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Coping with depression

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Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States, affecting more than 16 million men and women (almost 6.7 percent of the adult population) and 3.1 million adolescents. It is a serious mental illness in which feelings of sadness, hopelessness, loss of interest, anger, frustration, or other negative emotions like irritability (especially in adolescents) last for weeks or years and interfere with daily life. All people experience moments when they feel sad or blue, but these feelings usually pass within a couple of days and are not indicative of depression. According to EverydayHealth depression can cause deep emotional pain both to the person experiencing it and, often, to that person’s

close family and friends. Thankyou for forums and online resources like these, My sister is coping with depression relapse, I appreciate all the lil advice shared by the users as it all help's me understand and help her better.

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This site is located in the UK,

It is even a problem here. Generally Mental Health concerns are the poor relation in the NHS. Many sufferers have to wait upwards ten weeks for a treatment plan. Treatments can however be approach by charities as patients await the first assessment over the phone. After the call people still have a long wait.



Yes, I released after I browsed certain post. I totally agree with you, As mentioned I have joined forums so I can help her, as treatments are taking way too long, I am trying to get information from online resources which help me understand the aliment and help her...


I do not know what the problems are however to know the cause can help to get things in perspective . Then you will need to work from there. Medications can help and taking them does not mean a sufferer will need them for the rest of their life.

The main thing is you may need to be both firm and kind

She needs a Specialist to possibly talk out Her problems. Her approach may be to change Her Outlook to Her Life,

You can try Mindfulness, Relaxation Technique and Breathing Techniques to help control Anxiety and work.

Try and get Her too visit Here Family GP for assessment, hopefully She can move move on. eventually.

You will need help. Good Luck


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