Hi Crystal, First let me welcome you to healing well forum, we are happy to have you join us and that you have reached out for help. It is difficult I know. You have received some excellent suggestions/advice from our members so far. I too watched Oprah yesterday and thought it was informative but in no way typical actions of someone who has depression. It was an extreme case and very sad indeed. I have an extensive background of working in the mental health care field; I have a BS in psychology and am working on my master’s degree. I also have major depression, anxiety/panic disorder with ptsd which I have had for many yrs.
You do need to see a psychiatrist for your depression. These thoughts you posted about do have the potential to get out of hand and especially when you’re pregnant and your hormones are out of whack it will just make matters even worse. It is completely confidential; they can’t talk or release information about you to anyone...not even your husband unless you give consent to. Also, there are many medications that can help and hopefully won’t make you feel like a zombie...and since you have passed your 12 week in your pregnancy it is safe to now take an antidepressant. Please seek help and let us know how you’re doing...take care
ElishaCo~Mod: DepressionModerator: Heart & Cardiovascular Diseasehttp://www.healingwell.com/donate