First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  Next  Last
Post Reply Depression, and how you deal with it
12878 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M / Pennsylvania, USA
Offline
Posted 8/7/13
Whenever I get depressed, it's extremely difficult to hide as it makes me tear up almost instantly. I tend to get over it rather quickly though, and most times I can hide it from others. Crying definitely helps the healing process though.
11256 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Texas
Offline
Posted 8/7/13 , edited 8/7/13
I went though some tough times in my early 20's with a legal case and an ex girlfriend. Long story...

I started going to the gym nonstop to keep busy so my mind wouldn't drift to things I would only worry about.

Working on my body, improving myself and being thankful for what I have are how I can deal with emotional distress.

Guide to being happy:
-improve yourself
-look at the positive not the negative (can't stress this enough)
-keep your eyes open
-No excuses!!! Accept responsibility (also very important)

Good luck sad fellow anime watcher.
14007 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 8/7/13
Won't work for most people, but doing shrooms or acid when I'm depressed really gets me out of that mindset because I start appreciating all the little things in life.
17438 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M / Australia
Offline
Posted 8/7/13
It's very hard for me to deal with it, especially when it comes across so strongly. I try forget about it by taking my mind off through a distraction of another activity. That activity could be anything. Often enough, I usually write about because that often help release those feelings and playing instrument helps me too. Going to a gym and doing a workout does me quite a lot too.
66790 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / ???????? ?? ?????
Offline
Posted 8/7/13
Well, technically drinking only makes things worse because alcohol is a known depressant.

Anyways, I usually listen to music, watch anime, play games, or something to distract my mind for a bit, to help get me back on track. Sometimes I eat too. It varies for each person in how they handle their depressive moments.
29641 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / M / NJ
Offline
Posted 8/7/13

LynnTerra wrote:

Well, technically drinking only makes things worse because alcohol is a known depressant.



This was covered a few pages back, it's a depressant in a different way than you're thinking. It depresses certain parts of your brain, slowing it down. Not so much the 'makes you depressed'.
13245 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
16 / M / North Carolina
Offline
Posted 8/8/13
I remember being a kid and dealing with depression. I tried to keep it to myself, but eventually my depression led to suicidal thoughts. This scared me and I finally went and told my parents my problems. Needless to say they freaked out (who wouldn't?) and they sent me to therapy. I got better after a few sessions.

I got out of that pit by telling my parents my problems before it was too late. So I guess my method of getting out of depression is telling a close friend or family member my problems.
2843 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
31 / M / Colorado Springs,...
Offline
Posted 8/8/13

niarBaD wrote:


LynnTerra wrote:

Well, technically drinking only makes things worse because alcohol is a known depressant.



This was covered a few pages back, it's a depressant in a different way than you're thinking. It depresses certain parts of your brain, slowing it down. Not so much the 'makes you depressed'.


Depends on the individual, their state of mind, etc. But ya, drinking alcohol while depressed isn't generally a good idea.

27001 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M / your mind
Offline
Posted 8/8/13
I drown depression in pure,unbridled rage
10 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 8/8/13
does anyone ever get manically depressed? like, you sometimes cry. but sometimes, you also giggle hysterically. but it's always that same, empty feeling inside.

17464 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
17 / F / Los Angeles
Offline
Posted 8/8/13
I let it eat away at me. I guess I don't really know how to deal with it.
Posted 8/8/13
I wouldn't say I really get depressed, I feel really sad and hopeless but not for long enough to call it depression, I can still function just not very well. People saying stuff like they enjoy themselves or watch anime... I have no idea how you consider yourself in depression, from what I know depression lowers all your bodies drives till you feel hopeless, like you're in a pit or something.
227 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
19 / F / United States
Offline
Posted 8/8/13
I think that every human being gets depressed in some point of their life. It's just another part in life... There is a saying that one friend once told me and it just kept stuck in my head. He told me that in order for good things to come to life, bad things have to come too. There is no happiness in life, if you didn't feel any pain in the past. For me, of course I've been depressed. As a matter of fact, when I was 16 I was so tired of my life and I attempted suicide a couple of times. I realize that ending my life was not the way to deal with my problems. The only thing that saved my life was MUSIC. Just listening to some music and letting the music get into you, feel the music, cry while I'm listening to music really help me. Also, writing down on a journal my feelings and thoughts. After a while I talked with my mom and told her my problems and she really understood me and supported me. Right now I understand that I probably needed to feel depressed and needed to know how to deal with those problems, in order to deal with bigger problems that lay ahead. Right now I'm happy with my life. I don't have that much friends and I'm okay with that because I know that true friends are hard to get and fake friends are easily found.. I rather have true friends that fake friends. Also, I'm starting college in two weeks, so I'm pretty exited. My advice is to do something you actually enjoy, whether is listening to music, playing an instrument, writing, drawing, watch anime, stuff like that.
663 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
17 / M / U.S.
Offline
Posted 8/8/13 , edited 8/8/13
I think some people seem to be mistaking depression with sadness so we're just getting a mix of unrelated stories about feeling down once in a while. That should be the topic instead, how often it's misunderstood and how to deal with handling real victims of depression.
27750 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
F / Disturbia, USA
Offline
Posted 8/8/13 , edited 8/8/13
We could never find a worthy solution w/o knowing what the true problem is.

I know many will think I'm crazy but one day you will find this to be true, if you haven't already. Especially if you ever get to the point where you become so depressed you find it hard to leave your home. Depression and the diseases it causes are merely principalities from a darker world and spiritual forces of evil trying to control us by attempting to weigh us down. They want us to feel all that they feel (absolute misery), and they love to wreak chaos amongst friends and family. Why? Because although our higher power is the creator of ALL things in ALL worlds ..it is us that he loves. They HATE US and know he wants us to keep a happy heart and be spiritually wise. It is our best weapon. They want our soul and our lives and will do anything to get it. Most importantly, envy and jealousy are the most wicked of evil. It is the num 1 reason why so many commit murder in disadvantaged communities around the world. It is said to be a sign of possession. Don't ever let yourself go there. Now you know the problem, seek your solution...
First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.