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How do you deal with time related depression? Like not seasonal but like trauma time related. I have a consistent thing that makes me depressed this time of year and in spring and it makes me so depressed I can’t function outside of work (and sometimes barely there). I feel bad cause my partner has to take care of me right now because I’m physically not doing well either. The thing is finally not happening anymore (two years) How do you guys deal with this kind of thing to help you feel better while still facing that it’s there and not distracting?

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    • SankofaMarist75

      231d

      This can be hard. Because time will always be there. So maybe you should find some distraction, a pleasure of the sort. I walk a lot. But I am planning on joining the gym. But I have been looking for a support group. Since I no longer have a therapist. Are you in relationship? Maybe date and nature activities can help.

    • SankofaMarist75

      231d

      This can be hard. Because time will always be there. So maybe you should find some distraction, a pleasure of the sort. I walk a lot. But I am planning on joining the gym. But I have been looking for a support group. Since I no longer have a therapist. Are you in relationship? Maybe date and nature activities can help.

    • Tracks

      233d

      Yeah, I know what you mean. When I was 26 say what is throughout life changing accident. It made my life 10 times harder now. I often think of how easy my life was compared to the junk, I have to put up with now. It’s gotten easier over the years but I still get depressed.

    • faerywyrm

      247d

      I acknowledge the feelings and try all of my coping mechanisms to get me through the day. Each day is a triumph. Be nice to yourself.

    • TerminallyUnique

      252d

      My trauma happened almost 30 years ago and the anniversary of certain events still pull me down. It’s like a gravitational pull I am not even conscious about really…until I realize it’s around that time of the year that said event happened. I try to prepare for it by being extra loving to myself. Honor the fact that I will need a little extra down time to cope with low energy levels. And just accept that it is part of who I am. I’ve done EMDR, years of therapy, 12 step programs…nothing seems to really “fix” me completely.

    • royalty

      260d

      I have this, but around Christmas. When it gets around that time and the depression and trauma starts to set in I usually go back to my journals and photos from that time and kind of reflect and release. Like I let myself be upset about it and I try to let it out through crying/dancing/screaming/writing or drawing/etc. Healing from this kind of thing takes time, and the same methods won't work for everyone. I just want you to know that you are loved ❤️

    • Sirensong

      260d

      I found EMDR extremely helpful for trauma related issues that have made life particularly hard. I wish I'd addressed it much sooner.

    • DragonflyHKD

      261d

      We all have different support needs and they can vary like you said depending on symptoms and such. It can be difficult to not feel like a burden and I wanted to at least let you know you're not alone. My partner also offers a lot of support when I need it: cooking, picking up extra chores I'm struggling with at the time, making sure I take my meds on time, etc. I can't work but it sounds like you're doing your absolute best trying to hold it together there despite it being very difficult. In regards to coping with trauma, I practice a lot of grounding and mindfulness techniques to remind myself I'm in the present moment where I'm much safer now. If you're able to work with a therapist or support group, that may be beneficial but I know not everyone has access. I hope you're able to find ways to cope with depression too. We're always here to offer help and advice if needed.

      • Utahperson

        241d

        @DragonflyHKD lithium can help with anxiety. Kava kava, comfrey, and valerian herbs help with anxiety also. Walking in place for 15 minutes aerobics on YouTube , Light impact is calming. I wish you well! Writing your feelings in a journal for just a few minutes daily can help also.

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