Could Use Some Help

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Orchaid Lover
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Could Use Some Help

Postby Orchaid Lover » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:09 pm

So I've been dealing with depression and anxiety for a long time. I've posted on her a few times, usually when I'm having a really hard time and I need to vent.
I have a really hard time talking to people about my... difficulties. I'm not really the kind of ask for help person. So how do I let someone know that I'm struggling.
I'm seeing a therapist and on medication but... Doesn't matter...
I'm having a hard time right now and I don't really know how to let someone know.

Janine28
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Re: Could Use Some Help

Postby Janine28 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:15 pm

I just have a few questions before I tell you of a possible solution! A TRUE solution....How long have you been on medication? How many different medications have you tried? How long have you been suffering from depression? And is your depression under control at any time?
Janine

Jayni
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Re: Could Use Some Help

Postby Jayni » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:22 am

You're doing the right thing by reaching out here. All I can say is it does get easier eventually. In fact, this life is all about you learning to love and receive love from others. You have to be vulnerable in order to do that. Are you seeing a therapist? I'd say it's pretty important to help you learn tools of coping and understanding what you're feeling. It can be hard to find just the right one but it's important that you do, even if it means trying out several. If you don't have one you can call Focus on the Family who has a free consultation and they can hook you up with referrals in your area. The number is 855.382.5433. I called them and they helped me. Hugs.

amstcole
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Re: Could Use Some Help

Postby amstcole » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:23 am

are you having difficulty opening up to therapists or people in general? If a therapist, just open up...i used to see one and it was the best help...oh, and make sure you have the right one...one who you feel comfortable with like mine. If other people, just open up with the ones you trust the most...plus you can talk on here...

Orchaid Lover
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Re: Could Use Some Help

Postby Orchaid Lover » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:49 pm

I honestly have trouble opening up to people in general. Growing up with an abusive older brother when ever I tried to go to my parents for help they ignored me and the problem so I guess I just stopped trying to get help from others. Now it's been so long that keeping everything bottled up is kind of who I am. I've been on medication and seeing a therapist for over a year. Sometimes I feel like it's helping but overall... I come from a family that's not very open minded about mental illness. My mother still believes that it's just all the added hormones of being a teenager and that in a year or two I'll be magically cured. Which makes it even more difficult to open up about my feelings.
I know there are people in my life who want to help but thanks to my childhood I'm not exactly the kind of person who trusts and leans on others.

Janine28
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Re: Could Use Some Help

Postby Janine28 » Fri May 11, 2018 9:47 pm

My "brother" did a number on me also and my parents didn't believe me either when I told them!

Orchaid Lover
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Re: Could Use Some Help

Postby Orchaid Lover » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:50 am

It sucks when it's a sibling who's abusing you because people always respond with "Siblings fight" and say that it's normal. I still struggle to cope with it and honestly a part of me is still scared of my brother. I know that he'll never land a hand on me again because I'm able to fight back and defend myself now but growing up in that environment leaves a lot of scars.

FayeGaudreau
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Re: Could Use Some Help

Postby FayeGaudreau » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:53 am

Thanks for sharing.


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