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Old 02-16-17, 09:37 PM
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I like it when it is cool and cloudy. No rain, no snow just dreary, love cloudy. I think that means something...
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given the latest information, this thread is now chilling.
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Yes, to know stp was so close to the end when he wrote #142.
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Re: How Do You Personally Cope with Depression? (a resource thread)

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given the latest information, this thread is now chilling.
What is going on?

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Yes, to know stp was so close to the end when he wrote #142.
Are you serious?
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Re: How Do You Personally Cope with Depression? (a resource thread)

After reading his posts in this thread, he mentioned the embarrassment of a failed attempt. I would imagine for some, that they would make sure the next attempt would be successful.
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What is going on?



Are you serious?
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These two are great articles worth reading. The first article I can totally relate to, since she describes what's going on in my head daily(especially pre anti-depressents, though the depression and negative thoughts do still linger, and really attack me while at work, that I have to fight myself to keep it at bay, despite wanting to run away screaming "I quite" and throw it all away.).


"What It's Like to Have a 'High-Functioning' Mental Illness"

https://themighty.com/2017/01/living...ental-illness/


And cynical me would say "This is laughable bullshit.", but that's the depression talking. The article below does give a great overview of exactly why the movie is the perfect metaphor for mental illness and everything people go through with it. So give both articles a read. It's worth it.


"9 Reasons Elsa's Storyline in 'Frozen' Is the Perfect Metaphor for Mental Illness"

https://themighty.com/2016/12/elsa-f...ental-illness/
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I've written a few paragraphs and deleted it each time. The stp thing is really rough.

If you guys need stuff because shit is just that bad, let me know. If it is as bad as it can get, jump in the car and come out and smoke some weed and watch some movies with me.
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I've been pretty good past week or so. I dont take a regular medication (daily) but just a Xanax when needed. Sometimes it can be a daily pill but It's been good to not have any bullshit running through my head lately. I'm quite new to this experience but I'm hoping that somehow my brain has rewired itself and I can go back to the way I was.
I still get a small feeling of sadness (happy) when I watch a heartwarming clip on YouTube or something, but I think that's just being human and having feelings. I haven't had that overwhelming feeling that causes me to run into a room and cry for 10 minutes. Although I must admit, it always felt good afterwards. Like an emotional cleansing.

I am however worried about this weekend. A siblings B-Day out on the the town with several family members. I already know how it's going to be and kinda gives m a little anxiety thinking about it.
I dont drink but everyone else does. They get loud, and can be obnoxious and I always feel uncomfortable thinking people think we are being disruptive. Fact is, they could give 2-shits because themselves are there to have a good time and be obnoxious.
I'll take a pill with me in case I need it but the ones I have can make me a little too relaxed and I have to drive. I guess I'll just do my best to be loud and obnoxious along with them
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That is why I smoke an inordinate amount of weed. It seems to help with social settings.

Good luck.
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MANY family members keep trying to get me to smoke weed but I was never a weed smoker. I smoked a few times in HS and it just wasn't my thing.
My mom actually trys to "Pass the dutchie on the left hand side" when I go over to visit. She tells me I need to relax and take a hit hahaha but I've read that it can actually induce more anxiety in some and that's one thing I dont want. I dont ever remember getting nervous or paranoid when smoking weed but who knows in my current state.
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If you really want to conquer the anxiety (at least temporarily so weed doesn't induce it), I found a solution. In a safe setting, I would smoke and smoke and smoke, and freak out, and have incredible anxiety and have incredible paranoia. Then I'd sit, clear my mind, and work through that shit.

Full immersion therapy. And it did a lot for my depression.

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