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Unhappy my depression - June 22nd 2011, 04:42 AM

My family is known for depression and its been catching up to me recently,
i have medication for it but i havent been taking it because i thought i was fine up until this point,

I met this boy I really liked and he really likes me too, but recently (mostly this night) ive been struggling with handling my depression, i usually have him to distract me from it, or other things but tonight i have no friends with me and im not talking with him, i need some advice on how to cope with it,
i know i should be taking my medication but i feel stronger than that, i feel like i shouldn't need to take it and i can handle it on my own like i have for the past 4 years of my life before i took my meds,

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Re: my depression - June 22nd 2011, 04:53 AM

Hey there sweetie,

First off, if your depression is catching up with you, why not take your medication? It'll only help you feel a little better, and once you do start to improve you could probably talk to your doctor about lowering the dosage gradually until you can get off it entirely (provided you get better with managing your depression and can really handle not taking it). I understand wanting to deal with it on your own, but it doesn't hurt to have a bit of help (whether the help be the meds, friends, or family).

As for ways to cope, try finding hobbies you enjoy. Drawing, painting, sculpting; something to express how you feel. You don't even have to be "good" at it, just do it to help yourself feel better. Other things you could do are listen to music, read, talk on the phone, surf the web, whatever makes you focus on other things.

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Re: my depression - June 22nd 2011, 04:55 AM

Thank you soo much,
i guess i just really needed someone to talk to,
   
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Re: my depression - June 22nd 2011, 05:10 AM

Well, like I said, anytime you need to talk don't hesitate to get in touch with me I'll help anyway I can.

Plus there's everyone else here on TeenHelp, we're all more than willing to help


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Re: my depression - June 23rd 2011, 12:13 AM

I can help too! (:

Meds are good, even though I know (from experience) that sometimes you don't want to take them anymore. The reason you feel okay is because of the medication, which sometimes sucks but then remember that you don't feel depressed on them. I'm glad that you found someone to distract you but in the end it's all going to be about yourself.

Of course we're all here to help you though (:

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