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#1 11 years ago

So, I think I have depression.

I keep wanting to kill myself and I can't help but think negative thoughts all the time. Everything around me seems to be going wrong, and people appear to be deserting me. So, without going emo and asking for insults, what can I do to overcome this depression? I've got anti-depressants but they don't help whatsoever - I just want this to end.




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#2 11 years ago

try talking to your doctor then. i got on some medication and i feel better. perhaps the medication your taking right now just isnt agreeing with your system. but i highly suggest talking to your doctor, let them know that the pills you are on arent helping and you need something that WILL help you.. hope things get better for you




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#3 11 years ago

Echonomix;3648029So, I think I have depression.

I keep wanting to kill myself and I can't help but think negative thoughts all the time. Everything around me seems to be going wrong, and people appear to be deserting me. So, without going emo and asking for insults, what can I do to overcome this depression? I've got anti-depressants but they don't help whatsoever - I just want this to end.

/sigh, these threads appear a lot these days.

It is just a mental state, wanting it to end will only result in that happening. Only for the negative. The only way to improve your lifestyle is if you want it to improve then go do it, push yourself, don't tell me you have no heart for it, that's just your negativity talking.

Go out, meet new people, try a new sport, make friends, exercise more, find some new music. All that stuff.

Life will only improve if you make it so.




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#4 11 years ago

Hi, My partner suffered from depression for most of her life and if there is one peace of advice I can give to you its talk to someone about it. Remember the people around you are probably not comfortable about talking about these issues and they are not doctors, so you really need to express yourself to a professional. If you dont ask for help you will not get it. Feeling low is unfortunately a common thing in most peoples and it affects people differently. Please go to a Doctor and ask for advice. If you medication is not working just explain this and they will try alternatives. In my wifes case this made a big difference and she would never go back to life without it. Hope everything sorts itself out for you.




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#5 11 years ago

Hypo, thank you.

I've suffered from depression once before during high school and it was the worst time of my life. I hated every living moment, and while I strived on being down all the time, I just wanted to get out. Fortunately, I had my friends there at the time, as well as my girlfriend at the time. They helped pull me out of it, and I was fine for ages. But since Christmas (and splitting up with said girlfriend...) well, I just feel like burying myself back in that hole. I forgot how painful rejection was since I'd been with my girlfriend but now she's gone and it hurts like Hell. I know it was four months away, but we together four years. Not only that but my mates are off doing different things now. The majority of them are at uni, one lives in London full-time and ones moved to Australia. So I need to avoid become seriously depressed like last time, but at the same time I just want to jump head first in the pit.




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#6 11 years ago

I feel myself starting to become depressed, I'm never happy, I can't talk, and my grades are slipping.




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#7 11 years ago

being depressed sucks i hate the feeling, sometimes i would find myself in tears for no reason at all, unlike you Echonomix i didnt lose someone or was never rejected it was just the way i was living at the time. i felt hopeless nothing positive was happening in my life it felt like i was going nowhere. though i didnt take no meds nor consulted a doctor. i just woke up one day and said enough of this im tired of feeling like this i said to myself i have my life i have my family what more do i want. and for now thats all that matters to me, hopefully you can over come this, its a state of mind and a test a difficult one but youll find a way.




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#8 11 years ago

I still don't see how people become depressed. While I can understand that a certain situation might induce a temporary state of depression, or, well it's actually more a state of regret and reflection rather than depression. I see everything as a challenge. If a person's better than me at something, I'll take it as a challenge until I overtake him. People who don't do what I do, or lack the confidence to do so, will end up self-destructing. Thoughts are a powerful tool in achieving whatever goal you wish -- in fact, the first thing in achieving just about anything is goal-setting and a positive attitude (although my attitude isn't all that, tbh).

As for the topic at hand, depression isn't something you'll snap out of by doing something small, easy and insignificant, it's a lifestyle revision. Most people who suffer from depression all, in my eyes, have a distorted perspective upon the rest of the world, and before anything else is fixed, that needs to be fixed. However, you also need a nudge in the right direction -- a great source of motivation is music. When I can't be bothered to do my roadwork, go to training or the gym, I put on music for half an hour and I'm rejuvenated. I'm pumped, psyched, all that. I get a feeling of destructively pleasant invincibility and would like to share quite a bit of my fury with the rest of the world -- in a good way, not an 'angry' fury, more a fury of confidence.

Kinda. It's kinda hard to explain. Anyhow, get your act straight. Something bothers you? Things don't go your way?

Nobody cares. It didn't go your way 'once', but next time you'll fucking rip that thing apart limb by limb, whatever it is. That's the attitude you need. People abandoned you? Nobody cares. You don't need them, you're an individual, not a unit. The whole world's not against you, you're against the whole world.

That's my realitycheck. Mindset, goals, motivation, action.




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#9 11 years ago

I was once depressed, probly still am, who knows, but I know I'm happiest when I'm downing a bottle of whiskey or pounding back beers and watching sports with friends. I cant be bothered to take some mind-bending drugs, I dont want to fuck things up in there anymore than they are after years of drinking, drugs, and a clumsy childhood in which I fell down the stairs quite a few times (doesnt sound like much, but it happened too many times to do any good).

Depression comes and goes, go out and do something you enjoy. Go for a walk when its nice outside. I used to do that when I was feeling down. I'd go for 3-4 hour long walks and wind up having to take a bus home, but along the way, I just thought about things, enjoyed the fresh air and figured things aint all that bad, they could be damn well worse. Thats my motto when things are going bad, that they could always be worse, and that I never want to be there, I end up doing something positive in the end.




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#10 11 years ago

During my last year at high school I went into a depression, it lasted for about four months if not longer. Considering I don't believe in taking medication for everything I went to see a private counsellor, not a school one, and she helped me out of it.

It is important to find someone neutral that is in no way involved with your life so that they can have an objective view on the situation, talking will help you a lot. You may even find that a counsellor uncovers some things about your life that you buried which are contributing to your condition.

Drugs never take away depression, they provide a temporary solution by altering the chemical levels in your brain, which unfortunately means the depression will at some point return. The only way to solve a depression full stop is to talk about things.

I hope in some way this has helped and you feel better in the future. :)