First of all, thank you guys for your warm welcome, wasn't expecting that much respons!
Hi Tim Tam and thanks for reaching out! I am getting some help, I've been seeing a therapist for about
6 months doing EMDR, I'm also a part of an online therapy program with the same therapist and I go and get something called rosen method (which I highly recommend!!) once every other week. Other then that I try and eat healthy, make sure I get enough omega 3, sun exposure and excersice. Lately I've also started to really reaaaallyy being aware of my thoughts to make sure I don't get stuck in negative thinking.
So I'm doing pretty much everything "right", it's just that I feel extremely alone. When the depression was the worst I isolated myself so I've pretty much lost almost all my friends. And I've also lived overseas a third of my life and I've just come back to my home country where I now live with my parents and I barely know anyone here anymore. I don't work so I'm basically just stuck at home all the time and don't really go out and meet people. I would like to make new friends obviously but I feel so ashamed with my current situation which stops me from reaching out to people. So that's why I came here, cause I really want to talk to someone going through the same as me, cause it's hard with people who have never been depressed, they just don't get it. I think if you've never experinced it, it's impossible to understand what it's like.
Tim Tam said...
I think you are wise to reach out for help. Isolation makes depression worse.
I was isolated in my apartment, depressed, couldn't decide what to do, and finally had a nervous breakdown from not doing anything.
So it sounds like you're getting it together.
Did you say you are getting some help with your depression?
I think what also might help is perhaps doing some volunteer work which will get you around people and doing useful things.
Thank you! <3
getting by said...
Welcome to the depression forum. You have come to the right place to find others going through the same as you.
Keep posting, it helps.
Thank you Trina, I'll check it out! Looking forward to getting to know you too!
Welcome to the forum.
Rules are in the top right corner.
There is a thread at the top for RESOURCES. 4 -5 pages of great info on depression including helpful sites and books.
Coping skills are big here, some of us find they are as important as medication and therapy.
Glad you are here, look forward to getting to know you.
Howdy AIP, happy you joined us, but sucks that you had to. ;-) I've been dealing with depression for years, but I'm happy to say that I've had it under control for quite a while now. Drugs and a smiling psychologist keep me on an even keel, although the smiling psychologist is a relatively new add.
I don't hang out here much during December through March - work is way too busy. That said I'm always looking for someone to share tales from the depression trenches with. Hell, I can talk about antidepressants with the best of 'em, and remind me to tell what my shrink said when I told her what I really thought of one the books she recommended for me.
Hope your day was fun. TTYL.