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  • #591771

    ASF
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    someone called me to see if I know of any support group for depression. B”H I dont know. She is looking for someone to talk to beside for her therapist. someone thats been through it and over with it to give her chizuk. Nothing in Her life seems to make her happy. But she BH doesnt have any suicide thoughts. If anyone knows of any heimishe Person or group that she can speak to I would be happy to give her the info.

    tizku l’mitzvahs.

    #688123

    Be Happy
    Participant

    Sorry I can’t recommend any groups. Finding a support will definitely help her. I would strongly suggest the lady has a blood test to check her vitamin D levels. I know a few cases that were helped – Lady had very low levels of vitamin D (one of the signs is depression) and improved steadily when levels went up. Hatzlocho

    #688124

    bpt
    Participant

    This may sound sarcastic, but have her join the CR! I’m not kidding. Many of us have been thry tough moments and many of us are good writers. Unless its a topic that is best left off the public airwaves, chances are, we can help.

    Many times, its just a matter of hearing that others have been around that block before, and how we coped. Not every problem, not every time, but sometimes just being able to sound off and be heard makes the difference.

    Let her sign up, post a thread and once the replies start gushing in, watch how fast she cheers up!

    (and I can think of at least 4 members who will no doubt 2nd my motion as soon as they see this topic. Show her those replies and she will see that help is never far off)

    #688125

    bpt
    Participant

    I am “refreshing” this thread as I posted late last night and it may have been missed, and I feel its very important.

    So, how soon do I hear from the expected 4 members?

    #688126

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    but have her join the CR! I’m not kidding.

    While the CR certainly has it’s merits, I don’t think it’s a proper substitute for proper therapy for treating depression.*

    (That doesn’t mean she can’t join anyway — just that this forum shouldn’t be looked at as a cure for depression.)

    The Wolf

    * And yes, I know you probably didn’t mean it that way either — but some may take it that way.

    #688127

    oomis
    Participant

    Sometimes, aspects of depressopn are related to feeling that no one else has ever gone through what the person is going through, and it can help to have a sounding board. But if the depression is a chemical imbalance problem, such a person needs professional intervention. Both can be hopeful.

    #688128

    speaktruth
    Member

    mdjunction.com is a great online support group with specific groups for various health challenges.

    #688129

    bpt
    Participant

    Wolf and Oomis, Thank you for clarifying that.

    You are correct; in many cases there is a need for medical intervention, and no ammount of talking will help the person, much like no ammount of talking will help someone nearsighted avoid glasses.

    What I was refering to (and hope is the case) that what the person is calling “depression” is just a case of the blues, that has gotten out of hand.

    As ASF stated, she is already meeting with a therapist, and just needs a little boost (just like many of us do from time to time)

    Not everyone needs medication from the get-go. Let her try this first. Look how sunny and cheerful I come away from the CR!

    #688130

    tralala
    Member

    bp totty, I know you didn’t me about the 4 members but I agree with you 100%!

    #688131

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    This may sound sarcastic, but have her join the CR!

    Of course, if she does that, she’ll be exposed to me. I’ve been told that I can drive people (even further) insane. 🙂

    The Wolf

    #688132

    so right
    Member

    WolfishMusings, are you having some downtime in your office again now? 🙂

    #688133

    bpt
    Participant

    Tralala –

    True, I did not have you in mind, but with a screen name like tralala, you’re just what the doctor ordered!

    And Wolf – While you have been known to throw your fair share of punches, when the occasion demands it, I’m sure you could offer sound advice in a really helpful way.

    Ok, enough of patting ourselves on our backs… lets see if ASF can get the message back to person # 1 and then we’ll see how good we are!

    #688135

    squeak
    Participant

    We once had an anger management thread, and it worked extremely well.

    #688136

    shimmel
    Member

    you were probably reffering to,

    Wolf, Bp Totty, Kapusta, and nother one that didnt come up in my brain at the moment. no?

    #688137

    shimmel
    Member

    OH! and squeak, how can i forget?

    LOL

    #688138

    squeak
    Participant

    I thought I was the “schimmel” of the CR. How do you come to claim the name?

    #688139

    What does schimmel mean?

    All I could find on line was either “listening” or “moldy”.

    #688140

    shimmel
    Member

    Must be there are two people in sucha sorry state!

    Shimmel means Moldy.. or bored until you’re moldy

    #688141

    Thanks Schim

    #688142

    squeak
    Participant

    Yes, it can mean mildew in German, but that’s not the correct context.

    #688143

    squeak
    Participant

    a bit premature?

    #688144

    schimmel means “a bit premature”?

    Or it was a bit premature to change your SN?

    So what is the correct context?

    #688145

    squeak
    Participant

    “or bored until you’re moldy”

    Interesting usage, I have never heard that particular definition applied in reference to a person, as a nickname. However, there is a more common usage that does lend itself as a nickname.

    #688146

    squeak
    Participant

    “So what is the correct context?”

    The context is applying the word as a screen name, or nickname. Unless one is describing himself as a piece of mildew, it is out of context usage of “schimmel”.

    “schimmel means “a bit premature”?

    Or it was a bit premature to change your SN?”

    The latter

    #688147

    shimmel
    Member

    Squeak? why were you schimmel a minute ago, and off again right now?

    #688148

    smartcookie
    Member

    Schimmel is a last name BTW in case you don’t know. But schimmel, why would you call urself schimmel, as in moldy?

    #688149

    squeak
    Participant

    “Squeak? why were you schimmel a minute ago, and off again right now?”

    Because I like to demonstrate my superpowers whenever I get the chance.

    #688150

    squeak
    Participant

    smartcookie

    Member

    Schimmel is a last name BTW in case you don’t know

    Perhaps you can solve the mystery then. How did Schimmel become a last name for non-mildewey leute?

    #688151

    smartcookie
    Member

    ???? Don’t get it…

    #688152

    shimmel
    Member

    Schimmel is a last name BTW in case you don’t know. But schimmel, why would you call urself schimmel, as in moldy?

    Because we are sometimes boreed to the point of Moldy 🙁

    #688153

    squeak
    Participant

    I suppose there is a kind of irony in seeing someone named “shimmel” (missing the “c”) spell the word as “moldy” (missing the “u”).

    #688154

    Either way is acceptable

    In America moldy is the preferred spelling.

    #688155

    squeak
    Participant

    Bah

    #688156

    squeak
    Participant

    ROTFLMKOu

    #688157

    smartcookie
    Member

    Is “goldy” the modernized version of moldy?

    Shimmel- are you in school too that you’re SO bored?

    #688158

    Kasha
    Member

    Hello squeak (or whatever your most recent preferred name is),

    My name is Dr. Kasha. Please tell me what brings you here.

    #688159

    shimmel
    Member

    Is there a correct Yiddish /english dictionary on how to translate yiddish words into correct spelled english?

    #688160

    squeak
    Participant

    Kasha – if you want, we can talk offline

    #688161

    squeak
    Participant

    shimmel

    Member

    Is there a correct Yiddish /english dictionary on how to translate yiddish words into correct spelled english?

    mochul loch

    #688163

    shimmel
    Member

    Nopes. Not in school anymore. BH!

    Hard economic times @work =Alot of free time..

    Dr. Kasha are you here for the depression support group?

    #688164

    Kasha
    Member

    squeak, my methodology is public groupings.

    #688165

    shimmel
    Member

    shimmel

    Member

    Is there a correct Yiddish /english dictionary on how to translate yiddish words into correct spelled english?

    ‘mochul loch ‘

    what on earth????????????

    #688166

    squeak
    Participant

    Kasha

    Member

    squeak, my methodology is public groupings.

    You never mentioned that before…

    #688167

    Squeak you are not allowed to keep changing your screen name. I don’t know how you do it, but we take seriously the Rules here!

    #688168

    shimmel
    Member

    OH man! you better be careful squeak! you might be kicked outta here

    #688169

    squeak
    Participant

    80-

    One of my superpowers is apparently the ability to anticipate criticism.

    #688170

    Dr. Kasha

    If you value your own mental health, I wouldn’t take on squeak as a client.

    Just a little advice from someone who has known him for a while. His multiple personalities are just the beginning.

    #688171

    Kasha
    Member

    I specialize in hard cases…

    #688172

    squeak I’m serious. Please cut it out!

    #688173

    says who
    Member

    Someone (I don’t know his name) is on a roll today.

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