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Badmood
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   Posted 9/15/2011 8:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello, friends!
i have a story to tell you and i need an advice...and i hope you can help me
i've changed my occupation 4 months ago to more profitable one, but i still miss my previous job ...and i miss my country..sometimes it causes long-term depressions..but there is no way back!
i was reading books, i was practicing different things...but the result is below 0
for me it is very difficult the one to trust..i do not like psychologists..i can't be so open with them as it is supposed...
my close friend has advised me online therapists-which is not that painful as she says..therapy-now (dot) org is the place where i can find it and she uses it
but i am hesitating if i should use it. if it is effective enough.
does someone know about this project as something like that?

getting by
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   Posted 9/15/2011 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Badmood,
 
I iknow of a couple online help services that are free.
 
 
 
I have heard good reports about moodgym.  I hope that this helps.  You need to get help somewhere.  So this is a start.
 
Best wishes,
 
Keep posting.
 
Hugs, Karen
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Jackie_0mg
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   Posted 9/15/2011 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
i dont know anything about thoes websites but they seem efficint and helpful. try it out if you dont like it you can just not log on lol :D

Badmood
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   Posted 9/19/2011 7:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks a lot!
i've decided to start with 2: 1) http://moodgym.anu.edu.au/welcome and 2)https://www.therapy-now.org/clients
Both are good.though i find the second one easier in use.i've got my therapist and the time which i choose.

Badmood
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   Posted 9/28/2011 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
well, i do not really see therapists at all. actually i am the one who usually helps friends to get rid of their depression and now i need help..i can explain everything to myself but now my abilities are useless..
good news-yesteray i had my first online therapy session..i've chosen therapy-now org ..online project..and the first session is free so i've decided to give a try. it was good..i am really surprised.. i find out that when i start sharing my difficulties with a professional stranger i become really openminded... cause this is someone i can't see, but somehow this person can help and understand me.and actually i couldn't stop myself...i was speaking and speaking..the therapist was pulling me into right directions of the source of my depression...that moment i could clearly understand what is really bothering me..and whatever i was doing before-was to mask all my real problems..
now i feel much lighter.
i'll keep having sessions with that online therapist..
you was absolutely right -"online therapy is better than no therapy at all"...it is just for me)thank you for help)

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   Posted 9/28/2011 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Happy for you Badmood.

I hope that this continues to work for you. Keep us posted.

Hugs, Karen
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stillme
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   Posted 9/28/2011 4:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Good for you Badmood. Is there a cost after the first session?

Badmood
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   Posted 9/29/2011 4:18 AM (GMT -6)   
well, every next session is 30$, or they offer 5 sessions for 175$.

getting by
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   Posted 9/29/2011 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
five sessions at 175$ is $35.00 each. That is more than the individual session. Maybe it is six for 175. I am glad that you are going. It really helps.

Hugs, Karen
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Badmood
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   Posted 9/29/2011 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
oh, i am sorry, type mismatch. next session is 40$ and 5 sessions for 175$

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   Posted 9/29/2011 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   
That is a good price for sessions, mine are at least 120.00 each, but I have insurance so I only have to pay a copay. I am glad that you have this oppertunity,

HUgs, Karen
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stillme
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   Posted 9/29/2011 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
That is a good price. Are you going to keep having the sessions? Glad it helped.

Badmood
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   Posted 10/6/2011 6:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah. i like this way of having sessions.
When i've just started- i was quite worried- if it will work. but i had nothing to loose-the session is free to give a try-there is a possibility to chose a therapist on the website and to chose the time i want.
What is also good for me- so often i have depression- right in the middle of the night- when i can't asleep and start thinking..i'll not call my friends, i do not want to make my family involved...and my city is small and i want my privacy too.
and here i bought 5 sessions first time- and now i feel safe-if i'll need to speak to the therapist-i can do it right away.
i continue my sessions. usually 3 times a week

stillme
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   Posted 10/6/2011 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
That's wonderful. Glad it will work out for you.

Badmood
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   Posted 10/11/2011 8:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello again)

i've found an article about therapy by phone in New York Times. It was useful for me- hope you'll like it too.

The Benefits of Therapy by Phone
By TARA PARKER-POPE

Phone-based therapy can be less hassle for patients. (Peter DaSilva for the New York Times)
Most therapists schedule face-to-face meetings with their patients. But new data suggest that therapy by phone may be a better option for some patients.

It has long been a concern among therapists that nearly half of their patients quit after only a few sessions. As a result, a number of health care providers and employee-assistance programs now offer therapy services by phone.

A new analysis of phone therapy research by Northwestern University shows that when patients receive psychotherapy for depression over the phone, more than 90 percent continue with it. The review of a dozen studies of phone therapy showed that the average attrition rate in the telephone therapy was only 7.6 percent, compared to nearly 50 percent in face-to-face therapy. The researchers also found that telephone therapy appeared to be just as effective at reducing depressive symptoms as face-to-face treatment.

“The problem with face-to-face treatment has always been very few people who can benefit from it actually receive it because of emotional and structural barriers,” said David Mohr, professor of preventive medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine and lead author of the study, published in the September issue of Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice. “The telephone is a tool that allows the therapists to reach out to patients, rather than requiring that patients reach out to therapists.”

Among patients who say they want psychotherapy, only 20 percent actually show up for a referral, and half later drop out of treatment.

Dr. Mohr said he began using phone therapy because he was working with patients who had multiple sclerosis who could not get to a therapist’s office. Some patients don’t have regular transportation to a therapist’s office or can’t take time off work or away from their families. In addition, a patient with depression may simply not be capable of getting themselves to the therapist’s office on a regular basis.

“One of the symptoms of depression is people lose motivation,” Dr. Mohr said, in a press release. “It’s hard for them to do the things they are supposed to do. Showing up for appointments is one of those things.”

bayoub2
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   Posted 10/11/2011 8:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, a great article.

I cannot tell you how many appts I missed because I just could not get out of bed..I will look into this...thank you

I hope you are feeling a little better and more at home...it must be hard to be away for so long. I travelled alot when I was young but at first, I'd be homesick until I started making friends and seeing the country I was in.

I truly hope things are getting better for you

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