Hi Jeff, I just wanted you to know I read your post and am sorry for the problems you are going thru right now. Can you get counseling help thru the VA? It might help to have a therapist to talk to. One of the things that causes us to feel down is having major changes in our lives. And you are going thru some very big changes. It is hard to be away from the family you love and are so used to being with. I hope your house in Hawaii sells soon and your family can join you. I think that will make a big difference. You said you found a new job in ND. Is anyone at work someone you can become friends with? If so you could go out to dinner or a movie. Do you play any sports? Maybe there is a team you can join. It is good you are going to the gym. Exercise really helps a lot in relieving depression. One of the things I do when I am feeling down is I go to a book store and just browse thru all the shelves and look at all the displays. I often find something to read for a while as most book stores now have comfy chairs to sit in. I can spend hours there. I end up feeling better even though I am not with anyone there are still people around and that makes me feel like part of the world. Also, if you are so inclined, maybe joining a church in your area would help you to establish roots in your community. They always have lots of activities and you can make new friends. Just a few suggestions to give you as I have suffered very much from depresssion and I always welcome any ideas people can give me. Keep posting and letting us on the forum know how you are doing. You will find a lot of emotional support here and very caring and understanding people. We are all friends here and now you are part of the group.
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