Depression/ Bipolar Support

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Depression/ Bipolar Support

Support group for those dealing with Depression/ Bipolar conditions.

Members: 137
Latest Activity: Dec 9

Deppression

I deal with depression on a daily basis. I am also bipolar.

I've found that , in most areas, the only support offered is Faith based. Something I do not like.

Post how you deal with depression, or bipolar "disorder". If you take medications that work for you tell us. If you take some that don't work or have side effects let us know.

You are not alone.

World Wide Help Hotlines: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines

Discussion Forum

Getting Worse...

Started by Ari. Last reply by Axcella Marie Zelensky Sep 9. 4 Replies

Feeling alone

Started by Physeter. Last reply by Belle Rose Sep 5. 1 Reply

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Comment by Karlee on December 9, 2014 at 9:27pm

I was misdiagnosed with major depression several times over many years, and never stayed long on treatments (psychologist, psychiatrists, counsellors, medications) because they weren't helping me.
About 5 years ago I began seeing another psychiatrist who finally established that I have actually have Bipolar Disorder. Currently on a mood stabiliser and an antidepressant. I do have a tendency toward a more depressive state due to a number of things including very low self esteem, and self imposed isolation.
The drugs help me stabilise, but its the regular conversations I have with my Psychiatrist that has really helped me move forward. Talking to her I have been able to find way to express what I am feeling. She has helped me to understand that "why" I am feeling this way isn't important, so much as what triggered it, and how can I work through it.
Thankfully religion hasn't once come into it with the exception of a handful of well meaning grandparents who like to "pray for me". I think it may have come up in conversation once that I'm atheist, but I suspect my psychiatrist is one too.

Comment by Belle Rose on October 23, 2014 at 9:25pm
Welcome to TA Aubrey :-)

You know more than you know :-)
Comment by Belle Rose on October 23, 2014 at 9:24pm
Comment by aubrey knows nothing * on October 23, 2014 at 9:12pm

depression controls my life im sick of it taking me over

i am a prisoner of my own self

Comment by W Robb aka Lmale on October 4, 2014 at 2:24pm
Im an athiest with depression because my life sucks but i consider myself semi polar. Its like bi polar but i dont get the high i swing between suicidal and normal.
Im on meds them plus the fear from not knowing ehat will happen when i die keeps me going.
That and the hope that someone will buy one of my inventions just a bit of money will sort everything out for me its like normality is juuuuust out of reach.
Im also an amputee that does not help.
Comment by Deva Wolf on September 29, 2014 at 12:44pm

I have a therapist that I can consult and she knows that I'm an atheist (I've gotten the feeling she is too). I suffer from schizoaffective disorder and also major depression. So far, I've taken Prozac, abilify and Effexor... none have helped. Mostly talking about how I feel helps to an extent. Good luck to you.

Comment by Belle Rose on August 23, 2014 at 6:25pm
Hey Demitrius, I feel you. I know what you're going through....keep your head up ;)
Comment by Demetrius Alcala on August 23, 2014 at 4:59pm

If anyone reads this and has steam, please add me. I'd love to talk to some other people. http://steamcommunity.com/id/SOLDIER1ST/

It sucks having major depression and getting no help. When I try to get support from most my friends those people don't understand what it's like. They live good lives; I don't.

Comment by Unseen on August 13, 2014 at 1:54pm

Belle, I called it clinical depression because it required medical and psychological help. I don't think "major depression" was a term I heard back then, which would be about 25 years ago.

Comment by Dan on August 13, 2014 at 12:12pm

I just posted the differences in a post above. I even start to glaze over when the Dr tries to explain it to me.

 

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Discussion Forum

Getting Worse...

Started by Ari. Last reply by Axcella Marie Zelensky Sep 9. 4 Replies

Feeling alone

Started by Physeter. Last reply by Belle Rose Sep 5. 1 Reply

Types of depression

Started by Dan. Last reply by Physeter Aug 15. 4 Replies

Loss of sense of purpose

Started by Anjo Bautista. Last reply by Karl Terrell Nightshade Jun 21. 26 Replies

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