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Have you been told "think of the kids in foreign countries with no food and shelter, they should be depressed, u have no reason to be depressed" ?
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Arielgirl375 wrote:

Have you been told "think of the kids in foreign countries with no food and shelter, they should be depressed, u have no reason to be depressed" ?


I wonder if anybody will get mad at you for saying that. Heh heh, just going to wait and see.
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I've never had depression but I'm all for raising awareness of it. Too often I hear people brush it off with 'So and so group of people have it worse off than you so your depression is irrelevant' which is pure bullshit and not how it works. There is no such thing as 'being entitled' to feeling depressed. Lifestyle is irrelevant. I don't want to get too involved in any discussion, though, since I'm not well educated on the topic, but I can tell you now; I'm not one of those morons who, despite being uneducated, will give the brush off or bullshit 'advice' as they call it, such as 'do something you enjoy'. Like I said, despite not being well versed in it, I'm pretty sure if it was that simple to get rid of it wouldn't be as prevalent as it is.
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We can always cuddle if you need me.
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I've never been diagnosed with anything, though I've never been tested for anything like depression either.
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Generalsurvival wrote:


SweetPerplexity wrote:

We can always cuddle if you need me.


Where do you want me to touch you.


Wherever you feel best.
Posted 8/20/14
I may have some sort of depression but I don't know how to tell........
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I've suffered depression since I was 12 and am now being reviewed for axiety, bipolar, borderline personality disorder and various other mood and personality disorders. Having experienced it, I know how soul destroying it can be. Over the years I've also experienced the stigma associated with the disorder.
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Depression is something that is not completely understood by the general population. A lot of people think it is just "I'm sad" but it is more than that. I suffer from bipolar, with both manic and depressive episodes. I can switch from one to the other with no real reason behind it. It is a chemical issue in my head that causes these things. It is difficult to live with, but the hardest part is just getting out of bed. It can only get better from there. Just try to keep a positive attitude towards things and have a good support group. Think, "This, too, shall pass." It helps me sometimes.
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WHOA i posted this topic last night before falling asleep and i didn't expect this much feedback by the time i woke up.


Arielgirl375 wrote:

Have you been told "think of the kids in foreign countries with no food and shelter, they should be depressed, u have no reason to be depressed" ?


yup, i have. i'm not depressed for any reason. i just. have it. which is really hard for a lot of people to grasp. it's completely out of my reach and i can't control it outside of making it manageable with medication.

i'm not actually sad about anything. i can't pinpoint why i feel sad or empty or lonely. there are theories that clinical depression is a fault in chemicals in the brain, which is where mood enhancers come in.



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Depression is something only someone who has suffered from it before can understand. I'd never before suffered from depression, clinical or otherwise (at least as far as I know), but recently due to something that happened in my life, It's something I've had to deal with. Initially it was torture, some days I could barely swallow any food, some days I lived in a daze, some days I just wanted to break down and cry, some days I had absolutely no motivation whatsoever to do anything...

Right now, I consider that it's something I've mostly gotten through, although there are still days that are worse then the rest, none are like those few initial weeks. This life experience gave me a glimpse at what many people go through on a daily basis throughout their entire lives and before this, I always questioned WHY many people choose suicide...now I finally understand, although I don't agree with it, I can say with confidence that I fully understand why suicide might seem like the best way to end the suffering. I thought about it, for the briefest of moment, but I have no desire to die :)

Talking sometimes helps...and that's what I lacked, people to talk to. If anyone ever wants to just talk, feel free to message :)


i am someone with suicidal tendencies and neither do i even understand why i would ever even want to die. for me it's kind of like a voice in the back of my head telling me to end my life, etc. it's alienating because when people ask me "why" i never have any idea of how to answer lmao. i have no desire at all to end my life but i have episodes where i think about it or daydream about it, and i have to fight it on a regular basis to make sure i don't do anything stupid. it's like an intense urge but i have no idea where it comes from.

i'm glad you're feeling better!

from what i see in a lot of these posts, people mix up types of depression. clinical depression isn't curable, manic depression is a mood disorder.... most people have experienced bouts of depression-like ruts in their life that can last months or years, but nothing as serious as a lifelong disorder.
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SweetPerplexity wrote:

We can always cuddle if you need me.


hell yes count me in

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its important to note, that
A: people who have never been depressed, or seen in in close famly members probly cant really understand it.
B; some one can be suicidle, and not want to die.

bipolar for 15 year now. resistant to meds. its hard, it get harder as i get olded and not much changes.

but its nice to know there are some on this forum who under stand.

just hang in there.
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Posted 8/20/14 , edited 8/20/14

Generalsurvival wrote:


Arielgirl375 wrote:

Have you been told "think of the kids in foreign countries with no food and shelter, they should be depressed, u have no reason to be depressed" ?


I wonder if anybody will get mad at you for saying that. Heh heh, just going to wait and see.


I can't imagine why they would.
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I have OCD, Anxiety and Depression so I'm right there with you. Fuck the stigma. I'm on meds to balance me out but other wise I'd be obsessive and crying all day. You're not crazy. You just happen to have an illness. There is help out there.:)
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Arielgirl375 wrote:

Have you been told "think of the kids in foreign countries with no food and shelter, they should be depressed, u have no reason to be depressed" ?


I really don't understand why people feel to mention that.
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