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Help coping with depression? Topic: Help coping with depression?
January 26, 2020 / By Shea
Question: I'm a sixteen year old girl, and I have depression. I've never been diagnosed with it because my parents won't take me to look into that, but I have almost all of the symptoms, ranging from severe insomnia to hallucinations to a feeling of soul-crushing sadness for no good reason. Of course, I know I'm selfish to think this way. I should be rejoicing because God has saved me, but it just feels like the world is crashing down on me. My depression isn't here 24/7, it comes and goes, but it gets particularly bad when something triggers it. Everything is just building up now -- I'm really horrible at algebra and my grades are BAD, my grandpa is on oxygen and he's dying and it keeps getting worse and of course I know he's going to Heaven but it's still so hard to deal with, and I just had a big fight with my dad and I overheard him talking to my mom about how he didn't even care enough to try to salvage our relationship anymore. Does that mean he doesn't love me? I love him and I need him to be there for me and I'm scared that everything is ruined now. I've tried talking to my mom about how I feel, but she thinks I'm being overdramatic. She says depression isn't a medical condition; it's a state of mind. I don't agree with that. I've tried praying about it, but sometimes I can't help but feel alone. I know that isn't the case and I know God is there, but I just don't know how to cope with this anymore. I shouldn't be depressed and my issues are so small, but I need help.
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Patti Patti | 7 days ago
Sometimes depression can be helped with lithium such as lithium orotate. Depression can cause insomnia. Most sleeping problems are probably caused by stress, depression, anxiety and worry. Sleeping pills can give you bad side effects such as headaches and drowsiness during the day so you are better off without them. To sleep better just relax and switch off, if you can. If you are having trouble switching off at bedtime some light exercise (for example, push ups or sit ups) at bedtime often helps you to relax, unwind and switch off and that often improves your sleep. Strenuous exercise at bedtime is likely to ruin your sleep. Common OTC sleep aids include Chamomile tea, 5-HTP, Melatonin and Valerian Root. Sleep enhancing foods include warm milk, turkey, cherries, oatmeal, bananas, wine and others as in a web search for "sleep enhancing foods". You can see further tips in a web search for "how to fall asleep and stay asleep".
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Patti Originally Answered: Is St. John's Wort effective for depression as well as anxiety, or just for depression?
I personally didn't find it helped my anxiety at all.I do have a few suggestions. First of all, cut all caffeine. Valerian root in small doses is good. I take it to sleep, it makes me too drowsy to take daily during the daytime. I have taken it in a pinch though, when super stressed, and it leaves me feeling calm. Passion flower is also good, I have taken it daily for several months at different points in my life. I haven't taken it for 6 months or more, personally I think in 6 months time you should be working hard to solve the underlying issues that cause your anxiety. For me, neither had any real drawbacks. They didn't take 2 weeks to build in my system, and didn't cause any unpleasant side effects that rx meds can. Good luck.
Patti Originally Answered: Is St. John's Wort effective for depression as well as anxiety, or just for depression?
I tried the St Johns Wort for anxiety ( i have an anxiety disorder as well). Anxiety sucks a$$! I went back to the medication, St Johns didn't really do that much for me. Good luck.

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Kizzy Kizzy
If I could help I would. But im right there with you.. However I did start to get help from the councelor at my school. Well then she contact my mom. And then I got into the doctor and medication. So if u have a counseler at school talk the her or him. I wish you luck ! :) take care and know your not the only one! :)
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Kizzy Originally Answered: Depression - but will tablets really help?
That does sound like an emotional type of 'hell', condolences. Just your mom dying could feel bad for several years. Now your dads illness., and daughter. Your drinking is not helping the depression, it is a known depressant. As far as the 'tablets' if you THINK they will help you, they might, but research shows they are placebo, like taking sugar pills but if one believes it, then their own mind creates the improvement. I think given what you have said, find someone here to help you quickly remove emotional baggage, with this method it works quickly and that would help you a lot eftmasters.com .Someone may help you over the phone, or even come to your home, you have to ask. Ask them if they know any students in training that will help you and your daughter for free, since they are required to do that. That is the best method to recover from trauma and emotional difficulties. It works. I know of people who have used it after the death of a parent also , and it really helps. If you can get a job, then by all means, go do it, today, or asap. Not many people can do that these days. It isn't uncommon for the loss of a parent to take 4 years to really start moving on, what ever you can do to help yourself, like work woudl be good. As far as your dad, I would look into some alternative solutions, since for neurological illnesses, like MS, they have nothing but expensive meds that don't really do anything. earthclinic.com may help, but find out more in your spare time. If it is alzheimers, have his blood sugar tested and change his diet also. As for your daughter, she shouldn't even be having sex, ha easier said than done, since she does not know how to take care of herself and potential babies responsibly. She should be given therapy with a responsible caring adult, and learn some adult skills and given support .Find her a therapist among the ones I gave above also. Here are some ideas bbbs.org doublesunrise.com girlsinc.org teenrelationships.com If you can start eating healthy, dump the processed foods, exercise (the best known antidepressant), deal with your emotions with the help, take a good vitamin B12, plant a tree for your mom and remove any left over emotional issues there, in other words, make yourself get healthy now, you would be doing yourself, your daughter and your future a lot of good. You could even write about it or share it with others. Grief takes time. But you can help it with the method/help i mentioned. If you THINK that the 'tablets' will help you , then your mind will make it happen, so you could try them. mercola.com search 'antidepressants' at his site, he gives a lot of healthy information drhyman.com Finally, don't be bashful about seeking out support and help, you are going through a lot, and probably feel like you have lost both parents and just got dumped on. Ask counselors, in your area where the help is and support, if you look in the yellow pages under 'womens shelters' or 'crisis shelters' or 'counseling' or 'mental health' you will find the resouces to call and ask what is available in your area. There are often counselors at the shelters that will talk to someone. You may like the support at oprah.com also, idk. best wishes, the death of a parent is very very painful at first, take care.

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