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    Any ways besides meds to battle depression? Im on meds but they are 50/50 meaning sometimes works and sometimes they dont. Im depressed right now and im not sure why. Its never ending. My mind wont stay stable. So any thing i can do at all to make my self feel a little better. Im trying not to self harm any more. Its really hard because it relives my pain im going throgh. So please help me out. No this is not for attation this is me asking for some way to battle this never ending battle. I dont mean by cureing it since that seems inpossibal to do. I am just tired of being sad happy anger sad happy wanting to die over and over.


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    but seriously if your mood changes so often i would talk to your shrink about your meds cause it might just be that.
    play some games, take a walk outside, eat/drink some nice things. enjoy the small things of life.
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    Curing depression for Duby

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    But On a serious note, you should find a vent, that isn't self harm. Pick up a hobby, anything to keep your mind from swimming, which generally leads to depression I would think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duby View Post
    Any ways besides meds to battle depression? Im on meds but they are 50/50 meaning sometimes works and sometimes they dont. Im depressed right now and im not sure why. Its never ending. My mind wont stay stable. So any thing i can do at all to make my self feel a little better. Im trying not to self harm any more. Its really hard because it relives my pain im going throgh. So please help me out. No this is not for attation this is me asking for some way to battle this never ending battle. I dont mean by cureing it since that seems inpossibal to do. I am just tired of being sad happy anger sad happy wanting to die over and over.


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    Get professional help and call a hotline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duby View Post
    Any ways besides meds to battle depression? Im on meds but they are 50/50 meaning sometimes works and sometimes they dont. Im depressed right now and im not sure why. Its never ending. My mind wont stay stable. So any thing i can do at all to make my self feel a little better. Im trying not to self harm any more. Its really hard because it relives my pain im going throgh. So please help me out. No this is not for attation this is me asking for some way to battle this never ending battle. I dont mean by cureing it since that seems inpossibal to do. I am just tired of being sad happy anger sad happy wanting to die over and over.


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    The neat thing about the internet is that you find out that 60-80% of the people that you meet will suffer from some degree of depression, either at the time of meeting, prior to it, or sometime after. Not everyone you meet will have it to the same extent as you, some will be worse off, some better off, but a lot of people can relate to the feelings.

    Personally, the best way I have found to deal with those feelings is to write (mostly about games, sometimes other things) and play games with people in a Voice-chat environment. Writing helps you express yourself, and if people read what you write, it generally makes you feel better a bit better about yourself (if self-esteem is an issue). If you write a journal/diary or a blog, it'll help you express the stuff you are feeling. A lot of the time, I find a big problem is just that you don't understand what you're feeling or why you're feeling it. It's why people always suggest you talk about your feelings rather than keeping them in. Writing about it can help you understand it better and feel better.

    Being in VOIP with people completely eliminates that feeling of being alone. That's why I suggest that people join a good guild with a voice chat (either TS, Ventrilo, Mumble, Raidcall, etc...). Playing a game can also make you feel like you're being productive if you're working at accomplishing some task. Which helps a lot when you're feeling down.


    So, my suggestion to you is: Find a good guild that are friendly and understanding. Get in VOIP with them and be there daily, spending a few hours a day (if you have that much spare time) interacting with them. Play games with them. Then, start a blog at blog.com or blogger.com or one of those sites. Begin writing about your experiences in the game each day, as well as how you're feeling and all that. Don't be afraid to share your blog (put it in your sig on OnRPG or something). Then, sign up for a google analytics account or whatever it's called and attach it to your blog so you can see how many people are visiting.

    Also, if your computer can handle it, start recording some gameplay and put it up on youtube. Also sign up for photobucket (I find it to be the best hosting site for screenshots), so you can share screenshots of your gameplay.

    You'll feel like you're being productive with your time. You will be able to express your feelings, and take your mind off of things that may be causing you issues with your life. You wont feel alone because you'll be in a VOIP with people (even if you're just listening in... if you can't find a good guild, find a good twitch.tv stream that has a streamer that participating with his viewers... just hearing a voice and talking to people in a chatroom scenario can help).

    The meds can only help, they wont cure it. You need to start feeling like you have a purpose in your life, even if that purpose is only to play games. If playing games is what you like, make it your purpose. It's why people get hobbies, because life is just shit if you don't have something you can dedicate time to that you enjoy.



    Quote Originally Posted by Xenonight2 View Post
    Get professional help and call a hotline.
    He's already done that, I think. Considering he's on meds.
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    I suffer from depression.I have been from the age of thirteen and I am now twenty.The thing about depression is that it never leaves and rears its ugly head when you least expect it to.Sometimes talking helps you feel better other times it will just make it worse.The thing that you have to do is simple:Have fun.Do something that YOU enjoy doing.Be it playing video games,playing cards,hanging out with friends,caring for plants,working out,etc.Although they seem like hobbies they are therapeutic in nature.They are all forms of venting and they will make you feel better.Watch a comedy or my favorite web series "Rage Quit" if you want because laughing does help!Self harm doesn't help though it simply causes more damage than good.Because the scars are a reminder of why you caused yourself harm and you will be trapped in a never ending cycle of harm.

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    @łApocaRUFF:
    Feeling like shit is kinda wide spread. I think it's because people are not very resilient to emotional distress. Modern day culture is infected with things that can cause depression.
    Becoming HC clinically depressed is more rare, but yea, aside from that moments where it's great, life pretty much sucks.

    @duby:
    Find a place that does meetings and "self-help groups". Those self-help groups are not in all sense "self-help". They are partially named such to not shame people who do not want to accept help and also give them a space. However you can use them to let them help you outside of you "helping yourself".
    A way more formal way of saying this: Get a working support network. People to talk with, honestly and genuinely. Not being genuine and building a facade can add to your problem.
    (No matter what it is, if you can't find something like that easily in your area, try to find any kind of social interaction thing for grownups. Something religious, if it must be, even if you don't "sign up for it", they might be tolerant about that. Keep away from groups that might be "immature", not in the sense of age, but behavior. Baseline: find a group of nice people and hang out with them, no matter if you like what they do at all. Your depressed you won't "just love it", at least at the beginning.)
    Also: Do sports and exercise. Force yourself. It also teaches you to force yourself to do other things that are actually "good for you". This is the key to overcoming your limitation, because it's just in your head. If you feel you can't you could also try to phase it out and "dive through", just start doing it without allowing yourself to think about it at that moment (if you are not too uncomfortable with that).
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    I have to take meds for mine. Talking about it did nothing( usually just made it worse), "self help groups" did nothing, getting hobbies did nothing( was depressed doing hobbies), getting over it didn't help( got 4 suicide attempts), altruism does nothing( feel nothing bout it), exercise did nothing( was a scholarship offered level athlete), hung around people( made it worse). I don't want to take them, hate it, but honestly, it's the only think that has helped for me. Sometimes a person has to take meds. Sometimes it's the only think that can help. Maybe after a year, after your able to talk and get better, you can start weening off them and see how it goes.

    I took em for bout 4 months was doing very well, went off them and plummeted hardcore and had to go back on. Kinda just accepted I may be one of those people that has to take them or I'm just doomed, ****ed, and dead by my own hands eventually.

    I don't fully know your situation, but only you can know if you've tried everything. If you have, the next step may just be accepting you may be one of them people who has to take meds to get through the day. If not, try the stuff you haven't yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebuzzal View Post
    I have to take meds for mine. Talking about it did nothing( usually just made it worse), "self help groups" did nothing, getting hobbies did nothing( was depressed doing hobbies), getting over it didn't help( got 4 suicide attempts), altruism does nothing( feel nothing bout it), exercise did nothing( was a scholarship offered level athlete), hung around people( made it worse).
    All that medicine ever can do is say "This is what helps, usually".
    You can't predict the future and you never know what will happen.

    People get discouraged from keeping trying different things if one or two won't work for them.
    Especially if they are in a constantly discouraged, depressed state.

    Every of the things you said are normally good and for that reason, should be tested out.
    OP should; That's my opinion.

    Like when you said hanging around people makes it worse for you, is also revealing it obvious that social interaction can be a very important a factor in this.

    Even though "exposure" as psychological ailment is pretty much the mainstream idea of things, it can also not work, in which case, usually the opposite, limiting exposure works. That is something for everyone individually to try. When an impulse arises into the direction of giving it a try. One can see the glass as half full or empty, but that it should be tried doesn't change.

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    Anyways, the first preferable option to treat depression should be therapy.
    All those options are either easy to deal with don't require a lot of effort and don't cost a lot. They are also not as promising concerning getting real tangible results. They offer a good chance. The majority of afflicted people at least feel "better" doing each one of those things.
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    When I was 15 I also had depression, it was serious as well. to describe it how I remember feeling, the moment I woke up I would feel fine, then about 10 seconds later a dark cloud would set over me and I would lose motivation to even get out of bed, I had no desire to do anything but just lay there and exist, rather than live. I couldn't sleep some nights, I would just lay there, my heart would race, It was terrible. I eventually started seeing a doctor for it, who prescribed me with some meds, I was taking the meds for about 2 months, they worked, but then one night I remember asking myself "Do i really want to take this stuff for the rest of my life?" So I threw them away, I started looking inside for what was causing my depression, I decided that it was my environment at the time, so I moved to stay with my relatives in a different state.

    Since then ive never had depression like that again, other than the occasional night where im wondering what im doing with my life, but thats normal for most people.

    My advice is to try and remain optimistic, try to figure out whats causing your depression, try not to let your mind swim, just always remain doing something, anything.
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    I vent my feelings by typing it out as a journal and finding healthy activities that keep me focused like my part time job or volunteer work.

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    Exercise is thought to be one of the best treatments for depression, no joke.
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    What depressed people need is most of the time, change in perspective. I would say best thing to do is to seek professional health. It's also possible that the meds you are actually taking are causing your depression. A trip to a psychiatrist could help ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin View Post
    All that medicine ever can do is say "This is what helps, usually".
    You can't predict the future and you never know what will happen.

    People get discouraged from keeping trying different things if one or two won't work for them.
    Especially if they are in a constantly discouraged, depressed state.

    Every of the things you said are normally good and for that reason, should be tested out.
    OP should; That's my opinion.

    Like when you said hanging around people makes it worse for you, is also revealing it obvious that social interaction can be a very important a factor in this.

    Even though "exposure" as psychological ailment is pretty much the mainstream idea of things, it can also not work, in which case, usually the opposite, limiting exposure works. That is something for everyone individually to try. When an impulse arises into the direction of giving it a try. One can see the glass as half full or empty, but that it should be tried doesn't change.

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    Anyways, the first preferable option to treat depression should be therapy.
    All those options are either easy to deal with don't require a lot of effort and don't cost a lot. They are also not as promising concerning getting real tangible results. They offer a good chance. The majority of afflicted people at least feel "better" doing each one of those things.
    Well, I didn't just try one or two things. I tried for 21 years, a lot of shit. I did both ends of everything. My point was, doing the typical things suggested doesn't always work. People say exercise more. That did nothing FOR ME. I was a college scholarship offered athlete. Dont exercise? same deal. Get out more. I threw parties with 100+ people, was around people a good bit. Made it no better. Be alone? same shit. Talk about it, don't talk about it, same result. Help people, don't help people. Same shit. therapy? I was in therapy for a year and still attempted suicide. No therapy, same deal.There is likely nothing you could offer that I didn't try. Taking meds was the only thing that made me somewhat stable.

    If ya read the second paragraph, I said that if he hasn't tried some things, he still should. I was coming from the angle that if he has tried everything to his ability and nothing is working, it may be time to accept he might have to take meds. And who knows, If it makes him decent enough to make a great deal of progress, he may can come off them at some point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duby View Post
    Im depressed right now and im not sure why. Its never ending. My mind wont stay stable. So any thing i can do at all to make my self feel a little better.
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    Yeah, stop surrounding yourself with negative stuff. Your environment affects you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oisterboy View Post
    Go outside.
    Perhaps to exercise. Ways I deal with depression is sleeping, music, or exercising.

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    Work out the root of your depression and then look at what you can do to improve that particular aspect of your life.

    I personally had an easier time dealing with depression after I stopped taking medication.

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    Oister said it right. Depression can be cured by grabbing a twelve pack, some fireworks, and a group of guys and gals.

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    Surround yourself with friends and family. Get out more.

    I find that physical activities like running or jogging really helped get shit off my mind. Depression is really something you just need to vent out you know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebuzzal View Post
    I was coming from the angle that if he has tried everything to his ability and nothing is working, it may be time to accept he might have to take meds.
    Now I wish I could put this less confrontative and still more clearly, but atm I am letting this message go out as is. I hope you don't see it as an attack, a lot can be lost in writ and such I am not claiming to present more than what's the most plausible to me.

    You made that angle for yourself after decided not to answer his question, but a diffrent question of your own.
    That surprised me.

    I don't factually disagree with what you say as facts. I didn't find myself in doubt about your personal story. Also, I am not trying to give you advice and especially not advice on the past.
    Our disagreement I read as me defending his question against yours. "Is there anything I can do?" needs to be answered with a "no", before you bring up "Do I have to accept that no". Funnily enough the second question is a no brainer and wouldn't be asked anyways. In short you discarded his question, made your own and it's surprisingly a question that no one ever would ask in seriousness and expect much discussion.
    I think you emphasise your position more than his and that's the result. No one is patronizing you for what you did, it is what it is.
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    Dont think alcoholism makes things much better. a Depressed person is more likely to abuse the shit than use it correctly.
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