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How to Treat Depression on Your Own?


Hey, I'm new here. I know that it may not be reliable to self-diagnose, but for a while now I've been feeling really down, unmotivated, and disgusted with myself. I asked my parents to see a therapist or get help for depression, but they aren't comfortable with it because of cultural reasons. This feeling hasn't gone away and I'd like to know how I can try to "cure" it on my own? (btw I don't have anyone I can confide in about this)

Thank You!

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hippoluvR in reply to Hidden

thank you!

Hi hippoluvr

I'm sorry you are having a hard time but know you are not alone. Try exercise,get plenty of rest and make sure you eat right. It's important to keep talking to your parents. I wish I had a better answer for you but hang in there and keep communicating. Try at least talking to a friend or another adult.

thank you for your support!

Anytime! Hope you are feeling at least a little better.

I think I am. I really do appreciate your support. <3

Hi that's all very well but your parents aren't the ones suffering are they? You are what's important and not their cultural reasons. I presume you are 16 or above in which case you can take yourself off to the doctors and it will usually be confidential. If you are 18 or over then any consultation will be confidential and you don't have to tell anyone if you don't want to. x

hippoluvR in reply to hypercat54

Thanks for the tip!

Love your name! Hippos are my fave ❤️🦛

Thank you for sharing your post & thank you for being here.

Wishing you peace, ease, love, & support.

And I’m sorry for your pain & suffering.


It’s not really about curing even medicine and therapy aren’t a cure but can be tools to help. I definitely get where you are coming from not for cultural reasons but I don’t talk about it with my family about it because I do t want them to feel the need to check up on me all the time or be worried for me. It can be managed on your own I think I do a pretty good job at it you just gotta find your motivation find something you love and pour yourself into personally I like to write and let my feelings and emotions flow through my characters and exercise is very helpful for me mostly riding my bike on local trails with some good music it helps me relax and work out frustration and it’s helped me lose weight which has made me feel much better about myself. Everybody has to work to be happy we just have to work harder at the end of the day you have to do your best at being you and getting where you want to be in life. If your trying your winning and on the right path.

I will try that. Thank you for the advice!

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