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  1. The chat room here has never been particularly busy, but lately it has been just plain dead. I believe this is partly a technical issue and partly a scheduling one. if people can't log on, the room is empty. If the room is empty, people don't bother to log on. Plus I expect there are people who are not even aware that the chat room exists, as it is not very prominent in site navigation. In an effort to drum up some activity in the chat room, I've listed some questions here to help get a conversation started: * Are you aware that DF has a chat room? * Have you had any difficulty accessing the chat room? * Would you be more likely to visit the chat room if there was more activity there? * Would you be more likely to visit if there were scheduled times for people to gather? Any other suggestions for making DF chat more active are certainly welcome.
  2. Do you ever feel betrayed by Psychiatry or Pharmaceutical Companies? Yes
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    Too scared to work???

    Reminds me of a BR549 song: "Too lazy to work, too nervous to steal" ;) (Not saying you're lazy, just a funny reminder...) Can't believe your program is done already! Seems like just a few minutes ago you were feeling nervous about starting it...congrats on the completion! I just returned to work myself this week (after 2 years) so I can understand the fear - I am living with it too. I have confidence in you Frog, even if you don't.
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    Did You Get Any Exercise Today?

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    What?! JD, we need you buddy. What is going on?
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    Holy Heck The Samaritans Are Useless!

    The one and only time I called the Samaritans I got voicemail...."leave a message, we'll call you back!" I felt worse and more demoralized than I had before...it is appalling.
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    The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    Sorry to hear it APF...you deserve better. I continue to feel less human every day...just don't understand how it is possible.
  8. Hi there,

    can you chat sometime?



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    The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    Just taking a moment out from today’s obligatory social event to log today’s record of misery, another one of countless depressing anhedonic days. The sooner this is all over, the better...
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    The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    I could deal with the pain if there was some joy (or even peace) to balance it out - but there is none.
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    Anhedonia and Depression

    Thanks for the update: that sounds impressive! Keep us posted...
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    Anhedonia and Depression

    @Annafairlady just thinking about you...any change in your situation?
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    Psychiatry/Psychology : A Sham

    @sober4life: I am so very sorry you went through this...it is SO wrong. When someone with mental or emotional challenges is able to be helped by medical treatment - that's great, but an experience like yours is tragic and unforgivable. Unfortunately I'm afraid it is all too common...more harm than good.
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    The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    Went for a walk with my wife, took my daughter trick or treating, and even managed to fake it just enough that the other parents may not have noticed how severely depressed I am... and still my mood was abysmal throughout.
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    Psychiatry/Psychology : A Sham

    "More harm than good..." To me that is the most important point raised in this thread: the fact that mental health “care” actually has the potential to make things much, much worse for you - all in the name of "treatment". I’m speaking as someone who greatly benefited from good therapy earlier in life. Those positive experiences allowed me to grow and reach potentials that would not have been possible otherwise. But all of that growth and potential - ALL of it and more - was completely undone by other harmful “therapeutic” experiences I had more recently in life. Of course there were other contributing factors, but the poor care I received was absolutely decisive in triggering what has now become a debilitating and literally life-threatening crisis. To me, much of the problem comes from systematized approach that treats everyone with behavioral struggles as the same: a “diseased” person that requires interventive medical attention. Terms like “depression” and “mental illness” are used to describe a very wide range of experiences that often do not have a lot in common with each other. For example, imagine a group of people in the waiting room of a mental health clinic: one is a student having panic attacks during exam period, another has a gambling addiction; one is grieving the loss of their family in a house fire, and another has recurring auditory hallucinations. Each of these people has very different needs and very different reasons for being there. But all too often they are treated exactly the same, and the approach to their care consists of the events described by LonelyHiker in his original post: a 25 minute “intake” questionnaire followed by a prescription for the latest anti-depressant drug (which is really just the same as the last one but with a different name for patent reasons). I'm not saying that good care doesn't exist and that some people do not benefit from it. When it works, its great. But at the same time I believe that the success rate of systematized medical care in treating mood disorders is greatly exaggerated, especially when you look at the long-term. And I believe that far too often it creates or worsens the very symptoms it claims to treat - with potentially catastrophic consequences. I could say a lot more about this but I’ll leave it there for now. Along with Duck I’d like to thank LonelyHiker for starting this thread and I hope for more discussion to follow.