Recently, OK let’s be real the last few days, I’ve been stuck in a depressive episode.
I’ve been getting better at recognizing the signs so as soon as I felt it coming I started going through my list of things I do to help intervene. Once it hit, I then went through my self-care list, but everything has just been temporary relief.
I find it very frustrating to be cognizant of my mood, but entirely unable to shift it. It’s almost worse than not understanding the source of the feelings in some ways.
When I chatted with my therapist about it (which as a side note, I am seldom in a session WHILE I’m in a depressive episode so it was easier to explain what’s happening in my brain) she said that it’s OK to be doing everything “right” and still not feel OK because I know this is something that will pass. Even if I don’t feel “better,” doing that self-care will at minimum keep me from continuing to go downhill.
So to answer my own question, I will keep going through my list and asking for support when I am able to (because I don’t know about you, but I shut down inwardly and cannot always verbalize what I need).
Do you ever find yourself in this situation? What do you do?
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I found it cathartic and healing to write and record this "Christmas in the Psych Ward" song. It is available at your favourite music streaming and download services.
Hello my name is saida I am 25 years old and I am from Oakland California I am a student in college I am also a performing arts major
I am a advocate, I am a survivor, I am a author and I am also a writer as well
Here’s my story drewsloversmoon.wordpress.com/2021/01/03/my-journey
The Noonday Demon - An Atlas of Depression
Just finished this on audiobook and HIGHLY recommend it.
The narrator's voice bothered me at first, but after only a short time I was drawn to it - almost crave it.
Hope you give it a shot!
Let me clarify that I'm talking about anger as a symptom here.
What I mean by that is that I have negative and intrusive thoughts every day. But a good day is when I can push these thoughts away easily and a bad one when I believe my mind.
Usually, just before truly bad days come, I have some days I can't figure out what's wrong. I'm so irritable with the smallest things. A person's characteristic I find funny other days, hits on my nerves or a simple arguement can make me bad.
The thing is, I realize it's only my problem. For example, if I have a tiny argument with a friend my mind will go like "you're not suitable as friends, they're going to find out soon and push you away so what's the the point". In the end it's my mind that makes me mad and irritable and not the person or situation so I have a hard time handling socialization like this.