Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 10/5/2008 9:48:29 AM (GMT-6)
Hello and welcome to HealingWell. You have come to the right place to find warm and caring members that know what your going through.
Symptoms of depression include:
Loss of interest in normal daily activities
Feeling sad or down
Crying spells for no apparent reason
Trouble focusing or concentrating
Difficulty making decisions
Unintentional weight gain or loss
Being easily annoyed
Feeling fatigued or weak
Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches
Depression symptoms can vary greatly because different people experience depression in different ways. A 25-year-old man with depression may not have the same symptoms as a 70-year-old man, for instance. For some people, depression symptoms are so severe that it's obvious something isn't right. Others may feel generally miserable or unhappy without really knowing why.
If you have any symptoms of depression, seek medical help as soon as possible. Depression usually doesn't get better on its own, and it may even get worse if left untreated. Reference: Mayo Clinic
If you choose to go home now, then go for it. It is alright to change your mind about a decision. Give yourself permission to come home where you have accesss to professional help and do not feel you are a loser..............you are a winner for even going to Japan in the first place.
Keep on talking to us and know we care.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Post Edited (stkitt) : 10/5/2008 10:06:07 AM (GMT-6)
Here is a link to some info that may help you but please remember I have not read the whole site so only take from it what fits with your needs.
Also you can complete the CBT program online for free.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations, and events. The benefit of this fact is that we can change the way we think to feel / act better even if the situation does not change.
The MoodGym Training Program
Just click on links.
Hope these help you in some small way. Kitt
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Hang on Traveler..........you will complete your journey.
Hello TravelerThis is Kitt and I am so excited to see you have posted your story. It has come at a time in my life when I needed to be reminded of never giving up your dreams, they may have to be revamped but you can still meet your goals. I am so happy for you and glad to hear that you are now an official sailor............getting those sea legs is tough but you have done it.
You know yourself well my friend and you were capable of taking control of your life and moving on which speaks volumes for how well you are doing. I am awed by what you have accomplished and I am taking notes from your post.
Thank you for posting your great accomplishments here for all the members to read. I wish you peace and happiness. Sail on my friend.