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Please give me hope - depression recovery stories?

(5 Posts)
felttippens Fri 12-Apr-13 19:01:55

I'm scared I will never be myself again and losing faith in the treatment please give me something positive to read tonight so I don't spiral into my usual misery confused xx

Lucyellensmum95 Fri 12-Apr-13 19:03:58

I am battling depression too, slowly, i'm getting better - it takes time but i can see light at the end of the tunnel. Im still on my journery but there will be folk around i'm sure with positive stories xx

sarahandemily Fri 12-Apr-13 19:09:04

My brother suffered from a bout of depression about 8 years ago. He was unable to work for two years and was in treatment, both drugs and counselling and I would describe him as a shell of his normal self during that time. He got back to work part time and gradually made a full recovery. He got married 2 years ago and he and his wife went to work in Malaysia for two years and have had the most amazing adventure and he has also sorted a new job when he comes back. I am so proud of him and it shows recovery is possible. Hang on in there!

accessorizequeen Fri 12-Apr-13 19:22:48

It's a horrible place to be in, but you can get better. It takes determination and willingness to work with whatever treatment you've got though. I was suicidal 2 years ago, I walked out on dp and our 4 dc for a week because I couldn't cope anymore. It's been a long climb uphill since then, CBT, counselling, ADs. Little things change, improve, you realise you got through a day without crying and then even better than that. smile The hardest thing is exactly what you're asking, can you ever retrieve yourself out of the mire? I am getting there, little glimpses of a positive future and bursts of happiness. I think you've got to hang onto any little bit of good you find as proof that you're getting better. Any tiny little thing is still positive. Hope you get there, I really do. HTH.

Summer115 Sat 13-Apr-13 04:31:33

I think you can watch some funny program. And try to talk with other as more as possible.

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