Depression has been eating away at me for years

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I've been battling depression for almost 2 years and now that are more stressors in my life (my sister and grandmother died) It's like nothing is working and i feel like giving up...

I try to exercise and talk to people but it doesnt really work, it only works for the time being..

Then more health problems are arising in me and its causing me to really stress.

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    Hi anonymous20

    We note from a recent post which you have made to our forum that you may be experiencing thoughts around self-harm. If we have misinterpreted your comments then we apologies for contacting you directly. But if you are having such thoughts then please note that you are not alone in this, and there are people out there that can help.

    If you are having these suicidal thoughts then we strongly recommend you speak to someone who may be able to help. The Samaritans offer a safe space where you can talk openly about what you are going through. They can help you explore your options, understand your problems better, or just be there to listen.

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    Hey!! I understand what you mean iv had mental health issues the past 1 an half an I can honestly agree with you iv had alot of s**t going on in my life where I felt like giving up aswell because where I couldn't cope!! But NEVER give up hun keep on fighting it's so worth it in the end an bear in mind (I'm still fighting aswell your Never alone threw this) so I can relate!! So if I was in ur shoes I'l get some therapy done a good one I have done is CBT!! An also have a think about going to be GP an going on some antidepressants if you want to of cource!! I know there's mixed fews of them! But I didnt think twice to take some I wanted any form of relife but it's completely up to you good luck hun!! X

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    I'm so sorry about your sister & grandmother. That is traumatic! It doesnt sound like your antidepressant is working. Tell your DR. exactly how you are feeling. Its not easy but you have to hang in there. Many times i wanted to give up, but I just pray & keep going. You are not alone. So many of us know how you feel. DON't give up. You are stronger than you think. Take care of yourself.

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    don't let depression beat you, you beat it. show it who's boss, tell it you can't beat me i can beat you! walk, go to yoga/the gym, do mindfulness ANYTHING to make you feel good! most of all don't live with it on your own! tell someone, it doesn't have to be a counsellor or family, a friend, your doctor or whoever you decide. i wish you masses of luck!

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