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I self medicate... I used to cut myself but that leaves scars. I know there really is no way to deal with depression... there are only ways to get through each day.
sillyginger sillyginger 22-25, F 22 Answers May 2, 2011

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with a joint and a smile

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You're absolutely wrong to say there's no way to deal with depression.<br />
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Anti-depressants, therapy, maintaining a regular schedule of sleep and nutrition, and exercise helps almost everyone suffering from depression. One of these alone won't do it, it's always a combination.<br />
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If you prefer to think your depression is so special that it's untreatable, then go ahead and suffer. <br />
But I'll guarantee you won't suffer your way out of it.

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So what do you when you have no money or insurance for expensive *** therapy and medication??? You don't think I want help? you can't get help without money.

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Depression brings bad luck and attracts things into your life that you don't want. It gives you less of what you do want. As long as I have understood this, I have always tried to distract myself from my depressing thoughts by giving thanks for the good things I have in my life along with being grateful for having good friends around me.

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talk, listen to music, pray, cry.journal,dance thru the house,comedy and laughter work wonders...

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I just think it will involve some big time liifestyle changes. I was treated for depression a couple years ago and all the medication and therapy didnt do squat. At this point I don't feel depressed at all because I changed a lot of things. New career, new friends, kicked habits, and pretty much changed my perspective on things. I hope this helps, I have spoke with you before and I don't think youre a head case, and when you feel like one just know that you can't stay that way forever and live to tell about it.

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I deal with it very poorly.

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I go to Bosom Gardens.

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When I look back, I see that there were signs showing when I was your age. One of them was thinking in terms of absolutes. My first suggestion is that you try thinking in terms of probabilities and imperfect outcomes.<br />
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In your case, one would be the statement that there is no way to deal with depression. There are plenty of ways, but they work differently on different people. Not one of them is perfect, but a couple, a few, together can make an enormous difference in your life. You have tried the ever-popular cutting, but found it lacking. That's no surprise. You got the chemical jolt that comes with seeing yourself injured. That feeling is not intended to be permanent. It's intended to get you away from the danger and fix your injured body up.<br />
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The other thing I would recommend is that you get some sort of professional help, but be very critical of it. Persc<x>riptions can be very helpful, but you don't want to just string along on them. You want to see some improvement. Professionals can help you learn to think differently if you let them. That is where the real progress is.<br />
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Good luck. The path is not easy, but is less difficult than you think, and it is not short. Please be patient with yourself and those who help you.

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Depression is a lie.<br />
It makes you believe that all that have ever happened is bad.<br />
It makes you believe that only the bad things about you are real.<br />
You have to make yourself see the good things.<br />
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You have to kick at the darkness until it bleeds day light.

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By smothering it with the opposite.<br />
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Ya got some good comments before mine -- in my not-so-humble opinion.

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Medication - it is a chemical imbalance - right?!?!?!?!!?!

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I wiggle my toes lol

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there's gotta be somethin good about yur life?!......maybe yur focusin too much on the bad.......& not realizin things that you take for granted...........if i'm off ba<x>se........talk to yur parents and get meds

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Endure till it passes as it always does.

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no it doesn't. sure it passes for maybe a few hours or a day or two.. but it always comes back.

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I just try to accept that I have it, and remember that when i get depressive episodes that they will pass and I will feel better afterward. I also try to focus on what's happening around me instead of the thoughts in my head.

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I mostly either try to stay busy or try to sleep it off. Not working so well right now though.

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