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    Hi everyone, just joined

    Hi everyone, my name is Jason (middle name is Corvus, I go by either!), I'm 25 and I'm really struggling with my depression, so I've joined here hopefully for some advice, or to just feel less alone. I'd been doing really well with my depression the last few years, hardly any bad days, but the past few weeks it's been so bad again I know I can't get through it without extra resources this time. So yeah, that's why I've joined.

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    Librarian and chief holder of antiquities and biscuits Jaquaia's Avatar
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    Hi and welcome! You'll find we're a friendly bunch so take a look around and jump in wherever you feel comfortable!

    Sometimes extra resources can make all the difference. Are you keeping your GP in the loop?
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    Hi and welcome to DWD. Have a good look round and join in where you feel comfortable.
    God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    Courage to change the things I can,
    And wisdom to know the difference.

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    Hi Jason as soon as I saw Corvus I immediately thought of birds specifically crows an unusual name and one I like far better than my very common middle name.

    We're a very friendly group of people who have/are suffering from depression or have friends or family who suffer. Are you under treatment from a doctor and taking medication and/or having therapy?
    71 and counting, less of the "Old" call me "Mike"
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    Hi and welcome

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    Thank you everyone

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaquaia View Post
    Hi and welcome! You'll find we're a friendly bunch so take a look around and jump in wherever you feel comfortable!

    Sometimes extra resources can make all the difference. Are you keeping your GP in the loop?
    To be honest I don't have good experiences with doctors, so I'm always reluctant to go to them for help.

    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike View Post
    Hi Jason as soon as I saw Corvus I immediately thought of birds specifically crows an unusual name and one I like far better than my very common middle name.

    We're a very friendly group of people who have/are suffering from depression or have friends or family who suffer. Are you under treatment from a doctor and taking medication and/or having therapy?
    I'm not under a doctor or getting any help with my depression at the moment. I did see a therapist years ago but I have severe anxiety too, so I was getting panic attacks at the thought of talking to someone, so it was a bit of a nightmare. I'd definitely consider trying it again though, my anxiety is better than it used to be.

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    Hi Corvus and welcome to the forum I can't add anything to what's already been said other than make yourself at home. Everyone here understands where you're coming from so you don't feel alone. We all help each other so welcome to the DWD community.....lovely name!

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    Princess Sparkles Paula's Avatar
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    What have your experiences been like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paula View Post
    What have your experiences been like?
    With doctors? Well, I have physical health problems (for about ten years, it's the trigger for my depression), and all but a couple have been bad, mostly with just refusing to listen to my experiences with the treatment they'd keep prescribing. Like when I didn't improve, they'd tell me I was just neglecting my health rather than considering that there was something else wrong with me. In ten years, only one of them ever considered the impact it might have been having on my mental health, and did that mental health questionnaire thing to see if I could benefit from therapy. Before he suggested I might have depression, I never even considered it, so thank god he noticed something was off.

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