For those of you that are/have been depressed, what helped you? I have a dr appointment tomorrow but I'd like to know what you all have done to help fight depression.
How do you reassure yourself that you aren't a failure? I feel so ashamed and guilty and like such a failure sometimes that those feelings alone are overwhelming, let alone my "reasons" for feeling that way.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
Asked by Anonymous at 9:43 PM on Jun. 22, 2009 in Health
Answer by ACL2007 at 9:49 PM on Jun. 22, 2009
Answer by justjacki at 9:51 PM on Jun. 22, 2009
I had a great support system, and that is very important. I felt guilty for leaning on my husband and family during this time, but had they not been there, I would not be here now. I would do the same for each of them. I had PPD. My doc put me on Lexapro and with in a week, I had perked up a little, and not long after I was feeling a lot better. I was ashamed for a while, and I finally had to realize that it wasn't my fault, hormones can be insane sometimes, and make us feel so bad. I stayed on it for about a year and slowly weened off. It was a hard dark time, and besides the meds, I'd say just having someone to talk to (my husband) helped a lot. Take time for yourself when you get overwhelmed. It's ok to walk outside for a minute and take a breath. It's ok to cry or to just let out a big yell, sometimes those things help. Good Luck.
Answer by momjoy1027 at 9:58 PM on Jun. 22, 2009
Answer by tcarter1981 at 10:46 PM on Jun. 22, 2009
Answer by Walen at 11:08 PM on Jun. 22, 2009
Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 11:25 PM on Jun. 22, 2009
Answer by bluelady27 at 2:49 AM on Jun. 23, 2009
Answer by tcarter1981 at 7:44 PM on Jun. 23, 2009