Cna someone help me??

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   Posted 1/25/2007 1:19 AM (GMT -6)   
HELLO! Im new to this ..ive been meaning to join something like this for quite some time & ive looked around on the web & this seems to be the best one.Anyway im just wondering if someone could help me by giving me some kind of advice..any at all would help actually.Okay for starters ..i suffer from panic attacks & i turn everyone away from me for what reason i really dont know..i dont want to get close to anyone so i push them away or either ignore them & then later i regret it.As of right now i have no social life & i have made it that way.I am depressed & sleep most of the day..what triggered my depression was alot of bad stuff that took place a year ago that happened to me..since then i havent been the same..i cant get professional help because i no longer have health insurance. I sit around & cry & feel like a loser & to top it off i suffer from OCD so i tend to think the same negative things over & over.I feel like life will never get any better.I just want someone to talk to me because at the moment i feel very alone & i just would appreciate it if someone would give me some advice on how to overcome my depression without a dr. since i dont have insurance.Thanks i really appreciate it! confused    
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   Posted 1/25/2007 7:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry you are feeling so bad. And I am very glad that you found this board. Lots of people with very good advice come on here.
I know about the no insurance and it is so hard. Expecially when you feel like your life is a total mess.
The pushing people away is very much part of depression. I think we do that because we are having a hard enough time trying to figure out what is going on inside of us,and we don't want to put that fake smile on and pretend everything is fine.
My first question to you is do you have anyone that you feel close too? Someone that you can lay out what you are feeling and trust them to understand,or at least just listen? That make a big difference to be able to express yourself.
Also,do you have a county hospital there? Or a clinic that is open according to your income?
Here they have a county hospital that you can see a doctor and get your meds sometimes for free.
With all of the things that you are going through,that might be your first step.
Dont give up on life,I am sure when you sit down and think about what you have in life,and what you want to have in life you will see that it is worth living for.
I am not on meds,and in total fear of spiraling down the depression hallways again,I am lucky though and have a great support system. But,that didnt come to me until about 3 years ago,and that was after suffering for a very long time. I myself write things down. I have filled notebooks full of pages. Sometimes just rants,sometimes poems. I have written unsent letters to the ones that have hurt me and played a major role in my depression. I keep them just so I can reread them and feel a little better.
Please use this board to vent,cry,laugh whatever you need.
And please keep in contact with us so we know how you are doing.
Good Luck!
Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia

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   Posted 1/25/2007 11:58 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Lolli, Welcome to healing well forum we are so happy to have you join us here.  Shyn has given you some excellent advice.  There are so many people that do not have insurance coverage and it is really sad.  I wonder if you have tried going to the Division of Family Services and applying for Medicaid Coverage if you state has it?  Most do and it is income based which would help with doctor visits and prescriptions.  If this isn’t an option for you then perhaps you could see your primary care doctor and tell them what is going on most times doctors get samples of antidepressants and are more then willing to pass these along to their patients.  Also there are plans called Partnership for Patient Assistance where they help with the cost of your medications if you cant pay for them...the drug companies are also doing this to help people too.  There are forms that you can fill out online for these plans.  So getting medications for depression now a days is so much easier.

As for one on one help maybe you can see about some support groups in your area.  Often times local hospitals, churches and even the Samaritan Center hold support groups for people with depression.  

I understand when you suffer a traumatic event in your life and how it alters everything around you.  It is hard not to focus on that but; depression is very serious and left untreated it leads nowhere.  If you want to get better then you need to get some professional help.  I am going to leave you some links at the bottom here I hope that you do check them out.

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   Posted 1/26/2007 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanx everyone! Im going to take your advice ..i appreciate it very much!
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