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sarahlee

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Depression
« on: November 09, 2014, 10:19:32 am »
RIP Robbin Williams. It's soooo sad to see you took your life due to depression. Sometimes life can get to hard. Things happen in your life, then you think about it too much, you get a big massive headache, and that's when you can't take it anymore. Right now I can say I'm going through some very stressful situations. My job and my bf. Something happened at work and now the bosses are discussing what to do. So basically I could be fired.But I think they getting all the facts before they do anything. But I see a lot of people doing wrong things and nothing happens to them. Sometimes bosses just don't care.

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Re: Depression
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2014, 10:25:50 am »
Depression is a serious illness and sometimes it becomes way too overwhelming for a person to handle their daily stresses and even maybe things that  have been on their minds for many, many years but have never been resolved.  I see this in many people and the only resolve I can find is in prayer.  So my attitude is keep praying because God hears us!

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Re: Depression
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2014, 02:50:32 pm »
It sounds like you're "justifiably" depressed.  You have logical reasons for feeling the way you do.  Some people, including Robin Williams deal with a chemical depression, where it doesn't matter what's happening...or not happening...in life.  They manage to be depressed for unknown reasons.

I know this because I dealt with post-partum suicidal depression after giving birth to my first child.  I feel grateful to have survived that phase in my life.  I don't know where I'd be now without receiving answers to prayers.

People who can "shift" out of that mental illness are truly blessed.  :heart:

Have a great day!

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Re: Depression
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2014, 11:23:25 am »
You have no idea what others are going thru in their lives.  Some people put everything out there basically because they like the drama.  There are a lot of people who are having a tough time because of the economy and just in general life is hard. 

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Re: Depression
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2014, 02:49:57 pm »
We'll miss Robin, he was a bright light in the world.  Now other celebrities are coming forward with their mental health struggles.  We, as a people, need to be much more aware of mental health issues and be more sensitive to the needs of others.  You can't tell what others are going through.  There's still too much stigma.  When one feels worthless to begin with it's hard to feel that anyone cares enough to listen, much less help.  Every word people say about others being weird, just because they're different, just makes it harder for people to talk about their problems or ask for help.  It doesn't take much to shut down someone with self esteem issues and leave them feeling they're all alone and need to solve their problems by themselves.   :-X :'(

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Re: Depression
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2014, 04:10:48 pm »
It's not what happens to you in life, it's how you react to what's happening to you. I try to remember that whenever I'm going through something.

In other words, your interpretation of events in your life determines how you react.

I suggest you start building a side business - anything really. This does multiple things. For one, it's reassuring to know that you have a plan B, in case something goes awry in your job.

Another thing is that makes you feel more powerful to know that you're on the path to not relying on a job or a boss. :D
Your income is directly related to your philosophy, NOT the economy. - Jim Rohn

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Re: Depression
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2014, 06:47:58 am »
I have mixed feelings on the whole depression thing. I remember a few years ago, a neighbors house was for sale, a woman who came to look at it had no job and drew disability.  There was nothing wrong with her other than pure laziness.  I don't agree with people drawing disability for so called depression.  This woman actually stood there and said "what if it is time to go to work and I am sad"?  My response..."Suck it up and go on like the rest of us do".

I know depression is very real.  But I think the word is over used.  Kind of like bullying.  If you disagree with someone you are called a bully when in fact all you are doing is stating a different opinion.  I do not believe that 80% plus of the people / kids in the world are depressed.

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Re: Depression
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2014, 06:50:25 am »
I will also add - doctors want to diagnose everyone that crosses their path with something usually related to mental illness (ADHD, Depression, and everything else) and put the person on a pill of some sort.  There have been links to suicide and taking some of these pills. 

I know a woman personally who takes a handful of pills every day - all from her doctor - and she is bat sh*t crazy!  When she doesn't eat the pills she is fine.

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Re: Depression
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2014, 10:09:27 am »
I became a depression person after my son pass away and now I am taken med. for it
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Re: Depression
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2014, 05:08:04 pm »
                                                                                                                     In these types of situations, there is always light at the end of the tunnel. Never give up...keep trying!

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Re: Depression
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2014, 03:56:38 am »
I don't have any of depression. Thank You!

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Re: Depression
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2014, 04:39:13 am »
i know there are some that are actually depressed and need meds for it.but there are a lot of drs who like to say someone id depressed instead of treating their symptoms...some drs use it as an easy way out..my drs tried to say i was depressed because i can't sleep at night..i am not depressed,but they keep saying i am....you would think i would know if i was...lol
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Re: Depression
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2014, 10:51:39 am »
I've been depressed for 5 years, and I'm only 16. It's something I'm going to live with for a large part of my life, and most people don't believe me when I tell them that I am depressed, regardless of the fact that I am not self-diagnosed. I have actually been to counseling for it. It's rough. I definitely recommend taking the path I have taken, and saying no to meds, though. I was diagnosed by my family doctor, and he asked me what path I wanted to take. Counseling is what I chose until I learned to function through it on my own. I've seen people saying on here that doctors just want to give out meds, so if you aren't given that choice at first, tell your doctor what YOU want to do. It's your health, after all.

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Re: Depression
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2014, 11:15:27 am »
Right, silentescape.  A lot of people don't know the difference between depression and clinical depression.  I suffered with depression for many years, thinking it was something I could overcome by myself.   I couldn't.  When I was diagnosed, my doctor told me that meds could help and that it may take trial and error to find the right one for me.  Fortunately, I found it with the second one I tried.  I have been on it for years and feel so much better now. 

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Re: Depression
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2014, 11:42:07 am »
this is a touchy topic for Depression. Depression is a disease and it can lead to more serious thoughts. Medication can control the depression. It very hard.

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