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What have you tried to help you out of depression?

Discussion in 'Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings' started by SuicideIsTheWrongOption, Mar 11, 2009.

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  1. SuicideIsTheWrongOption

    SuicideIsTheWrongOption Well-Known Member

    I've had depression as long as i can remember. 10...11?...maybe 12 years now. that's more than half my life...i just....want it to end, i don't care about the cost. I've tried to kill myself, but i was stupid about it. I don't cut myself because i'm too smart to know that the statistical chance of dying from a cut isn't as good as many of the other options available (ex. car accident, gun shot, OD, over toxicity (of practicaly any pharmaceutical drug)). I just want it to end and i'm not sure i have the strength required to kill myself. So i'm hoping that i can find an alternative. I'll give anything for it to end. Even if i become a robot from the the drugs i'm givin, i just don't care, i just want nothig more than for this feeling to end.

    And my question is; has anyone here tried hypnotherapy? or anything else? i'm willing to do anything at this point.
  2. perry_mason

    perry_mason Well-Known Member

    i have never tried hypnotherapy so i dont know how that will work.

    have you been to a doctor to see if they can help? i know some people are against medication but it helped me (well the first time anyway).

    ive been on anti-depressants - prozac worked well for quite a while and i was doing ok but then it didnt work and it got put on others and they messed me up (not happy with the docs about that).
    ive done illicit drugs - not ideal.
    ive started to try a CBT course thing but thought it was stupid and got wound up with it!
    i drink far too much - again not ideal.
    i am now abusing prescription medication - it doesnt seem to be helping either atm.

    other choices include counseling of various sorts, ECT (in more extreme cases i think), and more here

    i hope you find something that helps.
    im sure there will be support and advice from people here whatever you choose to try.
  3. Godsdrummer

    Godsdrummer Guest

    I have tried good and bad things. I take my meds (when I remember too) and I have used alcohol (that's the bad thing).
  4. Aleth

    Aleth Well-Known Member

    I've tried a couple of medications some time ago. But neither worked. Unfortunately pills don't solve real problems.

    What has helped lift me out of depression in the past? Um, actually just random luck. Things happened which made life bearable, and even enjoyable at times. Although in hindsight those moments were just brief sparks in a sea of darkness. They were never sustainable.
  5. LastCrusade

    LastCrusade Well-Known Member

    1) Sitting down, wishing i was dead, didnt do anything.
    2) Cursing at God also didn't result in anything
    3) taking anti-depressants hoping that my problems wil suddenly disappear didn't work either
    4) gorging myself with food only made me gain weight
    5) smashing things of value with my fists only hurt my knuckles and gave me more work to cleanup the mess and losing my valuable items
    6) isolating myself from my friends only made me feel more alone
    7) sharing with my close friends about my depression only made my friends distance themselves from me
    8) telling my loved ones that I'm going to kill myself only made them stressed up and couldnt sleep
    9) sharing my depression with outsiders only made them 'mark' me and avoid me
    10) praying to God to take me out of this world is also futile

    nothing worked except when I finally ' after a long time' took the first step (although reluctantly) to do something about my depression , i mean facing what caused it i.e. getting at the root cause and doing something about it. Little by little, the mind healed itself after I took the first step.
  6. fromthatshow

    fromthatshow Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    I've been on like every anti-depressant out there. Right now I'm on a lot of drugs.
    I've tried recreational drugs.
    I've tried getting a girlfriend to solve all my problems and get me out of it.
    I've tried meditation.

    I've tried everything I can think of that might work.

    and I've tried a lot of these too :hug:
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