VID: How to tell someone about your depression

Anonymous asked: #KatiFAQ hey kati, I was just wondering what your advice would be as to how I can stop feeling like everything is my fault? Over the past six years my mom has drilled into me that my parents divorce and all the conflict since is my fault. Even if a small part of me knows that's not true, I'm constantly feeling guilty and at fault about everything (from their divorce to fights with my friends) and it leads to self destructive behaviors. Thank you

Hey honey! I am so so sorry that this has been happening to you :( I am going to be doing a video (very soon) on emotional abuse… I think you will find that topic to be very helpful with this :) xoxo

Anonymous asked: #Katifaq is self harm always associated with BPD or depression?

Thanks for your question!! I will talk about this in my video today! xoxo

Anonymous asked: hey kati, I've seen all your videos with depression on youtube, but none gave me what I was wondering. one must cry every night, or cry at all only to be diagnosed with depression?

Not all people with depression cry.. it honestly depends on how depression feels for you. In my video about the signs of depression, what I am really mentioning are the diagnostic criteria for depression. I hope that helps! xoxo

Anonymous asked: #KatiFAQ Do you think it's bad to follow Tumblr blogs that make posts about how depressed they are, and just post depressing things in general? I like to look at these because I can relate to the posts and it makes me feel like I'm not alone, but at the same time I feel like it's perpetuating my depression and only making it more "real" and prominent in my life.

Thanks for your question :) I will talk about this today :) xoxo 

How can I stop feeling worthless? Facebook Friday! #KatiFAQ

Facebook Friday!!

1. #KatiFAQ Hi Kati. I was wondering what emotional abuse is. I understand the concept but how do you know if you have been emotionally abused? Also what is the difference between emotional and mental abuse? I hope you answer this, thank you so much. Mallory

2. #Katifaq - Accepting sympathy? Hey Kati! I absolutely hate it when my therapist shows any sort of sympathy towards me, is this normal? I’m still working through some past trauma & it makes me super uncomfortable to hear her say things like ‘I’m so sorry that happened’ or ‘that had to be very scary’ or anything along those lines… Showing sympathy doesn’t change anything and it’s not like she could really ever understand how I felt/feel about it. In addition, it makes me even more uncomfortable to hear her say that I was ‘abused’. I know that I was, but I feels like I’m being labeled as defective or something. Can I ask her to not say those kinds of things? Or is it something I need to hear/learn to accept? Thanks!!

3. #KatiFAQ How can you overcome feeling worthless? Throughout my childhood I was sexually abused by my dad and my mum did nothing about it. I want to recover but I don’t know how to motivate myself when I feel so worthless.

Journal Topic:

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment to date.. and why? Share with me!! xox

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What’s considered sexual abuse? Twitter Thursday! #KatiFAQ

Twitter Thursday!

1. #katifaq how can you tell whether your friends are ‘toxic friends’ or not?

2. #KatiFAQ How do I start with a new therapist? Do I have to tell them everything I have already talked about? I signed a release form that my therapist has. What do therapists tell other therapists when transferring a client? Thanks so much!

3. #KatiFAQ Hi Kati! What’s considered to be sexual abuse? When I was about 7 years old this person forced me to do some things.I say force because I hated it and I didn’t know what to do to stop it. He was only 4 years older than me.

We were children so there wasn’t sex involved but now when I’m in recovery I think that it did affect me more than I thought. Thank you! xo

4. #katifaq not sure if this will be in time but here goes. So I’m over a year clean from self-harm but lately the urges have been getting Worse, especially since a bad break up. Instead of acting on these urges, I’ve started to drink and smoke a lot more, Is it normal to replace one self destructive behaviour with another?

Journal Topic:

Hi Kati! So this isn’t a quote but really a mental exercise that has really helped me feel grounded. It is from an article called “How to Beat Panic Attacks: 3 Simple Mindfulness Techniques”

“If, like me, you find that closing your eyes makes you panic more, open your eyes and start acknowledging your surroundings. Say hello to your hands, your feet, the ground, the ceiling, a chair, a tree, or anything at all you spot around you. If you feel like this is ridiculous, it is! Allow yourself to chuckle and have a sense of humor about it.

It may sound ridiculous but it really helps me remember where I am and be more conscious!

Thank you to Megan for making her video today!! It is in my playlist “kind words from others”

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Why does religion help some people? Tumblr Tuesday!! #KatiFAQ

Tumblr Tuesday 

1. #Katifaq hey Kati, I have horrible anxiety and panic attacks. I’m a junior in a very large school but could easily switch to a school 1/4 the size. I’d know NO ONE. Would you suggest to a client to move schools if it could possibly help.?

2.#KatiFAQ I haven’t seen my therapist in a year or so but I left very abruptly because my parents couldn’t pay for it. I’ve gotten a lot better since then but I still want to talk through some things with her. how would I go about the first appointment after not seeing her for a year. I’m scared we won’t have the same connection as we did.

3. I got this one in my PO Box 2 weeks ago: Are you religious? Even if you are not, why or how do you think going to church or praying seems to help a lot of people struggling with depression? Like, is there a scientific reason why it helps some people? Thanks!

Journal topic:

Meeting people in real life and talking face to face. It can be so powerful to actually see someone and feel their understanding and empathy.

Will going to therapy cause me to completely lose my mind? Website/YouTube Wednesday! #KatiFAQ

Website/YouTube Wednesday!

1. #katiFAQ Can you recover if you’re job focuses on your body? I am in professional training as a dancer, actress and singer and you mentioned before how you’ve had clients who did these jobs & found it harder to recover. Because what I do entails hours of exercise a day, is it possible for me to recover from my ed? I know that I need to in order to be healthy enough to fulfill my career, but my body is always going to be judged. Thanks! Been wondering and hearing conflicting things about this, which really upsets me because I know I’m passionate about the career I’ve chosen and would be lost without it xxx

2. #KatiFAQ What do you think about holistic medicine (acupuncture) for mental health related things, such as depression, anxiety, and eating disorders? What do you think of it as a compliment to therapy, or an alternative to medication?

I know the World Health Organization recognizes it as an effective form of treatment for many conditions. What do you think I recently tried acupuncture and I think it was extremely helpful.

3. Hi Kati!! Thank you for all you do, you are just amazing! Anyway, I am going into my junior year of college and all summer I have been seeing the same therapist three times a week. I really love her and am making great progress. I am going to school in a little over a week, far away from home and I won’t be able to meet with her in person. We have planned to continue sessions over skype three times a week. I was just wondering if you think it will be equally productive? I am just worried because I feel like meeting someone in person is more beneficial because therapists pick up on little things like body language but I don’t want to switch because I feel so comfortable with her.

4. Hi Kati,

I have been referred to a hospital mental health section to deal with my issues by my psychiatrist. He referred me last year also but I refused to go hoping that I will just be able to cope on my own. The thing is I was in therapy a few years ago in CAMHS but she left when I was just getting better. I’m scared to trust someone again and I am petrified to talk& open up about where ally problems have come from (childhood sexual abuse from 8yrs-14yrs). When I let myself think about what happened its as if he is inside my head& controls me. I’m not in control of my thoughts or actions and am worried I will kill myself if I start to open up about it. But clearly going on the way I am is not healthy and I’m just getting worse. I don’t know what to do. It’s not like I’ve never spoke about it cause I had a court case for 3eeeks about it and had to speak in court and everything. (He got not guilty)

I want to get better, but I genuinely feel if I go down this route of talking about it all again I will completely loose my mind. I need your advice. Sometimes I think I can’t be bothered to fight anymore cause he’s already won xxx

Journal Topic:

 @KatiMorton the greatest prison people live in, is the fear of what other people will think. #journaltopic Thanks Brent! 

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Anonymous asked: #KatiFAQ I haven't seen my therapist in a year or so but I left very abruptly because my parents couldn't pay for it. I've gotten a lot better since then but I still want to talk through some things with her. how would I go about the first appointment after not seeing her for a year. I'm scared we won't have the same connection as we did.

Thank you so much for or question! I will talk about how to go about this in my video today! I hope at helps :) xox

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m3g4b1t3 asked: hi kati i know i have been banned for 7 days but i just want you to know i did not mean to do anything wrong i love this community i would do anything for these guys its just things have been extremly tough right now i understand that everyone else has problems i just want to make things better now byt apologising to everyone and that it wont happen againbut in order ot do that i need to be ublock get back to me asap and see what you think?i am a good person always have been always will be

Hi Shaun, thank you for taking the time to write. It happens, we all make mistakes. Once the suspension is up, you can jump back into the chat room.  When you do so, please listen to the moderators and familiarize yourself with the rules.   I hope your week is off to a good start. 

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Is it normal to love my abuser? Facebook Friday! #KatiFAQ

Facebook Friday

1. #katiFAQ hi kati I’m 18 and I was raped for 7 years by my neighbor he is 50 years old , I’ve been seeing him every day for 7 years and I feel that I love him although I started feeling this new so is it normal or do I need help to get through this ?! Please help .

2. #KatiFAQ hey Kati. i have depression and anxiety but they are both self diagnosed. i have asked my parents to take me somewhere, where i can talk to someone and get help. but the are ashamed and don’t want to believe that i have problems. its really hard because i have to hide everything from them. what are some ways i can get help without them knowing? btw i LOVE your videos

3. #KatiFAQ: hi Kati, my question is: is it possible to have bpd tendencies but not the actual disorder? I went back to seeing my old therapist after being discharged from treatment and one of the first things she asked me was if I was diagnosed with bpd. They didn’t tell me I was but it seems my therapist thinks I am I guess?! So is it possible to have just the symptoms? Thanks!!

Journal Topic:

Hi Kati, Thank you for everything you do. I have a suggestion for a journal topic. “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, of work around it.” -Michael Jordan I love this quote because no matter what come in your way you should never give up. Even if you hit a wall and you’re stuck there for awhile never give up because you will always find a way to get over it. Thank you again for everything you do and have an amazing weekend. -Alexandra

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