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Forums / Welcome and orientation / Depression, Anxiety & BPD...any other methods?

Topic: Depression, Anxiety & BPD...any other methods?

3 posts, 0 answered
  1. wildorchid
    wildorchid avatar
    1 posts
    28 July 2021
    Hi, i've been struggling with depression for quite some time. I was originally diagnosed with major depressive disorder but have recently been diagnosed with BPD. It's a relief in some ways and have been working hard to learn to live with it but still find my depression takes over. How do others cope when coping strategies don't seem to have effect and finding it hard to reach out to others?
  2. Here2Talk
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    241 posts
    28 July 2021 in reply to wildorchid

    Depression and anxiety are tough wildorchid...

    I’m assuming you’ve tried to standards: medication, psychotherapy. Do you have a good support system of people in your life?

  3. Sophie_M
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    5483 posts
    28 July 2021

    Hi wildorchid,

    Welcome to the forums and thank you for being a part of this kind, open and welcoming community. We are really sorry to hear that you have been struggling with depression and major depressive disorder, that must be really tough. It sounds like you are linked in with some clinical support which is wonderful. We can totally understand how having a diagnosis can be a relief, it is good to be able to try and understand these complex conditions within ourselves. Our journey towards positive mental health is just that, a journey, and sometimes we feel worse before we feel better.

    We want you to know it is ok not to feel ok, and that you don’t have to go through this alone. If you ever want to talk to someone, you can call us on 1300 22 4636. One of our specialist counsellors can then chat to you about strategies to help in the moment, as well as where in the community you can get other support. Our friends at Lifeline 13 11 14 are also brilliant, supportive and kind.

    If you want some more information on Depression and some other forum chats about people living with BPD you can find it all below, we hope there is something helpful in there.

    Depression Fact Sheet:

    https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/depression

    Forum Threads

    Recently Diagnosed BPD https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/online-forums/welcome-and-orientation/recently-diagnosed-bpd#qxecoXHzvGGEbv8AAOnT_A

    Work and BPD https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/online-forums/depression/work-and-bpd#qx8UKHHzvGGEbv8AAOnT_A

    Thank you for being brave and for sharing your experiences with us. Please feel free to check back in and let us know how you are going if you feel comfortable.

    Kind regards,
    Sophie M

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