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Default Jul 30, 2010 at 05:36 PM
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Other than Psych Central, what are your favorite or top resources you visit regularly for this disorder or issue? Please reply to this thread and list a few of what you consider the best of the best online today.

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Default Aug 31, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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Hopeworks Community http://hopeworkscommunity.wordpress.com
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Hopeworks Recovery Journal http://hopeworksrecoveryjournal.wordpress.com
These are all part of the award winning chapter of the DBSA, in Maryville, Tn
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Default Aug 31, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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[quote=DocJohn;485942]Other than Psych Central, what are your favorite or top resources you visit regularly for this disorder or issue? Please reply to this thread and list a few of what you consider the best of the best online today.

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takethislife.com is a forum
dbsalliance.org has lots of info and local support groups
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I'm sorry, but "talking to and treating thousands of depressed people" and being depressed yourself are two entirely different things. You can be empathic all you want, but you can't get it unless you've been through it, and it's wrong to say you understand if all you've done is listen to other people talk about it. It's like trying to say you understand what it's like to give birth just from having watched videos of it.
I realize that this is an old post but I just had to say something. This is the best response I have read anywhere.

I have gone through years of depression and I can't even describe it here. I attempted suicide years ago. Without thinking of anything. And it was such an easy decision to make at the time.

I have heard of several different successful suicides by people that I did not know. After the news gets out people say that they understand the grief that this person must have felt or they say that there is no way that things could have been that bad. I even heard someone say how selfish this act is. They just do not get it. I deal with it every day again and no one can say they understand it if they have not been through it.

I have never been treated. I have never seen a doctor. Never even talked to anyone about it. But I can feel it. And I know what it is like.

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Default Oct 02, 2010 at 10:49 PM
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new to this venue looking to connect with others with similar issues. How does this work? I have been just clicking on things need some basic direction so if you have any ideas that would be helpful I'd appreciate it. Thanks, SubstancialHope
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Default Nov 14, 2010 at 01:41 AM
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Wow I cant thank you enough for sharing. I'm a therapist and I struggle with chronic depression and suicide almost daily... Now most people are going to judge and say how could I possible be a therapist and even provide help for people considering what I feel on a daily basis. Please don't judge me, I know boundaries and have dealt with these symptoms for long enough that I guess they are a part of me but never let it interfere with my patient therapy, plus my sessions are taped for supervision so if anyone had a clue to how I felt on the inside they surely wouldn't be able to tell at work. A lot of us just do what we have to do tom survive day to day and it shouldn't be that way but you can't tell society ommm I'm going to take a brake now cause I feel suicidal and chronically depressed ... Where getting out of bed feels almost impossible.

Thanks for letting me share and go on with my loose associations
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I'm sorry, but "talking to and treating thousands of depressed people" and being depressed yourself are two entirely different things. You can be empathic all you want, but you can't get it unless you've been through it, and it's wrong to say you understand if all you've done is listen to other people talk about it. It's like trying to say you understand what it's like to give birth just from having watched videos of it.
I can understand, but I think if the therapist or doctor actually believes you and is trying to understand it makes a difference.
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Default Feb 25, 2011 at 03:39 AM
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Do those hotlines ever work? I've never tried them before. But I can't imagine the person on the other side truthfully sympathizing with me, especially since I don't feel I deserve it anyway.
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Do those hotlines ever work? I've never tried them before. But I can't imagine the person on the other side truthfully sympathizing with me, especially since I don't feel I deserve it anyway.
The same question is fervently on my mind.

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http://www.pdf4me.net/.../the-dialec...s-workbook.php

www.psychologicalselfhelp.org

www.psywww.com/resource/selfhelp.htm

www.selfhelpmagazine.com/

www.healingfromdepression.com/

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Amazon Rainforest Relaxation Video youtube.com

Havasupai Indian Waterfall Relaxation Video youtube.com

Self-Esteem: A Guided Relaxation Session youtube.com

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What's mental earth?
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Suggested by Kiya: International Suicide Prevention Wiki
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The International Suicide Prevention Wiki is a worldwide directory of suicide prevention hotlines, text-lines, and resources. The ISP Wiki is open source and may be used by any individual or organization.

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Default Jul 09, 2011 at 02:25 PM
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Here's a book that I think is very very helpful for depression in the workplace.
"The Dark Clouds at Work: How to Manage Depressed Staff in the Workplace Whilst Increasing Morale & Productivity" , it's by an Australian Psychologist named, Dr. Darryl Cross.

It's got some pretty practical guides on how to deal with colleagues and even bosses who are suffering from depression or lack or motivation.

Have any of you guys read it before?

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Default Sep 01, 2011 at 05:08 PM
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Hi there why is it when it is clody that I get very depressed. I hate when I get like this . Can someone help me with this. I am very sad, unhappy,what to cry all the time or sleep.so I hope there is help me. Thanks monalee
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Lot of great posts on here. Keep it up!
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Top Depression Resources Online -- Add yours here!

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Default Nov 27, 2011 at 11:39 AM
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I'm sorry, but "talking to and treating thousands of depressed people" and being depressed yourself are two entirely different things. You can be empathic all you want, but you can't get it unless you've been through it, and it's wrong to say you understand if all you've done is listen to other people talk about it. It's like trying to say you understand what it's like to give birth just from having watched videos of it.


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To Write Love On Her Arms. http://www.twloha.com/index.php

Though this site is more geared towards young people it is an excellent resource of support and encouragement.
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