How to collaborate with stress,depression and mental health

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   Posted 12/22/2008 6:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Well i have been suffering from these things constantly .. full of worries
I dont even have time for my kids
Wake up at morning, going to work , coming late and lots of fights with my wife!

dont have any answers what to do next :(
sick and tired of life

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   Posted 12/22/2008 6:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there and Welcome to Healingwell,

There are lots of options for you. Some you may have tried and some you might not have thought of... Heres my top 5!

5) Meditation - Meditation is a method of relaxing in a deeper sense. It is good for blocking out stress which in turn helps aleviate depression and other MH issues

4) Exercise - Get the endorphines pumping! Endorphines are associated with a feeling of wellness and typically in depressed people there is a lack of them but exercise can help boost your levels

3) Socialise - Getting a new hobby and joining a club with like minded people (And im not thinking Warcraft here!) is a great way to take time out and have some "you" time which is so important for mental health

2) Keep a diary - Keeping a diary of all your bad thoughts etc... can help by either showing you that there are not as many as you think or (If there are lots) it allows you to think rationally about them later on. It is also a good source of information for psychologists and other professionals

1) Talk to a medical professional - Your problems may feel silly to you but rest assured thats what doctors are for... he may refer you to a specialist (Psychiatrist / Psychologist / Therapist etc....) but thats how help begins.

Remember, there is NOTHING more important than your mental health.

Keep talking

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   Posted 12/22/2008 9:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi John,

Welcome to HealingWell. I think that you will be so happy that you have joined us.

Darren pretty well covered it all, so all I can do is reinforce what he said. I do the meditation and it really does help. For the exercising, I walk as much as I can. That really helps too.

I hope that you are feeling better soon.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 12/22/2008 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi John,
Welcome to HealingWell and I am glad you found us. I will agree with Darren and if you try his suggestions you should find some comfort and control.

Please know coming here is a wonderful and courageous step. You are voicing your fears so you know what they are.
I wish you peace.


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