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Oscar K

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Oscar K last won the day on August 18 2018

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  1. Welcome new friend to our forum family. This is a very safe place to post your concerns. We are here to help as best we can. It can be very cathartic to unload your problems here. I truly believe we are never helpless confronting Old Man Depression. Keep posting and check out other posts for support and meaningful insights. Oscar
  2. Welcome new friend. Very sorry to read about your predicament. We are here to help each other as best we can. My feeling is that we are never helpless confronting Old Man Depression. Please don't give up on yourself. We cherish all our members and we welcome your comments about all concerns you have.
  3. I read your post and know how awful depression can be. I can only try to offer a little insight regarding the dark, dark hole you mentioned. Of course the hole is metaphorical. I believe you are telling yourself that you need light to counteract the darkness. Also climbing out of a hole is easier when letting go of weighted emotional baggage. To me depression is a natural formation / resource. We are never helpless confronting Old Man Depression and powerful and clever metaphors are the way out of the debilitating effects of depression. You are not wasting our time and I hope this can help even a little. Oscar
  4. Welcome aboard to our forum friendSHIP. We do know how awful depression can be. I truly believe we are never helpless confronting Old Man Depression. Please make yourself at home here and check out other posts. It can be very cathartic to post your concerns. We will try our best to help.
  5. Welcome new friend. We care about all our precious members. I truly believe we are never helpless confronting Old Man Depression. We have unique perspectives and try to help each other as best we can. My approach is to counteract the debilitating effects of depression with clever and powerful metaphors. "CLEVERFUL MEDaphors" are my favorite tactic to help in my struggle with depression . I must keep myself metaphorically anchored outside my depression abyss. My motto: Despair not / Repair a lot. Maybe this can help and I hope you find a supportive home here. Oscar
  6. Very sorry to read about your extreme distress. I can only tell you what has been helpful for me in my struggle with Old Man Depression. I am a big believer in the power of clever metaphors or as I like to call them: MEDaphors. I noticed you invoked a few metaphors. A "ton of bricks" can be quite helpful to drop on unwanted and unneeded and harmful thoughts and memories . The idea is to play some tricks right back to Old Man Depression. Maybe this can help a little. Don't despair, just repair. Oscar
  7. Please don't give up on yourself. My motto: Despair not / Repair a lot. Please keep posting your concerns and we will help as best we can.
  8. Welcome new friend. I can't comment on antidepressants but I can relate what helps me. I try to invoke clever and powerful metaphors to counteract the debilitating effects of depression. To me metaphors are : MEDaphors. The old adage about lighting a candle being better than cursing the darkness is a guiding principle. Hope you find a supportive home here. Oscar
  9. Welcome new friend to our forum family. To me depression is a natural formation / resource. I try to invoke clever and powerful metaphors to counteract the debilitating effects of depression. We can change our brain chemistry ever so slightly when we imagine an opposite metaphor to what we experience. It's the idea that if you can name it then you can tame it. I truly believe we are never helpless confronting Old Man Depression. Please keep posting your concerns and we will try to help as best we can. Oscar
  10. Hi Ms. Blue 1, One metaphor for depression I found helpful is a cave. A cave is a natural formation created by erosion, stress and upheaval. Personally I must "anchor" myself outside my metaphorical cave . I can take temporary refuge but must avoid long term residence. The "drowning" metaphor reveals the need to let go of weighted down emotional baggage. Metaphors exist when we imagine, pretend and make believe them into existence. The idea is to name it so as to tame it. I'm always ready, willing and able to endlessly discuss metaphors. Oscar
  11. Welcome new friend. If you need to dump then dump away. We are here to help . I believe we are never helpless confronting depression issues. My approach is to recognize the metaphorical nature of depression and anxiety. We can counteract the debilitating effects of depression with clever and powerful metaphors. Metaphors can help with releasing built up emotional tension. To me metaphors are : MEDaphors!
  12. Welcome new friend to our forum family. Our goal is to not leave anyone behind in their depression "cave". We all have different perspectives and we try to help each other as best we can. My approach is to invoke clever and powerful metaphors to counteract the debilitating effects of Old Man Depression. Metaphors or as I like to refer to them: MEDaphors change our brain chemistry ever so slightly. The more clever and powerful the metaphor the more effective they will be. We are never helpless confronting Old Man Depression. Please make yourself at home and continue posting your concerns. It can be quite cathartic to be an active forum member. Oscar
  13. My approach to unwanted, intrusive and harmful thoughts and memories is to drop metaphorical boulders on them till they go away. Metaphors or as I like to call them: MEDaphors can be ever so helpful counteracting the debilitating effects of depression and anxiety. Hope this helps and hope you find a supportive home here. Oscar
  14. I don't think life automatically comes with a point or points. We need to give meaning to our troubled lives. Personally I must daily renew my will to go on in the face of adversity. I must keep myself metaphorically anchored outside my depression abyss. We all have a vast metaphorical emptiness within that so often tricks and traps us. My approach is to counteract the debilitating effects of depression with clever and powerful metaphors. Please keep posting your concerns and you will find it to be very cathartic. You are not alone here. Oscar
  15. Old Man Depression (Name it / Tame it) does lie to us bigly. We all have a vast metaphorical cave within. The trick is to put the emptiness to use and not get lost and trapped inside ourselves. My approach is to invoke clever and powerful metaphors to counteract the debilitating effects of depression. Clever and powerful metaphors become: CLEVERFUL MEDaphors. We are never helpless confronting Old Man Depression. Oscar
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