My name is y, and I suffer from depression…

I started my “regroup” therapy today.
Hmmm, I don’t even know where to start, I need to process it all.
I’ll start by saying there are some preeeeeeeeetty interesting people in there. I admit, it is a comforting feeling to know you’re not alone. However, I did find myself wondering “how the hell did I end up here with these people?”
I will be off of work for the next 3 weeks, and that is a good thing. I need some time away from that place and some of those people.
The best part of the experience was when a man I met there, I believe his name was Allen, showed me the dance he used to do “back in the day” and told me the story of how he used to do that dance all the time before he became severely depressed and he hopes one day he’ll be able to do it again “and mean it.” It was touching, and very cute, made me smile.
My gut feeling is that this is going to be a good thing for me, I just have to get past the fact that I feel I don’t belong there and make it work for me, you know?

11 thoughts on “My name is y, and I suffer from depression…

  1. deb

    oh, honey. That is just the worst feeling. To know you have a problem yet feel so out of place around others with a similar problem. I haven’t tried group therapy before, but will be interested to hear how you think it progresses…..

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  2. etherian

    god bless and I hope it works for you. I’m nowhere near ready for such group therapy. Being around other people “like me” is way too weird.
    You’re very brave.

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  3. dana michelle

    I never went to “group” myself, but I think you are going to learn a lot from all of those other people. And you’re going to meet people from every walk of life, because depression doesn’t discriminate. Hang in there. It’s going to get better. I am really proud of you! Keep us posted (but only if you feel like sharing.)
    Great big hugs {{{{{{{{{{}}}}}}}}}}}}

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