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Old 01-25-11, 06:49 AM   #1
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Hi,

I'm still searching for a way to get help so am looking at support groups. I'm worried that they'll come from the same point of view that my therapy etc has.

I've just been discharged from my second therapy course, even tho the letter back to my doctor says my response to the treatment was poor. The basic problem is, not matter how hard I tried to explain/show to my therapist, he insisted that the problem is my interperation of reality, that my life isn't as bad as I think, I'm not as ugly and worthless and I think etc.

If I wanted to be lied to or brainwashed I could have just gone to my friends.

I need to get help in accepting that I'm a worthless human being, ugly and useless. These facts make me upset, I need to find out how I can deal with them and ignore them so I can live out my days without it being so painful.

Do you think a support group can help with this or will they try to brainwash me too?
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what kind of support group Neufena - do you mean other people that have experience of depression?
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I think so, it's called Changes (I'd link to the website but I know links aren't allowed).

I just hope there might be just one person in the same boat as me. I know that most people depression is a distortion of their views but what about us who it's because we ARE as bas as it seems?
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I go to a support group and found it a huge part of my recovery. It was so nice being able to talk to people face to face who knew what I was going through as they were going through similar things.
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id be interested in attending a group. but honestly, the people in my town make me sick :/
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I know what you mean, most people are not the kind of people I'd want to talk to. But then again most of humanity hate me so what have I got to lose.

I've found one near me on Fridays but my girlfriend is here to visit this weekend so I can got. a shame really I hoped to get the chance to go before she arrived cos it's always hard work to keep her, it takes so much effort for me to even be a passable human, I wish it was easy like it is for good people.
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did u ever do this?
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Thinking that your worthless and ugly will definately make you depressed. Low self esteem DOES lead to depression. I have a friend who I consider kind of ugly, but she thinks shes pretty so she's happy. Sometimes it is about perspective.

My mother considers me FAT, some friends consider me normal, others say I'm thin. It's a difference of opinion.
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Wow, this one's a blast from the past.

Powpowpow: yes I did manage to go once, I'm sure it'll be useful for some people, but not for me. Just like everything else its set up to tell you you're a great worthwhile person regardless if the truth. I'm still looking for some firm of help that will help me come to terms with reality, not invent a new fake reality.

Sweetheart93: I me my self esteem is accurate and that's what I can't cope with. All the help is about lying to yourself rather than coming to terms with being ugly and worthless.
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