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Old 04-28-2015, 07:45 AM
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Incontrol15
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I suffer from depression. I'm 48yrs old and finally understand I need to treat it daily. Even when I'm feeling good.

Counseling
Diet
Sleep
Exercise
Talking to friends / loved ones

If I do all those, I am in a great place.
It all goes down hill when I stop just one thing. Another follows, then another....

Next thing I know, I'm taking the "easy" way of self medicating with drugs or alcohol. Which of course leads to major depression, a very poor outlook, even suicidal thoughts. I don't address the little issues and they become massive, and the need to use drugs or alcohol grows. Then I completely self destruct. Divorce, losing jobs, friends.....

All because I don't take care of #1...ME.
Those things that keep my happy become hard to do sometimes. But I'm finally realizing NOT doing them puts me in a real bad situation.
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