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    talking about my depression with others
    Anon_23157 posted:
    ok. so recently, my issues have begun to creep in again. i have a really tough time even getting out of bed. i am awake until 3 or 4 am. i am craving alcohol and cigarettes again. i have not so good thoughts that are mainly inhibited by the fact that i am christian and don't want to sin. i recently talked to my pastor about all of this, but i don't want to burden him with my issues. i have a very difficult time opening up to others. any suggestions or things that have worked well for you in the past re: talking to others?
    littlepickle responded:
    Hi, I think if talking to your pastor was helpful you should continue to do so. You shouldn't look at it as burdening him b/c it is part of his job (I assume) to help his parishioners. (Disclaimer: I'm Catholic & would never dream of talking to a priest, LOL) You need to talk with someone & I think by opening up to your pastor it may become easier for you.

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