Post Edited By Moderator (getting by) : 3/20/2009 1:20:59 PM (GMT-6)
Here are some depression resources that might be able to help you right now.
National Suicide Hotline 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)This is a combined network of the Amerian Association of Suicidology, the National Hopeline Network, CONTACT USA, and many other organizations. Call are automatically routed to the nearest crisis center to the phone from which the call for help is placed.Helpful Web Sites:Suicide Hotlines (listed by state)Suicidal.com (includes Suicide Crisis Center and Depression and Suicide)SuicidalTeens.com
Have you talked to anybody about how you are feeling at this present time? I think it would be a good idea to call your doctor or somebody close to you to let them know what is going on. If it gets worse, you should call the ER.
If you would like to, I can go into chat and we can talk for a while. Let me know. I will be around for a little while longer.
Welcome to HealingWell. You have joined us and to me that says you have reached out for help. Let us support you an help you through this bad time.
Tell us a bit about yourself without going into any details of self harm. Shae with us your pain, and perhaps just talking will help you as we are here to listen and support but we are not professionals.
Gentle Hugs to you
Hey there Doc,
I understand what your feeling as the struggle with depression each day and dealing with your pain has you drained. I am so glad to hear your going to see a therapist.
My prayers are with you.
The world is a better place because you live and serve within it so please know that you are cared for and supported by all of us here on HW.
Chronic Illness and Depression go hand in hand. Depression is a natural part of dealing with a chronic illness. When your body is challenged physically, it often times challenges the affects of your brain chemicals which can lead to depression. Not to mention that with a chronic illness a person is dealing with an avalanche of new experiences both physical and emotional and that can affect their emotional health.
Depression is an illness in itself and combined with other medical issues makes for a truly challenging situation. Are you on any Antidepressants. How about the pain medications, are they not working at all?
Please keep talking with us.