How to Deal With Depression

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Tomorrow is my birthday and no one to celebrate me I’m stuck home with bronchitis and scared it’s covid w no way to get test bc I have to be in a car

No fever just wheeze and congested chest but I have asthma and vocal cord dysfunction due to one of my exes and it’s hard being alone with no way to be tested for covid bc I’m disabled and don’t drive the cab driver would not wait in cvs covid line and was a jerk charging me for every min we were waiting in a meter and wouldn’t turn it off and I had barely any money with me so I had to get out of cab and go into cvs and be without a test hard and scary. There was an outbreak of covid at the hospital er where I was last week scared I got it.check on me please and offer support?? #CheckInWithMe #PTSD #ChronicIllness #CPTSD #CPTSDinrelationships #Anxiety #lonely #Bipolar2Disorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #BorderlineStigma #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #cfsmeawareness #BipolarDepression #BipolarDisorder #Art #Photography #Bipolar1Disorder #Exercise #COVID19 #HowToDealWithDepression #Fibromyaliga #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder


Crying constantly is so exhausting

If I could please stop semi-spontaneously bursting into tears so I can consistently function, I’d really appreciate it. who do I send the strongly worded email? can I speak to the manager?

For real though. I don’t see how I’m going to do anything. I’ve been in this pit for four days now. What do I do between now and when my general practitioner (hopefully psych referral) appointment is?
#Depression #DepressiveEpisodes #HowToFightDepression #HowToDealWithDepression #howtodeal #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder


Does anyone have any good resources on what to do with negative/depressive thoughts?

I’m having trouble because a close friend is suggesting that the solution is to “filter myself,” and that by speaking about the negative feelings I am having, I’m speaking them into existence, reciting negativity like a mantra. This makes me feel guilty for having negative feelings at all, which seems counterproductive. I also feel like it’s putting on a mask, burying the hard stuff, and just ultimately is less healthy for me. Does anyone have any helpful thoughts/quotes/articles to share on the subject? I would really appreciate any input! #Depression #NegativeThoughts #copingskills #HowToFightDepression #HowToDealWithDepression


What usually helps you gain back motivation or interest in...normal "fun" activities when you have a slump #Depression #HowToDealWithDepression

I have Depression btw, and was wondering if anyone had some tips on what to do to get out of the frequent uninterested slump.... Im in high school, so I am lazy and an at home activity or specific genre of music would be an example of what I "think" I need right now. :(
#lossofinterest #Nomotivation #needhelp #DepressionSymptoms #CopingTips


How do I explain my depression and anxiety to my children? #MomGuilt #HowToDealWithDepression #AnxietyDisorderNotOtherwiseSpecified

How do I explain to my kids why I can’t get out of bed? Why I can’t do things they want me to do? How do I not scar them for life or ruin their future because Mom is weak? How do I make a positive impact instead of a negative one?


#Depression #HowToDealWithDepression #Anxiety #alone

I feel like everybody left me, like nobody cares... People that said they care about me and want to be with me in my fight with depression, they all left me when I needed the most. I was left alone in a mental hospital because...I was “too much”. They decided to ban me from their lives cause I hurt myself and that I wanted to die. They didn’t even want to talk to me. They called the ambulance, sent me to the hospital and then just disappeared from my life, nobody talked to me, i was unfriended on all social medias and left alone with no reason.


Dear you

Dear you,
At times it’s going to be hard. It’s going to be hard to get me out of bed or see me cry or try to cheer me up. It’s not easy, sometimes all I need is a hug and reassurance that somebody is there. There’s going to be times where I want to sleep all day and some days in the beginning please let me. Not too long though, a day is good. There’s going to be weeks where I want to cry every other day and I probably will do just that. Please just let me cry it out for a day or put on The Quarterback from Glee so I can just let it out. There’s going to be months where one thing is going to bother me and I won’t stop thinking about it. That’s my anxiety acting up, it gets in my way constantly and it’s hard to escape it. Please just assure me that everything’s going to be alright and if it’s not just tell me, don’t hide it. There’s going to be times where I’m not alright and there’s going to be times where I say I’m alright but really I’m ready to break at any second. Sometimes I’m perfectly fine, I’m happy and content and nothings bothering me and those are the best moments in my life. I don’t like depending on people especially you but there’s going to be times where I’m going to need all the help I can get and I thought you should know. #Depression #Anxiety #AnxietyDisorder #DepressionSymptoms #HowToDealWithDepression


They say “think of happy memories”

I’ve been told to help with my sadness to think of memories to get me out of my state of mind, but when I think of these memories it only makes me sadder. I think of how happy I was and how happy the moment was, and wish I could go back to that but I’m stuck being sad and thinking negative thoughts. I love my memories, but they get me sad. Anybody else feel this way? #Depression #HowToDealWithDepression


"Be Happy" is Not the Only Choice #HowToDealWithDepression

Last time, I learned that to be happy is a choice.  But it is not the only choice.

With depression, sometimes to be honest is better than to be happy. To be brave to face that what is real involves spending moments in dark and low places in life. In reality these moments lasts for days, months. They are like waves which shifts in high and low tides in a year. I cannot always choose to be happy, that is the truth.  Sometimes depression worsens because I choose "happy" and I know it is fake. 

I can choose to feel and face the pain, the dark and weak parts of myself. Sadness or loneliness is in reality, necessary. When I choose to deal with them it helps me to move forward and commit recovery. It is a process. In that process I am able to see other options, when choosing to be happy will not really work. #Recovery #recoveryanddepression


#Depression is not allowed... #HowToDealWithDepression

I'm a Filipino. In our society, depression is not acceptable. It's an excuse rather than a serious condition. It's simply not allowed. Two reasons why. First, Filipinos are still in a developing country, and to be depressed is an illusion. Because reality is, there are more Filipinos who are suffering worst than depression. Then, we are known and viewed by others as "resilient people".  I believed this too and many times I tried to commit being resilient. The truth though, it makes me more depressed when I know at times I can't be resilient. I need to recover. Resiliency is not enough.