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Overcoming/Preventing Depression

Discussion in '2004 Archive' started by Gina B, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. Gina B

    Gina B Active Member

    Dec 30, 2000
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    Tonight I was getting ready to take a nap. For my whole life I've used taking a nap as a source of an escape from reality when things were rough or I was depressed. Instead of doing that I figured I'd wander around on the internet. A guy I'd met on another forum has a website I haven't visited in a while, and I figured I'd click on the site and read one of his western stories.
    I was going through the options and came across the article cited above and read that instead. Wow. He's got some good stuff to say, and it came at a perfect time for me. I almost choked when I read that part about "it's my escape from reality". LOL There are others!

    So anyway I'm hoping that it might come at a good time for some of you, or you can save it for when you need it.


    ps please please if you have anything negative to say go start a new thread, this one is to share a great article I found and hopefully offer some encouragement
  2. Carolyn Dee

    Carolyn Dee New Member

    Jul 19, 2003
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    Well, as a "survivor" of two major depressions (didn't eat, couldn't get outta bed, etc etc), I now work to prevent the hell of depression to happen again: walk, eat right and take supplements. I do not have any faith in St. Johnswort but I do take a broad Vitamin B complex which is VERY good and even essential to keep one's mind on an even keel.
  3. Ben W

    Ben W Active Member
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    Sep 16, 2002
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    Depression is something we are seeing more and more of as people are getting the courage to admit that it is o.k to confess that you are Born Again, yet still have problems that upset you rather than the upbeat happy changed person you are supposed to be after getting saved.

    Christians have problems and many people with problems end up in churches on their search for answers. I cant think of the name of the author, but there is a book called "Escape from Co-Dependant Christianity" which is written about the number of depressed people that get saved while looking for an answer to their problems yet still remain in depression or other troubles.

    The best thing people can do that struggle with depression is to admit it and go and find a suitably qualified counsellor that you feel comfortable with. God has given you the gift of life, you deserve to enjoy it.
  4. Melanie

    Melanie Active Member
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    Nov 21, 2002
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    I have had problems with the Big Blue D all my adult life along with Dissociative Identity Disorder.

    Yes therapy and sadly long hospitalisation has laid to rest a lot of the DID stuff. Depression is something you learn to cope with, like I take a small dose of an anti-depressant which is good for keeping me on the straight and steady, diet and FLUIDS are very important. Knowing my stress limits and ensuring adequate sleep prevents burn out symptoms that reduce my coping abilities.

    You get dealt a hand in Life and it is important to make the best of it and to enjoy it. Something I have learnt after many years of abandonment by me to God.It helped me but it is a personal and at times very lonesome journey.