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by dougsan
Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Other/Miscellaneous Interests
Topic: Who would you like to spend an evening with?
Replies: 5
Views: 4542

TOO MANY TO LIST?

If I could spend only one night with one person I would choose Mahatma Gandhi. Such a seemingly simple person who taught millions of people how to be free and peaceful.
by dougsan
Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Expressions
Topic: Will never be good enough
Replies: 12
Views: 4947

I AM NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME

viuuiuvy, I find your outlook much, much too negative. The people of our world will not treat you any differently than we treat everyone else. When I lived in a "health unit" -- assuming a health unit is a psychiatric unit -- I believed the world was out to get me and if I gave them the ch...
by dougsan
Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Expressions
Topic: I'm sick of this help soon
Replies: 6
Views: 3174

Re: I'm sick of this help soon

Concerning the exclamation of suicide, no one ever believed me either, save for a shrink I am currently seeing. My first suicide attempt was when I was 15 (stabbed myself in the stomach). Tried again at 22 (slit wrists). Tried again at 29 (crashed car). I was never hospitalized for mental illness an...
by dougsan
Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Expressions
Topic: Somebody who has battled with depression please help.
Replies: 6
Views: 3928

Re: Somebody who has battled with depression please help.

You're experiencing first hand what every important loving and loved contributor to my life experienced. When depression takes over me I can't admit to loving people because to do so would make me too vulnerable when I need all my energy to hold on to sanity. Those I love the most I curse the loudes...
by dougsan
Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: Just me
Replies: 3
Views: 1132

Re: Just me

Hi Wiltedlily. I don't know what you're going through. I do know many illnesses really suck! My "problems" run a gambit and effect my mind mostly. When anyone asks me how I am I very rudely tell them they can't begin to comprehend what its like to "feel" like me so back off and d...
by dougsan
Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: Always losing interest
Replies: 4
Views: 2564

Re: Always losing interest

Boy can I relate! On some days I can't be bothered to bathe or even sleep - I have gone up to three days without proper sleep. My solution? Haven't found one. Even my shrink -- who is great -- can't find even a partial solution. He has suggested there are drugs which may help but no assurances and I...
by dougsan
Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Phobias
Topic: Fear of flying
Replies: 7
Views: 5572

I fully agree with the previous suggestions to best your fear of flying (title of very funny adult book from 40 or so years ago ["Fear of Flying]). I would like to warn you though, I have not been able to master my fear of flying at all. In fact I have trouble riding in a car for more than 30 m...
by dougsan
Fri May 30, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: Expressions
Topic: How would you describe depression?
Replies: 14
Views: 2547

I agree talking about the root causes of mental challenges can be helpful and I would never suggest a person not follow this path. I tried many times over the years to "dig" into the "root causes" and the efforts have helped me to better understand my causes and effects. I know w...
by dougsan
Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Other Thoughts, Feelings and Messages
Topic: I want to quit
Replies: 1
Views: 759

KNU, 10+ years ago I stopped abusing booze and other drugs. It wasn't easy but it wasn't all that hard once I realized being straight was something I had to do for me. Saying I was working to be straight for my wife, daughter, etc. was counter productive for me because I drank and shot-up for me in ...
by dougsan
Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: Am I really depressed or am I just a spoilt brat?
Replies: 10
Views: 4899

REALITY IS DIFFERENT FOR EACH OF US

I firmly believe we build our personal realities on our interpretations of our passed experiences. For example, I hate to touch or be touched by humans. As a developing child I was denied the love and attention needed. Therefore, part of my "touching" issue is the fault of my upbringing. T...
by dougsan
Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: My year and a half of Hell
Replies: 30
Views: 6217

IMPROVE YOUR SKILL SET

Hawke, I worked in and around your field for much of my career (long time retired now). My success required excellent communications skills and technical certification in various computer languages and applications (Microsoft, being the major one). Maybe the state of local gov't can assist you with ...
by dougsan
Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New but not to depression or anxiety
Replies: 4
Views: 1250

Yes, welcome Allison. I hope this forum is as positive for you as it has been for me.
by dougsan
Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Phobias
Topic: social anxiety
Replies: 7
Views: 7095

SPEAK UP

Social discomfit is quite common. I did a lot of public speaking when I was working and always remembered Helen Hayes (GREAT American stage actress) saying she was so nervous before each play she had to throw-up.
by dougsan
Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: Phobias
Topic: Fear of flying
Replies: 7
Views: 5572

TWO FEET ON THE GROUND

I too fear flying but I also fear riding in any vehicle. For me, the fear is based on giving up control. If I could drive the vehicle then all is good. Of course there is fear of flying and "Fear of Flying" (by Erica Jong). I have developed a very strong fear of human contact, another long...
by dougsan
Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Other/Miscellaneous Interests
Topic: Numbers....
Replies: 5
Views: 5148

SYMBOLS

I believe the equation should have been written A/B Don't blame me, I'm an engineer and lover of numbers.

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