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01/20/2009 04:37 AM

Why is it so hard to admit we are depressed?

skittle0407
 
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I joined the depression group a few days ago with the encouragement of a close friend who belongs. I did it for all the wrong reasons. She wanted me to admit I was depressed so that I could get the help I needed and hopefully change the destructive behavior patterns. I joined for her.......after much hesitation I admit. But, after another heart to heart with my friend I realized I am just afraid, unwilling to change, and consumed with so much guilt and grief,that making rational choices will never be an option for me until I deal with the depression first......it is driving every aspect of my life. So, I am admitting right now to all of you I am depressed and hope that this first baby step is going to carry me through this new path I am on. Unsure
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01/20/2009 11:10 AM
mike1024
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Hi Skittle I read your story about being depressed its nothing to be ashamed about I also went thru it.I just pulled away from family and friends did not want to be bothered with anything I even told my wife to leave me.Finally my Pain Management Doctor hooked me up with a Psychologist what a great help,we met for 1hour a week to talk about what was bothering me He would help me thru my problems I would listen to relaxation tapes which I still do till today.Sometimes being around people with depression can bring you down I belong to a RSD/CRPS support group in Buffalo which is also very helpful.Please try and get some help and you will be able to beat the depression I did. I am sending you a great BIG HUG good luck and keep me posted.Mike1024

01/20/2009 11:55 AM
skittle0407
 
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Thanks Mike for sharing with me it means a lot to know you are not alone. I too have done things I am not proud of and know a change has to be made to find my happiness again. A great big hug back to you for being so strong and beating the depression.

01/20/2009 11:59 AM
mike1024
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Thanks for the hug and I have all the faith in you to beat this.Mike1024

01/20/2009 12:57 PM
Lazy1
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Skittle, I'm sorry to hear that you are feeling low. We have all been there and I'm glad that you are confronting your feelings instead of denying them. When I found out that I had a medical condition called RP, I went through a long period of depression. RP is a vision disorder that leads to blindness. It's very hard to hear that one day you will be blind. I hope that you get the help that you need and I am here for you.
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