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Depression

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
My depression is taking over me nowadays :( i dunno what i can do about it either. it has lead to me self harming but i have already told people about it and nothing people suggest ever helps. any ideas on methods to stop my self harming and depression x:confused:

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Welcome to the boards Jake..

    Well done for posting this thread. It is never easy to talk about feelings so well done, you should be proud of yourself.

    When you say you have told people, who do you mean? Family, friends, GP

    I have found some links that you may found useful around self harm and depression

    http://thesite.org/healthandwellbeing/mentalhealth/depression/thepositivesideofdepression

    http://www.thesite.org/healthandwellbeing/mentalhealth/selfharm/dealingwithurges

    http://www.thesite.org/healthandwellbeing/mentalhealth/selfharm/copingtipsanddistractions

    http://thesite.org/healthandwellbeing/mentalhealth/depression/breakingfree

    I hope you find them useful :)

    I have been self harming for around 5 years on and off I am now 24.

    I struggle with relapses quite a lot but I have found some things that do help me..

    Listening to music. I have recently made a playlist of happy songs and inspirational songs to keep me going when I feel low.

    Texting/Phoning a friend, for a chat or even just a random conversation

    Having a bath or shower.

    Going out for a walk. Actually removing yourself from the situation that is making you feel low.

    Watching a film or going on youtube, watching funny clips :)

    Ringing or texting a helpline. I text the samaritans quite often when I feel really low. They are really helpful.

    http://www.samaritans.org/?gclid=CJTg7vaMubQCFUbKtAodOwUALw

    The text number is 077259090

    Blogging. I know you have tumblr. Thats cool. I sometimes aim to find some positive posts to add to my tumblr makes me feel a little better. :)

    Writing. I used to keep a journal but stopped when I started blogging online, but sometimes just writing down what you are feeling could help, and ripping it up afterwards.

    Cleaning and tidying. This isn't for everybody but I find that when I am low I clean and tidy and it calms me down.

    Those are just some distractions that I use.. Hope they help

    With regards to the actual depression, talking to a doctor is probably your best bet, they are qualified to advise us on things like depression and treatments. I have medication but I have been in counseling in the past, and it's different for every person. Some people counseling helps others it doesn't help. With me, I just found it hard to open up and talk about things. But as I say it's different for everybody..

    http://www.thesite.org/stepfinder/content.php/220-Counselling-FAQ

    That is some info on counseling :)


    I am sorry for the really long reply...

    Hope you're okay
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hello Jakey,

    Great to see you posting on the boards.

    Have you been able to have a mooch around the different sections on TheSite? If not, that's okay.

    There's some information on depression here. Remember, you can beat this, it won't control you forever, you have the ability to take back control again.

    I wrote a post on Self-Harm Distractions here. Also TheSite have a section on this as well, you'll find that here.

    Also you can askTheSite. With this option, a professional/advisor will answer your question within 3 working days of you sending it. I've used this myself on several occasions, and I find it very helpful.

    Have you got any support network around you at the moment?

    Hope this is able to help you a little *hug*
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hey Jakey,

    Was nice to see you in chat earlier on this evening, Have you thought about doing an 'Introduce yourself' so people could get to know you a bit more? You haven't given much details on whats getting you depressed but I know from personal experience its really tough and hard, Theres an article here on understanding depression http://www.thesite.org/healthandwellbeing/mentalhealth/depression/understandingdepression I recomand reading the following thread on Self harm distractions http://vbulletin.thesite.org/showthread.php/152413-Self-Harm-distractions

    You should think about visiting your GP where he could prescribe medication to help control the depression and counselling/therapy where you can work one to one with a trained person on exploring your depression and feelings, also if you'd like to be more specific you could post on the boards about things and people are willing to give advice. or..pop along into chat and have a good old..RAAAAAAAAAAGHHH
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I don't think all those self-help sites help because I don't find depression to be completely illogical. it's basically seeing life as it is. it suck's.
    but it goes away, it's not 100%of the time, even on clinical.
    jut wait till it goes away.
    in the meanwhile keep yourself/mind constantly busy with stupid chit-chats and basic online games.
    don't try movies it's even more depressing failing to concentrate.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    kittyhugs wrote: »
    I don't think all those self-help sites help because I don't find depression to be completely illogical. it's basically seeing life as it is. it suck's.
    but it goes away, it's not 100%of the time, even on clinical.
    jut wait till it goes away.
    in the meanwhile keep yourself/mind constantly busy with stupid chit-chats and basic online games.
    don't try movies it's even more depressing failing to concentrate.

    I guess individuals find different things that help. I found TheSite.org very helpful :)
    Some people dont find sites helpful at all. Like I say it depends on the individual, and Jake its good you have the links if you wanna take a look at them when your ready :)
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