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People don't understand what depression is!

Concernedgal

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I know what you mean about putting on a brave face. Having to act how others expect you to act. It is like living a lie, isn't it? I feel sometimes like I am screaming at the top of my lungs for help but finally, it seems like I'm going to get it. But I'm also screaming at the top of my lungs for the love of my mother but she can't hear me. She knows I was with the crisis team but she still hasn't bothered to call me.

It looks like the doctors here in the UK are more understanding than the ones you have over there in the US. But saying that, look at all the assessments I've had to finally get the therapy I deserve. Fingers crossed they do go through with the therapy this time. They are the only ones who do long term therapy, all the rest are agencies who only do 10 sessions and they won't treat me because I need more sessions than 10. I felt hopeless and in the end turned to the crisis team. Did you get in touch with them in your country? They are the ones who helped me in the end, maybe they could help you.
I have found a psychologist near my home about 20 minutes away nut, i'm on a waiting list though. Ugh. I hate those waiting list.
 

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I have found a psychologist near my home about 20 minutes away nut, i'm on a waiting list though. Ugh. I hate those waiting list.
Just hang in there Gal, it'll come eventually and then you will have a professional private ear. You can rant and rave, cry and laugh. You can tell them anything and they are trained to help you dig deep. Once they've helped you dig deep and find the root, they'll help you with coping techniques. I'm so pleased it's on its way for you. So we will both be going through therapy at the same time. ;)

I sent off a form to them that I had to fill in all about myself. It wasn't easy filling it in either. A lot of it brought me to tears. Then I think I forgot to say a lot of stuff but we can't be expected to remember everything all at once. I've sent that off to them already so they will be reading over my basic life history so they know a little about me already. I've got my first assessment with them on the 12th. In one sense, I'm looking forward to it, but it is still scary.

It is called 'Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.' They are saying that this appointment is to see whether I'm best suited for group therapy or individual. My fingers are crossed that I get individual as I wouldn't open up if it were in a group.
 

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When I was first diagnosed with a mental illness. .. I went to my doctor in fear that I was sick and dying. To be honest with you guys... I thought I had hiv or something because of the contant fatigue and lathargy. But, it turned out I didn't have hiv but, what I had was a mental illness instead. My point is, anyone who claims to be depressed "in my opinion " don't have it because you don't know you have depression you usually think it's another ailment. I had been really close with my family until I found out one day that my br other had the virus. And I had noticed about my constant fatigued and it scared me. But, I was so scared and it turned out that I was fine and it shocked me to find that it was a mental illness.
 

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You are totally right. There is a large stigma around depression that shouldn't be there. I wrote about natural remedies for depression on my website, but I also discussed the background of depression. It is a very prevalent disease state that needs to be taken seriously. Nobody tells a person with heart disease to snap out of it, and they shouldn't say that to a person with depression.

Be well,
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Hi


I'd just like to share my view that things are made harder for us than they should be because people don't understand what depression is - but coming out with ignorant things like "snap out of it" it is almost like they think we chose to be this way. As if. Knowledge in this area is very lacking and it's sad.
Hi, there! Just dropping by a note see how you're doing? I'm glad you dropped by. No one is immuned to these kinds of ugly feelings inside. Adult children when they were growing up struggling. Parents feel some anxiety with depression because of parenting and financial pressures of life, illness, death of a spouse...

Anyway, please come here often and we support you and hear you whenever you want to talk. No one knows each other here, personally, so, we are free to express our sadness and loneliness without being judged. Please come again.
 

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To treat depression I use the aromatherapy technique with essential oils and incense of Palo Santo, it helps me to relax and enter into a state of inner peace.
Depression can be treated if the person who suffers it has the will. Self-determination counts for change. And the perfect complement is aromatherapy.
I have found an online store where I buy all those products to feel good, look for it like EcuadorianHands.
 

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I will admit that depression is a little bit foreign to me as well. I've always only had anxiety...and if I did get a little sad or depressed, it would quickly turn into anxious emotions. Even a death in the family, instead of being sad and depressed and missing the person, I would get anxious thoughts like, "How can I live now without this person in my life? What will I do? What will happen?" So that's pretty much how my mind processes any type of depression, it doesn't. It just converts it to what it has always known, anxiety. But I do believe that depression is a true disease and no way can you just "snap out of it." Who would purposely want to feel sad and down all the time? Nobody. Depression is a disease just as anxiety is a disease. And they both need to be treated, or they can and will consume you.
 

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To treat depression I use the aromatherapy technique with essential oils and incense of Palo Santo, it helps me to relax and enter into a state of inner peace.
Depression can be treated if the person who suffers it has the will. Self-determination counts for change. And the perfect complement is aromatherapy.
I have found an online store where I buy all those products to feel good, look for it like EcuadorianHands.
Yes, this can help. I also use aromatherapy bergamot and neroli essential oils when I experience situational depression and it really helps me to release stress and calm.
 
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