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I’m new & this is my first attempt

Delilah4860
Delilah4860

I have recently experienced a bit of a dip back into a severe depressive episode. I’m not quite sure what triggered it, or if there even was anything in particular that brought it about or a combination of things, but I’ve been having a particularly hard time coping with it. Which is what brought me here, an honest and desperate attempt to find some comfort in community. I feel extremely lonely right now, I wouldn’t say that there are many people in my life I can get support from, I don’t have much of a community to lean on at the moment. I have been struggling to get back on my feet for a bit now, and this just feels like another setback that at this point I feel too exhausted to know how to deal with.

I feel very alone, very tired, and overall I’d say desperate for some kind of hope.

Thank you for reading, for sharing, and for being here.

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hi and welcome to you your defo not alone in your struggles anymore.never give up hope.

Hey there buddy. You're not alone anymore, there are a lot of supportive people here. I'm not doing too well right now either but I'm here if you ever want someone to talk to. My DMs are always open.

Hi Delilah, I’m Andy.

A very warm welcome to our group.

I’m so sorry that you are having such a bad time. You are amongst friends now. And we are all here to support each other and hopefully start feeling a little better. No magic cures, just lots of care and good listening ears.

Just remember that you are not alone. And you can say as much or as little as you feel able.

Andy x

Thank you so much for the support :)

Delilah, are you taking physical medicine and spiritual medicine? For me it can be starting an easy fun read, watching a comedian, calling someone, even setting up a reason to talk to someone at a store. "I'm trying to decide between Bounty and Charmin. Your thoughts?" Try not to get more than 8.5 hours of sleep and no naps. Long walks listening to music or an audiobook.

Do you have things that when you are not depressed you enjoy? Do one of those things.

Delilah4860
Delilah4860 in reply to c-mac

I’m not currently taking any form of medication and my usual coping mechanisms (reading and watching shows I find comforting, etc.) haven’t been much help either. I’m not sure if this is just a low point I need to wade through or if I’m doing something wrong.

For me, reading and watching shows helped me not feel so bad but did nothing to actually lift my mood permanently -- so when I stopped reading I went back to being depressed. (Reading does help my anxiety though, when I have that without depression, so I usually mention it.) Things that get me to respond physically, like laughing, or like walking or talking to shopkeepers, do more to break me out of the rut. BUT ... I'm also on bipolar medicines, so there's always a lower bounds to how depressed I can get, and it may be easier for me to climb out of it. Have you ever spoken to someone about medicine? It can be long-term, like for me, or a short term aid to get you into therapy and figuring out what might be causing it.

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