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Offline trlica

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Depressed people club
« on: December 01, 2009, 08:59:30 AM »
   :( :(

Should we start it or not?

Or you are all happy and pleased!! :) :)



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Re: Depressed people club
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2009, 12:02:04 PM »
Woo hoo! :(

Offline Midnight is Where the Day Begins

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Re: Depressed people club
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2009, 12:39:01 PM »
Can you count those who are gradually climbing out of depression depressed?

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Re: Depressed people club
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2009, 01:14:33 PM »
Trilica..........I hope you are not depressed. Are you?  :(

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Re: Depressed people club
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2009, 01:31:09 PM »
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Can you count those who are gradually climbing out of depression depressed?

Im almost out...

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Re: Depressed people club
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2009, 09:22:37 PM »
I've been in and out of it most of my life. Fighting it with weekly counseling and mostly winning.
So count me in!

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Re: Depressed people club
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2009, 09:24:02 PM »
My dad is diagnosed with depression and it his hereditary. I'm in my mood every now and then, but never depressed. I hope it isn't passed on to me.

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Re: Depressed people club
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2009, 09:33:25 PM »
I go up and down but I fear it is hormonal with me (OK too much information there!).

Boom, it is not a given that it will be passed on. You should be ok! It sounds like you are!!

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Re: Depressed people club
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2009, 09:51:28 PM »
Greetings

I only get depressed when I'm being indecisive. Am I being indecisive right now? I don't know.

On a more or most serious note, my genuine regards and loving respect goes out to those people who are (or feel strongly) depressed.  I don't want to trivialize it, because for some of us, it can be a long-term and debilitating condition.  When I feel melancholy (albeit not depressed), I choose to reflect on how fortunate I am to be living in the here and now, versus some other time or desperate place.  I'm glad that I'm not one of those people, who as Bono notes prior to MOS, inhabit our little blue planet and "are barely hanging on".

As the desiderata says, "strive to be positive", and if possible, seek to do something positive for someone else. And if you're really curious and have some time on your hands, then read "Choice Theory" by Dr. William Glasser.  It helped me cope through a difficult time when I was far from home, grappling with doubt and a stranger even to myself.  Another eloquent and helpful short-read is "The Turn of the Tide" by Arthur Gordon.

I know - far too much information here. Keep as positive as you can, and all the best to everyone.


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Re: Depressed people club
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2009, 09:53:40 PM »
Thank you for that beautiful post Borack! I am sure that will help a lot of people. Your posts here are few but are always thoughtful and helpful.  Your kindness is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Depressed people club
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2009, 01:58:08 AM »
this was certainly me four years ago.  i know your pain.  for me of course it wasn't a medical condition, but the pyschological holes we fall into during the darkest times of our lives are certainly just as damaging.

tip for anybody feeling down: HUGS!! especially from people you don't know.  it's a rarity, but its so beautiful when it happens.   :D :D

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Re: Depressed people club
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2009, 07:38:09 AM »
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Trilica..........I hope you are not depressed. Are you?  :(

Sometimes, I have days that are difficult for me, but I am surviving.
This forum helps a lot!
It is nice that you can be occupied with things that you like and not with reality (I do not like mine)...

 :) :) :) You see, I feel better
Thank you SMILEY :) :)

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Re: Depressed people club
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2009, 10:34:40 AM »
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Trilica..........I hope you are not depressed. Are you?  :(

Sometimes, I have days that are difficult for me, but I am surviving.
This forum helps a lot!
It is nice that you can be occupied with things that you like and not with reality (I do not like mine)...

 :) :) :) You see, I feel better
Thank you SMILEY :) :)

Most people have at least parts of their "reality" that they don't like trlica. You are not alone. Our forum friends are here 24 hours /  7 days a week to cheer you up!  We cover every time zone so someone is always here!  ;D

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Re: Depressed people club
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2009, 10:41:09 AM »
I've felt like I'm in a black hole for the last 15 years but as Winston Churchill said "when you're going through hell keep bloody going".

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Re: Depressed people club
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2009, 10:48:19 AM »
Hi all.

Lets just say I'll be glad to see the back of 2009. Its been a very tough, trying year. I've been in and out for the duration.