How do i forget?

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kisses_from_cat
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   Posted 10/8/2007 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I just recently got myself out of an episode of severe depression with the help of antidepressants.  The problem is i think about my depression all day long.  i think of what i went through and everything that happened.  i was hospitalized twice and i had a suicide attempt.  it was such a big ordeal for me and i cant get it off my mind.  And thinking about it so much kills my mood.  i often feel depressed because i'm thinking about depression.  Part of me doesn't know how to let it go and move on.  How do i forget about this???
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wickedlycoolcomfort
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   Posted 10/8/2007 9:41 AM (GMT -7)   

KFC,

Greetings..

I just wanted to welcome you to Healing Well and know there are so many members on this site that I'm sure can relate to what you are going through right now.  You've definitely come to the right place and your voice is heard.

Being able to recognize that you were experiencing a depressive episode is a big step, but to do something about it by going to the doctor and being treated for it is an even bigger step...kudos to you!

Please continue to express yourself here as we are all here to listen, vent, offer advice, opinions and answers as best we can. 

As for trying to forget what you went through, there are members on this site that are much more experienced with depression and how to control it than I am.  I do know, however, that talk therapy is certainly a step in the right direction.

Keep the faith and be strong...

WCC 


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CBTgirl
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   Posted 10/8/2007 11:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Try and join a CBT group. It will teach you how to think more objectively and help you stop dwelling on the past and fearing the future. The thought countering exercise the TEA form is really great if you use them and will help you learn to live in the present :-)

djdaz_1985
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   Posted 10/8/2007 2:15 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi there Cat,

Dealing with depression is not about forgetting. It is thought (although not proven) that nothing is ever forgotten, even in amnesia... we simply do cannot recall the information at the time. Have you been through any talking therapy such as CBT, REBT or CCT? I can understand that you are thinking about the episode, especially if it was such a big deal for you. You need to be able to deal with the tings that cause the depression, not just forget them... and thats what therapy is for. In addition, you can use us as much as you want!

Darren


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CBTgirl
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   Posted 10/11/2007 10:01 AM (GMT -7)   
djdaz_1985 said...
Hi there Cat,

Dealing with depression is not about forgetting. You need to be able to deal with the tings that cause the depression, not just forget them... and thats what therapy is for. In addition, you can use us as much as you want!

Darren


Great Points Darren!

ozfm
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   Posted 10/11/2007 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi KFC

All the above suggestions and comments are right on the money.  Another thing worth trying, and you can do it from home - is this Moodgym course http://moodgym.anu.edu.au/

It's a form of CBT that you can do at your own pace and revisit whenever you want.  Other HW members have tried it and loved it.

Cheers

Deb


They say life is a bowl of cherries........... we just have to learn how to spit out the pips!

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