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depression

Even starting this up is getting at me, i have been suffering depression for years i'm now struggling badly again and can't get rid of the bad thoughts swirling around my head. Yesterday at work i nearly broke down in front of my work mates, which i would of hated as one thing i have done over the years is kept a job. i struggle to communicate with people and being alone is so hard. I'm not sure if pills will help as didn't in past and i don't want to get to the point of wanting to do the last thing on list. some advice and help would be a good start hopefully, never done this before

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That's weird that pills didn't help you. My medication is vital for me. Maybe you should try it again? Anyway, welcome to the forum!

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thank you for the welcome iluvhorses

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First of all, let me say I admire you for being able to work. I find it hard to leave the house. Think you should see your GP now before things become worse. Wish I was still working and hadn't given it up, think it was the worst thing I could have done. Meds I am on spacing me out so not much gets done indoors. Waiting for CBT, but a long waiting list. Maybe your GP will refer you for therapy as well, or in some areas you can self-refer. Think about it, it could help. Well done for reaching out, there is help, but it can be a long wait, depending on where you are. Keep in touch and think about seeing your GP initially. x

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thank you nettynoonah i have made an appointment with doctor and will try medication again

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and ask about some talking therapy please x

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Will do thank you

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Let us know how you get on x

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i will nettynoonah

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Hi there losingitinside

Welcome to our Community.

Sounds like this has been going on too long now and I would definitely make a doctors appointment, have a chat with hem/her, you my just need to be referred for talking therapies but whatever they feel is best for you is a step in the right direction. Do let us know how you get on.

Chloe

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hello chloe40 thank you for your advice i have made an appointment to see my doctor, i definitely need help i know that and maybe i also need to get the feeling of is it worth it now i'm 52 and i know i'm being stupid as people will say i have a long life to still live but do i want that with these feelings i have. thanks again chloe40

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Hi losingitinside

That's very good news that you've made an appointment and you taken the most important step. Now you have to take a leap of faith and take the second step, I'd really like you to contact any of the following resources below, have a chat with someone and if you are feeling desperate go to your Local A&E but I really hope that by chatting you'll realise you can get through this, you really can, we all need help at sometime, so please get back to me when you have talked.

Anxiety UK runs a helpline on weekdays between 9.30am–5.30pm. Tel: 08444 775 774

Beat run a helpline for people experiencing an eating disorder. The telephone number for support and information is 0808 801 0677 open 3pm to 10pm, 365 days a year, or you can email help@beateatingdisorders.org.uk

BIpolar UK has an information and support line open weekdays, 9am - 5pm on 0333 323 3880

CALM. If you’re a man experiencing distressing thoughts and feelings, the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is there to support you. They’re open from 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year. Their national number is 0800 58 58 58, and they also have a webchat service if you’re not comfortable talking on the phone.

Mind doesn’t offer a crisis line but gives plenty of support and information.

Tel: 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 6pm, except Bank Holidays).

Email: info@mind.org.uk

Text: 86463

OCD Action helps those affected by OCD. Tel: 0845 390 6232, email support@ocdaction.org.uk or find out about local support groups in your area.

OCD UK has an advice line usually open weekdays between 10am–4pm. Tel: 0345 120 3778, or you can email them at support@ocduk.org

Papyrus - are a national charity for the prevention of young suicide. They offer a specialist telephone service staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to children, teenagers and young people up to the age of 35. Tel: 0800 068 41 41 Email pat@papyrus-uk.org or text 07786 209697 Opening hours Mon-Fri: 10am-10pm, weekends: 2pm-10pm & Bank Holidays: 2pm-5pm

Rethink Mental Illness directly supports almost 60,000 people every year across England to get through crises, to live independently and to realise they are not alone. Tel 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm).

Samaritans is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to listen to anything that is upsetting you, including intrusive thoughts and difficult thoughts of suicide and self-harm.

Freephone: 116 123

Email them jo@samaritans.org or visit them at your local branch.

Samaritans also offer a Welsh Language Line on 0808 164 0123 (from 7pm–11pm only, seven days a week).

SANE offers emotional support and information from 4:30pm–10:30pm, 365 days a year.

Tel: 0300 304 7000

Chloe

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Thank you chloe40 i will look into the kist you have shown me

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