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Re: Depression and Anxiety
« Reply #315 on: August 17, 2017, 04:06:56 PM »
Oh and in my profeshunal opinion, this all stems from us being Leafs fans.    ;D

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Re: Depression and Anxiety
« Reply #316 on: September 09, 2017, 01:43:18 PM »
I agree with what Guru said about Eckhart Tolle. I don't think anything has helped me as much as his books and videos.

The only thing I would suggest for anyone new to Eckhart or anyone who might be struggling with The Power Of Now book, is to start with his other book, A New Earth, first. The reason I say that is because The Power Of Now is set up as a question and answer type of thing so if you don't get what he's asking you to do to begin with, reading answers to questions about it, can be confusing for some. I personally know people that couldn't get through the Power Of Now but loved A New Earth, and finally were able to love the Power Of Now as much, when they read it second.

Anyway, I know the pit of despair is deep so good luck to anyone who's going through that right now. If you haven't tried Eckhart Tolle yet, check him out. It certainly won't hurt things.


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Re: Depression and Anxiety
« Reply #317 on: September 11, 2017, 10:14:25 AM »
I'd like to thank everyone for their suggestions or lending and ear to listen to me.

I've contacted my Employee Assistance Program today at work to get an appointment to talk to a counselor, awaiting to hear back from the counselor to make an appointment to go see them.

It's been a long month of little to no relief and it has been very frustrating. Thanks again everyone.

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« Reply #318 on: October 07, 2017, 08:29:47 AM »
I've discovered a podcast called The Hilarious World of Depression. I'm only a couple of episodes in, but I have to say I've found it helpful. Things have been really rough lately and listening to this makes me feel that there are people out there that understand......and it's got funny moments, which are always good.

Try it out.

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« Reply #319 on: November 25, 2017, 04:50:06 AM »
A quick hello from to those who remember me. I'm still a Leafs die-hard and I'm thrilled with the now long - standing direction of the team.

I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression a little more than a year ago.  Meds are helping somewhat but I'm still not talking to anyone. I know I need to but for now, I'm trying to make do.

Anyway, just thought I'd reach out and say hi... Hope santa brings us a defenseman ☺

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« Reply #320 on: November 25, 2017, 09:35:32 AM »
A quick hello from to those who remember me. I'm still a Leafs die-hard and I'm thrilled with the now long - standing direction of the team.

I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression a little more than a year ago.  Meds are helping somewhat but I'm still not talking to anyone. I know I need to but for now, I'm trying to make do.

Anyway, just thought I'd reach out and say hi... Hope santa brings us a defenseman ☺

Keep battling buddy.  You will get through it. And feel free to join the conversation, especially those game threads more often.

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« Reply #321 on: November 25, 2017, 09:41:38 AM »
A quick hello from to those who remember me. I'm still a Leafs die-hard and I'm thrilled with the now long - standing direction of the team.

I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression a little more than a year ago.  Meds are helping somewhat but I'm still not talking to anyone. I know I need to but for now, I'm trying to make do.

Anyway, just thought I'd reach out and say hi... Hope santa brings us a defenseman ☺

Good to hear from you, Sarge.  I suppose this is a good step in starting to talk to people again.

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Re: Depression and Anxiety
« Reply #322 on: November 25, 2017, 11:48:29 AM »
A quick hello from to those who remember me. I'm still a Leafs die-hard and I'm thrilled with the now long - standing direction of the team.

I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression a little more than a year ago.  Meds are helping somewhat but I'm still not talking to anyone. I know I need to but for now, I'm trying to make do.

Anyway, just thought I'd reach out and say hi... Hope santa brings us a defenseman ☺

Good to see you Sarge.

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« Reply #323 on: November 25, 2017, 03:12:31 PM »
A quick hello from to those who remember me. I'm still a Leafs die-hard and I'm thrilled with the now long - standing direction of the team.

I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression a little more than a year ago.  Meds are helping somewhat but I'm still not talking to anyone. I know I need to but for now, I'm trying to make do.

Anyway, just thought I'd reach out and say hi... Hope santa brings us a defenseman ☺

Drop in anytime, man.

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Re: Depression and Anxiety
« Reply #324 on: November 25, 2017, 03:13:22 PM »
A quick hello from to those who remember me. I'm still a Leafs die-hard and I'm thrilled with the now long - standing direction of the team.

I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression a little more than a year ago.  Meds are helping somewhat but I'm still not talking to anyone. I know I need to but for now, I'm trying to make do.

Anyway, just thought I'd reach out and say hi... Hope santa brings us a defenseman ☺

Good to see you Sarge.
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Re: Depression and Anxiety
« Reply #325 on: November 25, 2017, 03:16:56 PM »
I'm doing good right now, and have been having a good month. Overall, this has been my worst year in 20 years, with two very dark periods in particular.

I've seen my physician 4 times in a month for routine stuff, blood work, catch up on vaccines, sprained ankle. Each time I got in within a week. When I felt like I wanted to die? That'll be a 7 month wait...

This system is horribly broken.

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Re: Depression and Anxiety
« Reply #326 on: November 25, 2017, 03:56:28 PM »
Glad youíre doing better, Bullfrog.

If youíre in the Toronto area, thereís a number to call if you have thoughts of dying: 416-408-4357(HELP)
More info: https://www.torontodistresscentre.com/

From what Iíve heard from my friends going through similar things, physicians are generally ill-equipped to handle the non-mechanical health issues they face.

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« Reply #327 on: November 25, 2017, 04:49:04 PM »
Depends on the physician, I suppose. My new one is younger (40 ish) and was infinitely better than my old one. Unfortunately, there isn't a mental health professional in my new family health network, so I've had to be referred to another facility.

I saw somebody in February and she was amazing, but it was private care and I just can't afford $150/hr. 

This is a great resource for anyone experiencing depression, not just men.
https://headsupguys.org/

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Re: Depression and Anxiety
« Reply #328 on: November 25, 2017, 07:54:07 PM »
Depends on the physician, I suppose. My new one is younger (40 ish) and was infinitely better than my old one. Unfortunately, there isn't a mental health professional in my new family health network, so I've had to be referred to another facility.

I saw somebody in February and she was amazing, but it was private care and I just can't afford $150/hr. 

This is a great resource for anyone experiencing depression, not just men.
https://headsupguys.org/

Yeah Psychiatry support is abysmal.  I have a few social workers in my office group to provide CBT support but if you want to see a Psychologist or a Psychiatrist Iím lucky if I can get appointments within 3 months if you arenít actively suicidal.  More and more even in the ER setting Iím finding it harder to get psychiatry support.  Itís a huge problem.  Mental health funding is grossly underfunded

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Re: Depression and Anxiety
« Reply #329 on: November 25, 2017, 08:28:19 PM »
Thank you all for the kinds words.

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