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Does Depression Ever Get Better

Does Depression Ever Get Better

I have chronic depression have battled it since I was like 11 have severe suicidal thoughts n have tried over 20 times since I was 12 I'm 52 now haven't gone through with the thoughts in about 3 yrsbut the thoughts have been extremely bad this yr n this mth is a huge trigger for me I don't reach out much cause I always feel like I'm a burden n I don't want to bring others down
I also self harm because of my depression n anger issues but haven't in about a mth or so but the… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Barb not to seem cruel or insensitive but r u on any antidepressants ? Are you in any therapy ? I ask as I was dealt a fair share of the same shit since a child and had so many issues I needed to address before I cud even get to the point of wanting to stay on this planet . My depressions hv been extreme and a constant thru my life but tremendous work to keep trying new therapy’s to help myself . Does it ever get better ? Well for me yes and no . The happiest I ever was in raising my son as a stay at home mom . But being married to a addict is no fun and at the end of 34 years I finally left 4 years ago . These past few years hv been by far the worst of my life . And I’m now stuck living w my ex as he destroyed us financially . Due to covid I lost 1/2 my income and hv been living off wat little savings I hv left . It’s been a bad horror story . Up till 3 months ago I was in the worst depression of my life but perseverance brought me to finding the right med so I’m stable now . But w the depression removed all the issues / problems have been shown crystal Clear to me now and I’m trapped w no control over how to continue living like this . I’m now a 65 year old hurting cleaning lady . Never in my worst nightmare cud hv imagined my life wud turn out this way . But this “ stuck time “ has given me the opportunity to work on me ; the hardest job ever . My suggestions to you is stop the self harm today it only feeds the self hatred and shame . Get urself into therapy and if you got clean once u can do it again . And if u feel like ur gonna od call for help immediately . U must break this pattern and only u can do it . We r here for you anytime but u must stop the beahaviours before u can dig in and get working on you . I’ve been there 34 years clean . There are plenty of excuses to pick up but not one good reason . I’m here shud u need that sobriety support and otherwise . I tend to write novels but in ur case I think u needed to read this chapter . Cathy

posted 4 months ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I struggle with severe depression also. I am 35 and have made about two suicide attempts a year since I was 18. Things do get better though, I have managed to learn to cope with my thoughts alot better. You have also managed to cope, keep your spirits up and stay strong.

posted 3 months ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I think it becomes better when we have acceptance and peace with ourselves & our depression

posted about 1 month ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I wish I could help you. But, I want you to know that i am praying for you, and hoping that you have some joy in your life. Hang in there. know you are worthy of all.

posted 4 months ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Was on meds that really helped with everything but they pulled me off it all in March when I landed in hospital for 2mths where I was diagnosed with a ruined stomach which I also carry alot of fluid n severe liver disease..so I can't take alot of meds cause they will do much more damage n bring on my passing even sooner...no therapist don't trust them thheres not anything I can do as I mentioned I'm severelyy disabled pretty much bed ridden
N no I don't see my family haven't in over 2 yrs....there's just nothing to be happy about I struggle n cope with a ton of different illnesses n MH issues 24/7

posted 4 months ago
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