How to Deal With Depression When I'm currently unemployed

27 May
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Hi,

 

I'm not sure to who this will go to but if you are a trained therapist, pls tell me how I should deal with my depression. I am currently umemployed and dont have the money to go see a psychiatrist/therapist who could help me. My problem in a nutshell is this - I dont know when my depression creeped in that bad but since the past one year I cannot recall when I was truly happy or excited about anything. I have tried to read a lot on how to tackle depression and anxiety, and whenever I felt low, I would do some of my fav activities like making cards, etc. While that kept me engaged and happy for a while, the past six months, nothing keeps me happy. Things that once used to excite me no longer. It has come to this that I feel tired ALL-THE-TIME and starting my day and getting out of the bed feels like a HUGE task. It has affected my daily work so much so that my levels of productivity have gone down. I was once an achiever and a go-getter, now I dont even recognize myself. Pls help me.

 

Responses 2

  • Shanmugi B.P
    Shanmugi B.P   Aug 06, 2017 10:13 AM

    Hi!!!

       Hope you are doing well. I can clearly understand about your concern. We feel really boredom of life when we were unemployed. We just feel frustrated and depressed always. Nowadays counselors are also available through online and one of the best platform for online counseling is eWellness Expert. I can also  hereby suggest you something helpful.

    1. Don’t feel pessimistic:

    Life is a race if we should win, we should come across all the obstacles and hurdles while running else we may fall down in life. So, try to be positive when you fall down and get up with more energy to win the race. Surround yourself with the optimistic people who can motivate you.

    1. Follow your passion:

        Try to follow your passion which will really make you to feel more valuable. Whatever your passion just identify it and run for it, one day you will succeed. Also when we start to run we come across many criticizers who will pushes us down. Just make a smile at them and make a power of succeeding one day.

    1. Depression and anxiety:

    Depression is the state of dejection and anxiety is the worry about your future. When you feel depressed and anxious you just live in the future without enjoying the present. So just stay calm and do some yoga and meditations which can refresh you. Also listen to some music. When world fails, music speaks.

     

    WHATEVER HAPPENS LIFE HAS TO MOVE ON !!!!

     

    Hope it helps you!!!

    Take Care :)

  • Dr. Ibrahim Abunada
    Dr. Ibrahim Abunada   May 28, 2016 12:47 AM

    Dear user. I can understand your suffering and your disappointment. Depression is very difficult and unpleasant feeling. However, I can reassure you that it is not the end of the world. I believe you have your strong points in your personal characteristics which will enable you to overcome your life difficulties. Therefore, I strongly recommend you the following steps and suggestions to use in your daily life. Try to be strong in front of these circumstances not to be fragile. Don’t underestimate your positive and strong points in your personality and your environment. Try your best to add value changes to your daily life, e.g. tries to find a suitable job to expend your time in a productive way. Don’t stay alone for a long time just thinking about your miserable situation. Try to build relationships with trustworthy people surrounding you. Try to share people their social life events. Try to practice sport, recreational activities, and trips. Try to use relaxation techniques and deep breathing exercises when you feel depressed. You can consult an online specialist for further instructions and interventions. Take care.