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thisgirl2311

635d

Hi my first post. I've been really struggling with depression right now. just looking for ideas that help you.

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    • Abby07

      90d

      I usually draw and color and listen to music. Try to find something you normally enjoy doing may get you out of your depression. I hope this helps you. I'm here to talk if you need someone

    • Abby07

      90d

      I usually draw and color and listen to music. Try to find something you normally enjoy doing may get you out of your depression. I hope this helps you. I'm here to talk if you need someone

    • MeRiCa

      628d

      Do you have any hobbies you like to do?

    • dolphinblues

      628d

      I have tried a multitude of meds. The one that helped me the most was Vibryd. It not only stabilized my moods, it untangled the ball of twine in my head. I could finally think clearly and my racing mind calmed down.

    • niceshyguy

      635d

      I truly appreciate you having the courage to be able to post about your depression, it's definitely something alot of folks struggle with alot, me included, and it's nice to be able to share and to learn how others do actually cope with it. I'm learning alot here myself.

    • dolphinblues

      635d

      I am sorry you are feeling this way. I have been there. I am glad you are reaching out. That is a huge step! I agree with @mugs comment. Choose at least one small thing a day to accomplish. Even if all you do is get out of bed for a few hrs. That few hours is an accomplishment! Each and every step, no matter how insignificant it feels, is a step towards feeling better. Every step is an accomplishment! Tell yourself "I did well today. I got out of bed." Try to stay up a little longer and add little activities (play a game, journal, text a friend, sit outside or take a short walk) each day. These are some of the things I do to help me: word or matching games on my phone. Boggle, word stack and chuzzles 2 are my favorites. Puzzles and adult color books are very soothing and therapeutic for me. They give me a great sense of accomplishment. You are not alone! I know how hard it was for you to reach out. I am here for you, if you need someone to talk to. 🙏💜 🫂

      • thisgirl2311

        628d

        @dolphinblues have you ever been so depressed where you are up all night and sleep all day? I've been stuck for the past two months like this. I haven't been working cause it has gotten so bad. I don't know how to reverse this do you have any ideas?

        • dolphinblues

          628d

          @thisgirl2311 In the past, I have been so depressed that all I wanted to do was stay in bed all the time. But, my kids kept me going. Being forced to get out of bed because I had them depending on me to take care of them. My aunt got a dog after her husband died to force her to get out of bed. Having someone or a pet depending on you to take care of them helps. It took me a long time to figure out what worked for me. One thing I use is CBT/DBT therapy techniques. Including meditation and affirmations.

    • thefloorislava

      635d

      Being in my 20s reshaping my phone helped-getting rid of social media and adding apps that encourage me to do stuff (finch, 10 min workout, meditation etc) really made it harder for me to get trapped in loops

    • mugs

      635d

      I have been there before. My advice to that, is to accomplish something, it doesn't matter what it is, could be something big,or small, it really doesn't matter what it is, just accomplish it, and that will spark the motivation fire

    • Ladoo

      635d

      What I've been doing is play a word game or color or sew. I find that focusing on something else for the time being calms me down and grounds me.

    • mugs

      635d

      Well what I do to help me with mine is that I find something I like to do and do it. I know that is easier said than done but it works for me.

      • thisgirl2311

        635d

        @mugs I have been stuck for 2 months no motivation or anything just lay in bed all day every day

    • judybhappy

      635d

      ❤️🙏I can relate, and reaching out is the right thing to do! Help is already on the way...

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