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Old 02-11-2020, 07:08 PM   #1
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Do you think thereís hope no matter how desperate the situation is for a person?

What do you tell yourself when youíre having very dark thoughts and want to disappear? I would like to know how you do it and get through. These lasts days Iíve just been in bed and feeling awful. Intense hopelessness and very dark thoughts. I feel trapped, like Iím backed up into a cul de sac with only one thing to do. Itís frightening. Donít know what to do...
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This will sound hokey (sentimental, contrived) but this is where music and art can help you.

Join a free drum circle. Try to find one that meets near where you live that is free and "donation" only. You have no idea how healing percussion is, esp. when you're part of a drum circle of people. There's no judgement either. Everyone is there to have fun and get in sync with each other.

Find community education (cheap) art classes. Draw, paint, color. Whatever you have at home. Tons of research on the healing effects of doodling and drawing on the brain.

Finally, go for short walks around your neighborhood. Drag yourself out of bed. Just go for a short 5-10 minute walk.
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When do you see your T again? Psychiatrist? Do you think it may be time for a med adjustment possibly?

What abou trying to get out for a walk? Even a short one can sometimes make me feel bettr, just getting out of the house for a few minutes. A change of scenery can help.

Sending you strength and support!!!!
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This will sound hokey (sentimental, contrived) but this is where music and art can help you.


Join a free drum circle. Try to find one that meets near where you live that is free and "donation" only. You have no idea how healing percussion is, esp. when you're part of a drum circle of people. There's no judgement either. Everyone is there to have fun and get in sync with each other.


Find community education (cheap) art classes. Draw, paint, color. Whatever you have at home. Tons of research on the healing effects of doodling and drawing on the brain.


Finally, go for short walks around your neighborhood. Drag yourself out of bed. Just go for a short 5-10 minute walk.


Thanks for these. Iíve been thinking of adult color books to focus on. Music is very helpful to me too. Whatever can get me out of my head for a while.
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When do you see your T again? Psychiatrist? Do you think it may be time for a med adjustment possibly?


What abou trying to get out for a walk? Even a short one can sometimes make me feel bettr, just getting out of the house for a few minutes. A change of scenery can help.


Sending you strength and support!!!!

Iíve actually decreased my meds (donít think this has to do with how I am now). Iím just so tired of them and donít think they do much good in my situation. Itís external things that affect me.
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Do you think thereís hope no matter how desperate the situation is for a person?

What do you tell yourself when youíre having very dark thoughts and want to disappear? I would like to know how you do it and get through. These lasts days Iíve just been in bed and feeling awful. Intense hopelessness and very dark thoughts. I feel trapped, like Iím backed up into a cul de sac with only one thing to do. Itís frightening. Donít know what to do...
Yeah, I do think there is hope. Maybe I wouldn't say that when I'm depressed, LOL. Really, there are so many variables in life. Things change. Your life could be a lot different a few years down the road.
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