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Posted 7/19/13
So, foreword towards the following post: I am a bit tipsy and drunk, and while I am normally a fairly happy drunk tonight has left me in disappointment and fighting off another bought of depression.

So rather than leaving a pointless post, I ask a few questions:

Do you get depressed? How often do you feel truly down? What do you do to pick yourself back up again?

Thankfully as of late I've grown accustomed to my lonesome life, I enjoy the time I spend with friends and generally accept my life as is. I fight to grow more as a person and the like, so I only hit true down times maybe once or twice a year (almost guaranteed around my birthday unless I'm actually doing something with friends).

The really nice thing about my simple yet complex-mind is that a good nights rest will put my worries far far away until something else brings them to the forefront. Distractions are wonderful till I get that good nights(or two) that I truly need, but all this feels like patchwork towards a distraught future. So I'm curious, what do you people do to deal with it? Is the only real solution patchwork till you get lucky enough to find that one that becomes a more permanent solution?
Posted 7/19/13 , edited 7/19/13
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Depression is often a normal phase of the brain's chemistry. If you find yourself feeling depressed and then manic in a rapid cycle, that is some criteria for Bipolar. If you are depressed all the time, you may have Unipolar Depression. Just a few important notes on moods.

I've felt the severity of a major depression, but not for very long. Describing that requires a lengthy report. It is as if you want to escape your body. You have a weight on your chest. You feel hopeless, very sad, angry, guilty, irritable, and in pain similar to influenza, often leading to numbness. The whole positive side of your mind has become entirely distant. You idealize self-harm and suicide, possibly even carry these out when the worst has come over you.

Depression isn't something I feel people should ever make fun of, though they will. Might be because they've never experienced it themselves. Should they get a taste, the attitude they have towards it may very well change.

In short, depression is the most terrible collection of negative feelings you could ever know. It seems as if there is no escape except through the worst fate any living thing might face; self-termination.

Dealing with depression depends on the severity of it. Might be you have mild depression. If it is severe, dealing with it is hardly possible, as you suffer it so greatly. If you lose the battle with it, depression wins by taking everything away from you. All those happy things which you cared for when you weren't depressed disappear. It's what they call the total sensory/conscious shutdown known as death.
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Posted 7/20/13
You pretty much summed up my life story in your post...
Hopefully you find an answer, because I need one too lol..
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Heh, a little of your statement I can relate to.


I repress it, simple. It's a method that's been working fine for me since I was a child. As long as I don't discuss what makes me sad, I would not have to be reminded of it and remember.
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I get depressed, but I tend to bottle it up and just forget about it if I can.
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Just don't get depressed. By that, I don't mean to repress these feelings, that's never a good thing, but just don't feel them. I never get depressed for some whatever reason.
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i'm fairly a negative person... so when i get depressed, i felt like dying.
it's a good thing i grew up with my grandma, it keeps me from killing myself.

usually, i talked to friends about random thing or just go to sleep. basically i ignore it or just forget about everything.

dealing with depressing emotion sucks.

but one thing you should do, is not bottle all those emotions inside you.
last time i did that, nasty.. but that is my own little secret.


so you may be a girl or u may be a guy, but cry once in a while.

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Well not really.. I have had family members that has gone through many sorts of depression and anxiety attacks.
Well speaking for my sis who suffered through this, she felt down for about a week and my cousin well lets say she wanted to suicide.
Once I told my cousin when she wanted to commit suicide and I know this my sound harsh but, well I told her it would be a little selfish and the reason why I said this was because she thought nobody cared for her, I understood why she felt that way. But if only if she knew we were always their for her. But the good thing is that she is doing better.
Sometimes what you want to do is call your family and friends and if not that visit them so you can show them that you are their for them, so if they ever need some advice they can just ring you up.
But the good thing is that she did call because if she wouldn't have.... I would not know what could have happen to her.
My cousin has a good relationship with us, by the way.
My sis well.... I love her to death and well she sort of fixed her self when she hanged out with her friends...
But one thing I do so I don't feel down is do activities..... Several activities. Haha. Well I work M-F and have a school hour schedule. So I have a lot of free time. But what I do is Monday.... Relax at home either draw or play so video game. But I also attend these meetings every Monday. So yeah sorta booked that day. Tuesday is all running day, well not the whole day but I run for about 30 mins then relax at home or hangout with my brother and neighbor/friend. On Wednesday I play handball from 4-7 or 8 pm sometimes with random people at the park. Thursdays I play baseball with with my friends and my dad and brother. I don't really plan Fridays and weekends because I have no clue what will happen since everything happens in a spontaneous way.
But all I can say is that..... On Sunday.... I wake up every morning to watch all 15 animes that I have waiting for me on my queue. Hahhaha
But like Barney (how I met your mother) said "when I feel sad, I stop feeling sad and become awesome... True story"

Hahahha.. Well that's all I can say I wouldn't know if this can help you.
Just strive to happiness and if watching anime (like myself) and hanging out with your friends makes you happy then that's all that should matter. Just cherish every moment in your life and cherish your friends and loved ones, and also.... Love yourself sir.

I have also felt alone sometimes but I try not to let no negative thoughts go to deep in my head. I have to be strong and this my sound very cheesy and this is just my opinion and what I have been taught when I was growing up. I do thank God for giving me the strength I need.

But thanks you for reading this... And sorry for the long story. Good day to you sir.
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I do get depressed sometimes, I've had anti depressants prescribed to me, it helped me for a whole. Now that I've slowly improved, I try to keep myself occupied. I usually play my bass or play football with friends. Cooking helps me, as I get sick of living in the UK, so by cooking myself asian food it cheers me up.
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My suggestion is to be a kid. Kids don't stress over details. Their chief line of thought is to get what excites them. Be selfish and do what excites you most.
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I have to admit that I'm a depressed person that also has stupid anxiety of wearing long sleeves even if its blazing hot outside. It totally changed my personality and way of life. A way to cope with all the stress and negative thoughts that builds up in my mind is to do something to forget it. I usually play video games or watch something to get rid of my negative feelings, and in public i'd wear hear headphones and jam my music up to mute ignorant judgmental people around me.
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Repress the depression. Take said repressed depression and compartmentalize. Take compartmentalized depression and repress again. Current source of depression is irretrievable to the human mind at this point. Only problem, I can't remember anything significant before today. Oh well... Turkeys manage somehow.
Posted 7/20/13
I've been diagnosed with depression, and high anxiety. There is a large field of contributing factors for emotion, mood, and overall brain chemistry.
What you eat, whether your vitamin deficient, how active you are, ect. are typical starting points to look at.

if you eat fast food all the time, don't work out or have very low physical exertion.. it will contribute to your mood.
I hit an all time low a year and a half ago. I couldn't sleep, I couldn't eat.. I couldn't make it to work on time, or sometimes at all. I needed a change. I was afraid of medication, for fear of personality changes. I decided that I'd rather be happy than nothing at all.

I ate like crap, sat in a chair all day, and went home and didn't do anything.

I changed my diet, talked to my doctor over time to find something that worked for me, and eventually started Muay Thai. When I changed my medication dosage, I quit smoking automagically.

Its about finding level ground. Anything you do is better than nothing.

But hear me: If the ideas of harm or lack of personal security cross your mind.. find help immediately. Its a fleeing though or a wrong thought. Be cautious of what your brain is saying to you.
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Posted 7/20/13
just take enough rest/time for yourself when your depressed and try to ride it out it usually doesn't last for ever and even if it does i only have a few ways to deal with it

one is try to act like you always do and pretend you don't feel that way
its not the best option but it worked for me a couple of times
because when people are getting all worried about and keep asking why you are so depressed it doesn't really help since you don't always have a concrete reason why you are depressed in my case sometimes i have no reasons at all

another way i try to deal with it is trying to get really angry at whatever it doesn't matter since felling anything at all is already better than feeling almost nothing except for that heavy void feeling that just sucks the life and energy out of you

this worked for me hope it works for some of you
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Wattfly wrote:

I have to admit that I'm a depressed person A way to cope with all the stress and negative thoughts that builds up in my mind is to do something to forget it. I usually play video games or watch something to get rid of my negative feelings, and in public i'd wear hear headphones and jam my music up to mute ignorant judgmental people around me.


i do the same
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