question for those who are recovering from depression and suicidal thoughts.

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by noplacetogo, Jul 3, 2008.


What cured your depression and suicidal thoughts?

  1. Medication and/or Therapy

    5 vote(s)
  2. Finding a significant other

    1 vote(s)
  3. Epiphany/ Wisdom of age

    2 vote(s)
  4. Other

    5 vote(s)
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  1. noplacetogo

    noplacetogo Well-Known Member

    I was inspired by a comment Xenos left me on a thread about how people found a way out of depression and I became curious about something... I don't know how many people on here are recovering from depression but I was wondering about what circumstances or things happened to make it better? This poll is for those of you who suffered a long time with depression and suicidal thoughts and what cured it for you. Please explain if you chose OTHER on the poll. I guess maybe I can discover something this way somehow... I really hope it's not all because of pills :S.... or love for that matter.
    Please explain too if you chose Epiphany/ Wisdom. Sorry I don't have that many choices, I thought I could think of more but what else is there? If anyone can think of other reasons, please feel free to post too.
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  2. dazzle11215

    dazzle11215 Staff Alumni

    sorry, i voted therapy/medication as i take meds and see a therapist once a week. other things helped too, like exercise and educating myself about depression. but the best thing, by far, was meeting weekly with a community mental health nurse. she really helped me take those beginning steps to start to feel better. she tells me that i always had the answers within me, i just needed to trust myself. so maybe that's a half vote for wisdom, too.
  3. andyc68

    andyc68 Guest

    at first i went to a professional and used meds, that with the help of a good friend i believe i started the road to recovery, i am off the meds by choice and i am using wisdom and finding enjoyment in life to keep me going, doesn't always work mind, i still have down days or moments but i am sticking to it.
  4. kittyD

    kittyD Well-Known Member

    there could be choices of: all of the above: combination of the above: SF.

    I chose other but it has been truly a combination of all the above except finding another.
    Meds/Therapy have helped enormously.
    Epiphany/Wisdom of age has played into it.

    Belonging here has helped enormously, I never had to wait for an appt with a doc, and usually recieved the same or better advice here.

  5. Count me in as another who might have preferred a combination. Yes, medication, yes therapy, yes wisdom (and a most grateful return to having a sense of humour)...and participating in several groups- as well as never "putting my eggs all in one basket" when it came to any resources. myself permission to trust whether something was helpful to me personally, or not (I find that too often, we end up blaming ourselves - even MORE - when something fails us - yet WE feel like we failed IT).

    Last, but definitely NOT least...also giving myself permission to take as many [countless] baby-steps as I needed to heal and move on slowly - at my own pace. It is NOT "a luxury"! It is only helpful (to me) :smile:
  6. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    I would also say a combination, but I voted medication/therapy. It is the constant support of my therapist that is making all the difference in the world.
  7. Xenos

    Xenos Well-Known Member

    Combanation of Wisdom and other.... and SF!

    I had a social worker working with me during the school year. Good chance to get away from class, because I always wanted someone to talk to. Most of my friends (at the time) were too big of jerks that couldn't understand how I'm feeling. =P 2 years later, the same powerful feeling came back, so I tried taking a different perspective at life, took baby steps, as slow as I wanted. Can't say I'm happy yet, but I feel better than years before. =)
  8. Insignificant

    Insignificant Account Closed

    not meds but therapy has helped some, but what's made the biggest difference in my life are my ECT'S.
  9. plates

    plates Well-Known Member


    i needed a link to someone who had similar life experiences...

    i dunno, the depression i had had been linked to a lot of things.
    right now i'm trying to recover from trauma. i take it one day at a time really.
    i've had a bit of a turbulent month.
  10. Sa Palomera

    Sa Palomera Well-Known Member

    I have voted medication/therapy.
    What was the start for me to get better was that they found out what was 'going on' with me in the first place. When they told me I have BPD traits and when they diagnosed me with ADHD, I could start to learn to live with that. I got medication for my ADHD now and that works fine, if I take them :rolleyes:
    Other than that my friends helped me a lot, as well as the ability to vent on here.
    Also I took a very intensive therapy programme for a year, which has really helped me a LOT :smile:
  11. smackh2o

    smackh2o SF Supporter

    Meds, exercise, therapy, peace, sf and friends, socialising more, joining a darts team, learning at a steady pace i'm confortable with.

    On another note though, it's also interesting to see what people did that had the adverse affect and made them feel worse.
    Mine are, consumption of alcohol, oversleeping, not exercising enough, romanticising everything so it becomes an ultimatum, eating unhealthily, not looking after my health etc..
    And the worst one by far, stressing.
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