My Son & My Triggers

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   Posted 11/30/2012 10:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, my depression has been in full force and everything seems 2 be triggering me these days. i have a 20 yr old son that has experienced depression in the past but none like the current. Which is issues have been triggering me and my guilt/shame, etc. i feel very responsible for passing this emotional dysregulation down 2 him as we are so much alike. We wear our heart on our sleeves. As i also have been diagnosed Depression/Anxiety, Bipolar, BPD, & more.
My depression is a daily battle and affects my entire family which is my husband of 25 years, 7-kids, 4 grandkids that are too young. i am currently looking for a psychologist for the both of us. And tonight reached someone that asked me a few questions and told me i was 2 F'd up. Talk about hurt tremendously. it is so difficult 2 find a therapist, psychologist that is such a perfect fit...i do have a psychiatrist that i see biweekly but wants me 2 see a therapist 2 begin 2 go over my childhood.
Thank u for listening, i could write on and on about this.
Bipolar 2, Borderline Personality Disorder, Anxiety/Depression, PTSD, OCD...tons of meds

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   Posted 11/30/2012 10:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I completely understand the situation with your son. I am pretty close to his age. But, at least he has a mom who understands. None of my family deal with it, and it has been pretty hard getting both of my parents, as well as rest of the family, to cut me some slack and give me a break. (You can't fully understand until you have experienced it.)

Like you said, depression is a daily battle. But just because it's a battle, doesn't mean we can't win it. :)

Good luck finding the right match with a therapist. The right therapist is as hard to find as the right medicine. haha. But, once you've found that perfect combination, the light at the end of the tunnel, though vague at first, becomes brighter.

Thanks for posting.
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   Posted 11/30/2012 10:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you tried checking in with your local
Hospitals? A lot of the time they may know of good therapists or places you can go to get help from good therapists.
I know how you feel, my children are still young but almost all the women in my family have depression. All you can do is be supportive and make sure that he knows he can talk to you about what's causing his bouts with depression.
Nail patella syndrome, osteoarthritis, complex migraines, eosinophilic esophagitis, major depressive disorder, OCD, and fibromyalgia.

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   Posted 11/30/2012 11:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much for both your responses i really appreciate and needed to hear that. i told him if he is feeling not to safe alone at school to come home take some time and get help. i'm blessed that he will talk 2 me about anything and all his feelings that he is going thru right now. However, i do believe even tho i fight back and forth with mental illness, i am not a professional and believe he would benefit from a professional.
Thank u for your support.

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   Posted 12/1/2012 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   

welcome to the forum! Sorry to hear about all that you are going through at the moment. Glad to hear that you have professional support.

Your son might be able to fight support at college, most have "Wellness" center now that have trained therapist for the students. Just FYI, I don't know if he is long distance or not.

I wish you peace and strength
Be still and know there is Peace.

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