This might help: Every time you have that urge, imagine you are shining a light on that part of your brain. See it start to glow. See it put off a light of its own. Instead of removing it, imagine yourself transforming that part of your brain back into something that helps the rest of you. Turn off the depression switch, turn on the light switch. The mind is a really powerful thing.View Thread
I wanted to know if anyone would be interested in such a community. It would be a community on WebMD specifically for giving advice, support and information to people who have friends, family, loved ones, or spouses with depression.
If I get enough response I'll be happy to set it up.View Thread
Hey there, welcome to the group. It's good to have you here!
At the top of your post you mentioned things that made you depressed... parents arguing, bad grades, teachers being upset. Those can have a lot of impact even in a person who's not depressed! For example, parents arguing represents a basic threat to your emotional wellbeing when you are young. Your parents are the source of everything, and when they are upset it affect the whole home. This is normal. I'd say ease up on yourself.
Find a way to reach out for help anyway. My spouse gets on me all the time for prejudging what other people are going to do. Try to stop judging yourself too, try to learn to accept yourself.
Also, if your therapist thinks medication may help you, try to move past your fear and apathy and try it. People can't judge you if they don't know you are on it. Sometimes medication just helps you be you again, so you can better deal with the depression and do what you want to do.
Keep posting, we are here, and we're glad you are too.View Thread
In my marriage, both of us are depressed, and the only help either of us have is from the other. There should be support groups out there, and if there aren't then someone should start one. Maybe even a new community on here? I'd be willing to host it if anyone were interested.
In the mean time, thank you for supporting someone with depression. I know it's not always easy!View Thread
Sorry you are going through such a hard time. I may be going out on a limb here, but if you can't afford medical care then you are going to have to become expert on your own condition. Do research, reach out for support, look at possible dietary triggers, learn to meditate. You are worth good care, but I know good care isn't always available. You have to learn to fight for your own happiness. It can be hard but it's possible.View Thread
Unfortunately, you are still stuck if you don't have a prescription. I said you could fill prescriptions without insurance, but if your doctor won't budge then that still leaves you with few options. That's why I asked what I did in my first paragraph. Sorry you are in this bind!View Thread