To write about depression or not to write about it

15 thoughts on “To write about depression or not to write about it”

  1. Not whining. Not presumptuous. Courageous to reach for the connection, for the hope of touching the heart of another. Every such post is a victory unto itself. Our greatest successes are sometimes unacknowledged. It does not, however, make them any less triumphant.

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  2. Bee, NO- it’s not presumptious- others struggling with depression feel comforted because someone can relate. It’s not whining (although if you are depressed it seems that way through your skewed lens). I can very much relate. I’ve struggled with depression my whole adult life and I am trying to find the right treatment. Feel better (HUG)

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    1. You are a star. Thank you for your encouragement. I know the feeling of looking for the right treatment. So far the best that works for me is a mix of therapy, St. Johnsworth ( the chemical antidepressants usually make it worse, meditation and writing. But you need to keep doing these things and that’s what depression makes hard. Take care of yourself!

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      1. Thanks for calling me a star, it made me feel all sparkly inside πŸ˜€

        I’m glad you found some things that help you. I’ve found my minimum essentials are: therapy, meds, good sleep, vigorous exercise, human contact (massage/touch), dancing, singing, and yes…writing! Without any one of those things it’s easy to spiral down. Sometimes it happens despite all those things, unfortunately.

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      2. You are very welcome for the star πŸ™‚ It’s apleasure :-). I certainly have to add exercise to mine but I’m not there yet :-). And yes sometimes it just happens anyway. That’s why I have started thinking: just get on with it. It gets better eventually πŸ™‚

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  3. You are doing good Bee, you know what help you and try to stick to that πŸ™‚
    When I were, where you are now, I got to know that I should try exercising and see if it also helped me. I must admit, that I never thought that I would like to go to one of those fitness centers, but it was really the best I ever did for myself, while my depression was very bad. I used a cross trainer and added more minutes every time 3 days at week for months. This helped me out of the depression together with at least a half hours walk in daylight daily. Maybe it can help you too.

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    1. Hi Irene, funny that I try to get myself to exercise since a few months. Not there yet though. I manage more and more to go for a walk and I think the rest will come in time. But yes it makes such a difference. Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

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