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Depression, have committed several attempts of suicide, want to make life worth while for kids. How can I make my life better?

i have a long history of depression off and on over the years. starting from the age of 13 with several attempts of suiside over the years.i am 37 now with 3 children , my only reason for staying around. i believe ive come to a turning point in my life and have decided on a enonghs enough cut the shit kind of attitude to my life, i dont want to be a victim of circumstance to situations i have no controll over and need to find a way to find my direction and to stop others deciding on my own happiness and taking advantage of my nature. I dont have close family to support me and 1 trustworthy friend of 12 years who has a very posative outlook dispite her own history. i need her strength and outlook but dont know how to access has bombarded me with a frequent sucsession of one negative experience after another, starting with my mothers need to compete and and to later allimanate my presents and sabbertage me wherever possable. she never learned anything other even years later. Ill never understand her, i always want the best for my children,despite the difficulties, but im in need of strength to keep going, i wouldnt be here if it wasnt for them, they r the only happiness ive ever known, i dont know how to be anything else.
Asked On : Tue, 17 Jul 2012
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Hi and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your question...

I understand that you have been going through a tough time. It must be very difficult to face these stressors one after the other. But please remember that this is just a passing phase in life and if you seek professional help and stay positive, you will soon be able to overcome these depressive feelings.

So, you need to seek professional help for your depressive feelings and suicidal thoughts. There are effective treatment options - in the form of medication or counselling / psychotherapy which will help you overcome your problems. So, please consult a psychiatrist at the earliest. Also, please keep talking to someone close (a relative or a friend) about your difficulties and feelings. It will help you offload some of your burden at least and make you feel more supported.

Wish you all the best.

- Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Thu, 25 Oct 2012
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