanks and God Bless you.

    August 31, 2011
    12:46 PM
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    Hello Beyond Blue members. I am new here and really excited to see a group like this. I really could use some support and I think just conversing with all of you will help me! I look forward to hearing from and about all of you. HDoc

    August 25, 2011
    3:33 PM
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    I am new to this site and this group. I am really excited to join a group who is trying to heal while being faith based! Im excited to meet new ppl and share and learn from everyone! GOD bless every one of you!

    July 26, 2011
    7:46 PM
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    Hey everyone. I'm a newbie & just wanted to stop by and say hello. Can't wait to get to know all of you! -Julie

    June 29, 2011
    10:03 AM
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    I came up with this prayer when I was really down. Feel free to share. God be above me, God be below me. God be in front of me, God be behind me. God be to my right, God be to my left. God be within me, God surround me. Lord, let Your Healing Light was over me and through me. And grant me good health in all ways. Amen.

    June 11, 2011
    2:04 AM
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    Thank you. I wrote in my blog last night about my depression, then found Beyond Blue. Coincidence? I think not. One of the things that I want to know is mental illness and genetics. There are 4(four)! generations of documented mental illness in my family and it covers the gamut. Chronic depression to bi-polar to paranoid schizophrenia to ADHD to depression to PTSD. Does anyone else have a multi-generation history of mental illness?

    June 9, 2011
    11:19 AM
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    hmm.. an interesting concept - a group journal. Sort of like an ongoing thread without any specific subject other than what's on your mind. Intriguing. I will think on this some more as I can see great potential in this for helping each other. The trick is in knowing what to use it for and how your additions to the thread can help yourself talk through something and also help others. Razz2

    May 16, 2011
    4:53 PM
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    I'm a newbie. I found her blog about a month ago and it hit home with me, but I promptly forgot about it. Luckily I was smart enough at the time to bookmark it, and I found it again last nite. Since finding it the first time, I've figured out that I'm very likely bi-polar. I've rejected this diagnosis for a few years because of the stigma associated with it. Now I'm realizing that it explains everything. It is becoming worse, even as cognitive behavioral therapy is getting rid of the dark depression that once hovered over me. Now I'm left with all the fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, lethargy associated with depression without actually wanting to hurt myself or being suicidal or even thinking negatively about myself. I'm just numb and tired and anxious, at least until I hit the hypomania, then I'm an ADHD kid on steriods, lol. I'm having a hard time coping with this "new" depression because I don't "feel" depressed the way i used to. Before, I could separate it from myself, this is so much deeper than that and isn't from faulty thought processes. I'm at a loss to figure out how to approach it. Anyway, I'm glad to find people that understand what I'm going through. God bless :)

    April 7, 2011
    9:29 PM
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    Hi everyone. I'm having a really rough patch right now. Deep depression & out of control anxiety. How stupid is my anxiety? I haven't taken a shower in 3 days. What's that about? The reel-to-reel in my head is almost continuous again. I did start therapy again, but after one session, she went on vacation. I am sick of this. And the stupid questions people say to me, as addressed by Therese today. Even my husband. He yells at me if I don't want to go outside. Yep, agoraphobia, too. I'm sorry to blast here, but it does help. I rely on God. When I'm this bad, though, sometimes my heart feels hard & I need to ask God to circumsize my heart. Am not suicidal - or homicidal, as people ask. Just...My stomach is churning right now, because I have to shave my legs (it's very hot here in AZ) & tak a shower - or could I put it off another day???

    March 30, 2011
    12:33 PM
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