Do You Ever Get Depressed?


Anonymous
on Sep 23, 2015 @ 07:21 pm

If you're depressed look around, get outside. Enjoy nature, go for a walk, phone a friend. So many things can make you feel better. Realize if you're kind of poor you don't need money to have fun. Most importantly, look in the mirror and SMILE You are important and there is always someone that cares about you
 


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danayyc
hmm on Sep 23, 2015 @ 08:38 pm

I guess you are talking about when people feel off or sad...what some called depressed but it's in fact far from depression....an actual clinical depression won't get solved by looking around, getting outside and smiling.
Just sayin' ;)
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prettyrainbow
help on Sep 23, 2015 @ 09:14 pm

I think dollys gramma offers some great, valid strategies for helping ease anxiety and can also be used as part of the treatment for depression. Her comment could have saved someone's life and I'm glad she shared it.

However, I also agree with danayyc that depression is much deeper than just feeling blue for a day or two. It's a chemical imbalance in a person's brain that requires psychological/psychiatric treatment. The trouble is that some people hardly realize that they have depression until a family member or a friend notices their behaviours have changed. It's also important to note that it can happen at any age for both men and women. Since society has conditioned men to hold in their emotions, it can be trickier to detect depression in them, which is something to keep in mind...

This is why it's important to differentiate sadness from depression. It's very easy for society to label depression as sadness and prevent someone from getting the help they need. The usual, "snap out of it" syndrome isn't doing people with depression any favors and this attitude exists because of a lack of education. I urge everyone to get informed as to the signs of depression if they feel that someone close to them or themselves are going through prolonged behaviour changes and get the help required to treat the illness.

Taking a walk, writing in a journal, enjoying nature are all excellent ideas to help someone get through each day. It's a step by step process and these little things can help make their struggle a little easier. However, it requires a lot more work to get through this mental illness as well as a ton of support.

Thank you dollys gramma for bringing up an important issue such as this. Hopefully, we can continue the discussion and help anyone who is suffering from depression to take the initiative to get help.

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Anonymous
do you ever get depressed on Sep 23, 2015 @ 10:14 pm

Sorry I really should have stipulated mild or temporary, from time to time depression Yes, wee all agree that prolonged depression is much deeper and if one is suffering he/she or a family member should see that help is sought. Chronic or continued deep depression does really NOT disappear without some form of help. I was basically addressing mild or "once in a while" depression and/or anxiety.
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Anonymous
to danayyc on Sep 23, 2015 @ 10:18 pm

Totally agree. Read the comment I just submitted. I really wasn't referring to an ocassional ble day or the blahs. Think I explained it better
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Mell
Big D Little d on Sep 24, 2015 @ 04:43 pm

To feel depressed from time to time is normal - things happen in life that bring us up and down. So yes, I feel depressed sometimes. But I also suffer from "Depression" (with a BIG D), which is entirely different, as you have all stated. Sometimes I wish it was called something else ... something that didn't correspond to the emotional symptom. If it were commonly called "Serotonin Deficiency Syndrome" or "Chemical Depletion Disorder" I think people would take it more seriously (those are just examples, not meant to be true descriptors of the illness).

Either way - Big D or little d, physical exercise, proper sleep and a good diet are all helpful in bringing your mood up!
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chrissyann123
DO YOU EVER GET DEPRESSED? on Sep 24, 2015 @ 10:25 pm

Very rarely I do get depressed but I do get stressed out sometimes though. But dealing with the public I have to try to always have a smile , helpful and kind. Sometimes my job even snaps me out of my worries. Great Post.
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blubie
never goes away on Sep 24, 2015 @ 11:12 pm

i have tried every treatment out there since i was 9 yrs old... it never goes away, there is no happy pill,and the worst thing people do all the time is tell you to get some fresh air.... oh go for a walk that will help..... we want you to say ... i am here for you ... i love you ... you are needed....we care... if you want to go some where or do something may i come with you....depression is sooooo misunderstood..... just saying.....
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Anonymous
blubie on Sep 24, 2015 @ 11:31 pm

It doesn't sound like you have anyone close to you Do you? For a person's emotional health they need someone that cares about them. You need and deserve to be told you are loved and wanted because you are. We all are. Surround yourself with people and friends that have time for you, care about you and make you feel important; because you are. I do hope you are not toa\tally alone; noone deserves that. If you have a pet, that might help because one feels loved and wanted when they have a pet that gives them love all the time no matter what. It might be a good idea to talk to a doctor about your feelings. He may subscribe something that may make you feel better Think about it, it's an option. Good luck and I do hope you soon begin to feel better
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Mell
To Blubie ... on Sep 25, 2015 @ 01:15 am

To Blubie ... I care ... even though I don't know you! I understand exactly what you are saying and think your words are bang on. You are needed and I love you are so important to hear. And yup - depression, like most mental health issues, are totally misunderstood.

I wish you all the best!
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