Depression Getaway

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Help! I am Hitting a Brick Wall!

As I write this I am once again 'hitting a brick wall' with depression. I would rather call it 'hitting a brick wall' than use the dreaded word 'relapse'. That's just too depressing! To me 'hitting a brick wall' implies that I have done everything I know to do even though I am once again depressed.

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If I am relapsing, does that mean my strategies don't work? No, it just means that I have hit a rough patch and have to decide whether to just weather the storm until it passes or address the downswing and seek further help. 

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Depression Review: Keyword #8 is Relapse….

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Depression Review with Eight Keywords

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Relapse. Relapse! Relapse? That is a word you don’t want to even consider. But guess what? You absolutely must.

If you attended Weight Watchers you would not only learn how to lose the weight, you would learn how to maintain that weight as well. If you don’t maintain it, you will gain it back. Maintenance is part of the program.

Mental illness is not as easy to control or maintain as weight. Many will recover from depression but some of those will relapse. What are you going to do if you have a relapse?

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