It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Depression Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-11-2005, 07:21 PM   #1
Senior Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 519
jenn.e HB User
Help through the holidays

A little history - I have had bouts of depression for about 10 years. Lots of ups and downs. Been a cutter for years...in and out of hospitals as a teenager. Been on prozac most the time (few years) Anyway Ive been doing pretty good this past year . I have a 4 month old beautiful daughter and great husband and family and so on....
Ok so now the holidays are coming and I am depressed thinking about it. Its dark and wet outside, Im going broke in my head thinking about gifts to buy. We just moved cross country away from my family. Im a stay home mom with a four year old that drives me crazy! How am I going to make it through the winter!
Sorry, I will stop whinning. Just wondering if anyone has any tips to lighten up the long days.
Thanks in advance
Jen
__________________
married 6/26/04
DD born 5/25/05

 
Old 10-12-2005, 02:59 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 832
flinch HB User
Re: Help through the holidays

Heya, don't worry about seeming whiny, this is a good place to talk about stuff like that. The best thing I can think of doing is to plan the weeks, make sure you set aside time to get out of the house, make sure your husband gives you chance to get away from the kids but also that you get involved with them. Remeber the holiday is for all of you, you included and it can be the happiest time of year. Perhaps you could get a babysitter for an evening and give yourself a night out as something to look forward too. if it ever gets too much I find getting outside helps, if there are other mums nearbyu can you arrange that one takes both sets of kids for a day and the other the next or something?
Just do lots of fun things, make it a special time rather than a depressing one - I knw it's hard, i hate holidays too, but the more yout try at least you can be proud for the effort.
xxxxx

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Synthroid/ Armour help! Doog Thyroid Disorders 4 12-28-2008 09:48 PM
Re: Holidays dannic1 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 2 05-28-2007 06:08 PM
Help Me!! Pianoman1959 Depression 15 01-02-2007 07:41 AM
Surges on holidays ibelieve Infertility 5 11-28-2006 01:15 PM
Depression & Holidays Mokie Depression 10 11-06-2006 09:22 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



flamesabers (79), Phoenix (43), keenobserver (20), katlin09 (13), Diverdan8 (11), WhistleDixie (10), rosequartz (9), blessed824 (9), jennybyc (9), cuddles1 (9)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1005), Apollo123 (905), Titchou (848), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (759), ladybud (754), midwest1 (669), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:13 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!