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Read the bible. You still mean the world to many people pehaps you would the world to me too. Go ahead,read the bible.
Read the bible.
I have turned to Jesus Christ whenever things have been unbearable, and there have been many times when they’ve been. I have peace in my life now.
What meks you think you have helpd? I have attempted sucide 2 times before somebody advicd me to Read the BIBLE. We love yu and many people like me might need you smday.
Woah bible spammers?
We are here to help. Tell us whats going on in your life. TALK. That is the first step.
fighting depression everyday because i miss my 2 kids that were taken when my kids mother killed herself almost 3 years ago. now the holidays are coming and since ALL of my family doesnt want me around, i will be alone. all of my friends have families and they dont have time for me. besides even if they did, why would i want to be around them? the happiness they have that was stolen from me when sally took her life, would be too unbearable for me to sit through. so thanksgiving and christmas i will most likely be drunk cause thats the only way to numb the pain. i refuse to take the religious path, i have dealt with people at church before, they are hypocrites. they treat us lesser then people like dirt, so NO THANKS.
Well, let me ask you this: your wife took her life and devastated you (and the kids, no doubt — or if they’re too young, it will affect them in the future), and now you’re thinking about killing yourself and adding to your children’s pain? Think about this. They need their father, and sober. They need a man who will make their life happy, or bearable. You need to put things into perspective.
Also, those who have suicide in the family (like you) are more likely to commit suicide. Do you want your kids to end up seeing suicide as an option? You need to put things in order and very quickly. You really, really need to realize this is not just about you.
Call a suicide prevention hotline, please.
my kids have been taken away from me, they have been adopted out by social services because i was weak and was drunk for almost a year straight after her death. i have nothing to live for, the only time i am happy is when i drink, thats it, thats all
You need to think of your kids.
think of them? they dont even know me, they will NEVER know me. why doesnt anyone understand this? why do people automatically shove religion down my friggen throat?
Sorry, I just replied again because I thought the first message didn’t make it through. Disregard the last message, please.
You CAN put your life back together, and you should. Sorry my suggestion about church bothered you, but I’m not a hypocrite and I care about what happens to you. Why don’t you get some rest and give me shout if you think I can be of further help?
And, let me ask you this question, what if you commit suicide and find yourself in a situation infinitely worse than the one you’re in? Worth thinking about.
Signing off. Wishing you the best and thinking of your plight.
Well this is so very sad to read and I feel for you very much g.men200. I am so sorry for your losses.
If I were you I would be inclined to phone the suicide hotline as Emil suggests.
Your coping by consuming alcohol and that’s understandable to a point, but I’m sorry this is no longer the way to go.
Please try and get off this first and replace with getting better - detoxing - join AA…? This has got to be your no.1 priority - to rid of the alcohol and replace w/a healthier, active more positive lifestyle… You have every reason to - YOURSELF. Do this for you and who knows after that what life will bring. One step at a time love and one day at a time. Please never give up and remember we are all here for you at any time. X
AA is for the birds, i will never go back there again. they scorned me once, they will NOT get the chance to do it again. i am not going to call some dumb *** hotline just to have some moron on the other end tell me i am worth living. what the hell do they care, they are NOT dealing with what i am. they are just sitting in some dumb *** chair waiting for some schmuck to give worthless advice to. i am not going to ever think positive after what was taken from me, i have been forsaken by the almighty. i am nothing to anyone or anything, this life is nothing but black and depressed. only one way out…………….
Back to the main question:
what do you do when counseling and medicine doesn’t help depression
First of all: The treatment of depression is not easy, because depression shows very differently from patient to patient, because the causes are different too.
And it depends very much what kind of “counseling”.
In the case of a severe depression you should see a psychiatrist (an experienced professional for mental disorders), and not a general practitioner because most of them are overwhelmed with.
There is a wide range of prescription medications against depression, but it’s not that easy to find the appropriate one and to balance it the right way for a certain patient. It needs time, and patience from your side.
But finally the right medication together with a regular talk therapy could be very helpful!
“Depression Warning Signs and Symptoms · Physical, Emotional, Behavioral, Cognitive”:
“Questions and Answers about Dysthymic Disorder (DD; CHRONIC Depression)”:
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