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BlueMoon878
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   Posted 11/15/2008 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I am studying abroad in my junior year of college. I quit anti-depressants before coming here in the hopes that I could live without them. Even though I am currently living in the country with the most depressed people per capita, I am in a funk. I never want to do homework (which is really bad because it has to be written in another language, making it that much harder), but what's worse is that I can't enjoy my surroundings while I'm here. Anxiety and depression are taking over my life, and I feel like I don't have any resources. Just putting that into the cosmos I guess...

BlueMoon878
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   Posted 11/15/2008 2:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Also, I know this sounds stupid, but I think I'm addicted to computer solitaire. At first it was kind of a joke. I would say things to my friends like "yeah, well I finished my homework, so..." or "I can quit any time I want" but I think it's really getting in the way. I never do homework. I just sit and play solitaire or look at stuff on the internet. I want to do well in school and learn stuff, but am finding it more difficult to focus. Help ?

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   Posted 11/15/2008 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there,

you are going to have to dicipline yourself. Is there anyway you can hook up with a doctor where you are at? You might be on your own and really have to work extra hard. You don't want this to be all for not. Either way, we are here for you.

I wish you the best, keep posting and let us know how you are doing. And do your homework my friend.

Hugs, Karen
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stkitt
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   Posted 11/15/2008 9:40 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello and I can see where you would be addicted to something that takes your mind off your real problems.

Karen is wise, is there a physician you can see about restartig your meds?

As far as your studies, make a list of what your going to study, time, length of time, schedule in a couple of stretch breaks and then sit down and do not  get up until your mission is accomplished.

Keep on talking to us and take care.

Kitt


 

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BlueMoon878
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   Posted 11/16/2008 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the quick responses -

I have been to see some doctors. I'm living in the country with the highest per capita number of people medicated for depression, so there's been a crackdown in the distribution of drugs... I told two psychologists my story. Both were 45€/hr which is about $60. Anyway, one was totally useless and the other one told me he didn't want to medicate me because too many people here are medicated and they don't acutally need it. Then I found out that counseling at University Health Services was free. I went, but there's zero chance of medication (even if you were on it before apparently) and she wasn't very helpful. I'm going home in about 6 weeks (scary to think my semester here is almost over) so I plan to take therapy back up, but until then I'm not really sure what's going on...

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   Posted 11/16/2008 12:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Just try to take it one day at a time. That is about all you can do right at the moment. And remember that we are here for you.

Best wishes,

Hugs, Karen
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stkitt
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   Posted 11/16/2008 12:22 PM (GMT -7)   

One step, one hour, one day after the other and you will soon be on your way home.  Can you pour yourself into your work and just keep thinking everyday home is getting closer.

Keep talking to us.

Hugs
Kitt


 

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BlueMoon878
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   Posted 11/17/2008 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I feel very selfish. I'm 21 and should be self-sufficient but instead I'm living with a wonderful host family and thinking about going back to my real family.

stkitt
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   Posted 11/17/2008 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   

You are not selfish..............you are human.  Don't be so hard on yourself.

I can see wanting to go home too. Give yourself a hug for me.

Kitt


 

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enWayen
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   Posted 11/17/2008 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Heeja Bluemoon!

You are what you think you are. But to me, you are not selfish, you are perfect in your own way. I think you call yourself "selfish" because that is what you think the outside world will label you like. The fact is, everyone is different, so no one can say for sure who and what you are, only you. I think you are awesome!

Take care Moon!
Knuffel, Erik
Acceptance is the key

The World is but a reflection. Smile, and it will smile back.

Try to keep smiling! :)

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