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  1. Tired from the hassles of moving (even if the movers did the bulk). Realized what a burden owning a bunch of junk is... need to shed most of it.
    5 points
  2. HUGS for everyone
    5 points
  3. Sadly, I agree. Some of us will "survive" physically, but life is going to become much, much tougher for those who remain.
    5 points
  4. Yep, there it is. The 0.1% think of us as "useless eaters." That's a quote from Henry Kissinger. They pull the strings and we do what they want us to do. It's been like this for a long time but I think they are yanking the strings harder & faster now.
    5 points
  5. If I was to play devil's advocate (which I do by nature), I'd say you are sadly mistaken. The end of the world as we know it will end but sadly humanity as we know it will survive, just like rats and roaches..
    5 points
  6. It's bad, real bad, but it's still one of the most interesting times in my history. I watch a lot of news politics. It doesn't make me mad. Funny thing going on between the president and Fox. They were tight, but there's friction now. The president said there were good guys and bad at Fox now. Within a few minutes he took time to acknowledge Laura Ingram of FOX in the audience. "Oh, look, she's wearing a mask. Never seen that before," the president added. I'll try and catch Laura's show later to see if she says anything. Maybe I'm imagining things. Yesterday's rally in PA--I think--the only thing I noticed was a blonde lady behind the president with a "Love Melania" sign, trying to get her hair right. Bulgakov
    4 points
  7. I don't want you to give up hope sober. It's not impossible to meet people, just harder, or different. We have to go about things in a different way now, that's all.
    4 points
  8. The world doesn’t deserve your concern. The world isn’t worth the fear you feel. I hope you can stop being afraid. Today has been a better day. I wasn’t p issed off(all the time haha) at work. Right now, I couldn’t give a f about the world in general. I am listening to Velvet Underground, Roxy Music and Brian Eno. Kitty sleeping somewhere. Life could be worse I guess. You out there though, all you df’ers, hope you will start feeling better or even ok today and many days more to come.
    4 points
  9. Agreed. I have this thought very often. I was top of the class throughout my school years in every subject. And what happens to me? I have no job throughout most of my adult life because I am crushed by low self esteem, depression and anxiety I should be a freaking millionaire by now
    3 points
  10. Someone asked me this week if I would take the vaccine and my response was no why would I want to survive this? I don't want to be here when this is all over. I feel like mom felt at the end at this point. I had hopes and dreams and wanted so much in life but the world has completely destroyed all of those hopes and dreams for me.
    3 points
  11. Good to see your post! Long time no see.
    3 points
  12. Remember when everyone thought 2000 would be the end. Well it's 2020 now they were off by 20 years. The reason why the world is so horrible is people had kids that weren't supposed to have kids. 2021 should be the year of sterilization if they want to rebuild a better world that can continually remain a safe place to exist.
    3 points
  13. I understand what you're saying. I'm alone in real life. If I died nobody would find me for a year or two probably. I care about a lot of the people here though. I would do anything for them. This story the world is going through right now doesn't have a happy ending. This year or next year I fully believe will be the end.
    3 points
  14. Anyone tell me the reason of depression
    2 points
  15. I remember way back when I first joined DF I was always greeting new members and trying to help. It actually made me feel good to do so, and I even made some friends. Eventually I ended up on the DF staff for a while and enjoyed that too and made even more friends. Then somewhere along the line I found that I had less and less to say. My mind would go blank so I just stopped posting in the main forums altogether as I became much less social. Sometimes I would stop coming to DF for long periods of time. It's all kinda sad in a way. But I'm still here after 7 years so DF means something to me even now, it would seem.
    2 points
  16. Yes, this is where I am too. It's so hard to give myself credit for ANY baby step. Depression wants to negate any of the good, and put me down for not being farther along in life. It's okay if all any of us did today was try. xoxo
    2 points
  17. Sorry you feel that way, but glad you still have your sense of humor. I recognize that line from the Herman's Hermits song. I still feel on the up and down merry-go-round. I am taking baby steps towards getting my life back together -- with some success. But it still feels like a loooong way to go. Best wishes to everyone else who is struggling.
    2 points
  18. I feel stressed about how stressed I am. It sounds silly but it's true. I know how stress chips away at good health and calm thoughts and unlocks the door to Anxiety and eventually Depression. I'm so. stressed. out.
    2 points
  19. EL23

    Newbie to the Forum

    Thank you all. It's been a challenging year with my Bipolar 2 diagnosis (I was diagnosed 15 years ago so you think I'd be used to it...). Depression and anxiety at an all time high, 2 different medical issues, a scheduled surgery and a son, who is a Sr. in HS, who has no urgency or plan. Just many things hitting at once. I wish you all well and coping. I am happy to be here :)
    2 points
  20. My guess is it's because life is awful and the world is a terrible place. Every day is like waking up to hell.
    2 points
  21. Hi @Anav Sharma, and as you appear to be fairly new here, welcome! No one here on df is a mental health professional and in the position to define depression conclusively, or how it comes about. Even professionals have difficulty as to the how and why and are anything but at an agreement, it would seem. What we can do though, is share our respective experiences and perhaps shed light to others (and perhaps ourselves) as to why we feel the way we feel. If you browse about on df, you will come across many of us explaining why we are here, what issues we have, how we deal with them. It might help you gain more insight as to what deprssion is about. I believe I speak for many of us here on DF when I say we are still figuring stuff out ourselves... Hope you are doing ok. All the best!
    2 points
  22. If he is not quite a year old and psycho, it sounds like you are dealing with a kitty-teenager. Imagine a hormone-fueled teenage human crossed with a sneaky, freaky, aloof cat; shake well; and get the h*ll out of the way! The phase passes, but it is tough to survive. You may want to consider tranquilizers for both you and the cat until it passes. Good luck!
    2 points
  23. It's hard not to be bitter when I think what kind of a person I could have been had I been born into a more functional family.
    2 points
  24. Nightjar

    Exercise! #2

    9128 steps today. Was really enjoyable.. I tried posting some pics here but had some problems Saw lots of lovely birds, trees and flowers(?!?) So good to get out. Nightjar + in house all day + winter = anxiety and depression. It's not good news for the housework
    2 points
  25. I've never been more afraid for the world in my life. I feel like we're all loaded into a rocket headed for the sun at this point.
    2 points
  26. Well, my energy levels are very low again but at least I can sort of limp through the day and get a few things done. I always forget that I suffer with seasonal affective disorder because it goes in march as soon as it comes in October. I think for me the key is in my relationship to the light. I have to see as much daylight as possible and also avoid using false light in the evenings as much as possible. Going to bed pretty early helps. The more in tune my body is with the natural light and darkness, the better I feel, it seems. So today, I am going to fight the urge to do very little and get myself to the park. I think it's essential that I leave the house every day at this time of year to get that daylight into my brain. I'm going with that for now. I dont use antidepressants and I don't currently have access to counselling so I have to use every natural tool I have
    2 points
  27. And of course the world/society won't bother with doing this because it is not the most profitable moneymaker for the 0.1% world's richest.
    2 points
  28. I wish I could stay by my cats side everyday for the rest of our lives. But I'm going back to work or so I thought. I needs my emotional support.
    2 points
  29. I'm winning strangely though every time I feel that way everyone else screams and runs the other direction. I suppose people would say I was manic today blah blah blah.
    1 point
  30. I have that same exact story.
    1 point
  31. The caffeine will get you away from your hot chocolate. Not sure about appetite suppression. It's not the best thing for doing that. It'll pump you up a little. If you want something like that to get pumped up then consider a "pre-workout" formula. You can find it at whatever your vitamin store is called over there. Store would be like GNC in the US. First weight loss tool you need is free. Get MyFitnessPal and start logging your food, all of it, especially any snacks between meals. If it goes in your mouth it gets logged. That way you know exactly how many calories you consume. It will also help you setup a diet plan on how many calories per day, with the balance of protein, fat, carbs. If you want to try it and have any questions you can PM me about it. I've used it for years and it works well. Download it to your phone. I know you love your yoga, but, it really isn't good for burning calories. You need weight/resistance training and some cardio. You can find tons of free cardio workouts on youtube. Get some resistance bands, they're cheap. If you want to use some weight but can't afford dumbells then use old milk jugs full of water. Combination of weight training, cardio and your yoga.
    1 point
  32. After it fills up at the start @sober4life
    1 point
  33. I like our current spam better than past spam. They provide perfect facsimiles of id, including driver's license, and passport. Their fabulous fakes are being used all over the world, the post says. And "rrrrrrrrrrrrrrraaapido". Bulgakov
    1 point
  34. Thinking of hitting up the caffeine again to maybes help with some weight loss? Stop me drinking hot chocolate, suppress my appetite and give me more energy? Weight loss tool? Yes, it makes me irritable but maybe skinny jeans are worth it?
    1 point
  35. Thanks for the input. I agree, I think it's important to be authentic. Why? Dunno. Just feels better Also, feels like I'm giving of myself and not just spewing some nonsense I'm making up to please others It's good to hear your side of things. I suffer from depression but I'm often in opposition to others here as I am a born optimist and always looking for the positive. I guess I am a walking contradiction and probably quite unusual. Sounds about right I try not to impose my attitude though I guess it probably slips through sometimes So, it's good to hear your reasoning for not trying to be falsely positive so that I can understand an opposite point of view. It's great when we can have constructive conversations like this where no one gets offended
    1 point
  36. COVID has a lot to do with it I am sure. Anxiety, uncertainty and of cause possibly being laid off from work, or even contracting the nasty side of covid. I can only speak for myself, but I am in no place to even attempt to offer any kind of solace when I don't see any hope myself. If I did say :"It will pass", or "it will get better eventually", anything like that, I just feel even more fake than usual and that I am spewing lies. Just my two cents.
    1 point
  37. If does seem quieter here. I can only guess at why this is the case during a time when mental health problems are skyrocketing Since so many people are losing their jobs, maybe they can't afford the Internet access any more? Or maybe because lots of folks have more people around them at this time, due to being made to stay at home, they therefore feel less need to reach out? Add to that, the epic task of home schooling on top of working from home coming into people's lives and lots of folks have a pretty hectic schedule which wouldn't leave much time for DF Could it be that we've also lost members to covid? Maybe all of the above? Anyway, wata, there are still people here and we do still support each other. Let's keep the faith and keep the support going here at DF. It's been a godsend for so many of us.. And helped us probably more than we know. Let's keep it going through this so that it will still be here when we come out on the other side.
    1 point
  38. Fed up, frustrated, annoyed, revolted, in despair. I cannot abide humans that continue subjugating other humans in order to bolster their fragile positions. Those who define their place in the world by this subjugation because they "like things simple and certain"--with zero tolerance for discomfort. Feeling discomfort isn't the same as feeling unsafe but its this false equivalency which perpetuates cycles of suffering.
    1 point
  39. Exactly! Of course, we need to 'treat' the individual, because the individual is who is suffering at the time. But if 'the world' ('society' or whatever other label) would learn the importance of (and how to) appreciate, support, and include 'the individual'; there would be lots less people dealing with depression. Also, what depression there is would be recognized and eliminated much sooner. The same applies to other of our world's ills. Our society seems very adept at making bad situations worse.
    1 point
  40. Very tired. Bit anxious. Bit depressed. Staying in this time of year does me no favours. I would be feeling a lot better if I hadn't been in here all day. I need to see the light, even if it is very dim
    1 point
  41. It's a very hard life. I took a picture from grandma's. It was of all of the immediate family. There was 10 people in the picture. Now there's 4 left. It's very hard to keep going. What do I want to do with what's left of this I have to keep asking myself every day. I feel like my story is probably over. Who knows maybe the third year in a row of starting to sit here alone watching the same old DVDs might be a good indication.
    1 point
  42. jkd_sd

    What Are You Eating? #3

    Chocolate ... think food version of a security blanket. I am OK with that for now unless it goes on for too long.
    1 point
  43. watalife

    What Are You Eating? #3

    Gummy candy Swedish fish, Sour patch, etc. Someone hung them on the door yesterday. I thought it was a bag of doughnuts at first because earlier this year March I think someone put a bag of homemade donuts on everyone's door. They were the crueler donuts. At first I was like no I'm not eating these and then I took a bite and omg! They was good. They all had that crusty glaze on each one. One was lemon, one was regular donut flavor, and I think a poppy seed. I would love one of those now
    1 point
  44. Epictetus

    Newbie to the Forum

    Hi EL23, It is very nice to meet you. Bipolar depression can be so brutal. I am very, very sorry it afflicts you and especially now when it is proving to be such a miserable and heavy burden. I wish I knew what to say that would help ease the pain of it. Hopefully these Forums will prove to be a warm, welcoming and friendly place for you where you can meet many others struggling with the same or similar things. I am afflicted with unipolar depression but have heard that bipolar depression is really awful. My heart goes out to you!
    1 point
  45. sober4life

    So Overrated

    Life I've hated every single second of it so far!
    1 point
  46. I tried to call my mother after 8 years, feeling sick with anxiety, but the number I had was disconnected. I tried another number to be told it was the wrong one, but I have suspicions about that one -- it was a guy that answered, and he sounded tired and sick. I couldn't place his voice, but I wondered if I'd heard it before. I tried other numbers, but they were all disconnected. Now I don't have words for how I feel. But I have to find out about my older brother, at least to know how he died. The only number I haven't tried belongs to my other brother, who I'm afraid of calling. He used to be so mean. I have PTSD, and though I've been making progress lately, I'm fragile. The news of my older brother's death was hard enough. I'm still processing it, but it makes me want to reach out to my family all the more...but what if they reject me? Meanwhile, I have MA programs trying to get a hold of me, taxes to attend to and I can't focus. I just want to talk to someone, but my friends are busy, of course, and we're not close because I haven't kept up my end of things because of my depression and PTSD. I just wish I knew how to break this fall and start climbing out of this hole. My life is a mess, and I feel scared and lonely.
    1 point
  47. Lindsay

    Teens - Your Feelings

    Teens - Your feelings Home Your feelings You can use this calendar to track your period and to track the days you feel sad to see if they are the same. There is a big difference between having the blues and having depression. Depression is a serious illness that affects many young people. The good news is that depression can be treated. Make sure to talk to your doctor or school counselor about any worries you have about depression. How will I know if I have depression? Before puberty, boys and girls are equally likely to develop depressive disorders. By age 15, however, girls are twice as likely as boys to have serious depression. While some signs of depression can seem a lot like just having the blues, there is a way to know if you need to talk to your doctor about depression.See your doctor about depression if you have many of the symptoms below and if they get in the way of your day-to-day living. What if I can’t talk to my parents about my feelings? What if they aren’t listening to me? If you feel that you can’t talk to your parents about your feelings, find another trusted adult to help you. You could try talking to a teacher, a school counselor, a coach, or a friend’s mom or dad. You could talk to someone at your church, temple, or mosque, or a doctor or nurse. While it is hard to reach out for help when you are feeling very sad, it’s important that you keep at it. Symptoms of depression Sadness or crying that you can’t explain Major changes in the way you eat, such as not eating or over-eating Being crabby, angry, worried or nervous Feeling negative or not caring about anything Feeling guilty or worthless Thinking about death or committing suicide Sleep changes, such as sleeping more or having trouble sleeping Not being able to focus or make a decision Not being able to enjoy the things you usually enjoy Not wanting to spend time with your friends Feeling restless or tired most of the time If your doctor decides that you do have depression, there are many ways it can be treated. The important thing is to get help. For even more information on depression, read this article. How can I help a friend or relative who is depressed? With all the changes taking place and new demands on your time, it is normal for you and your friends to feel down sometimes. If you have a friend who has been down for weeks, she or he may be dealing with depression. There are ways you can help. To learn how, check out What to do when a friend is depressed (PDF - 78KB) from the National Institute of Mental Health. To help a friend or relative: Offer emotional support, understanding, patience, and encouragement. Engage your friend or relative in conversation, and listen carefully. Never shoot down the feelings your friend or relative expresses, but point out realities and offer hope. Never ignore comments about suicide. Report them to your friend's or relative's parent, teacher, school counselor, school nurse, therapist, or doctor. Invite your friend or relative out for walks and other activities. Keep trying if he or she says no, but don't push him or her to take on too much too soon. Remind your friend or relative that with time and treatment, the depression will get better. = You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader® to view some of these files after you've downloaded them. If you have problems with PDF documents, please download the latest version of the Reader® . Content last updated May 18, 2010
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