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Managing Depression, Self-harm, Suicidal Thoughts, Psychosis

Have had a depressive disorder for over 14 years which includes severe depression, self-harming, psychotic and suicidal thoughts. Have learnt to manage these through a mix of medication, self-coping strategies, talking and support from family and friends. As a result I now lead a pretty boring normal life with just the odd blip. Am not claiming to be an expert or anything like that - I only have the expertise of my own experiences but at the cairn we now write and advise on mental illness awareness. We have a site - Thecairn - if it is of any interest or help - hope it makes people feel less isolated as they face their challenges.


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replied February 23rd, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Continue self coping strategies as these are the only means to get rid of this problem. I would suggest you to have regular followup with your healthcare provider as well.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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Khan
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