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# 31 : Thursday 5-4-2012 @ 17:46
 
 
Depression is a word used very loosely at times but when you know someone who suffers from depression, you get an insight into how devastating it can be! I say 'insight' as i can't begin to imagine some of the dark lonely places my friend has been to. Got to know him seven years ago when i started working in a new place. It took him a couple of years to tell me (very understandable) but when he did, my God was i shocked.

Thankfully things have gotten better over the last three years (started a family etc) but his stories were a real eye opener, so much so, i never use the expression 'I'm depressed' anymore, i just say 'I'm pissed off' because thankfully i have never been depressed in the literal sense of the word now that i know the real meaning of being depressed and the depths it can take you to.
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# 32 : Thursday 5-4-2012 @ 17:53
 
 
There is nothing wrong with saying you are depressed Saskia. No one owns the word, and there is a difference between feeling depressed and suffering with depression.
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# 33 : Thursday 5-4-2012 @ 17:56
 
 
Someone said :
There is nothing wrong with saying you are depressed Saskia. No one owns the word, and there is a difference between feeling depressed and suffering with depression.

And no one owns me, it's just how i feel and a choice i made.

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# 34 : Thursday 5-4-2012 @ 17:58
 
 
Sure, you can do anything you want.
I was just saying it because you sound as if you felt bad for using it.
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# 35 : Thursday 5-4-2012 @ 18:05
 
 
I don't like to use the expression 'depressed', I would be more likely to use the phrases 'feeling a bit down' or 'not feeling myself'.
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# 36 : Thursday 5-4-2012 @ 18:09
 
 
I used to get bouts of depression round the time I came out of hospital and was on disability a few years back.

I can offer that often people suffering from depression are, accidentally, forgetting about their lifestyle when searching for answers about how they feel (I know I certainly was). They wind up dedicating all their time to damage limitation; comfort food, comfort lifestyle, social evasion, things which bring them short term happiness or short term easiness of survivability.

I was addicted to computer games, over weight, I'd never go out, I had a crap, easy, brain-dead job. Everything about my life style was the easiest option for me, and the most amount of comfort: all I had to do was sit down and let my life occur.

after my big "fuck this!" epiphany, I decided to do slightly more dangerous things, learn something, go to something, bingo, yoga, karate whatever. learn to cook, learn to play a musical instrument, begin following a sport, go to university etc etc.

It sounds really cheesy, but just like your heart needs working out to stay healthy, your psychological well being can do a lot of fixing all by itself if you just live your life properly, with lots of fun and learning and adventure and danger, and not just the "sugar, fat and salt" that is always going the most comfortable route.

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# 37 : Thursday 19-4-2012 @ 10:14
 
 
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# 38 : Monday 23-4-2012 @ 02:57
 
 
depression is a horrible,debilitating disease.ive suffered it in the past and its not nice.anyone who is dealing with it needs to get to their doctor.ive never liked taking tablets but they do work.plus,if your doctor is anyway good,hell put you in contact with someone you can talk to. believe me,it works.
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# 39 : Monday 23-4-2012 @ 03:52
 
 
there used to be a few posts on depression, but recent events have got rid or these and various other subjects. id hope that the more important subjects, such as this, may become one day immune to such culling.

it was comforting to read such threads, and NOT contribute to the same, and sometimes i did read and contribute. im happy to say that my depression has been gone for a while, but id ask that the powers-that-be reinstate certain older threads on gaire that are of need!
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# 40 : Monday 23-4-2012 @ 12:07
 
 
I finally gets my appointment to see the psychiatrist and its on the same time as another appointment i can't change, Now i have to wait another 6 weeks for the new one! God Blimey!
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# 41 : Monday 23-4-2012 @ 12:20
 
 
Someone said :
there used to be a few posts on depression, but recent events have got rid or these and various other subjects. id hope that the more important subjects, such as this, may become one day immune to such culling.

it was comforting to read such threads, and NOT contribute to the same, and sometimes i did read and contribute. im happy to say that my depression has been gone for a while, but id ask that the powers-that-be reinstate certain older threads on gaire that are of need!

They are still there. You.can still read them. When searching be sure to include locked topics.
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# 42 : Monday 23-4-2012 @ 12:27
 
 
I suppose Im going through a mild form at the moment, really feel like everybody and everything is against me. The logical side of my brain says it isnt but the emmotional side says it is.
Ive spoken to professionals in the past and to be honest they werent really any help. I dont do medication at all and I know I wouldnt take it if it was prescribed, if only through the fear of addiction.
I have friends I can chat with and it helps, but I suppose Im just stuck in a rut at the moment. Just need to motivate myself to get up and get out of it.
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# 43 : Monday 23-4-2012 @ 13:13
 
 
Someone said :
I suppose Im going through a mild form at the moment, really feel like everybody and everything is against me. The logical side of my brain says it isnt but the emmotional side says it is.
Ive spoken to professionals in the past and to be honest they werent really any help. I dont do medication at all and I know I wouldnt take it if it was prescribed, if only through the fear of addiction.
I have friends I can chat with and it helps, but I suppose Im just stuck in a rut at the moment. Just need to motivate myself to get up and get out of it.

I am starting to do that again, back out walking and working out, reading too! Its hard to motivate but the push and passion for living is coming back!
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# 44 : Monday 23-4-2012 @ 18:07
 
 
Someone said :
I suppose Im going through a mild form at the moment, really feel like everybody and everything is against me. The logical side of my brain says it isnt but the emmotional side says it is.
Ive spoken to professionals in the past and to be honest they werent really any help. I dont do medication at all and I know I wouldnt take it if it was prescribed, if only through the fear of addiction.
I have friends I can chat with and it helps, but I suppose Im just stuck in a rut at the moment. Just need to motivate myself to get up and get out of it.

Take up a hobby or a project that will keep you focused and give you a goal to work towards. I have big problems with anxiety and have found that pottery is a great way of de-stressing and takinbg my mind off my multiple worries. Also give me a much-needed sense of achievement when I successfully make something.

Even going for a good walk every day can help people out of their funk.

I found out on Saturday evening that the sister of an aquaintance killed herself. She was only 33 and recently had a relationship break up.
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# 45 : Sunday 3-6-2012 @ 11:22
 
 
I have an appointment Tuesday with a specialist, to check for Depression or Bi-Polar! It may be the first of many sessions, I have done this because my negativity is too much and isolation is having an effect. Self harming and suicidal thoughts, have also being a factor and I must deal with it ASAP! If anyone has negative thoughts, seek professional help, as I have!
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