This might be long. I was diagnosed with depression last august. I take 40mg citolapram a day. Seemed to be getting better. Was much happier than before.
My best friend died 6 months ago. She was fine. All happened overnight. About Christmas time, I started to feel very depressed again. Was like this on and off.
Last night, it all became far far Too much. I feel like I can't cope. I'm angry at the world. I'm a single mum. She was my support network. If it wasn't for my dd and her children I would have given In and let this take over but thats not what I want, I want to be happy and not feel so depressed and fed up.
It all comes down to my best friends death. I was fine. She died and my world seemed to collapse around me. I really have no idea why I'm writing this. I just need to get it all out .
I'm going to bed now but I will pm all the people who have offered should I need to.
I didn't want to start this thread as I thought doing so would make me admit it and I think thats something else. I don't want to be depressed. But starting it has made it easier to see its nothing to be ashamed off. Help Is there - just look for it. Thank you x
Wise words Melody, i was going to say just that - one step at a time and don't worry if you take a few backward ones. The fact that you can see your depression for what it is, something that can be treated and nothing to be ashamed off will mean that you are able to take mostly forward steps from now on. Enjoy your weekend, just don't fret if it isn't "perfect". I think society puts alot of pressure on us to have "perfect" lives. Once i stopped striving for that, i started to feel better.
That's brilliant that you feel able to start counselling, if there is a long wait there may be charitable organisations near you where you make a small donation and there is no waiting list. I live in Liverpool don't know if you drive but I just paid £5 per session. I can forward you the details if you like.
Glad you had a good time. Yes, it can end and there is much that can be done. It can be a long road to feeling fully strong again but hope is what keeps you afloat. Depression is like the absence of hope. If you have a little hope you're in a better place. Go and see your GP & keep going. You sound like a lovely kind mum & god mum.
I feel the same tonight. Down, feeling shit. My best friend birthdays tomorrow and she's dead. I really cannot do tomorrow, if she's dead - why am I alive? I'm the person who has done things wrong. Not her. I believe in god but why? He's not here for me now. Not answering my prayers. If there is a god do help.me.
Hey Mel, hang in there, you're doing so well getting the ball rolling for counselling. Today is gonna be hard, but I'm sure your friend would want you to celebrate her birthday and remember all the good times you had together. You are alive and have and have a beautiful dd and godchildren to take care of. Don't let the depression make you forget that x
Hello Mel just read through the thread. I suffer from depression, it can be hard at times. Im so sorry your lost your best friend. Today will be a tough day but you will get through it. Maybe light a candle for your friend and send her happy birthday thoughts. You had really started to improve, this is just a blip. You have been doing so well. Im sure its helped that youve taken positive steps towards getting help for yourself. Dont be too hard on yourself, youve had a lot to cope with. Youre only human. Take care.
Hello Mel, hope you are managing to cope today on your friend's birthday. Must be a very hard day. Try to just take it a little at a time and maybe call e Samaritans if you want totals abou your grief or sadness or depression or anger at what happened.
I don't know why things happen how they do but I know your feelings sound very normal and human and natural in the circumstances.