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I've been dealing with clinical depression since I was a youth. I recognized it when I was 19 and became suicidal. It took about 7 years to properly get diagnosed, for the therapy and medication [prozac] to work properly.

I'm now able to say that with the medical help I've recieved I'm a very happy woman. I'm in control of my life, and I know the ups and downs happen, but that doesn't stop me from forever never giving up and working towards bettering my life everyday.

I even help other friends that I come across or ones that I already know whom are battling with this devestating illness.

I'll offer you any support, words of wisdom or advice I can because I've been through it, and can tell you there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Never give up.


fuckinhotredhead fuckinhotredhead 26-30 2 Responses May 5, 2009

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Esclavo, I just want to say that Im really happy to hear of your recovery from depression and your outlook on life is amazing. I totally agree with you. If you ever want to chat Im always available ;] I won't judge you because I just don't believe in it, and you have every right to express your true self and have all the experiences that you need to in this life time. And if there are certain things sexually that make you happy then you should feel completely free to explore this part of your sexuality. Take care & God bless ;)

I’m very glad that you have overcome your depression. It is a very serious disease that is normally caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. Such imbalances can also be triggered by traumatic life experiences or simply never “getting anywhere” in life.<br />
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I’ve suffered from two deep depressions in my life and one “extended period of being down”. Proper medication, good friends, and adequate to fantastic counseling were all invaluable.<br />
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The first was triggered by a college woman I loved deeply, but who was dating (and engaged) to another person, but didn’t tell me until after we’d dated for a year. Then the “mild” period was triggered by the shear number of rejections for my “different desires” (that I’ve mostly stuffed deeply away today), the third was over my ex-wife leaving, and now I’ve doing pretty darn well and am very happy. (Just a quick note on the “stuffing away” part – I’d tried talking to my wife about the struggles I sometimes have here, and she wanted me to <i>“talk to someone else</i>”. A counselor that had helped us in the past retired, so I’m trying to meet real people on EP where I can be me and completely truthful.)<br />
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I’m glad that you are a survivor and willing to help others. I’ll have to say that relationships, loving relationships, are more important than money, prestige, fame, power, position, or any earthly possessions for that matter. Stuff can be replaced – people can’t. I’m proud of you.<br />
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Bless you, -E