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Depression with no end in sight

I’m trying to push through this everyday. It’s hard to do on my own, I am trying to survive While everything feels futile. I’ve been dealing with this for over 30 years.. I need to make a connection with someone who knows what it’s like. Not just a therapist who nods and gives looks of pity every now and then.

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Hello :) Welcome to the community! You will find some connections on here, we are here to be supportive. Depression has it's hold on you? It's not easy to deal with, that's for sure. Keep pushing through it! Everyday is a new beginning and fresh start. I have my good days, then I'll have my bad days, I have a lot more bad then good, but I'm determined to not let depression overcome me. Glad you joined this site!

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I agree- some therapists are trained to provide comfort and methods of dealing, but they themselves might not know what it's like. I am glad that this site is here. NAMI ( if in the USA) sponsors some groups but sometimes they are not geographically close. Still, they are out there especially if one is in or close to a city. Welcome by the way.

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There are no groups near me I’ve checked. Only one support group that was within distance was for people who had to care for people with mental health issues :/

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I understand- do they have a state NAMI- perhaps you can talk to them also.

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I went to one once last year, and liked it. Unfortunately , it also was a drive away at night and I also do not drive at night. We also did a fundraiser walk for NAMI , and will do so again in May. I met some really nice people.

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Ours was about half a mile, and they also had speakers and food and raffles. It was a fun and supportive gathering. Perhaps each area is different.

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Sounds like pardon me you need to be more of an adult to yourself. You say you are in your forties. I don;t know what other med issues you have- but it sounds like your family is keeping you from being an adult. Your family won't let you? That is absurd. A peer group might be just what you need. I also hope you have a doctor and counselor. Good luck in moving forward in life. Keep getting out of the house!

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Why are you homebound then? ( If you care to talk about it). You are almost forty- some day your parents will be gone.

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I understand about uncertainty at least some of the financial. I assume that is what is causing this? What caused the agorophobia? At any rate, I hope you find work that is meaningful or at least get training so you can pay the bills.

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To wit: None of us is guaranteed how long we will live as you know. Make the most of yourself and you sound intelligent- it's just where you apply it.

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Hi there we are here for you and we’ll done for reaching out on here, not always easy to do!! I agree yes it is a daily battle to keep going. Every night I go to sleep hoping I will feel better the next day and it will be a great day but most days are just hard!! Still I have hope may that never leave. Love and blessings to you x x

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Saw my therapist and psych today I’m just waiting on a pre auth. To go through so I can start a new med.. hoping to sleep better tonight, and thx

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