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Topic: New here. Survived depression and happy to share my experiences.

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  1. JulieCh
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    20 December 2018

    Hi

    I'm a loving mum to 4 great teens/young adults. I have struggled a lot in recent two years and learnt some great tools to manage this issue. Happy to help where I can

    J

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  2. Croix
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    20 December 2018 in reply to JulieCh

    Dear JulieCh~

    Welcome to the forum, it is always great to hear from someone for whom things are working out. Trying to cope wiht depression while caring for 4 teems wold be terribly difficult, and I would expect they would have felt the effects of your illness too.

    So would you like to say a little more about how you have dealt with things? Did you see a GP and psych, have meds, practice a different lifestyle?Anything that works for you might well work for others.

    Also have you someone to confide in that cares and wants to support you?

    I look forward to your reply

    Croix

  3. romantic_thi3f
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    21 December 2018 in reply to JulieCh

    Hi JulieCh,

    Welcome to the forums! I'm glad that you're here.

    You mentioned that you learned some great tools to help. One of the sub-forums that we have here is called Staying Well. A lot of the threads are about different strategies, techniques or even just book recommendations! You may want to have a look or even start your own thread there -

    https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/online-forums/staying-well

    Hope that you enjoy being part of the forums! Feel free to ask any questions if you like.