Depression How Do You Handle the Lowest Lows?

 

PGen98

I, Am I?
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When you're down, and I mean very far down, don't want to go on levels of down -- how do you handle them? What brings you back?

For me, I tend to listen to a lot of music that's sad or depressing. Something about it makes me feel less alone and that, for whatever reason, brings me back. I know that doesn't work for everyone and can have the opposite effect, but that's what works for me a lot. That and sometimes talking to a really good friend, getting outside of my head, that helps a lot, too.
 

Foxy

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Prayer, I tap into my faith and that has given me the power boost I needed to get me through my lowest lows and worst times of my life. I also have very good friends who I can always count on.
 
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PGen98

I, Am I?
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That's definitely a tough way of doing things, particularly at the bottom end, but I understand, you have to do what you can to cope and make it through!
 

PGen98

I, Am I?
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yes and non judgmental , so important.
Oh absolutely! It's impossible to open up to someone judgemental, everyone fears being judged when they open up, so if the person they're opening up to is judgemental that's just asking for rejection and trouble!
 

Mira

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Reaching out to someone is always a great idea. And if that is something you can do then go for that. There are people that care and there are people that do not judge. You yourself are one of those people PGEn and I think Gibby is that way too. As are almost all here as I think Foxy and Lee are that way too.

I myself struggle to reach out when my lows hit as they reinforce my feelings of being inferior to everybody. Who am I to reach out to wonderful people while I am so undeserving.

At best I can try to watch a show I have seen 100's of times so I don't get triggered and hope to ride it out and fall asleep.
 

PGen98

I, Am I?
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You are absolutely not inferior to anyone, @Mira, not in the least! You are a considerate and helpful person, you pick me up when I am down, you pick others up when they are down, you repeatedly show compassion and offer insights and advice to all, that is not an inferiority! You're a great person with so much to offer, you don't need to feel inferior in any way! We're all struggling, it's how you treat others that helps to outline who you are and you treat people so well!
 
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