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Date Joined Mar 2012
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   Posted 3/16/2012 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I just wanted to formally introduce myself to the community here. My name is Jason. I am 28 years old and married living in Southern Illinois. I love my wife and family. Have great friends and try to surround myself with like minded individuals for good talks, laughs etc.
Like i said in my first post i was at work yesterday "googling" alcohol and anti depressents and stumbled upon this forum. I wasnt so much looking at how those two mixed as much as if it can have any harmful side effects mixing the two. got some good information and saw how caring strangers could be to someone they wuill probably never met in eithers lives.
i dont know if i am at the right place to share my experiences anony. because i havent been diagnosed with anything, but inside i dont feel right. i feel like an empty vessel at times and i cant be filled or sustain any type of temporary happiness. i know stress be a big contributor to depression (or so ive been told) and the past year and a half has just been a big stress sandwich almost on a daily to weekly basis.
i have moments where i just want to scream for help but cant find the inner strength to even muster up a whimper, and some days the slightest thing will send the tears to flow and i feel pathetic and beaten by life. my wife has been nothing but my rock and support but i feel ashamed to share these feelings with her because ive always been her steady place and her rock when she was at her lowest and ive never been comfortable with being vulnerable, especially to women.
i dont want to drag this on but i an sincerely excited to find a community where i can be myself and get help and not have to be myself at all.
i hope everyone has a great day and a wonderful weekend. the weather in the midwest is supposed to be fantastic.
p.s. i also think this guy is hilarious yeah

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 3/16/2012 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Jason
So glad you found us...HW has been my lifeline for years and I have made long-term friendships here. Great support and advice and a few laughs too!!
It sounds as though you may be suffering from depression. The tears, the apathy towards things or activities that used to make you may or may not need meds, but talking with a counselor to sort out your feelings may be a good idea.
We look forward to getting to know you, and this is a safe place for us to vent on a bad day or share the things that help us cope.
Take care

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 3/16/2012 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
The first step is always the hardest. Once you take that the next one is slightly easier and the one after that a little easier still.

I strongly suggest that, as a starting point, you go and see your family doctor and discuss what is going on. The other or additional option is to contact your local mental health department and see a counselor. Since you have trouble opening up to women specifically ask for a male counselor, if one is available.

In this day and age there is no reason why anyone needs to suffer from depression day after day in silence and isolation. There are many effective treatments available and while it may take time to find the right treatment protocol for you it is well worth the journey when it is all said and done.
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   Posted 3/16/2012 1:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jason,

I basically wanted to welcome you to the forum.

I think you have been given some very good advice by members. I would like to add though, take life one day at a time. Try to live in the moment. That really helps. Plus a walk now and then...

I hope that you feel better soon.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 3/17/2012 5:19 AM (GMT -6)   
welcome to you jason,

we care and are here for you.

with kindness, jamie


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