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  • 7 minutes ago
    Morning James Thank you so much for a little bit on an insight into way men see things. That is pretty much like my husband. He tends to do very similar to what you have described above. He took a pay cut at the beginning of the year, which I ...
  • 37 minutes ago
    responded to Hello there
    Not a big fan of anti-depressants because I don't like the idea of having to rely on them but they can help. I recently started taking some & apparently it can take a few weeks for them to kick in fully. For me I don't plan on being on them for ...
  • 38 minutes ago
    Hi again I am glad to hear you are using the Uni counselling service, they are usually well qualified and seeing them is faster than waiting for an NHS appointment. I was struck by your saying you couldn't cope with being alone and that all you ...
  • an hour ago
    Hello and welcome to the website. You have had a hard time having been depressed from such an early age! You have also had very difficult experiences with the mental health teams! I do know how unhelpful they sometimes are as I also had ...
  • an hour ago
    Thanks everyone for your support. It is nice to hear that people understand where you are coming from at such a rough time in my life. I cannot describe how exhausted I am, I woke up at every hour in the night panicking because I couldn't cope ...
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    Hi Welcome and I am sorry you are feeling so very low but it is only natural when all your plans seem to have collapsed that you will be feeling very low, also you are having to deal with the loss of your grandparents which sound as though they ...
  • an hour ago
    Hi I'm glad to hear things are going well for you now, sounds like the new job has made all the difference. Take care and thank you for letting us know how you are doing, it's good to have you back again. Suex
  • 2 hours ago
    If we hold dear to our heart,those we cherish from the start, Then the space from beginning to end is simply time we bend, For our journeys may venture differently and our path a beaten brow, Its so very important to understand and enjoy now, ...
  • 2 hours ago
    Hello again! It's so nice that you've taken time to pop in and let us know how you're feeling. I'm glad your post is a happy one! See you soon Lucy x
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  • 2 hours ago
    responded to Hello there
    Hi Mulburry My depression started at uni, and that was also following a break up. I sometimes think that grieving after a breakup can be more painful than after a death. When someone dies there is usually a definitive explanation; they got ill, ...
  • 2 hours ago
    responded to Hello there
    Hi Mulberry, Welcome. I'm so sorry for the loss of your grandparents and that you feel so low and are in so much pain. It looks like your break up has initiated your immediate current low mood. Do you have anyone close you can talk to about how ...
  • 2 hours ago
    Hi Havanna Just a quick reponse to say hello/welcome & ask how you're feeling today? James
  • 2 hours ago
    responded to Hello there
    Hi Mulberry You're not stupid for being upset & feeling like your world has come crashing down around you. Unfortunately death of loved ones & relationship breakups are something most of us experience and they can be very difficult to deal with, ...
  • 2 hours ago
    Hello DeafHavana (do you like the band?). I read your post and it seems possible that you have many symptoms which are linked to some trauma that you have experienced, but I am sure that being an intelligent person you will know this but still ...
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    Hi Damian I am a school teacher, and although that's a fairly well paid job, I'm also a single parent with a mortgage to pay. For this reason I do private tutoring to supplement my income. One of the things I find the hardest is making ...
  • 3 hours ago
    Hi mulberry, welcome to the site. Nobody here is going to think you sound stupid. We've all been there. Sorry you're feeling so low. I really feel for you, I was depressed at Uni and very similar to what you're saying. Sounds like you have a lot ...
  • 3 hours ago
    Hello Damian and nice to hear from you. I don't have any experience with self employment but I do do some voluntary work and find for me the flexibility of that is essential. I do not do anything like the hours that you do so we are on different ...

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