Discussion Depression VS Depressed

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  1. leo.d.

    leo.d. Well-Known Member

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    I haven't read the NUF guideline and I am hoping this thread won't be closed.

    I don't face depression. Not the chronic or clinical depression that I know other people do face. I am depressed though. It took me a really long time to decide that I face depression. I am hit with waves of sadness, self-hatred, and self-deprecation. However, I know what I deal with is not even close to what chronic depression feels like. I hesitated to give that name because it felt like I was taking the severity of what some other people face every day.
    For many years, I belittled my feelings. Say to myself, you are over exaggerating. That's not a good thing. Most movies and social media display my type of depression as emo or something. That my feeling was not to be taken seriously because I am young or I haven't faced the world yet.
    I am not an expert on anything but I think that is an unhealthy approach to it. Once, I have started to acknowledge what I faced, which was a whole load of stress and self-negativity ultimately spiraling into depression, I was able to take steps to make myself feel better. I hate poster board positivity quote.
    Those are not what I used. I just took time to sleep more. I think overall I increase my sleep from 4-5 hours regularly to 6-7 hours. I take an hour on the weekends to walk at the beach to clear my head. I try and share how I feel to the people around me.
    Small things I do makes a big difference in how I feel every day. It does not make me suddenly happy but it like taking a few pound off my shoulder.
    I am still facing problems.
    I wanted to share with you guys. I know some people will be like, dude why are you sharing on here? but I don't really care what you say.
    I feel like there is not a proper understanding or culture about depression considering that 350 million people in the world face it. Not sure which depression, that statistic is referring to.
     
  2. Noche

    Noche New Member

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    Life is a never ending battle with depression and for happiness
     
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  3. Yipie

    Yipie Well-Known Member

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    In my VERY non-scientific opinion, the difference between the two is time.

    Are you spending months to years depressed, that's depression.

    Your feelings, are, your feelings; Acknowledge them, recognize them, don't hide from them; but if they're negative, don't wallow in them.

    Glad you found some of the keys to help, and those are ones to help anyone feel better.

    Best advice I can suggest - https://zenpencils.com/comic/89-stephen-fry-ultimate-self-help-book/
     
  4. Cupcake Ninja

    Cupcake Ninja [Kind Sage][Lord Benevolence][ The Great Paragon]

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    Know whatchu mean bruh. Sometimes you wanna just lay in your bed and cry and imagine all the ways no one would give a fuck if you were to kill yourself right that second. Then you get outta bed and go read or play games and pretend to your family and friends you aint fucked in the head and secretly believe they dont even like you all that much so you just repeat the cycle of depression, boredom and pursuit of entertainment--without which would make life utterly pointless since you cant find anything else to fill yourself

    Then once all that crap has run its course you feel alot better. For a time.
     
  5. I Eat Monsanto

    I Eat Monsanto He who courts death

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    Ha depression is only lvl 1. Lvl 2 is despair.
     
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  6. Cupcake Ninja

    Cupcake Ninja [Kind Sage][Lord Benevolence][ The Great Paragon]

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    and lvl 3 is nihilism i assume?
     
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  7. elengee

    elengee Daoist Ninefaps

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    level 3 is agony! 4 can be Qidian. :blobpopcorn:
     
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  8. Nyamsus

    Nyamsus Life is full of shit and we live in it

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    Like different side of coin?
     
  9. Liyus

    Liyus Laksha's Desu~ Cat

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    5 is ED...
     
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  10. elengee

    elengee Daoist Ninefaps

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    Poor Theodore in Book-eating magician. :blobsob:
     
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  11. Xane

    Xane Well-Known Member

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    350 million seems way off with 7 billion people.

    Gotta be at least 1 or 2 billion. AT LEAST.
     
  12. Ratatoskr

    Ratatoskr [Aruruu's proud dad] [The False Gentleman]

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    It might just be puberty. So far i don't think its major depressive disorder.
    Try to get out with people more. Open up to friends. Have some fun.

    I never get to used this. So thanks for dat. Lol
     
  13. blaze

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    Depression... Most of the people view it as a poison however it may have been the cure for my 15 years of illness.
     
  14. elengee

    elengee Daoist Ninefaps

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    Most likely it's 'diagnosed' with it. Also it's not something that occurs in certain areas , like aboriginal villages and such. It's mostly a first world issue, just like self-harm and drug addictions. Still, even within first world countries alone, it should be more than that number.
     
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  15. Mister Div

    Mister Div ? ¿ Founder of The Anti loli Alliance!!!

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    I'm the same as u so I won't say crap like keep your head up what I will say is thank u for taking the time to write what u did it made me feel less like an outsider in life lol and more normal u did good fam cheers
     
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  16. MH2

    MH2 [Former Child]

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    Self diagnosis huh
    Many people feel this feeling and go "I am depressed" or whatever
    If the problem is that serious then go see an actual doctor
    If not, then you have to deal with it yourself, just like how many people do and get over it( a person shouldn't wait for someone to change their life, but be the one who changes it)
    How I personally countered this feeling is that I do things that are productive( studying, doing chores, cleaning, sleeping early, socialize for example) and I feel that I am not wasting my time away
    And the thing about negative feelings, all I can say is do something that will distract you. Leave negative acts(if you do any of these that is) like watching porn, drinking, or drugs or whatever.
    Well that's my two cents on the matter
     
  17. elengee

    elengee Daoist Ninefaps

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    PORN IS NEGATIVE?!?!? YOU DARE?!?! :blobhero::blobhero::blobhero::blobhero::blobhero:
     
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  18. zenla

    zenla { Totally human being} {Kingdom building fanatic}

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    So... you are bottling up your feelings... not healthy. The biaches that claim there is no depression only say so since they have not experienced it themselves and thus I did not experience it does not exist. So my advice is to actually start talking about your feelings. Humans can be solitary island but we are not made to live like that. Going against human nature has obvious punishment. The feeling of wrongess you feel.
     
  19. CircleCircles

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    I'm new here, but I would like to say that I did suffer from Depression and Anxiety for a lot of years. It is horrible. Id just lay in my bed thinking why I exist. Who am I? Why am I so lost? Why do I feel this way? Why do I hear my voice tell me it's better to be dead. Finally, after many years, I got a single moment of courageand told my family. I got help and realized I'm not alone, I'm not worthless, I have strength, it just takes a single held out hand to pull you in.

    Thank You
     
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  20. raltzero

    raltzero Last Year Until BS in IT | Lazy Overlord TL

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    Don't you know that every high schooler has crippling depression? :blobowoevil_horns:

    And that didn't change when I went to college. :blobdrool:
     
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