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jmb06n
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   Posted 6/30/2009 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I've always been a very happy, bubbly person. Throughout the past year, however, there have been some changes in my life and I find myself having trouble sleeping, and I'm prone to crying far more often for little to no reason, and I feel like I've lost sight of who I am. I had a moment tonight where I thought about how nice it would be to just go to sleep and not wake up to face these emotions anymore, and that terrified me. I'm not a suicidal person, so I don't know how to take that thought. I feel like many of my emotions - such as the terrible loneliness I've been feeling so much more recently - are irrational, but I don't know how to deal with them. I'm afraid to talk to someone about all this. I don't even really know if I'm expecting anything from this site, but I'm glad that I at least wrote down my issues.

THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 7/1/2009 3:19 AM (GMT -7)   
hi jmb. i am glad u did. from time to time i too have my emotional peroids. life is an up and down experience, regardless of depressive symptoms, etc. sleeping difficulties can be a indicator to depression. my suggestion is to have a frank chat with your doctor, this way things are confidential. pls remember to talk with your doc. life sometimes sucks, yeah. well we all have been there. welcome to the forum jmb, we care, and i admire your courage in posting. jamie.
 
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stkitt
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   Posted 7/1/2009 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Welcome to HealingWell and the Depression Forum. It feels to me like you may have situational depression.  Please remember I am not a physician or a mental health professional.

Situational depression is an emotional event that will affect most everyone at some time or another because there is trauma in every day life circumstances. Quite different from a clinically depressed state, depressive episodes that are based on circumstances will generally last for shorter periods of time and be much less severe. Events in life that lead to blue moods, feeling down, or low motivation may trigger clinical depression in those who hold high risk factors. The exact cause of depression is not known, but there are theories that point to several contributing components, and when more than one risk factor is present in an individual's life, their chances for experiencing severe depressive episodes increases. Because of this, depressive states that are the result of life situations should be treated; decreasing the risk for a much more serious episode.

Getting help for short-term depressive disorders is as important as getting help for the clinically depressed.

I feel your Doctor should be consulted and counseling should be sought. Doctors can evaluate the physical conditions, offering guidance on keeping a healthy body and mind and antidepressants may be prescribed for the short term. Professional counseling can help in keeping a healthy perspective with talk therapy and processing traumatic events. Also, getting support from friends and family by letting loved ones know that life is difficult at this time can surround you  with positive influence.

Please know coming here and sharing with the members was a very brave step to take. You are reaching out for help and this is a good thing.

Take care and stick with us.

Kitt


 





 

 

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Raniah
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   Posted 7/1/2009 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi JMB,

I agree with Jamie and Kitt....seeing your doc would be a great thing to do right now. Please don't be afraid to talk about how you feel.....people can really surprise you, in a positive way, and there are certainly lots of folks who have suffered with depression. The members here really know what it's like. Your doc should be able to direct you towards some counseling, and should also be willing to talk about whether or not meds might be helpful to you. Stay with us, and let us know how things are going.
 
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jmb06n
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 7/2/2009 8:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,

Thanks for your replies. I talked to my mom for a while, and we feel like it's related to a couple of events that took place in my life this past year in addition to my fears about graduation from university and taking the next big step in my life. I'm going to talk to my doctor about all of this when I go for my annual check-up in August and see what her professional opinion is.

Thanks again for the concern,
jmb

Raniah
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   Posted 7/4/2009 11:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi JMB,

I'm glad you're going to see your doctor next month, and I hope she will be able to offer some good suggestions. I think it's natural to have difficulties around the issue of finishing university.....I've seen quite a few people post about that over the past few months. Just know that it's okay to try new things and have new experiences, and know that you have lots of options open to you for your future. Don't put too much pressure on yourself to know it all or do it all right away....things will settle for you in time. Take care, and keep us posted.
 
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“Hope is the pillar that holds up the world.”  ~Pliny the Elder

 

 


stkitt
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   Posted 7/4/2009 3:36 PM (GMT -7)   

jmb,

I am so glad you talked with your Mom and that you have identified some stressors in your life.  Now that you have an idea what is causing your feelings of distress you can start setting goals to deal with each issue.

Talking to your physician is a great start.  I am proud of you for speaking up about your problems and recognizing you need help.

We are always here to listen, support and advice so please do share when you feel like it.

Take care and be well,

Kitt


 

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THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 7/6/2009 4:54 AM (GMT -7)   
good positive steps my friend. stay positive, and keep well. u are doing well. jamie smilewinkgrin
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