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Topic: I think I have depression I’m scared

15 posts, 0 answered
  1. G12345
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    57 posts
    12 June 2020
    I’m freaking out because I’m been feeling low for 13 days almost 14 I think I might have or be developing depression I’m afraid that all my motivation I have now is going to go I need to feel happy again can anyone tell what depression is i don’t understand it.
  2. Sophie_M
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    12 June 2020 in reply to G12345

    Hey G12345,

    It takes a lot of courage to be so open and honest with your feelings, and we are so glad that you have reached out here tonight. We can hear how worried you're feeling, but please know that you've come to a safe, non-judgemental space and our community is here to support you through this difficult time.

    We'd really encourage you to reach out to our Beyond Blue Support Service, which is available 24/7 by phone on 1300 22 4636 or on Webchat 3pm-12am AEST on our website: www.beyondblue.org.au/getsupport. One of our friendly counsellors will be able to talk through these feelings with you and can offer support, advice and referrals. 

    You are not alone here, and we hope that you keep us updated on how you're going whenever you feel ready.

  3. G12345
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    57 posts
    12 June 2020 in reply to Sophie_M

    Hi Sophie_M

    i called beyond blue today did really do much for me only psychologist could tell me if I have it I just want to understand it better everybody’s experience is different

  4. G12345
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    57 posts
    13 June 2020 in reply to Sophie_M

    I’ve been crying yesterday I couldn’t stop crying I don’t know why I was being bullied and I’m sick of people hurting me with cruel words and saying my trauma means nothing and I should move I can’t believe people who know about my trauma know I don’t know how to recover could even think that I’m gone through 8 years of traumatic events and my bully expects to move on good luck because I can’t

  5. ecomama
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    13 June 2020 in reply to G12345

    Hi G12345

    Welcome to the forums. What you're going through seems really difficult right now.

    You can phone 1800RESPECT also and ask them for advice.

    If you are still at school, or under 25yo, you may be able to see a Headspace Counsellor or psychologist.
    You will just need to phone them.

    I understand you can also do webchat with Headspace, do you think you can do this?

    There is lots of help available for you. You just have to get a telehealth appointment with you doctor for a mental health care plan and a referral to Headspace (if you are under 25). Do you think you can do this?

    If you would prefer to talk it out here instead or as well, then please do.

    EM

  6. G12345
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    57 posts
    14 June 2020 in reply to ecomama
    I’m 26 unfortunately I’m kinda stuck i need adult help I’m seeing my me psychologist face to face Tuesday I’ll ask for proper screening it’s been over 2 weeks I cracked yesterday
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  7. ecomama
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    14 June 2020 in reply to G12345

    Well done. 3 more sleeps till you see your psych then.

    An AWESOME BB member gave me the name of a psych you can search online and watch some clips on. She's BRILLIANT. Her name is Kristen Neff, have a watch and see if you can do some of her techniques to tide you over till Tuesday.

    Also drink water and get lots of sleep.
    Love EM

  8. geoff
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    14 June 2020 in reply to G12345

    Hello G12345, welcome to the forums and deeply sorry for how you are feeling.

    If you have already being seeing a psychologist then there must be a reason, one that your GP knows about and can also diagnose.

    Trying to relate a trauma to other people, such as, to any friends or family may seem to be significant for them to comprehend, but certainly not how it has affected you, so 'one man's problem could be another man's gain'.

    If you are being bullied, as you say, this can make you feel powerless, it doesn't matter whether it's emotional and/or physical both can damage your confidence and self-esteem.

    Hope you can get back to us, you have our support.

    Geoff.

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  9. G12345
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    15 June 2020 in reply to geoff
    I just feel like such a burden
  10. ecomama
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    15 June 2020 in reply to G12345

    Dear G12345

    What's happening?

    Sometimes those around us have no idea how to support us, as Geoff said.

    You could never be a burden. You are valuable and just need to work some things out. EVERYONE needs help from others. You are not alone.

    Please let us know what's going on?

    EM

  11. Gambit87
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    16 June 2020 in reply to G12345

    G12345 said:I just feel like such a burden

    That's what depression makes us feel - but you are anything but a burden.

    I always felt like a burden to everyone, which is one of the reasons why I never opened up to anyone or get help. You are worth something to alot of people and that's worth fighting for.

    I hope your psych session goes well.

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  12. G12345
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    18 June 2020 in reply to ecomama
    Me and my girlfriend had a big issue and I’ve been crying for 2 days I even had to get a welfare check today because I felt unsafe
  13. ecomama
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    19 June 2020 in reply to G12345

    Dear G12345

    What's going on? Remember you can open up here and be safe doing that. It's important to share how you're feeling to lighten your burden, it's no burden on us, we're here to help and help you we will.

    If ANYONE in your life is calling you 'a burden' then they are not good for you right now. This says a whole lot more about them than you.

    You can ALWAYS call the BB helpline 24/7 and talk through your feelings there too.

    I will challenge you to embrace depression rather than be scared of it. When we feel depressed it can often be our SELF crying out to be understood, nurtured, cared for. You can provide this to yourself.

    I urge you to begin a Journal and write out your feelings with dates. If you're comfortable you can write things out here.

    You may begin to see a pattern to your down times / what happened just before your low times. THIS is what you may be able to change and or nurture for yourself.

    Aim high. You can beat depression and with the right things for you, you will knock this on the head.

    What do you think G?

    Love EM

  14. G12345
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    57 posts
    19 June 2020 in reply to ecomama
    I’m can’t go through I had a really bad breakdown today I sobbed so hard I’m scared of my mental health
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  15. ecomama
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    20 June 2020 in reply to G12345

    Dear G, crying is good, it releases endorphins (I think!), let it out and try to relax in a warm bath or shower, have something to eat and go to sleep.

    What is upsetting you?

    Is it only your mental health? Or are you having other issues that are making you very sad at the moment?

    Please remember some of us need to hit rock bottom before we seek the support we need.

    You don't need to go this far, you are seeking help here which is great! You're doing well.
    I want to encourage you to phone the BB Helpline and talk through things.
    You can do this anonymously at ANY time of the day or night.

    Get whatever help you need right now. This will pass. You will get the right support if you seek it.

    Take care of yourself and please let us know how you're getting on.
    EM

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