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7/8/12 1:45 A

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Until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed.--Ivania Vanzant.

Life is short, live it; Love is rare, grab it; Anger is bad, let it go; Fear is a mind killer, face it; Memories are sweet, cherish them.

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7/6/12 12:36 P

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emoticon WAGINGWAR and emoticon to SparkPeople and the team...Nice to have you with us on the journey to a healthier lifestyle.

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

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7/5/12 9:47 A

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Glad you found this caring and supportive group. You have a lot on your plate with all your daily stress so call on me when needed.

Be anxious for nothing, but in prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be known to God Philippian 4:6

The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Franklin D. Roosevelt

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7/4/12 8:44 A

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You can not change yesterday - it's done.
You can only dream of tomorrow.
The only day you can change is today.
What are you going to do today to reach your goals of tomorrow?

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7/4/12 5:34 A

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I'm glad that you are now going to involve those qualified to treat depression, more - vis the Psychiatrist and a Therapist. Your family Dr realizes she is out of her depth and that is a good call on her part. Hopefully you will see some improvement in your situation. As Lynne has said, it is pointless comparing ourselves with others because everyone has a different situation or combination of things which affect us, and we also respond to them differently.

You will find loads of support here - all you need to do is involve yourself on the message boards. Of course, ensuring that you are getting good nutrition and exercise will go a long way toward helping, too!

If you have any questions just ask there is usually someone around so a response shouldn't be too far away.

Take care,

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I am not a Dr - please check with your qualified Health Professional for a diagnosis and treatment plan

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7/4/12 12:54 A

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7/3/12 11:57 P

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Welcome to our team!

My answer to your question ("why can't I handle things better?") is: each person's difficulties are unlike those of other people around them, especially in the specifics of the challenges. And the resources that each person brings to bear in his own particular situation are also very different. Similarly to trying to compare apples with oranges, it is a waste of time to compare oneself with others.

The thing to do is to compare yourself to yourself. If you find yourself in a place you don't want to occupy, then wisdom would tell you to make a plan for specific areas of your life. In a way, you've already begun this journey (your plan to make two phone calls tomorrow for appointments with your mental health team). It's hard not to be impatient, but you've only just started on the road to better mental health, so patience is called for.

You have joined a team of compassionate individuals who are in various stages on their fitness journey. We are willing to listen and to share with other members from our own experience. Stay in touch, okay? I'm glad you've joined us!


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7/3/12 11:35 P

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I'm pretty blah lately. I know I need more help than I'm getting, so tomorrow I'm going to call and make two appointments. One for my psychiatrist and another for a therapist. I haven't seen a therapist in years. This will be my second visit to my psychiatrist - my regular doc decided that my depression was beyond her knowledge.

I have some financial stress, normal marital issues, and 3 teenagers. Everyone has to deal with stuff...why can't I handle things better?

I can honestly say that its been a long time since I would describe myself as happy. I was first diagnosed as clinically depressed in 1997 after my grandmother died. I've been on meds ever since, and I can't see ever coming off of them.

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