After years of developing and utilizing a wide array of wellness activities--from harmonica healing to the zen of sanding--I still had a horrific depressive episode last year that lasted from November until a few days ago.
And what I finally realized was that in addition to the seasonal element of depression, I was carrying a lot of anger and rage about the way I'd been treated since my diagnosis, my subsequent medication merry-go-round that caused erratic behavior, and then the years of having to figure out all my healing activities by myself.
So, at the beginning of the year--after a very long hiatus--I returned to therapy, which has been extraordinarily helpful. I finally feel that once I resolve the issues that have been bothering me for quite some time, I can end these dastardly depressions. And, I'm also doing more research on Seasonal Affective Disorder (although I've researched it quite a bit and nothing that's recommended works for me aside from spending time outdoors), and I'm researching self-hypnosis as well.
My question for you is this: What works best for you, whether it's medication, yoga, meditation, prayer and spirituality, aerobic exercise et al? And, what is preventing you from getting well?