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Depression. (Please act mature)

Postby Witchking666 » Thu May 17, 2018 6:52 pm

Depression is a very big problem in our modern world. So I was wondering if people on these forums are suffering from or dealt with depression in their life. A lot of the people who talk/talked to me on discord already know this. But I myself suffer from a pretty severe case of depression. My depression is the main reason I essentially left SMBX. It drains my emotional strength so badly that I'm hardly able to do anything I need focus for. Id rather not go into detail on the reason for this whole thing, but let's just say life hasn't exactly been great. Its also the cause of several secondary problems I am facing in my life such as alcoholism, insomnia and suicidal thoughts. If it wasnt for a very small group of people and the sheer power of art and music I probably wouldnt have been here anymore. Couple this with the fact that I was already pretty much your average edge-of-town problem child and you might realise just how badly my life has gone to shit. But enought about me. Im curious to hear if any other people on these forums have gone through or are dealing with similar issues as mine. Also yeah, i'm aware this subject may very well be too mature for a mario-based forum. So staff, feel free to lock this if it derails into a shitfest.

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Re: Depression. (Please act mature)

Postby Pop Yoshi Bros » Thu May 17, 2018 7:06 pm

I suffered a depression the last year due to personal things in my life, I didn't consider myself whortly of anything and that I was nothing more than a deception, someone annoying, boring without much to say, and that always does something wrong, something that was also the cause of my depression was because an attack of envy I had to a friend. It lasted 5 months, until a teacher told me what I wanted to hear, instead of someone who does it just for make me feel better

However, nowaday I constantly feel sad several days of the week, but I wouldn't call it a depression, because a depression is something much more serious

At least it's not like in 2016 when I wanted to commit suicide, glad I didn't
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Postby MarioRPGExpert93 » Fri May 18, 2018 6:55 am

I pretty much dealt with depression most of the time ever since senior year of High School! Had to take anti-depressant.

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Re: Depression. (Please act mature)

Postby PixelPest » Fri May 18, 2018 7:32 am

I've never had depression myself however I talked to someone I work with yesterday who was diagnosed with depression and PTSD on her birthday a few days ago--really tough times

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Re: Depression. (Please act mature)

Postby Pop Yoshi Bros » Fri May 18, 2018 8:29 am

PixelPest wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 7:32 am
I've never had depression myself however I talked to someone I work with yesterday who was diagnosed with depression and PTSD on her birthday a few days ago--really tough times
You are lucky, I've met a lot of people, and when I said a lot I mean A LOT who suffer from depression, the worst part is that 50% of them are my friends, and sometimes I don't know how to help them...
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Re: Depression. (Please act mature)

Postby Aristo » Fri May 18, 2018 9:03 am

It's important to speak up about these kinds of issues, so kudos for coming forward about this.

I have a rather extensive history with depression. I was properly diagnosed at age 16 I believe, but it's been a prevalent part of my life since middle school. It took three counsellors, a suicide attempt, a year supply of prozac and a weekend in the closed ward before I got proper therapy, and after that my life started to actually improve. A common misconception about therapy is that you go to the therapist, they tell you what to do different and then you get better, but it's really much more than that. You have to actively put in the effort. You have to take apart your entire psyche, find the root of your problems and then still find the energy to overcome and work on those issues. Another misconception is that your issues go away once you figure them out, but the truth is overcoming depression is a lifelong process. Unlearning bad behaviors and relearning good behaviors takes a lot of time and energy. But the good news is, it's extremely rewarding and genuinly life-changing. If you struggle with depression, find a good therapist who you're comfortable with. Once you have found someone like that, you can start to figure out what is wrong and what you can do to fix it, and it results in a massive personality growth. My issues are far from being fixed, but I understand now who I am as a person, why I am that way and what I can do to work with it. Depression doesn't go away, you just learn to live with it, and it absolutely becomes easier over time.

One big thing that I learned right in the beginning is to stop assigning blame. Depression has this ability to make us feel awful for just existing, when really we don't have any fault in it. Stop comparing yourself to "normal" neurotypical people. Your depression doesn't define you. It's a part of you, yes, but if you manage to not let it overpower you, it's still possible to live a fulfilling life. So don't be afraid to reach out. If you struggle, talk to anyone who will listen, your parents, your teachers, your doctor. Get the help you need. Don't be afraid. It can get better.
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Re: Depression. (Please act mature)

Postby GhostHawk » Fri May 18, 2018 9:24 pm

I've been depressed after dealing with some losses, but I've gotten a handle on it for a few years now. It takes patience but not much. After dealing with it, anxiety came but I'm learning and have learned a bit with how to handle that too. As for depression, it was a matter of understanding that it's impossible not to have purpose. At my worst, I realized that even if I didn't have a purpose with being alive and I had it so bad then my purpose was to be sure other people knew their purpose and wouldn't feel as bad as I did. I've mentioned this to other people that I've known to have trouble with depression, and they need to find their own way out but they always do and at the very least when they understand this they get on the right track. Also I don't want to be one of those "just run lmao" people giving simple cure tips, yet I do feel that: breathing exercises, daily meditation, cold showers, eating right, and brief walks can help regulate your mood. It's different for everyone, and unfortunately there's no cure and no easy cures at that, but that doesn't mean it's a lost cause. There's other resources like white noise, and pink noise to help with insomnia that aid with good sleep hygiene. Ultimately I'd ask that you try to look into what you prefer and try searching for guided meditation and breathing exercises.

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Re: Depression. (Please act mature)

Postby GforGoomba » Fri May 18, 2018 10:14 pm

I am not dealing with any depression but calling 1-800-273-8255 will help any suicidal thoughts
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Re: Depression. (Please act mature)

Postby Eclipsed » Sat May 19, 2018 2:21 am

I don't have any experience helping people with depression, but I really hope that you'll get better and get through this.
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Re: Depression. (Please act mature)

Postby Witchking666 » Sat May 19, 2018 7:23 pm

GhostHawk wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 9:24 pm
Also I don't want to be one of those "just run lmao" people giving simple cure tips, yet I do feel that: breathing exercises, daily meditation, cold showers, eating right, and brief walks can help regulate your mood. It's different for everyone, and unfortunately there's no cure and no easy cures at that, but that doesn't mean it's a lost cause. There's other resources like white noise, and pink noise to help with insomnia that aid with good sleep hygiene. Ultimately I'd ask that you try to look into what you prefer and try searching for guided meditation and breathing exercises.
Thing is. I have depression mainly due to a lot of bad shit happening in the past. Like, really god damn traumatic shit. Also, the reason why I straight up refuse any help with my depression is because mental healthcare is a big part of the reason i became depressed in the first place. Id rather not go into details. But ive essentially been treated like I did something wrong simply for being autistic and having anger issues all my life. I got thrown into a place that hardly qualifies as a school and handles all types of problem children. Consider it a literal mental asylum with classes and exams. And even though I no longer have severe anger issues, I cant really help myself when a totally batshit crazy person just randomly attacks me. Take into consideration that this school houses everything from small things like autism all the way up to antisocial personality disorder, borderline and dissociative identity disorder. And you might start to see a bit of the problem. And of course the best thing they could think of to help me was a good old bucket 'o pills.

So yeah, I do not want to be diagnosed with depression. Its as simple as that, its just not an option. Last time I got labelled with a disorder it essentially MADE my youth a living hell. So yeah, im not falling for that one again.
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Re: Depression. (Please act mature)

Postby Eri7 » Sun May 20, 2018 7:12 am

I've been depressed before because of family drama and problems related to family , it was hard for me , i was always sad and always angry , i just wanted to have a good normal life like everyone else had , my family just got ruined because of stupid reasons , now i am allowed to see half of my family once per year for around 4 weeks , and that's sad + i am now living over 2700 km away from them so it's very hard to visit them outside of the 4 weeks period , right now i am not depressed BUT sometimes i tend to feel depressed , like really , really sad for either small stuff like arguments or because of the past , it's like my past haunts me and i just can't forget all of my bad experiences in life , it's very easy for me to forget all of the good stuff ... this is very hard to deal with , i always need someone to motivate me because sometimes i just feel like piece of garbage that shouldn't exist , but i am trying slowly to recover because my life is slowly getting better after all of my shit experiences + my parents think that depression is a childish behavior so i have to be very careful when they are around because if i feel depressed they will get angry at me for feeling that way and ... yeah , i am not saying that my parents are bad , but i am saying that the way their parents teached them about disorders just made them think that stuff like depression are childish behaviors that are not meant for someone like me...
I hope that everyone can beat depression , i am slowly trying to do that as well.
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Re: Depression. (Please act mature)

Postby GhostHawk » Tue May 22, 2018 4:48 pm

Witchking666 wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 7:23 pm
So yeah, I do not want to be diagnosed with depression. Its as simple as that, its just not an option. Last time I got labelled with a disorder it essentially MADE my youth a living hell. So yeah, im not falling for that one again.
I only meant to share what worked for me and what I felt would work for you, I'm not asking you to get a diagnosis on anything unless you need/want to.
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Re: Depression. (Please act mature)

Postby krazykat » Tue May 22, 2018 10:56 pm

I've had some weird history with clinical vs hormone depression, been diagnosed with stuff only to be told that was false, the whole dealio. Definitely something that I don't want to stick around, regardless of what the source actually is.

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Re: Depression. (Please act mature)

Postby Oshi » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:52 pm

I definitely don't have depression, however there are things in my life that make me feel either miserable about myself or make me have complete and utter hatred towards someone that does not even deserve it (although sometimes they might). I tend to make up alternate realities where I was born in a more wealthier and better family, and that life is completely perfect, however I actually really like the way things are now, but not always unfortunately. In fact, I have huge mental debates on whether or not I should leave everyone behind and do everything myself, or something related. I know that I should not be thinking this, but it happens. I think it's because I have some sort of anger problem, but that can't quite be the case because most of the time I am able to keep cool, but sometimes not so much. If I have any chance of fixing this problem, I will need to look into what exactly is making me feel this way and conquer it.

Another thing that controls how I live is my indulgence, which may or may not be part of a kind of OCD. When I say indulgence, I am referring to my extreme and nonsensical want of something. And when I have indulgence in me, I'll try to seek it out however possible, going out of my way to do it. Now, this can be almost anything, even something non-physical, like a mental achievement of sorts. This doesn't always need to be negative, as sometimes it even helps me achieve huge milestones, but sometimes the indulgence can lead into something bigger than that, something that even I don't know about. You know what the scary part about it is? It can tie into my anger, which REALLY makes things more terrifying.

The last thing I'm going to bring up is the fact that all of this probably stems off of some sort of mental illness I can't even comprehend I have...although it might just be something I picked up from a past experience.


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Re: Depression. (Please act mature)

Postby Jerrysmbxworld » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:46 pm

I have noticed something about my life. I don't think that i have ever been truly miserable or (At least) feeling grief about anything. Usually i get upset or angry rather than feel sad. Also don't understand what causes people to get depressed and commit suicide, it puzzles me of how many people have commit suicide and recently Kate Spade & Anthony Bourdain, Anthony, being one of the most influential chefs in the world, and Kate, whom's fashion empire is built around 2.4 Billion dollars. And coincidentally, we both committed suicide on the same week and by hanging. I just never could understand why people do that, I'm aware that their severely depressed, but just why? You have the support of your family, Friends, your fans, you should be at least happy that you made it this far and still going. Another example would be personally, one of my favorite comedians, Robin Williams, that pretty much shocked the entire world when that happened, and his last picture was him taking a picture with a fan. He looked pretty well to me. It's very subtle to me how that happens.
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