Welcome Darcy , on the left of this screen click on forum and you can then click on the discussions you are interested in . Don't give up it is easy enough once you know how . LOL Marie
new here and trying to figure out how to navigate on the sight as well as in life. It feels good to know I'm not alone. Started the day with my 3 G's God, help me to stay Grateful and Grounded today and then I promptly started swimming around in my own head(scary place)so here I am, this is my attempt to get out of my head for a few minutes anyway.
Have you ever thought to yourself, this is not fair? This is not who I want to be? This is not how I want to be defined as? I have a very hard time accepting that I have depression/anxiety...but there is no denying that it is destroying my life.
HI there, I haven't been able to locate the Newbie Thread, but I wanted to introduce myself. When I read Therese's bio this morning, I was inspired. I myself have been through 6 different doctors this past year and several medications. In May, I decided to try TMS, which totally worked for me. It put my depression and anxiety into remission. Unfortunately, it did not last long, and I am now back in the thick of of a depressive/anxiety episode. I am doing the TMS again, but I have doubts that it is working. I feel so discouraged that I am never going to get better. I used to be able to control my anxiety and depression with pills, but now with the TMS added in, I feel like it is my only hope, which makes me feel so incredibly vulnerable. Right now I am taking ativan, seroquel (for anxiety), luvox (300mg) and ambien to sleep. The TMS wipes me out by 4pm, but I work full time and live alone. I get so incredibly lonely sometimes. This latest episode has been going on for a year, and sometimes I feel like I cannot go on. I ask God, why?? but receive no answer. I just want to feel normal. To enjoy life like I used to. I find that I am obsessing over all the bad things that have stemmed from the depression/anxiety (at some points I was too scared too be by myself in my own home, so had to have my parents come across the country to stay with me). I obsess about all the doctors and the friends I seem to have lost (the ones I have isolated myself from or the ones who just "cant deal" with my issues anymore). I just want to keep moving forward with a positive attitude. I am in a fragile state but know that I can help other people when I am feeling better. I just wish God would make me feel better.
Hello everyone! I am Randy from Ohio. I have dealt with depression all of my life. I do not remember my childhood.
My mother died two years ago, which left me with a huge, empty space in my life and heart.
I could ramble on but will leave with this for today.
I am looking forward to this discussion group.
God's blessings to all.
Randy from O-hi-O
Hello there, my name is Heather as well and I am very happy to be here. I find there is so much support, strength and sharing to be found in a community like this.
I have bipolar two, which is punctuated by severe depressions for me of late. Currently I am in the midst of a huge depression now. It is a comfort to be here, to know I am not alone. I also want to offer support and encouragement to you as well. This too shall pass....
Pathway to A Balanced Life by Heather King
A balanced life is a healthy well-being. One must balance all areas of living to be fully at peace, have harmony and think creatively. The age old coffer is balance between mind, body and soul. Therefore it is important to find balance among all aspects of living. We were not created to only work, merely have fun or co-exist. I believe we were created to better the world around us, create and keep a healthy world for generations that will come and leave our knowledge of things learned.
A balanced life is finding harmony between self, spiritual, learning, family, eating, activity/ exercise, sleep, health, fun, goal setting, quiet/meditation time and work. This is my view on all avenues of balanced life. I spent years trying to fill an internal emotional hole that only seemed to get wider and deeper. Until recently the race to find balance was about focusing on one area, one step at a time. First you must recognize all areas that are necessary for balance. Then self-examining or finding which area is out of whack and putting energies into that area. I will give you many suggestions in each area, they are only suggestions, however they have worked excellently for me.
Hello everyone. i am glad to find this group. my name is heather and i also suffer with depression. i have been searching for a community of people that understand depression but also value how faith is integral to recovery. i look forward to chatting with everyone and anyone. hugs n God bless
So thankful to have found this group. With so many terrible unfortunate things that have happened to me I continue to not give up, but I'm finding it harder and harder to keep going. With the stigma attached to depression, it's so difficult to just find a friend who will listen. Sure I can call the crisis line, but what I really need is a real friend who knows what I'm going through. Anyway, it's a miracle I actually posted something on this site. My depression is so bad it's hard to brush my teeth and get out of bed somedays. If you are anyone who has went through the darkest part of major depression and you are willing to connect with me, please do so. I would greatly appreciate it.
Hi, I am new here. I just realized this afternoon that I am falling into depression. I have no job since the 7th of June of 2010. I know that doesn't sound like a long time. But when you have no savings/funds and a family to feed, bills to pay, rent to keep that roof over your head, gas to go find work etc. This morning I was paying our bills with the last of our funds leaving us with not much at all. Not being able to find work because everyone thinks I am over qualified. Why do companies pull peoples credit reports? Need prayers please need the Lords guidance of where he wants me.