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Beating Depression

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Khaleasy Tue 25-Jun-13 21:11:59

Hi all,
I've had an ongoing battle with depression since I was 15. Early this year I plummeted so low that my long term partner nearly left me out of desperation and i started to self-harm again.
I managed to dig myself out of the pit enough to salvage my relationship and stop the self-harm but sometimes I just want to give up because it is so hard.
I have no idea what to do with my life and have an overwhelming feeling of uselessness that creeps up on me unawares.

Does anyone have any tips on how to survive?

Beckyb0027 Tue 25-Jun-13 22:44:07

I found an absolutely fantastic counsellor and because I really desperately wanted to feel better I stuck with it and I found it really helped alongside the anti depressants. You need to stick with it as you can't solve things overnight. I was lucky to find someone I really connected with and could say anything to. I would recommend counseling to anyone.

yamsareyammy Thu 27-Jun-13 15:13:40

Have you any idea why you have depression?

Queenofknickers Thu 27-Jun-13 15:20:56

Are you on any medication? that, plus talking therapy, could be a way forward for you. Is your GP helpful? thanks

Khaleasy Thu 27-Jun-13 17:10:34

I haven't been to my GP in a long time, I used to take medication (as a teen) but it didn't work.

No idea why, no.

I feel really guilty because i don't really have much to be depressed about. But most nights I go to sleep hoping that I won't wake up. And then I feel ridiculous because its not Normal and I'm being meladramatic.
OH doesn't "get" it.

As a teen I found councelling useful, need to get around to going to GP really

yamsareyammy Thu 27-Jun-13 17:24:52

I should imagine, dont know for sure, that there are different ADs to even several years ago.

Being depressed happens to about 1/3 of the population of GB, so very common.

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