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Created On 8/14/14 4:17 AM
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Belly
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8/14/14 4:17 AM
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Dr. Price
With all these articles and talking about Bipolar and depression going around right now I feel really confused.
I suffer from depression.
I agree that you can't just get out of it,... on the other hand I do believe that we can deal with depression.
It really bothers me that I get the message of being a "victim". Ok, sure it's not my fault that I get depressed on the other hand I have the ability, at least to a certain extend, to deal with my illness.
I know that when i was diagnosed I went through a very hard time. Everything I heared was just it's not your faul, it's not in your hands. but these words also took away the ability from me to be strong and deal with my issues.
I hate it that we are seen as helpless stupid people. Yes there are situations which are very difficult and I need outside help, but I can still recognice that I'm suffering and being aware of my illness, I can turn to a PD, psychologist,....
There were two times in my life that I felt I coulnd't go on anymore. It is very painful to be there, but at the same time I also knew that the way I won't kill anyone else I won't do it to myself. I have kids who depend on me and a family who cares (enethough they are not always able to show it). So instaed of harming myself I asked for help, made sure I won't be alone,...
So my question is, am I just one of the lucky people, who found the strengh to continue, or are we passing on a message that's wrong.
Shouldn't we work on ourselves and pass on a message, that it's not our fault that we got ...... , but as a person with diabetes takes insulin and watches his diet, we take our medication and do whatever we need to do and can do, to have a "normal" life.
Why is the mental health issue associated with inablilty to function.
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Dr. Price MD
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8/14/14 4:37 AM
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You are correct. Sometimes though the illness can be so great that it takes over the ability to seek and accept help when it is desperately needed.

Rabbi Price, M.D.
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8/14/14 9:00 PM
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The question is, is there a point, between where the issues are manageable by seeking help etc, and where it overwhelms.

And that the choices that one makes at that in between point, or beforehand, can sometimes/often make a crucial difference.


Edited: 8/14/14 at 9:06 PM by gad
 
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