Hello to all. I just joined this group today. I have severe depression, PTSD and other related illnesses. The ONLY thing that has helped me to date is medication...I hope to talk with a lot of you in the near future.
Take care all, Robert.
hi Ive suffered from severe depreesion for years, even the pills they shoved down me didn't work . i gotten so bad at time i thought to end it all, but something stopped me every time i came close to ending it all. one thing i did learn was i wanted to live even if it was by myself. i found that no matter who you think is your friend, better not count on it ,they'll always back out when you you need them .so hang in there and keep trying ,god is always there, even when you don't think so, and he's the only true friend you will find for life. but there are people who will try for awhile to help even though they can't.
I have suffered from depression since 1999. MY name is shannon I am 35 years old.At this time in my life I was 21 or 22 I had one little girl named samantha and she was a year and a half . I had one baby on the way also ! Her dad and I were living in an apartment together and we had been together about 2 yrs at this time . His name is mike anyways on Mother's Day 1999 I had been shopping all day and I got home and at this time her dad and I were separated so I brought Sam in the house and put her in her crib. She fell asleep in the car and so a few minutes later I went in to give her a bottle and she started convulsing and having a siezure and she was unconsious I was on the phone with my mom and she said as I described what was happening and she said it was the flu and I said bye My neighbor upstairs thank god heard me screaming and took me to the e.r. I was in shock. We get to the E.R. and not even a half hour later they tell me that she had ,had a brainstem anerysm . (a vessel in your brain that explodes). This is my baby almost 2 yrs old this couldn't be happening not to me. I was having a real live nightmare. so anyways they took her to the intesive care unit . I called my family immediatley they all came, her dad came too. so then a few days later they decided to do an operation to stop the bleeding and by then it was too late she was brain dead. I prayed everyday that god would take her bc I didn't want to see her suffer anymore. she got sick on april something and she died on june 16th,1999 Father's Day! What a great present for her Dad and my dad! I couldn't believe that god would take her from me but in that same month he gave me a healthy little sister for her (Serena) My angel! She made me have to live for her and for me! I miss Sam everyday but I know that she is happy and now 10 years later I have to be ! I just went through another bad spell but I know God is going to help! He is always on our side you just have to believe. thanks for letting me share my story it was hard but I needed to! God Bless!
I have battled depression for years..and will beat it through the power of God and the power of forgiveness..and loving myself as God loves me..and others!
If I can do it...you all can too!
God bless you all!
Which comes first, the chicken or the egg? Do your emotions just happen all by themselves, or do your thoughts create the sad emotional response? Depression is a result of continuous thinking about the aspects or challenges you are facing. If you are unhappy with your life, or some aspect of it, your emotional response will tell you if what you're thinking is in your highest good. If you think about how much you hate your job, and then you feel unhappy about it, your emotional response is telling you; 'this doesn't feel good, you need do change something here!' It seems obvious doesn't it? But many of us then become fearful of making a change, as we don't like change, the unknown is scary because we don't know what's really going to happen with something new.
But when you think about or experience something good in your life, you FEEL great, right? Well your emotions are now telling you to keep this up because it feels great!
Your emotions are there to guide you through your life...however, many of us, get 'stuck' in the ones that make us feel bad, and we keep thinking how bad we feel, which in turn represses the brain's biochemical release of the 'feel-good' chemical responses.
So, it becomes a vicious cycle that is difficult to find your way out of. However, the best solution is not to take a pill that will interfere with body's ability to function properly, but to start meditating, each and every day! Additionally, and if you've been dealing with depression for a long time, you will need to keep positive, inspiring visual images and messages in front of you, all day, to help your brain 'rewire' the depression program into a positive, happy program. Your brain works like a computer, so whatever you're programing it with, it will take in and play back out in your life.
Meditation, however, accesses your "Inner You" and the wisdom and joy that we all are capable of experiencing...we just aren't taught how to do this in kindergarten, so many of us need to learn to do this now!
Meditating is not only important for people dealing with depression, but for everyone! We are all living in an extremely chaotic world, and it is easy to become emotionally overwhelmed! We over-schedule our lives, have become addicted to watching too much TV and managing our lives through our mobile media devices! We need to go 'within' and learn to create from this space, as it is the highway to creating the life that you want!
The first thing you can do to improve your life is to turn off the TV - especially the nightly news! Then, begin to meditate every day. Find someone qualified to teach you. There are many types of meditation out there, so it will easy for you to find one that suits you best.
I have developed a specific meditation process that will guide you to opening your Heart Center and accessing YOUR inner wisdom and joy! I will be happy to teach anyone how to use this meditation to leave depression behind and begin living from the Heart and experiencing the joy and happiness of life again!
Please email me and I'll teach you in less than 30 minutes.
Recently mi boyfriend dumped me and we were good friends before we started dateing and he did it nicely and we're still friends but i miss him so so much he was so sweet and so romantic. i cry miself to sleep each night and i as already suffering from deep depression but now i've lost my will to keep going. i want to move on. but i can't i'm stuck on him because i can't let people go. please. advice?
I am new to your community and looking forward to helpful discussions about depression. When I was going through my divorce 16 years ago discovered I was dealing with panic/anxiety disorders along with OCD nothing like a big trauma to bring out the ugly monsters out of us. Hopefully I will have some experience to add and gain insight from all in this community. C A
I'm confused..., to be a participant in the group do I post my comments here on the bulletin board or on the link that says Group February 1-10? Please advise. Thank you, Victoria
I am new to this group and excited to talk with other people about depression and anxiety and things that have worked or not worked for them. I struggle daily with this disease and have for quite sometime. Sometimes I feel like a guina pig with all the meds I've tried unsuccessfully. Here I am again switching to something new in hopes that we can find something that works without to many side-effects.
I thought I left a post..but can't find it..not sure how to navigate around the site yet. Anyways, if there are two post I guess I'll find out eventually.
I am glad to find this group and hope to become friends with many of you.
My medication management is like having snow tires to me. In the winter, it is hard to get around in the snow without snow tires. You sputter, spin out and it often takes a while longer to get where you need to go. Nonetheless, you get there. Sometimes you have to miss out on things because you aren't able to get through the muck to get there. Sure, you make it through winter without snow tires, but it is so much smoother and more pleasant with snow tires. I've lived with mild to moderate depression for over a decade. I can survive without medication, but my anti-depressant is such a great tool to help my life be smoother and more stable. I don't waste my time in the muck as long. I realize for some, however, medication is more vital.