Needing a TherapistFeelingsNeeding a Therapist<div class="ExternalClass8333A7D828ED4070B9FC69DA386578CB"><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.33px;">Due to some family conflicts I am unable to seek therapy or counseling. I've been suffering from depression and recently relapsed after a really high point in my recovery. A friend recommended this email service while I try to convince my family to get me a therapist. Thank you for your time. ​</span></p></div><div class="ExternalClass2B63032EDF2D46EF8B1367B67D24CCFB"><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.33px;">It's great that your friends pointed you to the website. Depression is treatable, and it sounds like you have had some outside help in the past. That can be frustrating when other things going on with the family interfere with your ability to get help right now, but there are some things you can work on to help manage it too. As you already know depression really plays on your emotions. It tires you out, makes you feel sad or rejected, makes you disinterested in things you used to enjoy, can isolate you, and make your perceptions of things out of whack (like looking through a broken mirror). </span></p><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.33px;">It also can "show" on a person. Others might think you are being standoffish, irritable, stuck up, or rude, when in actuality you are simply hurting on the inside. Communicate with loved ones in your life too. You have a right to your feelings, and sometimes talking about them can even provide some relief.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.33px;">Stay involved in activities, journal your thoughts, exercise daily, balance every negative thought with a positive one. You do not have to go through this alone. You can always reach out to the hotline too via email, phone, or even chat or text.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.33px;">Here are a few tips to read in the meantime on the website too. The more coping skills your practice, you will find what helps you best and those skills can actually become good habit.</span></p><p><a href="/Pages/tip-12-steps-to-overcome-depression.aspx?Topic=Depression"><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.33px;">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/Pages/tip-12-steps-to-overcome-depression.aspx?Topic=Depression</span></a><br style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.33px;"></p><p><a href="/Pages/tip-emotional-health-checklist.aspx?Topic=Mood%20Swings"><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.33px;">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/Pages/tip-emotional-health-checklist.aspx?Topic=Mood%20Swings</span></a></p><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.33px;">There will be ups and downs, so monitor yourself, and maybe even try our mood ap. Feel free to reach out anytime.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:17.33px;">Laura, Crisis Counselor</span></p></div>15

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