How do I cope with depression?

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    Steve
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    A few months ago, my partner of many years died. I was obviously devastated. Ever since then, I have been really depressed. It seems to be dragging on and on. I’m even getting suicidal thoughts.

    I thought it would pass. As recently as yesterday, after months since my partner died, I was in tears. I could not believe it. I thought that I would get over it and life would go on. I have even been researching methods of killing myself. I just don’t see the point in going on any more. I have to admit; I think I need help before I do something drastic.

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    Kiki
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    Please seek help!!! Please just hang in there until you get help. I would also like to send you my condolences on your partner’s passing. Death is an inescapable part of life. Sooner or later, it comes calling. For now, I think you need to see someone. By the way, have you suffered from depression before?

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    Steve
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    I may have. I have never been diagnosed because I have never seen anyone about it. There have been many times I just feel so down and upset for no reason.

    #100000622

    Kiki
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    I see. You know, sometimes, you may be susceptible to depression and it could be triggered by something, such as the loss of a loved one. I suspect this is the case with you.

    I too have suffered for years, on and off, with depression. I finally got help and I am glad I did because it made a huge difference. I went to see a psychotherapist, Brian Collinson, and I suggest that you see someone too. The therapist I went to see does not deal with medication. If you require medication, I am sure he can refer you to see someone who can prescribe medication to help you.

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    Wynonna
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    Sorry to hear about your situation. I really think it’s time you saw someone to help you through this. While I totally sympathize with you and for what you went through, it sounds like this isn’t going away. Most people manage to carry on. It sounds like you are ready to give up.

    Please don’t do anything to hurt yourself. With help, I am positive you can pull through and carry on. I know depression is hard and also misunderstood. What bothered me was that you are looking at ways to end it all. Please, please, just give yourself a chance by giving yourself time first.

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    Malivai
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    I agree with everyone! If you get help, I am sure you will be able to cope. You are thinking of things right now without having help. I totally get that. With proper help, you may stop thinking this way and you could change the way you think. Remember one thing; you are in control of your thoughts.

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    Steve
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    OK, I will get help. Thank you for showing concern.

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    Malivai
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    I am so glad to hear you say that! Please, give yourself a chance. Get help. The sooner, the better. Trust me, it will work!

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