who's the first person you would call if you were feeling depressed?

@teleios (738)
Philippines
June 14, 2007 6:25am CST
the first person i'd call....hmmm, i guess that would be one of my best friends, the funnier the better. i don't think i'll be able to name names here, unfortunately so we'll have to make do with titles. another person i'd call would probably my ex,because he's someone i know i can pour my heart out to, even if he doesn't get me sometimes LOL!
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@mean_queen (1713)
• Malaysia
14 Jun 07
hey teleios~! For me, I'll always call my boyfriend if I'm in the slumps. But if my problem happens to involve my boyfriend, then it would definitely be my sister. She's also my best friend.. :)
@teleios (738)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
hmmm that was a funny one. yeah, its good to have a lot of people to call when you're feeling down, because if one of them is actually the cause of your depression, you have other people for back-up! yeah when i had problems with my ex i turned to my best friend too.
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@shemah (841)
• Malaysia
14 Jun 07
Same here!! I usually call my husband.. and if it involves him, i call my sister too!! LOL! And if i CANT get her.. I'll talk to my mom! Strange, huh?
@teleios (738)
• Philippines
18 Jun 07
not strange at all if you are close to your mom ;)i think i can call my mom when it comes to certain topics, but there are some things that i know only friends can relate to.
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14 Jun 07
diana, my best friend. defenetly.
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@teleios (738)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
good thing we have best friend huh? i guess that's one criteria for being a best-friend: if you can be called upon in times of major depressive episodes! LOL!;)
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@teleios (738)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
good thing we have best friends huh? i guess that's one criteria for being a best-friend: if you can be called upon in times of major depressive episodes! LOL!;)
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15 Jun 07
yeah, well, i do call her in the best moments too :)
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• Canada
18 Jun 07
I call my best friend whenever I am feeling down. She is always there for me and comes when I need her, for coffee, or a hug. Sometimes it takes her a while to get back to me when I leave a message, but she never fails to cheer me up and make the world feel okay again.
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@shemah (841)
• Malaysia
18 Jun 07
you're really lucky to have a best friend like that.. I'm grateful that my best friend just came back from the states recently. (she works there) She knew I was having a pregnancy craving for chocolate cake and baked me one! :)
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
14 Jun 07
I wouldnt call anyone...when I have my episodes I dont like to confide in others becuase with too much outside opinions I cant think straight enough for me to find the solution or resolve it etc etc ya know...I prefer to keep to myself until I can't get through the worst of it then I'll talk to someone usually my husband or a couple of close gfs but even then its kinda rare......I DO however, when my episodes get bad, let my husband and kids know where my head is at just so they have a heads up and are aware I'm in a danger zone ya know..
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@teleios (738)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
its good to know that people who love us are just there when we need our help, or when whenever we feel like talking or not. and its also good that you let your family know whenever you're feeling this way and such...i mean, you can never be too careful, especially with depression.
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@latsmom (824)
14 Jun 07
To be honest there is usually a reason behind my depression and so I can get a second opinion woudl ring my four closest mates for their opinion, then would be able to make up my mind using bits of information from each bit of advice.
@teleios (738)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
that's nice, having a lot of people to talk to. for some, having a group of friends can brighten out any depressive mood ;)
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@archer1811 (1099)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
What kind of depression? depression for love? For me its not working coz am a married woman already, but for other things like losing of my cellphone which i experienced last week and any circumtances that make me depress of, it is actually my husband who first notice it, all the things that happens in my life every second and every minute of the day i confesses it to my husband as my husband did that usually towards me, we dont have any bestfriend's other than ourselves, we're not only husband but a partner in life and bestfriends, (of course we do have friends).
@teleios (738)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
hmmm, your response made me think of the study that concluded that there are more married people than single people. i guess that's one reason: you have a bestfriend and a partner in your husband, and that adds to your feelings of happiness, which in turn reduces instances of depression in whatever form.
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
14 Jun 07
I would call either my boyfriend, my best friend or my mother. I would probably chat with my online friend first. She and I are very much alike, and we have the same illness. She is the best at understanding whta I am going through.
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@youdontsay (3503)
• United States
17 Jun 07
You know, that's one of the challenges of depression, clinical depression anyway. The clinically depressed person usually doesn't want to talk to ANYone. They withdraw, which makes it worse. But if I'm simply feeling low, I talk to my spouse, who is good at helping me feel better. We'll go out to dinner or sit by the river or see a movie or something. And we talk. When I figure out why I'm down, then we know how to fix it. I'm lucky that my spouse is also my best friend.
@teleios (738)
• Philippines
18 Jun 07
that's really good, having your spouse as your best friend. more marriages last if the relationship is grounded that way...
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
17 Jun 07
My husband is very matured type and gives a correct solution or analyses the problem and gives a correct picture of that situation and solution. Earlier when my husband was on transfer, my son used to be of moral support to me.