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I don't have depression, but I take it very seriously, and so should everyone else, regardless if they have it or not.



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I've had a pretty tough period where my small family was suffering from several parallel happening cases of lung cancer..very ugly and depressing period for the whole family. Additionally I lost my best friend because I fell in love with her. So for years I fled into drugs, just to be able to cope with it.

All I can say is doing Kambo basically wiped away all my self-medicating addictions...and therefore all depression with it, making music, meditating and sports and ABOVE ALL my DOG! stabilise me extremely these days. LSD also can help a lot, also applied in very low dosis. (microdosing) because it generally enhances your self awareness and the better you understand yourself, the better you can cope with it.


If anyone is interested in what Kambo can do to your whole immune system please feel free to PM me about it. Here's an article about it.

https://www.vice.com/en_au/article/gqkxa9/kambo-ceremony-alcoholism-purging-uk

Peace and love to you all and rest assured you're not alone!

Last edited by Errorist76 - on 29 January 2018

TorterraBoy said:
Think it like this;
1) You’re depressed and you want to kill yourself, having suicidal thoughts,
2) Will you actually go to that limit at attempting to kill yourself? No, your body and your instinct will always prevent you from actually killing yourself.
3) So stop thinking about it. It worked for me.

Being depressed does not mean that you have to have suicidal thoughts. It can lead to that point of despair, but as depression is dependant on the individual who is depressed it can manifest in many different ways.

The person can lose interest in things, feel: sad, hopeless, worthless, tired, angry, frustrated, nothing... it may be diffucult to: concentrate, sleep, work, enjoy anything, think or do anything...

If someone is depressed and begins to have self-harming thoughts its important to seek professional help, but if for example the person can counter those thoughts and rationalize that suicide is not an option, then that is great.

When I became more and more depressed I slowly started to think think about hurting myself, but I quickly rationalized that I couldnt do it, so it was not an option anymore and I didn´t have to think about it. For me the reason was that I knew  it would be horrible and cruel to those that I love the most. It would hurt them too much.

I now feel much better, althought I am still not completely depression-free. Theraphy and changing the way I think about myself and other things has helped me a lot. Being active and eating healthy food seem to help too.

One silly tip that I once heard was just to smile more. So keep on smiling and even if you have to force that smile it could trick your brain and make you more happy. I don´t know if that really works, but it might help a bit :D



PSintend0 said:
TorterraBoy said:
Think it like this;
1) You’re depressed and you want to kill yourself, having suicidal thoughts,
2) Will you actually go to that limit at attempting to kill yourself? No, your body and your instinct will always prevent you from actually killing yourself.
3) So stop thinking about it. It worked for me.

Being depressed does not mean that you have to have suicidal thoughts. It can lead to that point of despair, but as depression is dependant on the individual who is depressed it can manifest in many different ways.

The person can lose interest in things, feel: sad, hopeless, worthless, tired, angry, frustrated, nothing... it may be diffucult to: concentrate, sleep, work, enjoy anything, think or do anything...

If someone is depressed and begins to have self-harming thoughts its important to seek professional help, but if for example the person can counter those thoughts and rationalize that suicide is not an option, then that is great.

When I became more and more depressed I slowly started to think think about hurting myself, but I quickly rationalized that I couldnt do it, so it was not an option anymore and I didn´t have to think about it. For me the reason was that I knew  it would be horrible and cruel to those that I love the most. It would hurt them too much.

I now feel much better, althought I am still not completely depression-free. Theraphy and changing the way I think about myself and other things has helped me a lot. Being active and eating healthy food seem to help too.

One silly tip that I once heard was just to smile more. So keep on smiling and even if you have to force that smile it could trick your brain and make you more happy. I don´t know if that really works, but it might help a bit :D

It's terrible advice that he gave in any case, because that is assuming that suicide doesn't exist, yet people have done it in the past, and it will unfortunately continue to happen. I'm glad that you're feeling better now than you did before, hopefully you can get even better!



Azelover said:
I lost my mom last year, after a battle wih cancer.

A lot of other things are going on, but I don't feel comfortable sharing them. I've been trying to help other people who are depressed, because it's the best thing I could do. Very often I feel like I'm totally alone in this world. And I don't know what to do, except keep going. I don't have any friends, it's a thing of destiny it feels. There is a judicial case in the family, and that has distanced a lot people I loved from me. And pretty much everybody has left.

Really sorry to hear that man. I never experienced loss at the same level as you did, but I do feel that after the death of one of my family members we had a similar sittuation, except it wasn't judicial, only an unspoken family squable. Feeling like you cannot get help from anyone around you, or not even the least bit of sympathy can be harsh, but if you manage to get through it, it will make you stronger as a person. It sounds cliche, I know, but its comming from experience.

I often find myself dealing with certain issues (on an almost monthly basis), that would have demolished me on a mental level a couple of years ago and they simply pass by now. So stay strong. The fact that you obviously have a great hobby will help you often, as I was helped by movies, games, music and literature in general.

And the sittuation with friends. Don't worry, friends do come and go most of the time. You never really know. Heads up dude, and stay strong! It will all get better! Untill then, game on



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Had it since I was a kid.

Growing up with a schizophrenic mother who refuses to take her meds does that to you.



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Had the flu last week so felt like shit. Body aching and no energy. Was feeling down today and didn't want to go training. Just no motivation.

Decided to go and I have to say I feel much better afterwards. I've not got severe depression or anything but I firmly believe exercise helps the mind.



Azelover said:
I lost my mom last year, after a battle wih cancer.

A lot of other things are going on, but I don't feel comfortable sharing them. I've been trying to help other people who are depressed, because it's the best thing I could do. Very often I feel like I'm totally alone in this world. And I don't know what to do, except keep going. I don't have any friends, it's a thing of destiny it feels. There is a judicial case in the family, and that has distanced a lot people I loved from me. And pretty much everybody has left.

Sorry hear that you lost your mom, it must be hard. I hope you do well. About that destiny thing, don´t give up on people and make your own destiny. Depression can make you feel that you deserve only bad things and that you don´t deserve friends or to be loved, but that´s not true. Being alone with your thoughts and feelings can lead to you to those feelings, feeling that there is no hope to get friends, that being lonely is your destiny etc.

Many people have those same thoughts, some may even feel lonely while surrounded by friends, depression does that, it isolates you from the world.

Helping others to cope with depression could bring you new friends? Or you (and everyone who needs more friends) could also try to think out side the box, think new places where to go and meet people and get to know them, try something different.

 

Kerotan said:
Had the flu last week so felt like shit. Body aching and no energy. Was feeling down today and didn't want to go training. Just no motivation.

Decided to go and I have to say I feel much better afterwards. I've not got severe depression or anything but I firmly believe exercise helps the mind.

You were feeling down and had no motivation, so was it easy to go? For someone who is depressed, getting out of the bed to go to toilet might be a challenge, not to mention going out or going out to a gym etc.

That being said, it sure helps to exercise regurlarly, but that also varies from person to person. I don´t notice almost any difference from working out, unless its something that I really like, and even then it doesn´t always cheer me up. If its something that I like to do, something that I enjoy, then regardles whether its playing Zelda, reading a good book or playing soccer with my friends, it often ups my spirits.

 

KungKras said:
Had it since I was a kid.

Growing up with a schizophrenic mother who refuses to take her meds does that to you.

How are you doing now? Are you getting better, worse or being the same?

I must confess that I sometimes feel very guilty of being depressed as I had happy childhood and overall everything is and has been quite well for me.

Stay strong and keep going forward, and don´t think too much about the past.



Here's another great song to listen to, unfortunately I feel a bit down today myself:



I find that if I feel depressed or at least sad I hang out with cute animals, then I feel better. :)