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What Do You Do When A Depression Feeling / Depressive Episode Comes Over You?

What Do You Do When A Depression Feeling / Depressive Episode Comes Over You?

I often get a strong feeling of hopelessness, loneliness, sadness depression. When it comes over me, I feel like crying. I don't know what to do. I tried keeping my mind occupied or speaking to people so that the feeling goes away, but it doesn't. Has anybody felt this way? How do you deal with it?

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I have found going to my local animal shelter very therapeutic. Also getting creative has helped me. Playing games with friends and family has helped keep my mind occupied. Also doing puzzles has helped me. Watching movies has helped me as well as funny youtube clips.

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

talk to a professional- start with your GP- they'll know how to help you.You don't need to be facing this alone.

posted about 4 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I often feel as though I am drowning. I can't breathe. I can't think. Just an overwhelming sense of despair. Like my soul is crying. I am never sure why or how it happens. It just does.
I have been trying different things lately. I have found endorphin chasing really good. And touch. Human touch. Often I cry, but that too is healing.
Constantly trying new things to keep my head above water.

posted about 4 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I am bad to let depression come over me and let it get the best of me before seeking help. I have been trying to stay in close touch with my therapist so that when these feelings come I can talk to him and he helps me to deal with them before having to consider going to the hospital or changing medications. I wish I had better advice but I think many of us get lost when the depressive episode comes upon us and it is a struggle to deal with those feelings without giving up. Hope you feel better really soon!!

posted about 4 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I usually don't realize an episode is coming on. I live alone so no one is around to notice the onset either. Once it is full blown I do one of two things. I either isolate, actively avoiding contact, refusing to answer the phone, texts, emails, and posts. The other response is the other extreme. I lash out, usually through texts messages. The sad part is that when I lash out it is almost exclusively against those I love the most. Either way I have uncontrollable crying that can last for hours at a time. This includes loud persistent sobbing and an almost violent uncontrollable rocking.

posted about 4 years ago
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