How Do You Cope With Depression???

How do you cope with it????

anna2029 anna2029
22-25
7 Responses Mar 12, 2010

Oh, and friends and family (besides husband) don't understand and get really freaked out, like I am some kind of a freak, when I only tell them 1/4 of it. No friends. I wish my parents were more understanding of me, but they aren't and I don't want to scare them, b/c they will just look at me weird.

I have tried meds and they didn't work. I am on Sam e now, but will never take antidepressatns again. They made me a veggie. I can't exercise b/c I am ill all the time. Thats what leads to or worsens my depression-my poor immune system. I've tried everything, and it's getting worse. I didn't know depression could get this bad. I have NO hope b/c everything I try fails. I talk about it to my husband which helps a little, write about it, tried meds, can't exercise, and I can't think positively anymore b/c I am so far deep in depression that I hate myself and my life now. What else is there?

Realise how much you have to be thankful for... that always gets me out of the cycle of self pitying...

Realise how much you have to be thankful for... that always gets me out of the cycle of self pitying...

Oh, those are good ones too. Yes, Anna, you can definitely do it. If you try something and it doesn't work, try something else.

ya. meds, therapy, exercise, friends, family, talking about my feelings, journaling, meditation, yoga, deep breathing, group therapy. you can do it.

Antidepressents, counseling, exercise, eating well, hobbies, prayer.