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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 7/10/2006 11:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Well I decided to try this out, I am not sure why. I have felt depressed pretty much since I was little but as the years pass it seems to get worse. This past year has just been ridiculous. I have so many mood swings it is also ridiculous. I don't like talking to anyone about my feelings because I don't feel they deserve to know, you know what I mean? I just don't trust anyone to actually understand what I feel. I feel like they will just think of me as one of those depressed people and it is all in my mind because of chemicals. All I want is to be understood, appreciated and all that good stuff. I am planning on getting some help after the summer is over, money is the problem as I am a poor college student. I hope this will change my life for the better and I can finaly conquer this crap.

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Date Joined Oct 2005
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   Posted 7/11/2006 5:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey ya justlooking, Welcome to healing well forum, we are happy to have you.  I think I understand how you in respect to telling people how you feel.  For me I don’t tell others that I have depression, anxiety and panic disorder; not so much because I think they don’t deserve to know but because I feel it is really none of their business.  Only the people close to me like family, mom and dad, and a few very close friends know and of course everyone here.  It can be true that you will run into those people who think you can overcome depression by taking vitamins, exercising and changing your state of mind.  Those people are uneducated on the subject and need to keep their opinions to themselves, as this is utterly false.  Depression is a very real and deviating disease for those of us who suffer with it.  Financial reasons are one of the main reasons why a lot of people don’t reach out for help with depression as going to psychiatrists and counselors and the medications are expensive.  There are many programs that have been put in place in recent years to help with this, like the drug companies are offering free meds to people who don’t have insurance.  With you being a student you may be able to get some help from your school with the doctor visits, if you chose to go that route.  In the meantime, Healing Well is a wonderful place to come to get support and advice and also information so I hope you continue to visit us here and post.  We all suffer with this and understand what your going through...Take care



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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 7/19/2006 7:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Just Looking,

Welcome to Healing Well

Sorry to hear you can't afford to get help at the moment. I'm from england so we have a national health service and without that I wouldn't be able to afford treatment either. I agree with els, see if there are any programs you can join that will save you the cost.
I hope you soon feel you are able to open up a little more, everyone on here is so nice and we are all here to listen.

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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 64
   Posted 7/19/2006 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Just looking,

Welcome to Healing well.

This forum has become a lifeline for me. I don't have anyone else I can talk to about my depression. My parents may know but, this is not something we talk about. My husband knows but isn't comfortable talking about it. With my friends, I like to pretend I'm normal. Someday I will be. Like Elisha, I feel it's nobody elses business.

I again agree with 'Elisha' that a major depression cannot be 'cured' by exercise, and changing your 'state of mind'. However, these things have been extremely helpful with a more minor depression. And they're FREE.
Also, some depression is natural and healthy IF there is a valid reason (breakup, employment problems, housing problems, death... etc) providing it doesn't last too long.

As to your money problems and treatment. If you can see a family Dr it would help you immensely. They will have more knowledge about programs for drugs and treatment in your local area. Plus drug companies usually send them drug samples directly.

Glad you stopped by,
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