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by shatteredhopes
Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: Discourged
Replies: 29
Views: 6899

I did it!

I brushed my tangled mess of hair and brushed my teeth, ate some more crackers and a few spoonfuls of peanut butter and brushed them again! My mouth feels so much better. Thank you so much both of you for understanding and being supportive. Lisa, I have gone long periods of time without washing my h...
by shatteredhopes
Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: Discourged
Replies: 29
Views: 6899

Its getting bad

I ate crackers for dinner last night and for breakfast because I wasn't up to fixing anything. My mom called to invite me to lunch, her treat, at one of my favorite places, and I told her I wasn't up to going. I haven't brushed my hair or teeth in two or three days. I am crying a lot. My goals for t...
by shatteredhopes
Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: Profiles
Topic: ECT was the last resort
Replies: 11
Views: 6087

ECT

((Monty)) Thank you for talking about your ECT experience. When I went through ECT, I was hospitalized and they took me to a nearby hospital regularly for treatment and yes they gave anesthesia so I didn't feel a thing. While going through it, probably as a side effect of the medication, I was sleep...
by shatteredhopes
Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 15
Views: 4207

Welcome

As others stated, sometimes anti-depressants take time to work, and if it doesn't help, there are plenty of others on the market to try. Unfortunately, medication is not an exact science and often different things work for different people. Sometimes you have to try different ones, or find a combina...
by shatteredhopes
Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:14 am
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: Discourged
Replies: 29
Views: 6899

Update

I got a couple hours of sleep and am doing a bit better. I know in my head that I am not worthless, that I am a unique individual with value and attributes special to me, but sometimes there is a disconnect between what I think and feel. Feelings, however, are not facts. Yet, feelings can be overwhe...
by shatteredhopes
Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: Discourged
Replies: 29
Views: 6899

Thank you ((ALL)) for responding, TRIGGER

It brought (good) tears to my eyes to read your supportive and caring posts. I can't talk about how I feel too much with the people in my life and I miss talking to my ex so much. I hurt so much. When I was a kid, I was the victim of domestic violence for two years. I spent so much time blaming myse...
by shatteredhopes
Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: meet my god
Replies: 7
Views: 2097

I like your idea of God!

I, too, used to pray to a different God, and even became ordained as a minister. But, tragedies and "life happens", fast forward to shattered faith. I pray, because I know it activates a network in the brain that can change our attitude and chemistry, and the energy of our thoughts just mi...
by shatteredhopes
Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: Discourged
Replies: 29
Views: 6899

Discourged

I am experiencing a depression-related sort of paralysis. Depression makes even little disappointments be viewed through a magnifying glass for me. Since my boyfriend dumped me, I have been unwilling to try almost anything, although that was also the case before. I had just started writing again and...
by shatteredhopes
Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: Filth
Replies: 15
Views: 4082

You are no longer a victim, you are a SURVIVOR

No you are not alone ... 1 in 3 females and 1 in 6 males are the latest stats I have heard... I have often heard that the best thing to do for someone you need to forgive is to do something for them...the best thing you can do for them is HEAL THE WOUNDS they caused and make their amends for them by...
by shatteredhopes
Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: Crushed
Replies: 2
Views: 1139

Crushed

I was working on avoiding the poetry site he and I jointly posted on, but got e-mail from the site telling me he had posted a new poem. He just dumped me a month ago, and is already writing in love poetry to someone else...even though he hesitated to post love poems he wrote for me when we were toge...
by shatteredhopes
Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Art Work
Topic: Haikus
Replies: 18
Views: 11779

WOW WOW WOW

...are you talented! The one called "strange" is my favorite...unique, wild...beautiful and moving writes dear one.
by shatteredhopes
Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: Filth
Replies: 15
Views: 4082

Don't know if it can help, but maybe worth a shot...

My local domestic violence shelter has a support group (free) for adult survivors of that type of abuse. There are some good books on the subject too, if you feel like reading... One thing that helps me is confrontation...I write letters to those who have harmed me or have imaginary conversations wh...
by shatteredhopes
Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New here and feeling blue
Replies: 8
Views: 2456

Thanks

Thanks to all who responded to my post, it is so helpful to have caring people who know what depression/mental illness is like to support each other. And thanks for confirming no charge...I got this paranoid vision of my e-mail service being charged...I don't always think as clearly when depressed a...
by shatteredhopes
Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: Other Thoughts, Feelings and Messages
Topic: The Darkness
Replies: 3
Views: 1444

I can empathize with sometimes therapy leaving me feeling worse, although most of the time I left sessions feeling better, with one therapist in particular who tracked the time and worked to lift me up before session ended. One thing that helps me a lot in my dark is gratitude. Think, pray, or list ...
by shatteredhopes
Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:07 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New here and feeling blue
Replies: 8
Views: 2456

New here and feeling blue

Have suffered major depressive episodes since teen years and well into adulthood. Many hospitalizations, suicide attempts, tried tons of meds, even electric shock and not yet found anything that really works...also suffer PTSD. Last 5 years of my life plagued by tragedies and loss and betrayals. Jus...

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