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Topic: Shame and humiliation plus depression

2 posts, 0 answered
  1. Leigh1987
    Leigh1987 avatar
    22 posts
    12 July 2020
    Hey guys,

    First time poster here I was wondering if anyone had any tips for dealing with specific situations that cause shame and humiliation. I am currently at the tail end of a dui conviction. I have a breathalyzer and camera in my car. It causes me shame and humiliation particularly when people have observed me using it and laughed at me. I have 40 days to go and it seems like a lifetime to me of continuing to deal with this situation. This is all occurring within a larger context of a 3 year long depression that is resistant to treatment and can't be alleviated.

    Thanks for your time :)
  2. Leisa68
    Leisa68 avatar
    96 posts
    13 July 2020 in reply to Leigh1987

    Hi Leigh,

    I am sorry that this has happened to you but just wanted to let you know that we all are human...we all make mistakes. Sometimes big ones. It is not fair that you were laughed at, I am sure those people have made mistakes...even big ones too. 40 days is a long time, but you are doing the right thing, just getting through what you have to.

    I also have major depression, it took me a long time to find the right treatment. Now I have some pretty good treatment, is there anything or anyone else you can try to help? You just may have not found the right treatment for yourself yet.

    I hope things get better for you. I also hope the 40 days go fast. I wish you the best of luck.


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