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Oct 13, 2016

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view Oly-RRR's profile

Nov 6, 2016

Oly-RRR

I must admit I never got this whole "poke the place that hurts to make it stop hurting" approach but maybe I write too many depressed cops.


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view spiremint's profile

Nov 7, 2016

spiremint

@Oly-RRR: Yeah, I certainly avoided participating in these sorts of activities.


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view SoulRaider116's profile

Apr 28, 2017

SoulRaider116

@Oly-RRR:

Depends what we are poking,and how we poke it. I have a hard time with repetitive thoughts anyway, that is a large part of what has fed my depression. In the last maybe four to five years, I've made a ton of progress.

It's true that groups don't work so well for me, because I begin to let dependency take over and try to help everyone else. I like making other people feel better.

My current treatment team is amazing when we work one on one. When I actually open up its amazing. I have a counselor I've been seeing once a week for around five years, and talking through my problems has helped me sort through perceptions that weren't necessarily accurate. He also helps me with trust issues and my inferiority issues that feed my depression.

About two years ago I started EMDR. It's a relatively new therapy type, I won't go I to details here, but it's interesting. After my hospital stint and six months in a hellhole group home, I started the EMDR again, from scratch. Now taking it more seriously.

Actually taking the coping mechanisms I'm learning from these resources and trying to remember to use them is amazingly helpful to me. It's not a cure all, nothing is. But it's a great improvement.

Of course, like everything else different things work for different people.


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view Oly-RRR's profile

Apr 28, 2017

Oly-RRR

@SoulRaider116: I just try not to let more bad thoughts in unless I have to (or can't help it) but everyone is different, yeah. :) I have a lot of coping mechanisms I had to figure out on my own because it took me a long road downhill before my family noticed it was beyond just "eccentric". That and trust issues, it's easier to trust fellow patients than medical people (slowly working on that, but it very much depends on specific people, so it can be one step forward two steps back).

But yeah, it gets easier when you accept it as a chronic thing and start learning to live with it rather than frantically looking for a way to FIX WHATEVER'S WRONG. :P


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view SoulRaider116's profile

Apr 28, 2017

SoulRaider116

I think what I noticed first and liked most here: This group seems to be peer lead. That's another collared person explaining the papers and handing them out.


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view IronDog's profile

Aug 11, 2018

IronDog

I understand that what is happening here is important but that heart on the blonde's face is distracting me XD


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