12 Apr 2012 05:37
Ok so i haven't posted for a while so i'll keep this in a laconic manner, mostly coz i'm tired, lately i've been coming across so many people who still in their teens and are just hopelesslly depressed , be it whether it manifests through taciturn mannerisms or just plain acting out in whichever destructive way you could imagine , depression sucks , it's a grey blanket that just covers you and make you apathetic and ineffective , purported by whatever trauma ,abuse or neglect you've suffered, "beating" depression is probably one of the hardest things you'll ever do and to a degree you're consigned a hard time getting through life no matter what treatment you seek, you have to accept the fact that you'll never have the upbringing your friend/s have had and secondly you must beat yourself up, take that commute to work or to class, go out with ur friends, exercise and dont project your chaotic shitty self onto the world, act as if you're rather successful and keep whatever dark thoughts you have in your head, pretty soon you'll find the latter just as addictive as sitting in bed feeling sorry for yourself..
12 Apr 2012 16:04
I agree own your illness! Mental Illness isn't the dirty little secret it used to be.. Most of the stigma is gone (:
I have my days where the most I'll do all day is stretch, & I tell my friends now whether I'm having a good day or a bad day, they get it surprisingly well & they never do that thing I can't stand of forcing me to go do something, I hate when people don't understand I just want my space!!
12 Apr 2012 22:22
I think depression is part of my illness. I blame the times i feel like im struggling on
depression. I also suffer from bad dreams/nightmares which i put down to being
depressed, but can also be a side affect of my medication. Sometimes people at
work say to me, 'your just not yourself today' or 'you haven't been been yourself
this week'. I think to myself, geez that makes me feel even better thanks guys!
I also think drinking makes me depressed, i sort of drown myself with alcohol
sometimes and then feel bad about it for weeks. But on that note, im only drinking
as much as my friends do so i shouldn't feel so bad, but i do.
Though, when i think about it, im not that depressed. Its more of a side kick than
anything. Perhaps because ive pushed through it for so long it feels easier to get
though the days.
With teens, i think it has alot to do with their environment. These days almost everything
you do is indoors, no need to go outside to interact for instants. I barely used a computer
up until 6 years ago when i found Spinchat. lol . Now its like a life line to me, facebook, Spin,
Banking, Games, News etc etc etc! And of course i have an Iphone and Ipod, who can live
without them right? And they are just 3 parts of your life let alone the rest that goes on.
Perhaps our minds are working overtime in the end
12 Apr 2012 22:50
Quite a few people i know that take medication have the same problems :/
12 Apr 2012 23:01
It's horrible alright.. I've been getting super lightheaded & headaches & my appetite has grown 10 fold so now I'm back to the let's see if this works shit :x
12 Apr 2012 23:25
Oh no. Did you ever ask about Abilify?
12 Apr 2012 23:41
I think the most alarming thing here is the high numbers of people suffering from depression. Why are so many people depressed? Because the world we live in is not a good place. I think far from just fighting depression on individual bases, our goal should be to look at the ills of our society and then try to transform it to a better one. Something's not right, not with you or me or this or that person. We should be striving to make our world a better place and as a by-product, we will see less people suffering from these problems.
12 Apr 2012 23:54
meh..one must conquer themselves before they go out and conquer the world....in my opinion - and the world IS a good place :-)
13 Apr 2012 00:40
I don't disagree with your first statement, as for the second, I hope you're right.
13 Apr 2012 01:11
Reply to Re by maverick-majed
13 Apr 2012 02:31
But what good is any so called progress made if it does not lead to the overall improvement of people's welfare? I think through sociological work, we can identify those aspects of our modern day 'civilization' which are incompatible with the human being's well-being and happiness and either eliminate or transform them into something that would work better for us.
13 Apr 2012 07:58
Ok cool :)