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People can't help being depressed, it's not something they choose. Sometimes it can be hereditary, or sometimes it's just due to environment and experience. If you are constantly bullied at school or go through severe trauma of some kind than depression will most likely follow.
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I uaually log on line somewhere and exchange verbal diarrhea until I have something to think about.
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piratequeen369 wrote:

there have been days where I've just laid on my bed and listened to music, not even getting up to eat but that's in the past now.


i do that alot too when i am depressed. oddly enough i usually listen to dj okawari or hot sugar
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Depression runs in my family. Although I suffered the most because of it, with the end result of me being a sad, antisocial recluse with low self-esteem and too many irrational fears who never got close to anyone or never let anyone in. On top of that, I had to gothrough a few traumatic incidents as a child, with no coping mechanisms (stayed away from drugs, sex, and alcohol btw), and ran way from everything that was "hard". You know what's keeps me going? Hope and knowing that something out there is waiting for me. Also, there is someone who wants me around and needs me (the family I live with now). That (and anime) helps me a lot.
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I used to be in a bad place, but then I chose to be happy and look at things optimistically. I wasn't always successful, but it did become a habit and now I am a happy and optimistic person.
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flynny5 wrote:


piratequeen369 wrote:

there have been days where I've just laid on my bed and listened to music, not even getting up to eat but that's in the past now.


i do that alot too when i am depressed. oddly enough i usually listen to dj okawari or hot sugar


Dj Okawari's great along with Nujabes, never heard of Hot Sugar, I'll check them out!
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If you're talking about clinical depression then it should be dealt with like any other illness- With professional treatment.
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Depression is a soul sucking, mind numbing, hope killing pit that one falls into and some never can climb out of. My depression started when my nuclear family began to die. Then my close friends began to die. Then becoming estranged with most of the extended family and realizing that except for 4 of them the rest don't give a shit if I am alive or dead. I'm sure they would mouth the right words if I crossed over, but would they mean it? Then being disabled and on a fixed income so what is mundane expense (say a meal at McDonalds) becomes a rare treat when one can spare the money. Then realizing it is race to see what falls apart faster: your home or your health and not haivng the income to do any damned thing about either, Now then another big blow was when I sold the coin collection my brother and I painstakingly put together, the jewelry I inherited from him and my mom to fix my van only to have it throw a rod 2 month later. Which leaves me housebound since I signed it over to the dealership for diagnostic and storage fees. So now I stare at the 4 crumbling walls and roof and ponder all the mistakes I made in my life. (Some people have issues; I have a library.) I know I will die sad and alone and that's okay. I'm resigned to it, but by the same token I am not rushing headlong seeking death either.

How do I combat depression? Good question; no real easy answer. I write people here and on another forum (99.999% of the time much more cheerful posts then this). I try to find things to make me smile that doesn't hurt others or animals; the animes Sabagebu! and I Couldn’t Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job.(Yushibu) are great about this because I get (usually) a LOL moment each show. If something touches me and brings me to tears (say animes like Angel Beats! I let myself be sad and cry. I think it is far better to acknowledge the sadness and let it out rather than keeping it bottled up and inside me. I found out from painful experience that you can't eat pride and swallowing sadness isn't that feeling either. Also having had several suicides touch my left I know all the pain and heartache it leaves in the surviving friends and family I never would be able to take the 'easy' or 'cowardly' way out. Oddly enough a song when I was in the deepest, darkest pit of despair bought some sanity to the insanity. https://youtu.be/d-diB65scQU
Last but not least I have two mottoes that:
1) Where there is life; there is hope. (No matter how infinitesimally small a chance there is a chance.)
2) It could always be worse. (Whenever I really start to feel sorry for myself God/Life slaps me across the head and I see somebody who has it even worse than I do.)

Now since this was a very depressing pot I will leave with what I hope is a funny image from one of my favorite animes (Haganai).



Write a book. A biography that enlightens people or something...........................

Sad moments in life make great stories.........

I can't relate to what happened to you, but I guess I can say my life hasn't been anywhere near positive and it's starting to perk up a little this year...
Posted 5/20/15
I usually play games or hang out with friends on Skype. Anime is also a good solu-.... now that I think about it, those 3 things are all I ever do in life.
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By escaping reality. When I was depressed I would play videogames and didn't really come outside. I would just play online videogames and interact with people online or with some friends. I would usually play RPG's. However I kinda quit playing videogames regulary. What got me out of depression was talking to someone about it and playing basketball.
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Write a book. A biography that enlightens people or something...........................

Sad moments in life make great stories.........

I can't relate to what happened to you, but I guess I can say my life hasn't been anywhere near positive and it's starting to perk up a little this year...


Thank you for the suggestion. Believe it or not after giving my life story, but I am very shy. I only steeled myself up to reveal my life in the hope that it might be able to help somebody with their depression. Despite having delusions of adequacy in writing; I don't consider my life interesting enough to chronicle for others. I will say that it makes me glad to read that your life is picking up. I'd rather read good news myself more than bad news. I wish you good good luck and good fortune now and into the future.
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One sister and one brother suffer from debilitating depression.I've been fortunate.I don't have depression. I do regret some of my past actions but I don't let it overwhelmingly define my present.
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Posted 5/20/15
Medication, when possible.
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When I get depressed Watching anime, listening to music and playing games tends to cheer me up for a little while.
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Going out and doing shit during the day, working out, socializing.

If I stay in bed all fuckin day I end up feeling like shit but that's just me.
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