Hey Everyone.

I am having a really hard time lately. I just recently got fired from my new job because I found out that she likes to fire people when she is in a bad mood, aparently she is bi-polar. I put alot of effort into getting that job and I have fallen into a pretty bad slump. Its humiliating to get fired from such a **** job, and I am having a hard time leaving the house to go find a new one. I am in bad need of some emotional support. Ive been battleing depression for alot all of my life so friends are hard to hang on too. My life is very small and I need a boost to be able to have the courage to make small improvements. Thanks for reading.

LakeShore LakeShore
22-25, F
5 Responses Mar 13, 2009

Oh Lake - so sorry to hear you got fired, I can imagine what a blow that must be to your confidence. Depression is a nasty beast sometimes, kicking you when you are down. <br />
I hope you are feeling better about things soon - Im here if you ever want to talk - just drop me an email :)

I too battle depression. I hope things look up for you.

I too battle Depression and have had similar periods in my life. Just getting outside the door can be a challenge. <br />
One of the things that helps me it the realization that the Depression will end, and that when things seem the worst one has in reality bottomed out and is beginning the long climb back out of the funk. <br />
Are you on meds? If you are not, why not.? I fought for over 50 years before I was diagnosed and placed on medication. That has made all the difference for me and although the depression has not, and will never be eliminated from my life at least now I have good resources to cope: IE, therapy and meds. I know that I am not alone or so alone as before.<br />
I first tried Zoloft and it was effective for five years, but at the end of that time I knew the effect had lessened and my doc switched me to Wellbutrin, which is still effective eight years later.<br />
i agreed to let my significant other be the arbitrator of the effectiveness of the meds etc, because she can see minute differences in my behaviors before I can. She sometimes overreacts and when I am depressed I am less able to react positively to her comments. Over time she has better learned to differentiate between minor tics and major problems, and I have become more able and willing to respond positively to and to react positively to her comments.<br />
Sir Winston Churchill was a depressive, and called his depression something like," The little black dog that follows me around". I too have a little black dog, but he sleeps on my bed and ALWAYS loves me unreservedly even when I cannot and do not love myself. <br />
Hope this helps a bit. If I can do more just get in touch....we with depression are by and large a good lot and can and should support each other to the max.

I too battle Depression and have had similar periods in my life. Just getting outside the door can be a challenge. <br />
One of the things that helps me it the realization that the Depression will end, and that when things seem the worst one has in reality bottomed out and is beginning the long climb back out of the funk. <br />
Are you on meds? If you are not, why not.? I fought for over 50 years before I was diagnosed and placed on medication. That has made all the difference for me and although the depression has not, and will never be eliminated from my life at least now I have good resources to cope: IE, therapy and meds. I know that I am not alone or so alone as before.<br />
I first tried Zoloft and it was effective for five years, but at the end of that time I knew the effect had lessened and my doc switched me to Wellbutrin, which is still effective eight years later.<br />
i agreed to let my significant other be the arbitrator of the effectiveness of the meds etc, because she can see minute differences in my behaviors before I can. She sometimes overreacts and when I am depressed I am less able to react positively to her comments. Over time she has better learned to differentiate between minor tics and major problems, and I have become more able and willing to respond positively to and to react positively to her comments.<br />
Sir Winston Churchill was a depressive, and called his depression something like," The little black dog that follows me around". I too have a little black dog, but he sleeps on my bed and ALWAYS loves me unreservedly even when I cannot and do not love myself. <br />
Hope this helps a bit. If I can do more just get in touch....we with depression are by and large a good lot and can and should support each other to the max.

I can soooo totally relate. I, too battle depression. It's very difficult to get out there and 'do' anything. It seems much easier to stay home and say "oh tomorrow"...My counsellor always says to make goals for the week, no matter how small..............I am also trying to find a new job, from my '****' job i'm in now... I'm finding it really difficult to put myself out there..............All i can say, is try to do 'something' positive everyday that makes you happy. that's what i'm trying to do.............tomorrow.....lol