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Advice for people with depression

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Jordan Peterson hitting home some truths about the consequences of the battle that is depression
 
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What some patients said helps for depression:

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That video brought me to tears. Most every day I want my life to end. I won’t allow myself to take my own life as that would just push my pain and suffering off to someone else to deal with, even though I don’t think that count is very high for me. I try to hide the fact that I suffer from depression and anxiety as much as I can.
 
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Do you hide the fact that you suffer from depression and anxiety from your family? Use them as your support system. Are you seeing a therapist? Are you seeing a psychiatrist? Also use them as your support system. See a therapist for talk therapy, and see a psychiatrist for meds. They both can take the edge off your depression and anxiety.
 
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My family knows about my depression, but I don’t let my kids see how bad it affects me. I haven’t been to a therapist or stuck in a while. Can’t get an appointment with one at the VA, plus they have never truly been of much help for me. I stopped taking meds because I couldn’t stand all the side effects.
 
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My family knows about my depression, but I don’t let my kids see how bad it affects me. I haven’t been to a therapist or stuck in a while. Can’t get an appointment with one at the VA, plus they have never truly been of much help for me. I stopped taking meds because I couldn’t stand all the side effects.
Have you told your psychiatrist about all of the side effects you were having, because he/she could change the meds or change the dosages.
 
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Try going outside the VA.
Just a thought.
The longer you wait, the harder it will be to treat,and you might have to do therapy longer,as well.
Hope this helps.
 
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