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Posted 5/18/15

wildmoonchild wrote:


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Foxes are my favorite animal, so obviously, I very much like your picture.


Thank you. Fennecs (Vulpes Zerda) are my totem animals. Well they're the ones I identify the most with. :D


I'd like to think that foxes were my totem animal, but I don't think I get to be that special. Mine is probably a turtle or something. You're lucky. I'll just have to admire them from afar. How do you know what you're totem animal is?


There's probably a million freebie quizzes you can Google lol.
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Build more relationships with people, it is good to have someone around to talk to
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However, I've been wondering, what kind of person would be most affected by this?

I feel that anyone can become depressed over something simple like watching the news. -,- I watched the news a while back at it was like Greece failing, war in the middle east, Boston bombers, starving kids in USA, mom found murdered in 2 bedroom apartment WTF!!!! Like it went from worst to worst, to worst, to even more worst, worst, to worst, to even more worst, worst, to worst, to even more worst, worst, to worst time infinity. I feel like the theme of this year is apocalyptic end of the world stuff...
I totally understand that bad things tend to stick then the good but sheesh really

How do you deal with it?
I try not to watch the new and look it up online if I have to. ......there are some good things nowadays just got to keep and eye out for them.
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wildmoonchild wrote:

I'd like to think that foxes were my totem animal, but I don't think I get to be that special. Mine is probably a turtle or something. You're lucky. I'll just have to admire them from afar. How do you know what you're totem animal is?


Well I am part Cherokee indian (1/8th ot 1/16th.. still gathering all the details). So the complicated answer is:One came to me in a dream and I followed it to water. The simple answer is the dream was probably because I watched a special on Fennecs that night. But I said good enough for me!

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I have clinical depression and a weird chemical imbalance that causes me to get depressed for no reason at all.

I tend to just resolve it by watching a really good show. Gintama is a cure for my depression, Seeing kagura's smile makes my insides feel warm and cuddly.
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I think make people confused works (forgets most feelings like depression)
Not the best way..
But for many just being physical helps alot... alot
taking away stress, also exausting the body to a point to make it/force it to do anything stupied like drastic stuff like what happens to depressive people.
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wildmoonchild wrote:


That would be a sign, I would think. I'll just have to wait and see if anything comes to me in my dreams..... I did have a dream about Krishna or maybe Shiva once, just his head. He was looking at me with such compassion and love. He had long black dreadlocks, for some reason the texture of his hair really stuck with me. I don't remember if I saw a cobra or not so I'm not sure who it was. It was the most intense dream I've ever had. I never could figure out what that meant.


To paraphrase Freud: sometimes a dream is just a dream. But from what you have written I' say that you have a high empathy for foxes and thus they would be your totem animals. And since you like fennecs. Another picture I have collected.
Posted 5/18/15 , edited 5/18/15

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However, I've been wondering, what kind of person would be most affected by this?

I feel that anyone can become depressed over something simple like watching the news. -,- I watched the news a while back at it was like Greece failing, war in the middle east, Boston bombers, starving kids in USA, mom found murdered in 2 bedroom apartment WTF!!!! Like it went from worst to worst, to worst, to even more worst, worst, to worst, to even more worst, worst, to worst, to even more worst, worst, to worst time infinity. I feel like the theme of this year is apocalyptic end of the world stuff...
I totally understand that bad things tend to stick then the good but sheesh really

How do you deal with it?
I try not to watch the new and look it up online if I have to. ......there are some good things nowadays just got to keep and eye out for them.


http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-900903/how-impressionable-are-you

I don't think a normal person can understand clinical depression, that it requires no specific stressor. If anything, stressors only worsen it.
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I have depression, but I usually just live on auto pilot and let whatever happens, happens. It's better not t feel anything than feel bad.
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As someone who has experienced depression personally, I have a lot of opinions on the subject. Please feel free to disagree respectfully. If you have a fragile ego though, you may not want to continue reading because I state by opinions rather bluntly.

I am going to go ahead and put it out there that being happy all the time is not normal, just like being sad all the time is not normal.
Most people will have clinical depression at least once in their lives, so that's normal too. The part I think is abnormal is how people feel pressured to seem happy. All it does is make people stop communicating about their problems or letting them out through art/sports/other constructive outlets, and they shut down. I wish people would treat depression more normally so that people beginning to suffer from depression would feel less isolated and hopeless.

Some people's depression is, in my opinion, warranted; I mean, if someone died or your life just changed in a way that is hard to adjust to, being depressed is probably supposed to happen, for a while at least. Also, if a chemical imbalance is the cause of your depression, there's no way that I could blame you for it. It would be like someone blaming me for being alive. I didn't pick that either.

I also think it often comes from too much pressure from yourself. People who are depressed because they feel like they don't have enough stuff or fun or friends should take a step back and really evaluate their perspectives. If you're feeling like a terrible human being and you can't stop thinking about it, it's time to start putting others first. Ultimately, depression that comes from self-criticism is selfish and unjustified. If you have a problem with yourself and it concerns you so much, work your butt off to fix it or get less concerned about it. It can't hurt more than dying.

That may seem offensive or overly blunt to some of you, and I don't say it to cause a stir. I only say it because I believe it could help someone struggling with depression. I, like many other people, have struggled with depression and have thankfully gotten through the worst of it. I know it's sometimes hard to see things any other way, especially if there's no one there to tell you how it is. Speaking from experience though, I have to say: you can't help the fact that you're depressed (if you are) right now, but you can fight it every time you notice its presence getting stronger. Find something that doesn't just give you escape, find something that gives you release. Express your feelings in productive ways. Write, draw, run, talk, pet a puppy or kitten, cry, learn a new skill, meet a new person each week, join a real or online support group, or tell your family honestly what is going on in your head. You would probably be surprised at the support and freedom you could find.

If you agree or disagree, please reply. I am definitely interested in your perspective and why you think what you do.
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If I am depressed I normally just keep it to myself, and hope things will get better.
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Clinical depression is often a chemical imbalance and people are depressed for no reason but it doesn't mean they suffer less or their cause is less justified than from an external crises. Maybe more understandable and more likely other people will be sympathetic if it is .
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on the real this is gonna sound lame af hahaha but If i get sad or depressed, I'll replay legend of zelda OoT idk what it is but it just works
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I've been suffering with depression since I was 10.
I've been hospitalized and took meds . I've dealt with suicide attempts too.

Till this day I still suffer from it. But I don't let it affect me. I just keep on keeping on.

What I do is:

Work Out

Go Hiking

Hang around positive people

Make Music


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I've dealt with it for so long, I honestly don't know how I get past it. I try doing things around my apartment, or playing with my two dogs (yorkie mixes) to pass time, and keep my mind off stuff. Tons of reading, and anime watching now that I'm retired. Whatever I can do to distract myself.
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I went through a tough break up and it's been a year...


And now I know he won't ever want to see me nor talk to me ever again...

I was close to committing suicide.....but I did it for the wrong reasons.

I wish I never messed up so many times, and i continue to be super depressed and it bothers me that he doesn't want anything to do with me ever again.

I may be trying super hard to work on myself, be a harder worker in the work place, and read to make myself feel better.
But in the end,I still cry myself to sleep because of how much I miss him. Even though I know he probably hates me and wants nothing to do with me, it still hurts...
I have tried dating to get him off my mind, and it just made things worse and I wish I never met those guys because all they wanted was sex. Thank god I didn't fall for their bull crap, but it makes me feel like I'm even less desirable and not a good person at all.

My ex was my best friend and lover, he was the only guy that actually treated me with respect and like a princess.
I truly wish I never fucked up with him, but he really doesn't want to talk to me...and he has been seeing other girls too.

I just....don't know what to do anymore.
I feel like I have truly given up on myself....
I wish I never fucked everything up with him...


I wish he was only mine....
I have issues..../sigh
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Things to consider:

Maintain a constant and sufficient sleep schedule.
Do something for someone else.
Get exercise and sunlight.
Adjust your diet.
Find ways to laugh. (I've been struggling with this one)
Get more (or less) sexual release.
Find some sort of creative outlet.
Cut back on any self-medicating. (Nicotine, THC, Alcohol, Caffeine, Sugar)
Start a small, regular savings deposit.
Think realistically about your future and what you'd like to accomplish.

Be sure to make changes in your routines gradually, but if you're going to relapse please try to do that gradually too.

Of course, not everything works for everyone and you don't have to stick to every change you decide to make.

Try not to lie to yourself.
Posted 5/19/15
^ this

Just moving forward, trying to keep positive, active, whatever it takes not to give up..
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Working out and making sure you get enough sunlight (or take vitamin D supplement) helps with depression.
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Throughout my life I have had first-hand experiences with people who are extremely depressed. Some of which whom have contemplated committing suicide.
I hate how it is a common trend for people to be sad all the time.


However, I've been wondering, what kind of person would be most affected by this?

I'm sure we've all been sad in our lives, we've all had regrets and things we want to change. I know I have many times. It's always hard to cope with.

How do you deal with it?



Depression is kind of a loose word. Do you mean clinical or simply the state of feeling despair, grief, melancholy, etc? How people have to handle this issue changes drastically depending on if its clinical or emotional.
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Nightblade370 wrote:


ChaoticRuins wrote:

Throughout my life I have had first-hand experiences with people who are extremely depressed. Some of which whom have contemplated committing suicide.
I hate how it is a common trend for people to be sad all the time.


However, I've been wondering, what kind of person would be most affected by this?

I'm sure we've all been sad in our lives, we've all had regrets and things we want to change. I know I have many times. It's always hard to cope with.

How do you deal with it?



Depression is kind of a loose word. Do you mean clinical or simply the state of feeling despair, grief, melancholy, etc? How people have to handle this issue changes drastically depending on if its clinical or emotional.

I'm pretty sure he means that they SEEM to be clinically depressed, but he doesn't know.
Posted 5/19/15

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ChaoticRuins wrote:

Throughout my life I have had first-hand experiences with people who are extremely depressed. Some of which whom have contemplated committing suicide.
I hate how it is a common trend for people to be sad all the time.


However, I've been wondering, what kind of person would be most affected by this?

I'm sure we've all been sad in our lives, we've all had regrets and things we want to change. I know I have many times. It's always hard to cope with.

How do you deal with it?



Depression is kind of a loose word. Do you mean clinical or simply the state of feeling despair, grief, melancholy, etc? How people have to handle this issue changes drastically depending on if its clinical or emotional.


This is what I've been trying to convey, the two aren't the same, but public perception often fails to see that.
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