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Old 11-20-2012, 01:57 PM   #45
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Default Re: Struggling with Depression

Originally Posted by bdreason
There is no cure for real clinical depression. I suffered from a severe depression for almost a year. Before experiencing my depression, I was in the same boat as most the posters here. I had no understanding of the disease, and my common response was, "just get up and do something", or, "just man up".

I can tell you that I've always considered myself an intelligent and mentally strong person, but depression turned my into emotionless zombie. I couldn't do basic daily activities, and I had no excuse as to why I couldn't do them, other then I just couldn't. I would walk my dog once a day, which as about my only physical activity, and I would look at kids playing basketball... and tears would come to my eyes. I loved basketball, I wanted to play Basketball... but I couldn't. My body and mind were in a prison, and despite my recognition of the condition, it was impossible to pull out. I can honestly say I reached a point where I understood why people kill themselves. I don't believe I ever actually considered taking my own life, because I understood I was suffering from a disease, but I felt like there was nothing to live for.

Anyways, I just wanted to point out that unless you have suffered from real clinical depression, it's impossible to understand the mindset of someone who is depressed. My advice would be to study the disease, and understand what you're dealing with. Try and tell other people, friends and family, that you believe you are dealing with depression. One of the worst parts of the disease is that it becomes shameful, and you want to isolate yourself from loved ones, which only makes the situation worse. Embrace your condition, tell the people who care about you that you are having trouble, and don't be ashamed.

I believe one of the major contributors to my recovery was also returning to school. I had already turned the corner, but returning to school to pursue a career in real estate really seemed to accelerate my recovery.
Man, this hits home. I saw something traumatic happen several years ago and was in your position for about a year as well. You just feel stuck.. hardest part of the day was getting out of bed.
Originally Posted by pauk
You are hating them only because they are right... suicide is an act from either a weak minded or a mentally challenged person, its a permanent solution to a temporary problem, a problem which in most cases is just outright laughable compared to what a real problem in life is...

Any human who does suicide is just outright disrespectful especially in my point of view unless the problem was a real problem... i dont know if you know this, but i am from Bosnia and if i ever told you what i and my family, friends, relatives had to go through and what i have seen with my own eyes right infront of me... let me just tell you, you dont know what a real god damn problem is, you dont, you have never faced a problem with a capital P... talk about life partypooping your plans for your future huh???? Those weak persons that contemplate suicide probably desperately NEED this reality check, if you lived thru that then im sure you wont contemplate suicide with reasons later such as "my wife divorced me and took my kids, i cant live without her, i also lost my job, boohoo"... To hell with that! You lived thru dodging bullets running to the grocery store, seeing corpse, seeing brains splattered allover your porch, seeing your relative die, seeing your house burn down, being hostage, "sleeping" with explosions in the background and many other fancy things......

After all that you want suicide? For some other "problem" basically even the most spoiled princess ever can face........ sorry, but eff yourself... The only real problems you have seen is on TV.... (not directing all this to you J-Money, but you know, to anybody who thinks suicide can be a good choice with these normal obligatory problems every human has faced or will face in a typical normal life)
What exactly do you think depression is? It's never rational. There's an imbalance in your brain chemistry and some people have a genetic disposition for it, meaning they are more susceptible to triggers than others. Who are you to judge what problems are worthy of causing depression?
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