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live_strong
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   Posted 8/10/2006 7:22 PM (GMT -7)   
reading books about depression? i purchased the book named Undoing Depression by Richard O' Connor. I dont know the effects it would have on people but i know that reading about it can give everyone a better understanding of why you feel a certain way. it says that when we are depressed..we are so good as being depressed that we dont change because we are so good at being down. Basically it gives a lot of hope and i urge people to try and read about it. We all know how to do depression..now lets learn how to undo it. I'm only 19 guys and i want nothing more to be happy, so im gonna start trying and i hope everyone else will have the same sense of urgency..i know depression can put you down, take your head out of the game, but alls we need a little ray of light to run with, and by reading this book im getting that ray and im darn sure about to run with it.

rybird
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   Posted 8/10/2006 9:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Live Strong!
I am an alcoholic who suffered chronic clinical depression. Knowlege of the illness depression helps, medications help, sharing helps, But I had to admit that I was powerless. believe that something or someone other than my self could help, cease fighting everything and everybody, and pray for hope and willingness. God slipped right in and I begin to do as I was told. Not what I wanted to do. And one sure way to get out of yourself and the depression is to help someone else..
I hope this helps.
Paul

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   Posted 8/10/2006 11:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Live,

Yes, I've heard that book's really good, and I'm really impressed at your moves towards gaining a deeper understanding of this illness. At only 19 you're being a really good role model to us all -- good lordy, what kind of a guru are you going to be by your mid-20s?! Thank you for bringing your ray of light here, and being your proactive and inspiring self.

Rosie x
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wmnak
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   Posted 8/11/2006 12:00 AM (GMT -7)   
live_strong:  You sound really positive and determined.  Good for YOU!  You are right about depressed people knowing how to live depressed lives - and changing that is really hard work.  Sounds like you are up for the challenge ... Congrats!
 
Paul: You've been there, done that, struggled and worked  hard and come out the other side.  You have an important message to share.  Thanks - I needed to here your story tonight.
:-)   Martha

CounterClockwise
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   Posted 8/11/2006 12:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Martha,

Sorry you're feeling down (I *think* -- from what you said about needing to hear the story). Anything we can help with? -- You and Warren have helped me so much. I'd love to help -- if only to listen and offer hugs!

Rosie x
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LondonGirl22
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   Posted 8/11/2006 12:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Live-strong,
 
I think having a little bit of knowledge about what you are going through does help.  It helps i we can understand depression and anxiety.  I found that reading a bit about depression helped and also reading about other peoples experiences.  My boyfriend said it also helped him to read up about depression and anxiety so he could understand more about what I was going through and be able to help me when I had a panic attack.
I do think its best to get a good book and read that.  Sometimes surfing the net for info can lead to reading all different kinds of things.  There are some very useful links on healing well about depression which I found very useful.  You can find them in the resources section.
 
Take care
Victoria x
 
cherish all your happy moments....they make a fine cushion for old age
 
dx: IBS 2002, Ulcerative Colitis 2004, Depression 2004, Anxiety 2005
 
meds: lexapro 10mg, prednisilone 10mg, mebeverine 20mg
 
 

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