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Forums / Depression / How to get better

Topic: How to get better

4 posts, 0 answered
  1. Goneinthewind
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    17 October 2021

    I don't know where to begin my story. I feel so tired and don't know how to go through this dark period again.

    I hate ppl saying i'll be ok because it wasn't getting better. I feel so so tired about life, i hate who i am.

  2. Sophia16
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    17 October 2021 in reply to Goneinthewind

    Hi,

    Welcome to the forums! and thank you for being brave enough to say something. I am sorry for what you have gone through.

    If you don't mind me asking, what is making you feel this way? I know you will get through your hardship, it may not be now, but it will be soon. I know it.

    If you want to talk to someone on the phone, Beyond Blue has an online call service 1300 22 4636.

    Have you seen a psychologist? If not, they can really help with what you are going through.

    Please stay safe and I am here to chat.

  3. topsy_
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    17 October 2021 in reply to Sophia16

    Hi Goneinthewind,

    There used to be a time when I felt as you do now. It went on for a very long time. I desperately wanted to get better, feel better, but I hated myself too. Time, medication, counselling & ECT worked all in its own slow time. I’m still not in love with myself but I am happier & healthier. I used to have frequent relapses & each time I would forget that I’d get better, until someone reminded me. Now the relapses are more brief & not nearly so bad, black & awful. And I know I’ll eventually feel better.

    The important thing is that there is hope. When life is so black & painful just concentrate on making it through the next few minutes. Then the next. I know you don’t want to hear it but you will get better. A lot of us here have been where you are now, sometimes we still are, but there is always hope. Hang on!

    With kind thoughts, Topsy.

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  4. Mk2692
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    17 October 2021 in reply to Goneinthewind

    Hi Goneinthewind,

    Thank you for reaching out and I'm sorry that you are going through a hard time. I don't think anyone will understand how you feel completely except yourself. I understand that sometimes life can seem difficult and it may seem that things are not getting better, however, there are people that can help you with these emotions. I'm not sure if you have spoken to a someone about what you are going through, a psychologist can help you with the feelings you are experiencing and help you through this difficult time. You can ask the GP for a referral to see a psychologist. In the meantime there are some calming techniques you can do at home such as meditation and deep breathing. If you can, reach out to family and friends about your situation, sometimes all we need is someone who can listen to us during a tough time. Hope this helps.

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