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Oscar K

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  1. We are here for you with as much encouragement we can offer. My approach to depression involves invoking counteracting metaphors. Metaphors are tricks we play on ourselves by declaring one thing is something else when obviously it isn't. One trick I find helpful is to metaphorically "anchor" myself outside my depression "cave". I try to remember that I am never helpless confronting Old Man Depression. Hope this helps even a little. Oscar
  2. Welcome new friend to our forum. We are here for each other. Problems have solutions and we are never helpless confronting Old Man Depression. Please make yourself at home and keep posting your concerns. We will try to help.
  3. Welcome new friend to our forum family. Sorry to read your concerns and problems. Our goal here is to not leave anyone behind in their deep depression darkness. I believe we are never helpless confronting Old Man Depression. Right now I will just comment that the deep well of hell is of course metaphorical and powerful and clever metaphors can be the way out. Please make yourself at home here and we will try to be as supportive as possible. Oscar
  4. Sorry to read about your problems. My message to our members is that we are never helpless confronting Old Man Depression. Personally I try to counteract the debilitating effects of depression with powerful and clever metaphors. Old Man Depression plays awful tricks on our psyches so my feeling is we should play some clever tricks right back. I try to keep myself metaphorically anchored outside my deep depression cave. Maybe this can help a little. Oscar
  5. Welcome new friend to our forum. I can't comment on the antidepressant but I can say we are never helpless confronting Old Man Depression. Personally I invoke metaphors to counteract the debilitating effects of depression. We are always capable of changing our thinking to find the way out of the depression "cave". My depression ain't going away any time soon so I may as well put it to use. Hope you find a supportive home here with us. Oscar
  6. Welcome new friend to our forum family. We are here for each other. My experience reveals depression to be a natural formation / resource. The emptiness you describe is of course metaphorical. We are not helpless when confronting Old Man Depression. My approach is to try to be clever with powerful metaphors. Please make yourself at home here and check out other posts. Our goal is to not leave anyone behind in their depression cave. Oscar
  7. Welcome new friend to our forum. Depression does trick us into a metaphorical dark place. Our goal here is to not leave anyone behind in their deep, dark, dangerous depression cave. Keep posting and we will try to help you as best we can. Oscar
  8. I read your post and am truly sorry to hear the turmoil you are experiencing. No one should suffer so much. We tend not to deal with religious beliefs here because we have people from all walks of life. I will say that we are never helpless confronting depression issues. We can and must change the way we think about our problems. Hoping you find a supportive home here with us. Oscar
  9. Welcome new member to our forum family. Our goal is to not leave anyone behind in their depression cave. We are not helpless when confronting Old Man Depression. Please stick with us and yourself. Looking forward to your posts and insights. We are here to help. Oscar
  10. Welcome new friend to our forum family. There is no need for anyone to be lost and trapped within oneself. Our goal here is to not leave anyone behind in their deep, dark, dangerous depression cave. Hope you will find a supportive and helpful home with us. Oscar
  11. Welcome new friend to our forum family. My opinion is that no one should be alone and miserable. Please make yourself at home here and keep posting your concerns. We try to help each other as best we can. My motto is : DESPAIR not / REPAIR a lot. Oscar
  12. Welcome Mike to our awesome forum. I think you will find a supportive home here. Our goal is to not leave anyone behind in their deep, dark, dangerous depression cave. Personally my motto is : DESPAIR not/ REPAIR a lot. We do not think anyone is a lost cause. Keep posting your concerns and check out some other posts. We can definitely relate to your situation. Oscar
  13. Self harm is a counterproductive tactic to relieve pressure and stress. Personally I prefer to invoke clever and powerful metaphors to deal with mental issues. You invoked the "pit" metaphor which can be helpful. The metaphorical pit is the place to dump unwanted, unneeded, unnecessary and any and all negative thoughts. I keep a hefty supply of metaphorical bold boulders to drop into my depression pit to crush useless emotional baggage. We are never helpless confronting Old Man Depression. Maybe this can help a little. Oscar
  14. You can talk to us.
  15. Actually "Through the Looking Glass" but an excellent observation. Metaphors are impossible things because they only exist when we imagine, pretend and make believe them into existence.
  16. Thanks Mr. Floor. Always willing to offer whatever support I can. When we invoke a metaphor we are changing our thinking ever so much. The change can be positive or negative depending on how clever we are. We need to keep lighting those candles and refrain from cursing the darkness as best we can.
  17. I want to make a comment on the above word: "grounded". To me this means "anchored". I am always advocating that we metaphorically anchor ourselves outside the deep depression cave. Nothing should stop us from being clever with those good old fashioned powerful METAPHORS.
  18. The depression "cave" is the avoidable situation if we recognize the nature of it. It won't just go away but it can be put to use. That is my approach and it really does help me. Hopefully it can help others. Oscar
  19. Welcome new friend. There is hope and help with depression issues. Keep posting your concerns and we will be here for you and all our members. Oscar
  20. I would also like to welcome you to our forum family. Our goal is to not leave anyone behind in their deep, dark, dangerous depression cave. We are here for each other so make yourself at home. Oscar
  21. Welcome Zack to our forum family. Our goal is to not leave anyone behind in their depression cave. We are here to help each other. I believe we are never helpless confronting Old Man Depression. Looking forward to your posts. Oscar
  22. Welcome back. I've been wondering about you. Every Depression Forum needs a resident misanthrope so I nominate you to this illustrious position. Congratulations and keep up the crappy work. Oscar (not the Grouch)
  23. First welcome new friend to our forum family. We understand only too well your predicament. Believe me depression is debilitating but really not hopeless. My experience reveals the metaphorical nature of depression and the clever and powerful metaphorical tricks we must play right back to restore FUNctionality. Please make yourself at home here and we will try to help as best we can. Oscar
  24. I would like to comment on the "jello" metaphor invoked earlier. The vat implies that the jello is not unlimited. The jello while thick it is not quicksand or concrete. Jello can be devoured with a spoon. Metaphorical jello can be removed with a metaphorical spoon. There is no need for anyone to be caught in jello or any metaphorical trap.
  25. Very important topic. Depression for me is a deep, dark emptiness. I have learned to metaphorically anchor myself outside this dangerous abyss. Old Man Depression plays havoc with our psyches so my feeling is to try to be clever with powerful metaphors to counteract the debilitating effects of depression. I am always insisting that we are never helpless confronting Old Man Depression. Maybe this can help a little. Oscar
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