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ADHD (HELP!) & DEPRESSION (HELP!)


Feeling very very ALONE, and fortunately, in today’s article the author articulated some of my struggle and misery.

Diagnosed after 50, I’m in poverty without access to proper ADHD treatment. 

State & local Services are unable to help me with any therapy/coaching/meds. 15 years of anxiety & depression prescriptions are sadly ineffective. How Much Longer Can I Hold Up?.

National online groups & sources abound (just not in Arizona)... but years of self hate and untreated ADHD are a losing bet.

Any ideas for support in getting support around local support? 

Thank you. ~Ktia

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http://connect.additudemag.com/groups/group/ADHD_in_Arizona/

For somewhere to maybe start - I found the link above. It’s a group on this website for ADHD in AZ.  Some of the posts might contain info on where you might be able to find support in AZ.  It’s not much but I hope it might be a helpful start.  I’m sure you have heard it before but hang in there.  Reaching out for help when you know you have a problem is sometimes the hardest first step in getting help, and you have already overcome that challenge so don’t give up.

Whereabouts are you in AZ or what large city are you nearest?  Someone in that are may read this and know of somewhere you might get help in a surrounding area.

Here’s a link to a website with some phone numbers you can call and talk to someone if you are feeling like you need to.

http://www.hopeline.com/gethelpnow.html

Depression is no fun, it hurts, and if you feel like it’s taking your feelings too far south - don’t hesitate to make that phone call.

Hang in there.

Posted by ADDLife on Nov 13, 2013 at 10:49pm

Feeling your pain…sending blessings your way.

Posted by umstetel on Nov 14, 2013 at 5:09am

Similar problems - very low or no income, diagnosed after 45, prone to recurring depression. It is very frustrating trying to find services and support.

Some free stuff you might like:

Attention Talk Radio - free online radio show with a large archive of expert interviews.

ADD Crusher - you can find clips on YouTube for free.

http://www.liberationinmind.com - free hypnosis audio recordings including help for insomnia and anxiety, relaxation and confidence. Good for relaxing and calming.

Totally ADD has free webinars on a variety of ADHD topics.

Posted by sdsea on Dec 25, 2013 at 2:28am

Add/Adhd and Depression go together, like best friends.  I suggest since medications don’t work for you then you should google add/adhd and proper diet and learn as much as you can about nutrition like I did, Im no longer on medications and Ihave changed my diet 100% and life is better than ever (no Im not doing jumpin jacks, Im 47) but Im gluten free, almost carb free, very low sugar, almost vegetarian, no cigeretts, no alcohol, no drugs (some marijuana which is very effective for treating drepression and add/adhd ask your doctor most insurance companies cover it now if your in a legal state) Look into Hawaiian Kava (KavaKwik) I have one glass in the afternoon to calm my brain before dinner, its awesome (many will disagree) don’t take with any other medications though, I don’t use hard big pharma drugs so I can use herbs and leaves, all natural god given medicaitons

Posted by BexIssues on Dec 26, 2013 at 1:22pm

I can relate to your pain.  Because I am home ALL THE TIME as I am my disabled daughter’s caregiver, I feel as though I don’t have any friends.  My doctor has told me to go out and try to make friends, but I don’t know how to do that.

When you feel alone and don’t have support, it is easy to slip into a very deep depression with feelings of inadequacy and being worthless.  You have a purpose.  You are alive because you can make a difference for other people.  Don’t give up on yourself.

Posted by cutemom on Jan 29, 2014 at 11:02pm

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