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Fighting against depression

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Endymion, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. Endymion

    Endymion Troubadour

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  2. Reaver

    Reaver Kwisatz Haderach Moderator

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    I go to this website and play any of the bazillion cool games, movies or anything else they have there.
     
  3. FatCat

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    Drink, preferably vodka; the saddest of all liquors.
     
  4. Butterfly

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    I thought it was Gin that made you cry.

    Vodka makes me wanna fight... so I stay off it...
     
  5. FatCat

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    Vodka for me is an instant depressant. Tequila though...yeah. I've been arrested because of that vicious liquid.
     
  6. Svrtnsse

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    Wallow in my misery and wait for it to pass. I'll take a nap, eat something (a lot) and play games. I may or may not try to find someone to have a chat with.
     
  7. Hogin Yodeler

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    I do what Svrtnsse does. I eat and play games and go to bed early in hopes that some extra sleep will help. Usually I'm only depressed for a day.
     
  8. Kit

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    I go to the jiu jitsu school and knock people down and choke them. :)
     
  9. Svrtnsse

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    Everything looks better in the morning light.
     
  10. Caged Maiden

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    I've lived with manic depression for seventeen years. I I try not to take myself too seriously, do some things I enjoy, try to get some sun and exercise, and go back to regular life in a couple days when it passes.

    Sometimes, just getting dressed nice and grocery shopping is good, much better than sitting in sweats all day not moving...
     
  11. JCFarnham

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    I know just how that can be. I have a lot of trouble just finding things to do.

    A normal person might find themselves bored by having to mooch around a city from 9am-4pm while their partner attends a professional course. In my case, I enjoyed sitting in a waterstone's Illy cafe reading my new Iain M Banks novel. Simply getting out of the house and doing something different was good enough :) It helps that Liverpool is pretty amusing.

    So yes, I wholy agree with the idea of doing something different as a pick-me-up. Some people love routine, some people hate it.
     
  12. Chilari

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    I rely on the song that kept me sane while I climbed down a steep rocky hillside where I felt unsafe one time in Greece:

    [video=youtube_share;fNy8llTLvuA]http://youtu.be/fNy8llTLvuA[/video]
     
  13. Chilari

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    And since there's a limit to one video per post, this too: Frank Turner's If Ever I Stray. The whole album this is on is great, but this has come on the radio twice now when I've left the other office after a long hard day and I have literally shouted along to it going at 60mph down the M6.

    [video=youtube_share;vvxUakzHZcM]http://youtu.be/vvxUakzHZcM[/video]

    Also Johnny Derp. For some reason imgur won't let me rehost it to post here. Do a Google image search if you've not seen it before.
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2012
  14. JCFarnham

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    I commend you for the choice of song Chilari and would just like to say we are waiting feverishly for the new album... see as how the single is pretty damn cool.

    Mumford & Sons are a wonderful pick me up.
     
  15. Chilari

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    I'm going to buy the new album as soon as I can. And while Mumford and Sons' songs are great, Marcus's mustache in the Winter Winds video freaks me out. It's so wrong.

    Edit: apparently the new album came out yesterday. So that means I'll buy it on Friday when I get paid. Yay! (I hate this end of the month)

    Edit 2: Scratch that my fuel expenses from work just got paid today! Back in business baby!
     
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  16. Androxine Vortex

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    I tend to get depressed easily over nothing and my cure is: time. Literally every single time I feel depressed I just wait it out and I am fine. I think I realize that I really don't have anything to really complain about. But if I want to get in a better mood I'll try and watch a movie or play a video game (not an online one as I can be very competitive lol)

    I'll post a song here too, though the ending gets a little heavy but that's fine with me >:D
     
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  17. CupofJoe

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    If I need a pick-me-up I go walking, sometimes in the town where I live but better if I can get away from people to the woods or heathland.
    The trouble is that I often get the need at 03.00. I've been stopped by the police more than once and followed home [apparently walking around at 03.00 and not being drunk or stoned is suspicious]. In the woods you meet badgers and deer and lots of animals that don't seem so shy at night.
    But if it is Depression settling in, then I try and ride it out. I go all but silent and don't talk to anyone if I can avoid it. Walking still helps but so does writing things down - especially the slightly stranger thoughts that come to me. And then do lots of lots of planning - I can have some "great" ideas when in Depression but a lot of them [okay - all of them] look crazy and dangerous a few days/weeks later.
    One thing I don't do ever when I have Depression is drink. That can be a fatal combination that I have seen before.
    But if I just need to soften the edges for an hour or two - Mulled wine. A nice stoneware beaker of mulled wine - it holds about a pint so can last all night long and well in to the next day with the hangover...
     
  18. srcroft

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    Get UV Sun 30 min a day, I run 5k in the morn (raises endorphins and testosterone levels, also fixes seratonin for good sleep). Get good sleep, eat more balanced, workout. I was diagnosed with depression and when I went from 24% Body fat to 6% body fat from the changes I mentioned, now Im balanced. :) People can take control. Sometimes its with medicine, sometimes with a life change --sometimes with a song or a one night stand lol
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2012
  19. SeverinR

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    Different reasons for depression, different ways to fix it.

    Sometimes a song, sometimes a walk, sometimes play with the dog.
     
  20. srcroft

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    Sometimes, by singing a song, while walking your dog, and playing in a bog by chasing a frog. :p
     
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