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Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
13-Jan-02 - 06:22 PM
Thread Name: BS: sliding into a depression
Subject: RE: BS: sliding into a depression
Just a couple of thoughts... for folks of the Christian persuasion, there may be a church in your area that does Christian counseling. I found much of value in a brief stint with traditional psychotherapy but there were times when I wasn't on the same page because of a conflict with my faith. I went to a Christian Counselor... a trained Psychologist who did counselling as a volunteer. I ended up getting some help there that I don't think I could have found through another psychiatrist. I imagine that the Jewish community probably has similar faith-based counseling. There was also a time when I find group therapy very helpful. People in the group were very supportive, but also wouldn't listen to any crap and would tend to come at you when you were b.s.ing, as we're all adept at doing. Sometimes, that was very helpful. Sometimes you need to have someone call you on something that is a rationalization or evasion of the true reason for your action. But hey, EVERY case is different. In the long run, you have to find out through some trial and error, what works.

Jerry