Advice - minor 'depression'?

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JohnnyC
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   Posted 9/5/2011 6:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys,
 
I'm new here and first of all I completely appreciate that I dont have depression and that there are far more deserving posts of your attention, so thanks for looking!
 
In the last year I lost my job (but got a better one soon after), moved back to the city I grew up and my 4 year relationship fell apart. Now most people think although they were tough times, I've been 'brave' etc and come out 'better off' the other end. However, I cry quite a lot. I wouldnt say I'm outwardly unhappy and I'm not introverted etc (I still go out and enjoy myself etc) but I have a strong underlying dissatisfaction with my life that I cant shake off. I think it might be missing having a partner and maybe its just that I'm still healing, but I'm worried if I dont do something it might end up getting worse and becoming clinical.
 
Any advice you can share is very much appreciated :)
 
Johnny

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   Posted 9/5/2011 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Maybe write things down. A good list and a bad list things in your life. Looking at the things you are not happy with, try to change that. I don't know whether you have depression or not. It took something to get you to post here. You are looking for something.

Think positive. Try to appreciate the little things in life. Which are really bigger if we really look. The beauty around you. People that you care about. Keep positive thoughts. Write the negative down and work on them.

I want to suggest counseling if you think it is getting bad. A good counselor can help us sort our feelings out and look at life objectively. Please think about it.

Something brought you here and I don't think that should be ignored.

Keep posting, take care,

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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 9/5/2011 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
yes johnny, we are here for you. i am in therapy, best moved i made. with healing compassion, jamie
SCHIZO-AFFECTIVE DISORDER, EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE PERSONALITY DISORDER, BORDERLINE TYPE -AXIS 2 , RAPID CYCLING BI-POLAR DISORDER

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JohnnyC
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   Posted 9/6/2011 2:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks both.

I genuinely dont think its depression (I studied Psychology at university so have some idea about what I need to look out for). However, although Ive got over the losing the job, the move and I cant feel myself getting over my relationship, I seem to have developed a lot of resentment (against God or whoever) for letting those bad things happen to me in the first place.

I'm doing the usual stuff to make myself feel better, getting out there, doing stuff, helping others, exercising etc but its like I'm living with a massive chip on my shoulder against life.... its making me slightly annoyed too! haha.

Ive got a large support network, but because my life seems pretty good to others, I'm not anyone really buys into how I'm feeling.....

Its an odd one.... I'm sure it will just pass as everything is quite raw, but I expected if I came here I'd be able to see if this was the start of something more serious or something I could get over... I think I might take the counselling advice though... seems like a good place to start

Thanks, guys - I completely appreciatre reading some of the awful situations some people are in that my life isnt bad at all, and maybe thats something I need to focus on?

Johnny

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   Posted 9/6/2011 3:58 AM (GMT -6)   
counselling is a great place to start mate. with healing compassion, jamie
EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE PERSONALITY DISORDER,

RAPID CYCLING BI-POLAR DISORDER

REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.
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