how to cope with depression and grief

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funbird28
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   Posted 2/5/2008 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
i have been suffering from depression now for about 6 years and things dont seem to be getting much better last year my sister died sudenlly i am not coping with any of the 2 it's like i am on a slippery slope going no-where fast

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   Posted 2/5/2008 9:58 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Funbird,

First of all welcome to the Healing Well depression forum. 

You have come to the right place.  We all have been struggling some with the time of year.  Depression seems to like to set in at this time. 

We can understand what you are going through, we have been there.  But with the help of the forum, I imagine you will be feeling better in no time.  There is a helpful group of people here who are willing to listen, so let us know what we can help you with.

I am so sorry to know hear about your sister, especially such a sudden death.  May I offer my condolances to you.  I lost two of my older sisters, one to cancer and the other to lupus.  It isn't easy.  So let it out, grieve.  It is a slow process so just go with it.  You will never forget her, she will always hold a special place in your heart, but I am sure that she would want you to get on with your life and to feel good.

There will always be somebody near by so let it out here.

Luv and hugs,

Karen


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   Posted 2/5/2008 2:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there FunBird and Welcome to HealingWell,
 
You have made a big first step in coming here, looking for help. Admitting there is a problem is often teh biggest step for many people and is the thing that stops them from getting the help and healing that they need. Have you spoken to the doctor about starting a course of meds and/or therapy in order to help you work through the depression and to help you grieve for your sister?
 
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stkitt
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   Posted 2/5/2008 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear funbird,

Welcome to Healing Well and the Depression Forum.  You will meet many members here who know what your going through and where your coming from.  I have depression and I lost my sister suddenly in November. 

I am sincerely sorry for your loss. Sometimes it helps to talk about the person you lost and if you would like to we would be honored to read your writings.

I do not know if you take medications or if you have been through therapy or go to a therapist.  I would guess you have.

Try to keep in mind that your depression is high right now as would be a person without a dx of depression.  You have experienced a loss of a loved one.  Your grieving and there is no timeline on how long you grieve.  The pain will lessen in time but your sister's death is now one of your own private life experiences.

BE good to you, don't be hard on yourself, instead come here to this forum and post to us.  We are here and we offer a hand of support and caring.

Gentle hugs to you.
Kitt


 
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funbird28
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   Posted 2/7/2008 12:02 PM (GMT -7)   
hi thanks for ur kind words, i am on setraline 150mg a day,i have a supportive cpn and health visitor who i can talk to,but really just now things are rock bottom and i self harmed.   i spoke to my cpn about it and she is going to speak to the psychologist to see what road to go down,life just doesnt seem worth living if i didnt have my 2 kids
 
Sorry for the edit.   Discussion about self-harming is not permitted under forum rules.  As a general rule we dont mind people saying that they have done it but thats it. We have to be careful about such discussions since there are minors as youngs as 13 who use the site.
Thak you for your understanding.
Kitt

Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 2/7/2008 1:04:25 PM (GMT-7)


stkitt
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   Posted 2/7/2008 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey funbird, it was very brave of you to come here and talk to us, I hope we can continue to help you.  I am so sorry your in so much pain but I am glad to hear your getting some help.  Please remember to love yourself, you are a good and worthy person and yes, you do have two great kids.

Hugs
Kitt


 
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Another Day
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   Posted 2/7/2008 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
funbird,
 
We are glad to have you here.  A lot of us have gone through what you have gone through.  I have lost my brother and my sister.  We all grieve differently.  Please know we are here for you and I think it was Kitt who said, if you want to share stories about your sister, we would love to hear them.  Some times that helps.  Whatever helps you, we are here for you.
 
Please take good care of yourself and your two children.  I would like to know more about them.  What are their ages, what to they like to do, etc., if you don't mind sharing about them.
 
With love and prayers,
 
Carla

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