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Help me, help myself?

How to approach therapy when I'm not really sure what I'm going for but feel depression has a huge part of it. Kicker - the standard tests show I'm not and I don't know how far to push to get some help or what I even need help for. [more inside]
posted by lpcxa0 on Jan 29, 2014 - 9 answers

There must be something I can do to help

Is there anything I can possibly do or say to ease my Dad's emotional suffering caused by his terminal prognosis? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2013 - 25 answers

ex tried to kill himself and now wants to see me: what to do?

My ex attempted to committ suicide three months ago; I've come to know about this just today as I've been made aware of the fact he asked about me to a friend of his. I'm torn between not going and keeping him and our relationship in the past to protect myself or going and risking having him think that means we can become close again. [more inside]
posted by opalshards on Sep 26, 2013 - 24 answers

How much help to offer? How many times?

A family member is extremely depressed. Several of us are concerned. I want to help, but don't want to do anything that will make things worse or alienate this person. [more inside]
posted by Eolienne on Jun 1, 2013 - 9 answers

What are good reasons for quitting a job?

I'm depressed and overwhelmed. I think this is primarily due to work pressures. Are these reasons to quit a job? What are some valid reasons? What should I be asking myself? [more inside]
posted by ArgyleMarionette on Feb 26, 2013 - 19 answers

How do I deal with my SO's depression?

My SO has depression, and he's about to start taking medication for it. Seeing him depressed makes me upset, and sometimes I show this in front of him, which makes him feel worse. How can I deal with this better, and how can I help him deal with this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2013 - 7 answers

How can I help my friend get help for suspected mental illness?

I'm sure that my friend (who lives cross-country) is dealing with un-diagnosed untreated mental illness. I'm 99% sure it's bipolar disorder, based on lots of information and evidence. I don't want this thread to be about diagnosing, but rather about how to help (I think we can agree that the steps I should take to help would be largely the same regardless of what he's grappling with, right?). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2013 - 7 answers

what kind of help do i need to ask for at work?

Please help me articulate and figure out the help I am looking for, from my boss, at work. General tips on how to ask friends for the help you need (depression/ADD/anxiety related) are welcome. [more inside]
posted by ArgyleMarionette on Jan 2, 2013 - 2 answers

Help for the spouse of someone with mental health issues

I really need help with being married to -- and raising a young child with -- someone who's living with long-term anger issues, depression, anxiety, and OCD (obsessive fear of doing violent things). I feel alone, sad, exhausted, and in way over my head. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2012 - 9 answers

How to recover from a very public psychosis.

How can I get over periods of psychosis and depression by putting it behind me, gaining some experiences and achievements to make the relapses feel like less of a big deal?or How can I stop thinking about me? [more inside]
posted by Erred on Sep 19, 2012 - 9 answers

How do I help a very pregnant friend whose support network is falling apart before my eyes?

How do I help a very pregnant friend whose support network is falling apart before my eyes? [more inside]
posted by Vervain on Aug 21, 2012 - 12 answers

How do I get better at managing multiple social cues?

How do I get better at managing multiple social cues? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2012 - 8 answers

I just want to get back to normal. This is hard.

My depression is getting out of hand. I’ve started therapy, and will probably soon be on meds. But I’m having trouble coping, during the in-between times. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 16, 2012 - 10 answers

Please help me help my wife.

I need professional help with trying to save my marriage to a person who has had profound anger, anxiety, and depression issues since childhood. I need help with leading her toward restarting therapy (and potentially toward reconsidering her insistence on no chemical treatment). Our relationship is in serious jeopardy and we have a child. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2012 - 16 answers

How do I stop hating myself for being a bad person?

How do I stop being a bad person? [more inside]
posted by jeudi on Mar 4, 2012 - 28 answers

Items ideas for a Care package for a depressed friend

Ideas for a birthday care package to send to a very good friend who lives several states away who is suffering from severe depression? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 4, 2012 - 17 answers

Too sad to be good convo partner?

Ok, so I've been having this problem lately (and I think it's related to my recent depression) where I meet new people and kind of expect that I'll never develop any friendship with them, but then it actually does happen, and I realize in horror that when they bring up previous conversations we've had, I act completely clueless because I didn't bother to remember it in the first place, and they say something like, "Remember we were talking about how my mom lives literally right next door to you?" (seriously, that happened today) and I remember suddenly, but clearly have already made it obvious that I didn't remember it in the first place... That's been happening a lot lately, and I want to know how to recall what I talked about with people more. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Advice for a recent college graduate dealing with depression

I'm a recent college graduate and long time depression sufferer. Now I've suddenly been cast out into the "real world" with no directed day-to-day course of action and I'm feeling lost and needing help. Currently near by the San Francisco Bay Area, I'm needing to settle down soon to make some money and also receive the mental health care that I believe I need. The problem is that I'm totally broke. Any practical advice on breaking a stubborn depression when you're not made of money would be sincerely appreciated. [more inside]
posted by robobrent on Nov 5, 2011 - 5 answers

I need life advice badly......

Need some life advice, I don't really know what I'm doing, I've failed so far miserably. [more inside]
posted by sawyerrrr on Nov 1, 2011 - 39 answers

What do to when a friend is having a major depressive episode *right now*?

What do to when a friend is having a major depressive episode *right now*? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2011 - 27 answers

dr. jekyll and mrs. hyde

I am having a hard time reconciling why I want to break up with my boyfriend at least once a month. Please help. [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain on Jun 10, 2011 - 14 answers

How do I change my life from an immature lax kid to a mature responsible man?

I need help with my life especially what's going on with me nowadays. How to defeat my fear of failure? How should I start living a fresh life? How do I actually start? [more inside]
posted by Johnkx on Apr 25, 2011 - 11 answers

If I give in, I'm giving in to all the cute, fuzzy bunnies in the world.

All of the places I trust to provide comfort and security, in any form, are imploding. I've already been existing in coping mode; what can I do now (particularly day-to-day)? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Feb 15, 2011 - 10 answers

Free/Cheap psychiatric care in the Boston area?

TL;DR My boyfriend has asked for psychiatric help, but he is unemployed and uninsured. I don't know where to look or where to start. [more inside]
posted by lisawin on Jan 27, 2011 - 17 answers

I'm living a life of loneliness and despair. Can I prevent it from becoming permanent?

I'm living a life of loneliness and despair. Can I prevent it from becoming permanent? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 7, 2011 - 34 answers

This job will save your life.

How can I do well at my new, somewhat public, job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 6, 2010 - 10 answers

Things are going wrong too many times

I feel like I have no control over anything in my life and just drift around feeling helpless and miserable. What to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 7, 2010 - 9 answers

Don't Know how to ease my mom's burden

I feel bad giving tough love to my mom when she is feeling depressed about breaking up with her asshole boyfriend. I don't know how to make her situation better for her, or to ease her pain. All I can do is lend an ear but its annoying that my privacy is invaded constantly because shes totally out of it. I never had a private moment to myself all my life, that's a different story. How can I make light of the situation without losing my own sanity?
posted by InterestedInKnowing on May 27, 2010 - 25 answers

Alcohol doesn't solve your problems, it compounds them.

My mother is depressed, and I suspect she's abusing alcohol. I'm doing the best I can, but looking for suggestions as to what I should actually be doing to help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 5, 2010 - 9 answers

These Days

Help me become less selfish/self-absorbed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 14, 2010 - 16 answers

How do I get SSI/disability for mental health?

How do I navigate Social Security to qualify for Medicaid, SSI and disability for mental health services? How do I find an advocate to guide me through the walls of paperwork and decisions? Sub-question: what are current mental health institutions like for in-patient treatment? [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Nov 5, 2009 - 13 answers

Divorced, jobless, need advice.

Stuck in a rut. Help me find meaning, direction, and help me get back on my feet. [more inside]
posted by saragoodman3 on Sep 19, 2009 - 16 answers

One minute I held the key, next the walls were closed on me...

Help me go back to being a happy girl. [more inside]
posted by cobain_angel on Jul 20, 2009 - 20 answers

Looking for advice and experiences after being diagnosed with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder).

Looking for advice and experiences after being diagnosed with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 10, 2009 - 17 answers

My Own worst enemy

How can I stop myself from destroying myself? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2009 - 24 answers

When and how did you decide it was time to try heavy-duty meds?

Treatment-resistant depression: When and how did you decide it was time to try the heavy-duty stuff? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 17, 2009 - 11 answers

Taking care of me.

To call or not to call? (depression-filter) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2009 - 17 answers

2009 was going to be a year of no more fighting

(This is a long one) I am trying to get out of a terrible relationship that keeps pulling me back in. [more inside]
posted by tingting on Jan 6, 2009 - 20 answers

I'm going to be 800 lbs if I can't stop this :(

I have no idea how to stop my late night eating. I've battled it for years. For the last few months, it's caused me to gain back ALL of my weight that I busted my ass to lose in 2006. I went from 200 to 175 and was quite proud of myself. I wanted to lose about 5-7 lbs even back then but I was fairly content. I'm so so frustrated with myself. Half of the time I seem to sleep eat and then I wake up in the morning thinking hey maybe i didn't eat the house this time and then I taste my breath and it smells like f'in food. [more inside]
posted by isoman2kx on Nov 27, 2008 - 35 answers

Fizzled Out on Passion

Depression has knocked my passion (for everything) out. Gwargh. What do I do while I get therapy sorted? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jul 21, 2008 - 13 answers

CLEAR SKIN CALLED, it said screw you

well. i have searched and searched and there is alot out there , but i am looking for something specific. this question is about BLACKHEADS. [more inside]
posted by madmamasmith on Jul 19, 2008 - 25 answers

Why am I boring?

Why am i boring? [more inside]
posted by isoman2kx on Apr 10, 2008 - 36 answers

Too paralyzed to seek help for depression

I am in desperate need of psychological help, but the task of finding a therapist/psychiatrist, going to appointments, and obtaining a prescription for antidepressants seems completely insurmountable. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 25, 2007 - 21 answers

I love my boyfriend, but feel tense near him. Why?

I love my boyfriend and enjoy his company. He loves me a lot. Why then do I feel on edge when I'm near him? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 9, 2007 - 16 answers

Looking for advice & direction in this difficult time

I am 21 and have serious money problems, including a huge debt. The problems are turning into a depression. They affect my ability to commute to work (by car). And now, To top it off, an old friend of mine hung himself 2 days ago. Why? Because of money problems. I dont want to kill myself at all, but I am deeply depressed. Happy Stories, Life Advice, or insight .. all deeply apprecaited. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2006 - 58 answers

How do I help my friend get help?

I have a friend (seriously) who has serious problems with social anxiety, to the point she is sometimes paralyzed with fear or depression. She cannot hold a job because of it, and therefore has no insurance for medical attention - what can she do? [more inside]
posted by twiggy on Mar 31, 2006 - 15 answers

Helping a Depressed Friend

Tonight, one of my housemates checked into a safehouse. Unbeknownst to anyone else in the house, he's been cutting himself, and he's suffering from heavy depression/suicidal thoughts, mostly due to school and being away from home.

What can I do to help out? Things to do when he gets home? What would be nice to bring him while he's getting help? For anyone who's been in this situation, what did you find especially helpful/uplifting?
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2005 - 18 answers

Help My Brother

Help save my brother's life. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Coffeemate on Jul 29, 2004 - 78 answers

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