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Why do so many people say they have tried to kill themselves so many times? I know it may sound ignorant but how can one fail so many times?

Why do so many people say they have tried to kill themselves so many times? I know it may sound ignorant but how can one fail so many times?

When they say they've tried 12 times and they aren't much older than that in years it's just weird. Don't get me wrong, suicide is awful and tragic but some people trivialize it by saying things like that. I'm sorry if I offended anyone in advance because I know I have.

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I'm 22 and I have 4 4-5 inch files just for mental illness in my home town because of my life. I think that there has been more the 30 attempts and 5… read more

posted over 2 years ago
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As a previous cutter I have HEAVY scars on arm what should I say to children or who ask sometimes?

As a previous cutter I have HEAVY scars on arm what should I say to children or who ask sometimes?

I'm meeting for the first time my niece who is 12 who I've noticed has some very dark posts about feelings (kids these days are too grown up) on FB interaction. Also my 19 and 17 yr old nephews will be meeting me. I've said in the past when I was cutting and bandaged up that it was an accident. I'm not good at making up lies, so I say it was an accident then try to change the topic as a distraction hoping they… read more

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I believe it's best to be honest, explain why at a level they can understand, and also let them know that was in your past. Big Hugs

posted about 2 years ago
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How does everyone go about things when there partner doesn't seem to understand the depth of your depression and anxiety?

How does everyone go about things when there partner doesn't seem to understand the depth of your depression and anxiety?

My partner seems to struggle to comprehend the illness, doesn't understand how crippling it can be, and isn't always supportive. How are your partners? How can I help him to understand? Thanks in advance for your help

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I'm much happier on my own. My ex husband was constantly looking at me and that really used to wind me up!..I can now do or not do my own thing without… read more

posted about 2 years ago
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How did you ask for help?

How did you ask for help?

I know some of you might find it strange that I ask this, but I need the answer to this. I find it really hard to tell people what exactly is on my mind, so I just don't say. I can't even find a way to open up to my family. Every I see them I have the urge to say something but the words don't come out of my mouth. So how did you do it? You'd help me a lot.
Thanks in advance.

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I didn't I was 4 secs away from pulling the trigger. But that is me I am still here I would say go to the er they will get you on the right track of… read more

posted about 2 years ago
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what do you do when you have trouble with a roommate that dose not listen to you and how do you handle it

what do you do when you have trouble with a roommate that dose not listen to you and how do you handle it

i am having a problem with my roommate she calls me every name in the book she dose not respect my space she does not understand my disabilities and the things i struggle with. i am asking this because communication is so hard for me . with my disabilities it is very hard for me to get my point across without her lashing out at me i need some advice please. thanks in advance.

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

This is always a difficult issue to deal with but your health comes first and abuse is abuse. Your roommate need to find another place to go! If you… read more

posted over 1 year ago
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

Hi. I suffer from major depression and anxiety and have suicidal thoughts nearly every day and I am wondering if ECT would be right for me. I'm on clonazepam aka klonopin for my anxiety and it seems to work quite well though I know they don't recommend taking it long term. I take a low dose of abilify and take 150mg of Zoloft each morning for my depression and I'm not sure if either 1 is working.
Who do i talk to about the possibility of ECT? I see my psychiatrist for the first time… read more

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Hi Sean, I'm not sure if you made any decisions yet on ECT, but your story is very similar to mine, including the Zoloft (also on Lithium, Vyvanse,… read more

posted 11 months ago
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Ativan to restoril?

Ativan to restoril?

I use to take Ativan 1mg during the day, now i am switched to restoril at night. I am having so much anxiety during the day now.. is this normal?

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Check if you can't take the meds during the day when you need it to suppress anxiety.

posted 7 months ago
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Anti anxiety medicine

Anti anxiety medicine

I was hospitalized with severe depression with psychotic ideation so. I am on Wellbutrin 150 , 10 trintelix, and leaving for sleep at night and depression. I tried to overdose on Ativan, I didn't want to die. It was a plea for help and I didn't even see it. The antidepressants are helping, but my anxiety is about as bad as it gets, morning and evening. My psychiatrist does not prescribe any anxiety meds, just his policy for everyone. Is there an antidepressant that will help with the… read more

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I can relate to that.

posted 7 months ago
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I’m new here and desperate for help

I’m new here and desperate for help

My depression is getting outta control and I believe it’s some of the meds I’m on but idk which one so I’ve been trying to come off the ones I think may be causing it but that’s a WHOLE other battle on its own.
I’m taking cymbalta, Ativan, seroquel, mirtazipine and methadone.
I’m still waiting for a psychiatrist to see me. All these meds have been prescribed by family doctor and methadone doctor.

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Hi again, yes, taking yourself off meds can be really dangerous. A few years ago I stopped taking Abilify all at once because I felt it was causing… read more

posted 8 months ago
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