So for the past six months I've been on two different types

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So for the past six months I've been on two different types of antidepressants after battling with depression and anxiety for six years, the fight is still ongoing. However lately it's been so severe and my parents have been nothing but insensitive
Mum basically tells me to get on with it and brushes off my feelings. It's affecting my sleep and motivation. Just looking for people who can relate to how I feel and can maybe meet new people. If anyone's got any remedies or advice to help with anxiety and sleep and depression that be great.

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Feb 12

@franky315 thank you so much honestly

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Feb 12

@Ilovelove thank you so much

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Feb 12

Some things that have helped me with anxiety--- Hiking/exercise every day. You get a natural boost from it and it will also help depression. It is especially helpful to walk in the woods if you have that ability. Getting out in nature can really work wonders for feeling anxious. Avoid all sugary junk food and caffeine for a little while and see if it makes a difference. Try fruits and veggies as much as possible. Vitamin B-12 and a B stress reducing vitamin supplement. Also you might look in to natural alternatives to anti-depressants - There is one out there called 5 HTP that you might research and see if you like it. I haven't personally used it but I've heard good things about it. There is something called Yoga Nidra that is a kind of meditation that I find helpful sometimes. If you have any spirituality practices sometimes that can be super helpful- I try to root in to prayer/church/etc and it can be a big help. Finding a place to volunteer can also be a huge help. Anything you can do to get out of yourself and involved in others lives in some way that makes a difference or is meaningful ..These things help. Isolation is the enemy! Try to engage socially as much as possible with people. Try to laugh as much as possible. There is a great book called Man's Search for Meaning- This book is a great book for putting things in perspective in terms of seeing how the human spirit can survive in suffering. Journaling can help. Writing a list of 20 things that are good about yourself. 20 things that you are thankful for... Lists help me sometimes. Breathing from the diaphragm is helpful. (breathe in count to 4 breathe out count to 4) Research tapping for anxiety... Some people find that effective. There is a technique called the observer mind that is really effective against panic attacks. I won't type all of that out right now, but if you're interested I will. It is like a game you can play with yourself to get out of a panic attack. Also try to avoid negative self talk and making judgments on yourself. Be kind to yourself! Hope any of this helps!

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