depression has robbed me of everything

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   Posted 5/10/2010 2:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been depressed for over 10 years and I feel like this disease has robbed me of my adolescence and it has taken away any hope of me having a normal adulthood. The worst part of it all is I have no support and I'm left to suffer alone.

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   Posted 5/10/2010 4:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey vdogg, I think I might know a little about what you are talking about. I myself have recently come to a similar conclusion (I denied my unhappiness for many years) about depression and what it has done to my life. What is done in the past is done and can not be altered, all we can do is our best at moving forward. I'd say that being involved with a site like this is a good first step to directing your future progress, I know it is my starting point. I would also think that this place and these people, along with being able to give some direction on progressing into your adulthood, are also wonderfully supportive and willing to be there for you. I know how it is to feel robbed of adolesence and hopeless, even with what I am saying at the moment, I very often feel the exact same myself. At least know that you do not have to suffer alone, there is hope for your future...and that coming here might be just what you need to start those processes. Good luck and I hope you begin to feel better, even in some small way. God bless you and just know that He also is ALWAYS there for you, no matter how many times you may think you have wronged Him in the past or how many "bad" things you have done to others...that's the unbelievable part about His forgiveness and has absolutely no limits, you have only to ask for it and accept the gift that has always been there, just waiting for you to see it.

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   Posted 5/10/2010 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   
there is support out there. your area mental health team can put you onto support groups and can help with specialised referal. you do not need to suffer in silence. depression sucks, i have been severly depressed for over 20 yrs now. i have good, bad, indifferent and absolutely crap days, as depressed people do. i know my limitations and breaking points, i am at a breaking point at the moment, thus i try to be constructive rather than destructive-of wich i was the other night!! i am a continual work in progress, i practice compassion and geniuness. helping others for me is good, although i am a realist and sometimes i need to help myself, thus i have had the do not disturb on my door for the last 2 days. i wish you well, with compassion, jamie.

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   Posted 5/10/2010 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Jamie is totally right. There is help out there. You just have to seak it out. Talk to your doctor, school counselor, local pastor, anybody. You may need medications, or just some counseling. Either would be a help. You don't want to spend the rest of your life depressed, and you don't have to. There are also many good self help books out there. One is called "The new mood therapy". It has helped many people. That might be a place to start.

I hope that you feel better soon.

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   Posted 5/10/2010 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
blush Hi to everyone! I saw a t-shirt with "It's Never Too Late To Have A Happy Childhood." I have suffered with depression most of my life. (I'm 62) I know it's sometimes difficult yo think that way. This time last yr I was in a nursing home recovering from spinal cord surgery. Every day is precious! Hoping you feel better soon. yeah

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   Posted 5/11/2010 3:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I have lived with depression most of my life--since the age of 7 yrs, and I am in my late 50's... So, there is life after depression... If you can tap into the right therapy, meds, and support groups, etc., your struggle with the disease will be alot easier. Of course, there will be days when the depression will suck the life out of you, and that's the time when you reach out to others for comfort & understanding.. If there is noone in your inner circle of family & friends--then post here, for assuredly--you will find solace in knowing that you are not alone take care...

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   Posted 6/2/2010 4:15 AM (GMT -6)   
vdogg..thank you so much for listening out to sorry but my net connection collapsed...thank you so much for listening...
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