If you had to write a letter from your normal self to yourself in a state of depression, what would be in that letter? I was my assignment three years ago, and I still have not written this letter. It seems as hard to write it when I am busy enjoying non-depressed state as it is following some "optimistic" suggestions when I am depressed. And this cycle does not seem to end. What would you write?
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Hi there. As I sit here reading your posts, I never considered the thought of actually, writing a letter to myself whenever I find myself being depressed. I guess, I'll have to give that thought a try some day.
Ian, you are funny as usual!
Svetlana, my dear friend, that was me BEING serious.
Ok, Ian, serious and funny are not mutually exclusive. You made me smile - I have read that it is easier to handle depression because it is more predictable. Handling bipolar is handling unpredictability and chaos. "Handling chaos...."
Svetlana, you are, at once, precious and delicious. Dear friend, never change. What experience I have of bi-pola is a brief lilac shadow of a sunny day - you defeat the beast elegantly and reign supreme.
It's a great letter, very poetic. Sorry, I cannot appreciate it fully being brain-damaged, but it brightened my day. Thank you, sad Gatzby... there is a reason for you to be here!
Thank you, Jesse. The problem is - I still cannot believe in myself- it is internal flaw - and right at this moment - it feels like the beginning of the end. I know it shall pass, but handling the moment is always a challenge, the UNSURMOUNTABLE NOW.
Have you talked to you doctor about trying antidepressants? It may just be the thing you need.
Yes, I have seen the doctors, been on anti-depressants since 2005. Still there is no solution, or maybe not yet. I am sorry I sound like this now, but that is the very definition of depression.
Please don't apologize! You will find something that works for you, maybe a different medication or higher dosage.
I'll pray for you.