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^ Are u getting probiotics into ur gut?
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Trans Am wrote:
Jun 6th, 2018 10:01 am
Some days I feel like I will endup in the gutter...
This is Canada. We have social assistance!
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Becks wrote:
Jun 8th, 2018 4:24 pm
^ Are u getting probiotics into ur gut?
Me?

No. I should try it to see if it will lift me through the doldrums. Do you have a recommended pill? I think those yogurt with probiotics is a scam although I have not tried them as a regular dietary regime to say it is crap with any conviction.
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I eat plain greek yogurt with frozen blueberries that I add.
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If you can afford the time meditation could definitely change your life. 20 minutes mantra, 20 minutes rest. Twice per day. After you get up and preferably before supper. You must not eat for three hours before meditation.
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OP, how are you feeling now? Do you remember what happened two months ago that made you feel the way you did? Have you had a tougher day since that day? If you could redo that day from two months ago, how would you approach it differently.

I'm glad you had time out of your day to say you were not OK. It didn't take that much time. Your post was very short.
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Supercooled wrote:
Jun 8th, 2018 1:15 am
Every day when I wake up. Its like Peter Gibbons said, every new day is worse than the last day.

I tried seeking help through my work place programs but they never responded to my email. I have trouble articulating my thoughts through verbal communication because in my head I have so many things to express but they're all jumbled together so it's a hot mess.
Most workplace insurance covers psychologist and counselling visits. Check into your policy coverage and make an appointment to see a registered counselling psychologist. They can help make sense of the jumbled hot mess in your head and help with additional referrals if needed. You don't need to do this alone.
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Poppwl wrote:
Aug 3rd, 2018 4:14 am
OP, how are you feeling now? Do you remember what happened two months ago that made you feel the way you did? Have you had a tougher day since that day? If you could redo that day from two months ago, how would you approach it differently.

I'm glad you had time out of your day to say you were not OK. It didn't take that much time. Your post was very short.
Did anyone hear back from the OP? I hope things are better!
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I am so much against mental help "professionals". Before you put your life in their hands, you should be able to ask them about their lives. Most of these people are even more messed up than their patients.

You have to be honest about yourself and really pinpoint what is exactly bothering you. If you say "I'm not going to make it" but your real problem is crappy love life than you should focus on that and not lie to yourself.

Myself, ever since my divorce in 2002 I wanted to "escape" from Canada. I just find the while country depressing. Not the women, not the people....but I find I was unable to keep real friends like I had in Europe before I immigrated. So, instead of going back to my country which I considered as moving backwards, I moved to Thailand. Sometimes you have to make drastic steps to get out of the rut. In my case, it worked out ok. I found a hot Thai wife with a good job, a house that she lets me live in free of charge and I work remotely (I have a useless degree because no one told me better) and I just paid off my mortgage.

I am still slightly depressed, but at least I didn't rely on the pills to get myself out of it.
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Welll, therapists should see therapists themselves so that they know what their own issues r.
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There is new research to show a big correlation between depression and gut flora bacteria. This can easily be helped with eliminating sugar from your diet (which destroys your gut flora) and eating foods containing a variety of probiotics (need multiple sources). However, there are the other effects of depression such as mental illness. If the depression is situational, then counseling is a better option; if it is all the time then there is likely a systemic cause.
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This is a good video to watch and Toronto is one of the places where they are having MST trials.

Depression is no joke. There are no right or wrong ways in which one can fix it. There's no simple fix. A friend has severe depression and it's not as simple as saying do this X, do this ABC, it unfortunately doesn't work that way, and telling them to talk to someone may not work either when depression sinks them into a hole where they don't want to talk to anyone. It is a horrible place to be in. Had to be hospitalized, medicated, zombied out, for years and years nothing has worked.

If it can work as it did for these people in the video, it is very well worth doing, though even that is a bandaid that has to be done every so often.

https://www.camh.ca/en/camh-news-and-st ... 60-minutes
https://www.camh.ca/en/health-info/ment ... re-therapy

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BiegeToyota wrote:
Aug 12th, 2018 9:59 pm
I am so much against mental help "professionals". Before you put your life in their hands, you should be able to ask them about their lives. Most of these people are even more messed up than their patients.

.....but at least I didn't rely on the pills to get myself out of it.
Beige Toyota, I appreciate and endorse the DIY sentiment of your advice, but I know many people, myself included, who have been helped immensely by Mental Health professionals. I don't think being a professional in that field makes you immune to having mental health issues or messy lives yourself. The ones who are good at their jobs excel at it, even if their own lives are messy and they can't objectively see or solve thier own issues. As an example, my family knows a world renowned cardiac surgeon (a part of our extended family) who performs life saving surgeries. Guess how many cholesterol-related issues he has himself? Plenty! At one point, his diabetes was so bad he nearly lost vision in one eye. Yet he is brilliant at what he does. The whole western paradigm of "you have to be 100% yourself before you can help others" is a weird lie that's perprtuated by Lululemon bags and the wellness industry... (if you don't make people believe this idea of making yourself a 100% well first, then they won't buy your products... anyway, I am going off on a tangent)

Also, that part about the pills - another myth. Surely, non-medical interventions are preferable, but pills can and do make people feel better. There should be no shame or stigma attached to those who choose to take them for their mental well being.

OP, I hope you are able to feel supported through all the lovely folks who have commented on this thread. I do hope you were able to see a mental health professional; it is okay to try consulting with a few of them before you settle on someone who works well for you.

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