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Coping with Depression, Stress, Anxiety and other Mental Health Illnesses

Discussion in 'TalkCeltic Pub' started by Drakhan, Apr 8, 2016.

Discuss Coping with Depression, Stress, Anxiety and other Mental Health Illnesses in the TalkCeltic Pub area at TalkCeltic.net.

  1. Drakhan Nac Mac Feegle Gold Member

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    Does anyone recommend any natural medicine to help anxiety and slight depression. My head just has so much going on and it makes each day a struggle :( TIA

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  3. Wee Baldy

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    My sister takes St Johns Wort whenever she's feeling down or depressed and says it helps.
     
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  4. ticticboom

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    Need to look into them thank you for sharing :)

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  5. packybhoy Administrator Administrator

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    A wee course of vitamin D. Chilling in the sunshine or walking.
     
  6. leeso-ardoyne Lord of the Chickpeas

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  7. ticticboom

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    Good video mate thanks for sharing

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  8. leeso-ardoyne Lord of the Chickpeas

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    Get yourself a few tubs and see how you get on with them.They can be very effictive. Plus ive said it many times on here before and will say it again, change your diet! It has a massive part in why you are feeling like *! Most of the food you are eating is dead of vitial nutrients and vitamins. We treat our bodies like a toxic waste dump with the dirt we consume and with that, we end up feeling like * and sick!

    With that said, it can be difficult to break away off the routine of what we eat. Im a prime example of this, someone who would source and buy all organic foods yet come home mentally and physically shattered and eat * and with that, end up feeling like yourself. Anyway, good luck.




    Why Are Cashews Good For Depression?
    Serotonin is the chemical responsible for maintaining mood balance, so depression is often the result of reduced levels of serotonin and the amino acid required to produce serotonin, called tryptophan.

    So where do cashews come in?

    Cashews contain mood-stabilizing vitamins: B6, magnesium, niacin, and even tryptophan. B6 helps convert the tryptophan into serotonin and helps magnesium enter into the body’s cells. It’s the synergy of these nutrients that helps with depression; researchers claim that if you eat two or more handfuls of cashews per day, you will get enough tryptophan to alter and elevate your mood.

    Cashews may be a natural solution for depression and anxiety, and don’t carry the price tag or side effects of Prozac. If you start to see a positive impact on your mood after eating cashews on a consistent basis, it may make more sense— for both your health and your bank account —to invest in a bag of cashews every month. A 5-pound bag for $50 will supply you with a little more than a whole month’s worth of natural anti-depressants.

    It may seem crazy to think that a couple handfuls of nuts may help some of the 6.7 million people in the US that suffer from depression and anxiety, but studies have already shown that tribes that continue to forage for food don’t develop Western world diseases such as high blood pressure and atherosclerosis. Seems like good evidence that the trusty cashew may do the trick.
     
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  9. packybhoy Administrator Administrator

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    We all gotta stay strong
     
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  11. DonnyCelt

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    Surley, if I do nothing then nothing can go wrong right?

    The strong overwhelming feeling of should I just give up.

    People would be a lot happier if I was not here... was not around.

    Pain and suffering would be over in an instant.

    Relief.

    Is that selfish?
     
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    This is your perspective right now, many of us have shared these ideas at some point, however it is cloudy thinking.The same hopelesness which I could not shake off, mixed with Cannabis and antipsychotics were a very dangerous combo, even ciggies gave me nightmares. The lightheaded feeling from * left me vulnerable to psychosis. I found myself watching evangelical pastors on youtube to try and comfort me out of thinking about evil spirits and demons.
    I was Sectioned (section2) detained initially for up to 28 days. At first the ward was extremely tough for me, the first day I got myself thrown in a seclusion cell for trying to escape, after being unable to accept my situation.
    As time went on things got easier. Around 5 days I think the cannabis was out of my system, I honestly did not crave it whatsoever. By this stage at home I would have been craving a spliff so much that I would spend time looking for tiny specs of weed on my carpet to get any kind of buzz, but I did not have this option at the ward and after 21 years of heavy cannabis use I am now in a position to give it up completely.
    You are not being selfish, but if I am able to make a point about humanity. There is kindness and compassion out there, nurses who are studying, with lovely personalities and the know how and genuine interest in making you feel okay with a person to talk to. There are very intelligent doctors who I met weekly which decide the treatment and medication to put me on.
    My overall treatment was successful and I pray that those hopeless feelings and insecurities do not return. I'm treated for adhd which means I can observe instead of be observed. I am treated for psychosis which means my thoughts are not unsettling me or make me worried. And anti depressants lift my mood along with socialising with other patients and nurses on the ward.
    Its pretty much everything I needed, and I was never going to sign up for it myself. I said a prayer and it was answered. I need care until I can care for myself, which is a million miles away from not caring at all. I understand where you are at @DonnyCelt and its a very sad place. Please reach out for help, open your heart to humanity, speak honestly with professionals about everything that makes you feel hopeless, because we are all the same both women and men aswell infact, and you will be just as understood as I am, at which point you realise that the world is an awesome place, because we share it together and most are naturally obliged to help one another.
    Treat yourself well and get some help mate, I apologise if i'm out of turn. I know that we all have our own journey but its a great help to open up about it, to whomever it feels right to do so and trust the process. Best regards mate and feel free to talk to me anytime. HH
     
  13. DonnyCelt

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    Thank you for the post mate. I have today reached out to a close relative. Basically told them I am not coping well and have contemplated the worst. I wish you every success with your recovery.
     
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    Struggling right now, starting to turn to alcohol and drugs to tick me over and keep some sort of normality(or hide from it). The last while over the last 2 weeks or 3/4 has been great and positive and slowly I've slid back into negative thinking. I get real jealous of people who can just manage, I feel guilty about that and that in its self gets me down. I'm definitely on a self ruination path just now. "light at the end of the tunnel" "just around the corner" I'm sure we are sick of hearing it and I thought I was there but the last 5 days has kicked me right in the nuts, not sure why. Maybe just a slip but the ever present feeling of ruining your own life is strong just now
     
  15. kramer1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Good luck with everything, mate. Coping isn't easy sometimes. It helps if you have someone in your life you trust and can confide in, and it's really important to have something to look forward to. It doesn't have to be anything big or important, just something to keep you going. Diet and exercise help. As packyboy says above, Vitamin D is important. If you're able to spend any time in the sun, this may help to elevate your mood.

    In the end, what I find helps me more than anything when I experience anxiety or depression, is to accept that it is happening, and to try to put it beside me and try to get on with living my life. Easier said than done, of course. Helping other people helps. When we focus on others, over time it can help us to put things into perspective and to forget about ourselves a little.

    Anyway. All the best. I hope you feel better soon.
     
  16. Dannybhoy81

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    Cheers man, I've definitely been much lower than this and I've grown to accept that talking is better (which is why I posted), even seeing what I'm thinking in words can help put it in perspective and lessen the negativity but the fear of slipping backwards is really prevalent just now, it always surprises me how easy it can be at times to get out of it, do the dishes or have a shower when at times those seem like the most difficult tasks. Thanks for your reply, I appreciate it
     
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    Thanks mate, however hard things are at the moment, there is always a process of treatment which can help you to heal and recover as you say. Be kind to yourself and I admire your honesty because its a crucial part of getting help. I wish you every success to contemplate the best.
     
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    Depends what you struggle with, if its specific anxiety issues or general worrying a lot, but I find Vitamin C and Magnesium help keep me more calm and focused, I read an article about Magnesium deficiency and link to anxiety, since I corrected that I find myself being a lot calmer, and able to rationalize those what ifs... I usually drink these. Sometimes its not all psychological, keep your body healthy and your mind can follow.

    Be warned though if you try, these can give you the runs at first...

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    Brilliant to see so may of you speak openly and supporting each other. For everyone of you that opens up on here there will be tons more that might be apprehensive to post but are reading your comments and you are helping them to cope with their * times.
     
  20. DonnyCelt

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    Well. That's my weekend ruined. Was going away for a few days on Friday, my first proper break in 2-3 years. And I broke my ankle at work today. So now I've had to cancel.

    Sometimes I just don't know why I bother.