Depression

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I suffer from anxiety and depression. I take medicine for this. I also see a social worker. Nothing seems to work. I cry all the time. I don't have any family. My husband passed away a year ago. I am alone and don't like it. I have been volunteering but nothing seems to help. Any ideas on what I can do? I just want someone to hug and have dinner eith.

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    I’m so sorry to hear about all that, Donna. sad I’d love to give you a big hug and have dinner with you!!!

    Loss is always hard to cope with especially if you feel alone. Have you perhaps thought about attending any grief groups or group therapy? I absolutely despised the idea of it at first but upon going I realized hearing and seeing other people who have gone through similar things, and feel the same as me, really helps a lot.

    If you are still feeling poorly with mediciation you may need to try a different kind or a different dosage. Medication does not work for everybody and there are plenty of kinds to try. You also have to give them a while to kick in. Have you been to counseling? Or thought about maybe picking up yoga as a hobby? Both helped me a lot with getting my mind to a different place and out of the deep slump it tends to get in.  Hang in there and don’t be afraid to send me a personal message if you’d like. We’re all in this together! 

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    I too am so sorry for your loss and the pain that you are experiencing. I agree with Kennedy.

    Group/bereavement therapy, maybe change or adjust the meds with the drs consent.

    Do you have any friends that you could go out with to dinner? Or a neighbor?

    I feel so bad I know how alone you must feel.

    Do you think that you would be able to do what we suggested?

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      I do go out with one of my neighbors but I still cry all the time. I don't like being alone and most of my neighbors are married which leaves me alone. I just want to stop crying.

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      Are you taking anything for the crying jags? We need to try to control the crying jags. I suffer from them too and it is so awful and uncontrollable. But I take Ativan and that helps a lot.

      I honestly believe that you would benefit from group therapy that covers bereavement too.

      You will be around other people who are experiencing similar feelings as you do.

      Being alone at a time like this is rough. I feel that you need to talk everything out. All of your feelings and cry it

      Out too.

      Bereavement therapy will help you with this.

      Would you please consider?

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    Angel, don't think that crying is a bad thing? How long were you married? It will take more than a year to get over, and crying is such a natural process. Too many people cover up how they actually feel...Be kind to yourself, it's not a quick or easy solution xx

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    Gosh that is terrible, I can't imagine how you feel. I lost my dad 6 years ago and feel like part of me is missing. You're not alone as we understand on here. This is obviously exceptionally difficult for you. You need to find just one other person to reach out to. I have a counsellor that is there as I have PTSD, which we are slowly working through. Ask to see a counsellor maybe? Good luck and don't stop talking no matter what you do.

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