I suffer from major depression (and myriad other health issues including a brain disorder, a learning disability, visual processing and memory issues, OCD, and wicked anxiety). I tend to hole up and just rot away. I try to find SOMETHING to do, but even that task - that monumental decision, seems too overwhelming. Does anyone have some "hitting the ground running"-usable suggestions to find a way out from under this cloud? When left to my own devices, I'm a lump. Even using my cell phone is beginning to bore and overwhelm me! Blech.
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Thank you, Nurseleah. Your thoughtful words and kindness mean a lot.
You see stanwshura, you have a lot of support here. Support means goodwll, empathy, trust, sharing and caring. Ignoring everything outside, just focus inside and do everything to keep the mind positive, which is the biggest SUPPORT. Good Day!
Thank you, 'Seek-n-Find' for your kindness and warm, thorough advice. I feel even now just a smidge better knowing that there are people like you in the world. :)
You are so compassionate, Seek-n-Find. We need more people like you. :-) Stan, I agree with her completely.
what a nice comment.
Goodpal, you are so kind and very generous with your encouragement; I will try hard to apply it. Tooting my own horn is awkward, but at your invitation, here goes: I love kids and they me; I am tenacious; I crave justice-for everyone; I won't quit..
There are times when we have to be our own advocate. You need the positive aspect of yourself to come forward and help you fight the negative forces. Recall all the wonderful things that you have done for kids and others; do it again and again. :))
Thank you, Goodpal. Thanks for the encouragement and support.
Thank you very much, GMNL. I will definitely try your ideas. And you know the advice is coming from an empathetic place when it considers all the myriad mountains we feel we have to climb just to *get ouside, or even out of bed! Thanks again vm.
I appreciate your thoughts, Kevin. Thanks for chiming in.