Hello, MusicLuver, and welcome to the Depression Forum,
This is a holiday weekend and many of the most talented people may be away from their computers tonight visiting with loved ones. They may not return until tomorrow or certainly by Monday, A.M. I'll give
this my best effort for you in the meantime.
I hope genuinely that you will not regard seeking psychiatric help as
some sort of negative event for you. When you have a viral infection you wouldn't hesitate to see an M.D. And if you have depression, you shouldn't hesitate to talk to a specialist who is especially trained to treat this temporary problem for you.
Please make an appointment to talk to your physician who may start
you on medication right away and then refer you to a specialist to continue to talk about
the losses you've endured in your life and how
to rebuild your love for life and to hope again for new life to enter your world. You have had an extraordinarily difficult time with death in your immediate family, so like all of us at that time in life, you might benefit from talking to a psychiatrist.
They are some of the most compassionate, sensitive, and attentive people you will ever meet. You need never fear that people will think you some sort of pathetic loser. That just doesn't occur in the minds
of grownups who know how difficult psychological blows are. Such blows, MusicLuver, may very easily cause a chemical imbalance in the brain and doctors know how to help restore its proper level with the right medications.
Please do get assistance; in the interval, please try to live in the moment: that is, don't think about
the past if you can avoid it and don't dwell on the future. Try to concentrate on something good right now in your life. Try meditation or being outside in the sunshine or reading or whatever relaxes you.
Gettingby is the Forum Moderator here; she and Jamie are the two experts offhand that I know who may be able to give you the best help you need. Wait until you hear from them, please, before you make any
definite decision to stop posting here.
We all care and would like to help.
Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 4/23/2011 10:09:30 PM (GMT-6)