Posted by fierc on March 20, 2003, at 3:28:16
In reply to Re: Does Depression make you Stupid???, posted by annlanka on March 18, 2003, at 20:18:09
Glad to hear others had to drop out of school because of depression. I took a year off of UNiversity last year because of it and I have to say that was probably the best thing I could have done for myself. Initially I was upset because my dr. really wanted me to leave school and I finally did. In that year I grew up a lot and did a lot of soul searching too. I must say that filling your life with the things you love and doing what makes you feel good was helpful for me. I tried to get rid of anything that I felt was toxic to my happiness and go from there. Now I am back in school, doing better than before which I am thrilled about. Depression messes with who you are. One day everything is good the next day everything has fallen apart. Just the game we play. And it sucks! Find something that helps you through. My thing was reading. I read a book a day bascially....but no self help cause I felt they just conradicted and meesed with my mind more. Good luck.....it does eventually get better....this week I the optimist!