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by 100footpole
Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: What is the purpose of life?
Replies: 6
Views: 2063

Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl.
by 100footpole
Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Your Story
Topic: lonely and lost
Replies: 14
Views: 3801

What an interesting post. I am reminded of the scene in Deadpool where they guy says "In our house we all had to sleep in one room.", and his girlfriend said "You had a house!". You sound like a really smart person. A lot of research has been done on what makes people happy. Look...
by 100footpole
Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Other Thoughts, Feelings and Messages
Topic: There has to be someone else that's going through this too
Replies: 2
Views: 2653

The brain is a weird thing. I think of brains as kind of like plants. Read a little about the DSM-IV and DSM-5. Drs. don't agree on how to treat behaviors, but they get together and create criteria for labeling types of behavior they have seen and compile those into the DSM with recommendations for ...
by 100footpole
Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: introducing myself
Replies: 2
Views: 1311

Hi UnicornsDontExist, The chat rooms can be great once you get a feel for who the regulars are and what time they login. I think these forums are much more supportive, but less active. I think they are good for putting your ideas out there and getting other people's reactions. The other thing I noti...
by 100footpole
Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Articles and Essays | Medications: Experiences and Advice
Topic: Exercise for Mental Health
Replies: 1
Views: 4069

I agree that following one's interests is the path to self-knowledge and self-love. Walking my dogs gets me exercise and allows us to bond. They remind me when its time! That being said, I think that depending on how depressed you feel your order of treatment might follow the path: medication, couns...
by 100footpole
Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Your Story
Topic: Anxiety and tension
Replies: 1
Views: 980

Hi Poodledog, The theme for this board is "You are not alone." I have a lot of the same symptoms of anxiety and depression that you do. I don't grind my teeth ... but I do smoke cigarettes. My dentist thinks both are bad habits, my doctor thinks cigarettes are worse. :wink: I lost 20 pound...
by 100footpole
Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Expressions
Topic: Diagnosed with Depression. Plea for help.
Replies: 2
Views: 2842

toalewa, I've got nothing to say because I'm 59. I remember similar feelings as you when I was 16 in the 70s. My parents got divorced, I was being bullied by the gym teacher, my face was a mess. The hardest part of depression is thinking that things will get better ... that's not what depression is ...
by 100footpole
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: ECT
Replies: 9
Views: 2586

Thankyou Cajunkimby.

I look forward to reading more from you. You are an inspiration.
by 100footpole
Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Your Story
Topic: I need help.
Replies: 5
Views: 2658

DragonFlyErica, I am reading the third of a series of three books about the roman orator Cicero by Robert Harris. This morning I came across a quote that made me laugh: I tried to advance the Stoic argument that possessions and rank are unnecessary, given that virtue alone is sufficient for happines...
by 100footpole
Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: People.....SMH
Replies: 8
Views: 2478

Everything ... even getting older ... becomes harder as you grow older I think. And you are right the reason is because we are quite set in our ways It's funny to watch kids at play, they do things that make no sense to us because they've never done them before. For some reason it becomes less accep...
by 100footpole
Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Your Story
Topic: How to get past...
Replies: 4
Views: 1647

Chris_wi, My brother's divorce went along similar lines as yours. You will have a tough row to hoe. The most important thing to do is remember the irish blessing: Allow me to Change the things I can, To Accept the things I can't, And the Wisdom to know the difference. I think the most important thin...
by 100footpole
Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: Bottom fell out today.........
Replies: 1
Views: 980

Death is a punctuation point ... a period, an exclamation point, an question mark. The people in my life who have passed no longer directly communicate with me, but I still communicate with them. The closest idea I can come to this is that meme that came around on rubber wrist bands: "What woul...
by 100footpole
Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: I want to stop being angry
Replies: 1
Views: 992

I hate them so much but I don't WANT to. I want to let this anger go but it's killing me. You have already done the one thing that works for me: writing on here. I remember I started to have this feeling: Eventually, at a fairly young age, I fell into a deep depression and not surprisingly was suff...
by 100footpole
Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: trying to connect
Replies: 2
Views: 1168

Hi Tracy, I am sorry about your accident, and its effects. I agree with nenkohai2, that the one thing that should not break is you. It sounds like you have experience that others could use ... If your life has been like mine, the time between 15 and 25 seemed to take forever, while the past 18 years...
by 100footpole
Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: People.....SMH
Replies: 8
Views: 2478

Yeah I know what you mean about the drop. I've made peace with that by thinking a lot about biology and natural selection. As you say the person who gave you that advice was: 'someone who claimed they were "trying to be a friend."', which I think everyone on this board knows is different t...

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