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Oscar K

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  1. From across the pond, welcome to our forum family. We are all here for each other. Our goal is to not leave anyone behind in their deep, dark, dangerous depression cave. My motto is : DESPAIR not/REPAIR a lot. We look forward to seeing your posts and insights. Oscar
  2. Welcome new friend to our forum. I can't comment on the antidepressant drug since I never used them. I hope you will find the support you need on our forum. Our goal here is to not leave anyone behind in their depression cave. We are here to help each other as best we can. Oscar
  3. Everyone has value and promise here in our forum. We are here for each other no matter how grim any situation might be. Every person can do some re-inventing of themselves. DESPAIR not/REPAIR a lot.
  4. Thanks for the info. I read the article and took note of the many metaphors he invoked. On a daily basis I must be as clever as possible with powerful metaphors. My experience reveals depression to be a natural condition/formation/resource. I must "anchor" myself outside my deep ,dark,dangerous depression cave. I do give myself permission to take temporary shelter inside myself staying real close to the EXIT/ENTRANCE. We all have an inexhaustible supply of metaphors. There is never a good reason to be lost and trapped within oneself. Life is way too short and precious to miss out on some fun. Oscar
  5. You can be nice to yourself. Nice and fair to yourself. Sometimes we must be less than nice to toxic people. It's all very tricky.
  6. Okay I'll add my " too sense". All of the above points are very helpful. I tend to see depression as a natural condition/formation/resource. I compare depression to a metaphorical cave. In nature caves are formed by erosion, stress and upheaval. (Sound familiar?) The ENTRANCE to a cave is also the EXIT. Trying to figure out how a cave was formed DOESN'T change the cave. (Endless therapy anyone?) A metaphorical cave is a great place to consign useless emotional baggage. A cave is a deep, dark, dangerous place. Not a place to go too deep or fool around. Personally I try to "anchor" myself outside my depression cave. The idea is to be clever with powerful metaphors or as I like to call them "Cleverful MEDaphors". Food for thought maybe? My motto: DESPAIR not/REPAIR a lot. Oscar
  7. I can give my input for what it is worth. I am a big believer in the power of clever metaphors. I need to keep a hefty supply of bold metaphorical boulders to crush and bury useless emotional baggage. It isn't a perfect approach but it does help me. We can be creative and try to counteract the debilitating effects of depression. Hope this helps a little. My motto: DESPAIR not/REPAIR a lot. Oscar
  8. Welcome new friend to our forum family. We are a caring group of people from all walks of life and all ages. I have a grandson your age. My approach to depression involves invoking clever and powerful metaphors. My motto is: Despair not/ REPAIR a lot. Keep posting your concerns and we will try to help you as best we can. Oscar
  9. Welcome new friend to our forum family. We are always here for each other. Our goal is to not leave anyone behind in their depression cave. Old Man Depression tricks us into thinking we are lost and trapped within oneself. My approach is to try to play clever tricks right back on Old Man Depression. We all have unlimited access to powerful metaphors to counteract the debilitating effects of depression. Anyway welcome again and check out some other posts for support and meaningful insights. Oscar
  10. Guilt is one of those burdens Old Man Depression will foist upon us. I find that guilt can be suppressed with metaphorical boulders. I'm always saying we should play some clever tricks right back on Old Man Depression. I prefer to be a ( metaphorical) candle lighter as opposed to being a (metaphorical)darkness curser. My motto is:Despair not/REPAIR a lot. Oscar
  11. It is always possible to reinvent oneself. We all have a vast tool box of powerful metaphors. Powerful and clever metaphors can be invoked to change course and redirect your life. Instead of cutting yourself try to metaphorically cut every bad habit one at a time. We must be stronger and smarter than Old Man Depression. Please Despair not/REPAIR a lot. We are here for you. Oscar
  12. "Inch by inch" immediately made me think of a ruler. A ruler makes me think that we must somehow take command of our psyches and metaphorically "rule" and sometimes "overrule" ourselves . Maybe we need to periodically, metaphorically rap our knuckles with a ruler. Personally I'm always trying to invoke clever and powerful (or as I like to say "cleverful" )metaphors to strategize and trick myself outside the depression abyss. Oscar (The DESPAIR not/REPAIR a lot guy)
  13. A warm welcome to you, our new friend to this forum family. Our goal here is to not leave anyone behind in their deep, dark, dangerous depression cave. We try to be here for each other as best we can. My motto: Despair not/ REPAIR a lot. There is no need for anyone to be lost and trapped within oneself. Keep posting your concerns and check out some other posts. This forum is definitely a great resource for meaningful insights. Oscar
  14. I'm a big believer in the power of metaphors. Your "spiral" is of course metaphorical. A spiral can go upwards so I would recommend immediately applying the metaphorical brakes. A downward spiral can imply you are carrying excess emotional baggage. Why not let go of excess emotional weight and let it slide down your slippery spiral while you anchor yourself with a really strong metaphorical bungee cord? Sure it sounds wild and crazy but spiraling downward can't be acceptable. The idea is to put metaphors to work for you and not against you. Hope this can help a little. Oscar
  15. Welcome new friend to our forum. We are all here to listen and help each other as best we can. Personally I like to invoke clever metaphors to strategize solutions to mental problems. You mentioned a "dark and corrupted mind" metaphor. I would say you would want to bring light and honesty to counteract the metaphorical darkness and corruption. I truly believe we can and must play clever tricks right back to Old Man Depression. Anyway I hope you find a supportive home here. Feel free to post your concerns. Oscar
  16. Welcome friend to our forum family. We are here to support each other as best we can. Sorry to read about your depressing situation. Please feel free to post your concerns any time you need . Stick with us for whatever help we can offer. Oscar
  17. We hear you friend. We are here for you any way we can be. Depression plays the most awful tricks on our psyches and we can and must be clever with powerful metaphors right back. It is possible to metaphorically anchor oneself outside the depression abyss. There is no good reason to be lost and trapped within oneself. Maybe this post doesn't help but we do wish to offer support to all our deeply troubled members. Oscar
  18. Welcome Lana to our forum family. We are here to help each other as best we can. Our goal is to not leave anyone behind in their deep, dark dangerous depression cave. There is always something we can do to remedy seemingly hopeless situations. My motto is: Despair not/REPAIR a lot. Stick with us and stick with yourself. Oscar
  19. My wife and I both enjoyed your post. Thanks.
  20. Welcome new friend to our awesome forum. You will find meaningful insights and support here. Glad you chose us. Feel free to post your concerns when you are comfortable. Oscar
  21. We don't consider any of our members hopeless. We are here for support and insights. We won't give up on you and please don't give up on yourself. Despair not/REPAIR a lot. Oscar
  22. We understand only too well how difficult depression can be. For me I must anchor myself outside the deep abyss. Old Man Depression plays awful tricks on our psyches so my thought is we should play some clever tricks right back. No one should be a trapped prisoner within oneself. We all can make a metaphorical prison break and start anew. I keep telling myself: Despair not/REPAIR a lot. Oscar
  23. Welcome friend to our forum family. No need to be sorry for your issues. We all have been through hell and can listen to every concern. Problems have solutions and we try our best to help each other. Keep posting and check out some other posts for support and meaningful insights. Oscar
  24. You're welcome. I would just say to pay attention to your "sinking" metaphor. You could be telling yourself to metaphorically let go of excess emotional baggage. This is an example of being clever with metaphors. My motto: Despair not/REPAIR a lot.
  25. Welcome new friend to our forum family. Our goal is to not leave anyone behind in their deep, dark, dangerous depression cave. Don't worry about making sense. We are all dealing with varying degrees of depression. My approach is to invoke clever and powerful metaphors or as I like to call them: MEDaphors. Anyway welcome again and keep posting your concerns. We will do our best to help you. Oscar
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