Posted by uncouth on August 9, 2008, at 0:46:50
In reply to I'm going to hell. Help would be good ! Pb elite?, posted by Marty on August 8, 2008, at 23:13:41
Feel better but remember --
THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GRIEF AND DEPRESSION.
Your legitimate mental illness doesn't make it any easier, but your challenge right now is to figure out how to feel the grief and sadness independent of the low mood you've felt in the past.
Meditation can help -- really, anything that lets you feel the pain and fear and anxiety and loss and distress. But feel it for what it is, not for what it isn't.
Coming on PB to try and figure out which med combo will take away this pain or solve this latest life problem isn't what you need to be doing. What you need to be doing is calling a friend, crying, or going to sleep -- not attempting to solve the problem!
I highly recommend "The MIndful way through Depression". Most helpful book I've read in ages.