... the last 3 years and got a dui and am on house arrest and I don't know how to deal with this horrible depression. Any suggestions?
Given your losses, it is no wonder you are experiencing depression. I recommend talk therapy to help you with the grieving process and possibly consider the use of an antidepressant at least for the short term. Allowing yourself the opportunity to grief your losses will probably do the most good, but use of a medication to boost your mood is definitely something to consider. I would talk to your doctor and get a recommendation of a good therapist and see about having him/her prescribe an antidepressant.
In just a few short years I lost my sister, my mother, my father, and both sets of grandparents too. I first turned to alcohol, and got a dui too. Then I got some counseling through treatment, and it helped me allot. I joined AA for a while and got allot of support from the other members. Do you think they would allow you to go to AA meetings? I don't know. Just a thought. They sure did help me. I have been sober for over 5 years now, but dealt with allot of depression and grief before. Counseling and the support of others was a major impact in my life. I would see if you could go to some meetings..if you want to. I hope this helps. Good luck and God Bless. Ruth
First let me say I'm sorry to hear this. Second let me agree with what the first 2 people said. My advice is on something to do while you are stuck in the house waiting to go to the counseling and bereavement support groups. I don't mean this to take the place of support groups. They are very important. This is something I inadvertently did while grieving that became a great form of therapy for me. I know this may sound ridiculous, but I started to play video games. I don't have a gaming machine, I played them right on my PC. I played the single player games for most of 2 years, and as I felt able to deal with real people again, I started to play them online. I gradually got used to playing with other people and in another 6 months from then, I lost interest in the games. It was only then that I realized what a great form of therapy they had been. If you find yourself alone and with nothing to do, try it. Get a game that deals with something you are interested in.
I was very much into the Star Trek Voyager TV series, so that was the first game I played. I hope this can help you.
I cannot add much more to the good advise you have recieved from the previous posters,but just wanted to sympathise with you on your losses,losing one person in the family is hard,but your closest,i cant imagine what you must be going through.I am truely sorry for your loss!!
You take care and take one day at a time!!
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