Mental Health

On May 28, 2012 by Cherise Shockley
Q1. Do you know anyone that has experienced both diabetes and depression? What were the signs/symptoms?
Q2. Once you recognized symptoms (in yourself or others), how did you cope? What kinds of support were most helpful? (Peers? HCPs?)
(Bonus question: Seeing a lot of “wanting to withdraw” comments. How can we fight through that feeling?)
Q3. What resources can you recommend for those experiencing depression and diabetes? List your favorites, and why they work for you.
Q4. What can we do for each other when we see signs/symptoms? What would you want someone to do for you?
(Bonus question: Borrowing a point from @Strangely_T1, depression can carry a stigma (“It’s not that bad”, “Quit feeling sorry for yourself”, etc. How do we move past that stigma? Share some encouraging words for others.)

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