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Re: ITS BACK AGAIN, PLEASE HELP ME

Re: ITS BACK AGAIN, PLEASE HELP ME

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Posted by Kathrin on August 21, 2000 at 16:01:37:

In Reply to: Re: ITS BACK AGAIN, PLEASE HELP ME posted by Kristina on August 21, 2000 at 10:58:32:

Kristina...
please don't be mad that I ask this, but what is the reason why you don't want anybody to know?
Look you say yourself that when it gets really bad you don't even think anymore... if nobody
knows what is going on how can they prevent you from harming yourself while you are not even
thinking anymore? I mean, the very bad stages of depression don't stay for ever, but they may
feel that way, and may lead us to do things that (like attempt suicide) that we would not do if
we are in our normal state of mind.
Look, depression is an illness. One of its symptoms is thinking about suicide (and in some
cases people act on these thoughts). It is a symptom of a disease, and I think you don't want
to die because of a disease, just ebcause you didn't tell anybody...
Kristina, depression can be treated. It really can. You don't have to feel the way you feel now.
For example, there are very good antidepressants out there, and they work very well. Other
people have other illnesses... take pneumonia. It is biological. Most depressions are
biological too, they are medical illnesses. It is sad that many people try to stand through them
all by themselves, and they could be treated and feel better! Feel alive again.
While depressed (I have been derpessed before) life looks glum, right? Nothing seems really
worth it. Everything seems boring and senseless... this is what it felt like for me anyway. There
was a time I felt so down, i wrote those DOWN poems in my journal, about how senseless
everything was and how I didn't feel alive anymore and always the question: What if I never feel
happy again? What if I never feel free again? What if it never goes away? Thinking about how
happy I had been. Wanting the good times back. Imagining living this down kind of life...
but it did get better!!!! Only a summer later I was out in the world feeling so free and alive...
look you are still so young, and so many things can happen in your life and change things and
make you wonder: How could I ever think it would never get better again? Next time I'll know...

You said last time the depression just went away again, right? Kristina so you know that it will
not stay forever, and you don't want it to get that far that you don't even think anymore and
maybe even hurt yourself. To prevent that it would be really really great if you had somebody
who KNOWS what is going on. Who told you you have to play the happy one? And as I said,
there IS treatment for depression, and it works WELL in MOST cases, it can relieve the
symptoms and make you feel alive again...

I am glad yuo wrote back. You probably didn't email me because your parents might see my
response? Otherwise you can still email me of course.
God bless you Kristina I hope you will feel better very soon and find help! Please write back
again if you'd like to, it is good to talk about feelings, and again, I do understand.
Kathrin
kk_kitkat@hotmail.com


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