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When you get stuck in a deep deep depression how do you start coming out? I’ve been drowning and trying so many things since May last year, but it’s May almost and I’m worse than ever.

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I am so sorry to hear that. Please do not lose hope. Hold on to something good in your life. Nothing is forever. If there is a low there will always be a high, thats life. Nobody suffers forever and nobody is happy and successful for ever.

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There is nothing good. For the first time I have nothing I can cling to in life. Usually it is my career. That’s gone too. Health, family friends, love....I have none of it.

There’s nothing to hold onto and I’m drowning.

A few things help.

Getting more sun helps. You need to get sun on your body and feel the sun’s warmth.

Fix what you’re eating. Stay away from sugar and processed food. Eat better, healthier food.

Take care of yourself, make sure you look presentable.

Clean your environment, take out the trash, recycle etc.

Stay off social media and avoid smartphones.

Get some exercise.

Make sure you get enough good quality sleep and you go to sleep and wake up at reasonable hours.

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Access to professional help, including meds and therapy, were key for me. I had different mental health issues than you, OP, but they were lingering and worsening. If you tried therapy and didnt like it, try another therapist. Took me 3 tries to find one i thought really helped. Also go to a medical doctor who can evaluate and prescribe meds. Not every med works the sane on everyone so be patient. It's so hard when you are depressed, but hang in there.

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If I had health insurance I would do any of that, but I don’t have money for that or insurance for it.

Contact your local United Way and they will refer you to some clinics for treatment on a sliding scale or for free.

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OP, yes reachout to one of these non profits. Also i know sometimes its hard to even get out of bed, but if possible and if you think it is safe, try and offer any help you can for others. That will help you and give you hope and that much needed positivity. I hope you will feel better soon. Please don’t lose hope.

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OP - not sure how it works in the US... but you should see if there are any clinical trials for severe depression going on in any hospitals? universities? near you and whether you may be able to qualify for them.

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There are some great clinical trials on psychedelics and therapy you could probably join too for free support.

OP the company you work for has no health insurance or care?
If you are in the US reach out to NAMI.org. They have many resources. I have been where you are in the deepest darkest pit. Thought there was no hope. 6 years later after attempting suicide I can personally share there is light at the end of that tunnel. There is hope. There are people who care. You do need professional help.
Please DM. I would be willing to talk and help.

Hey OP, how are you feeling?

Okay there ya go, age doesn’t matter like you said

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