If there's a conversation killer in depression support groups its when someone says, "Its Chemical". What they mean is that their condition is genetically and biologically caused and there's nothing that they can do. Hope goes out the window. While it's true genetics play a role in susceptibility to mental illness, it's not the whole story. Genetic research tells us that our genes interact with our experience and express themselves differently for different people at different times. Go to National Institute for Mental Health for more information. Hope is always within your reach!
The Most Important Relationship
Difficulties and challenges with relationships in our lives can often have a significant impact on our mood and sometimes can contribute to feelings of depression. Whilst these relationships are very important to our wellbeing, the most important relationship in our lives often gets overlooked: the relationship we have with ourselves.
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How would you describe the relationship you have with yourself?
It's on the rocks. We do NOT get along.
Needs improvement. I am my harshest critic.
We are acquaintances. Neither friends nor enemies.
Good. We are supportive friends.
I am my biggest fan. I can do no wrong.
We've been where you are ... We can help you!
"This meeting was such a blessing! I've browsed through tons of forums, support chats and there's been nothing that compared to this. Personally, I felt super safe about having a group leader. And such a cool one! The video conference + phone combination was wonderful. I'm excited to tell my other depressed friends about it! And I'll be back. Thank you guys for providing this wonderful support.
Confidential & Anonymous
Facilitated by professionally trained Group Leaders (not volunteers)
Choose your participation level - it's
okay to just listen
* 2011 University of Michigan Peer Support
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