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Lonely_Dolphin said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

You're not funny and I can only assume you don't realize how horrible this makes you look 

Eh, it got a chuckle out of me.

I thought it was kinda funny.

Plus, doesn't sexual activity stave off depression? I know it works for relieving anxiety.



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I hope ya feel better and turn things around. Good luck.



John2290 said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

You're not funny and I can only assume you don't realize how horrible this makes you look 

So the rest of my post counts for nothing because I prefaced it with a weak joke. Sigh. 

You're right, I was projecting my own relation to the OP's post and I overreacted. I am sorry. 



Hope the OP is doing better now. It'd be nice if he got more help.



CaptainExplosion said:
Hope the OP is doing better now. It'd be nice if he got more help.
He said he already talked to everyone so what more help could he get?

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Lonely_Dolphin said:
CaptainExplosion said:
Hope the OP is doing better now. It'd be nice if he got more help.
He said he already talked to everyone so what more help could he get?

As much as he needs.



CaptainExplosion said:
Lonely_Dolphin said:
He said he already talked to everyone so what more help could he get?

As much as he needs.

I'll take that as an idk. :L

-more exercise
-healthy diet
-talking to friends, family, professionals
-humor
-working/getting a new job
-trying to enjoy games etc. or getting into online gaming

Those are some things that have been mentioned. Everyone is different and you may find some of those things can help while other things might not. Some things that I would like to add are nature and meditation/mindfullness. Studies show those two can help. I know that it can be very difficult to get up and do anything, but just a short walk to the nearest forest and being there a while, can be helpful.

You said that talking to people hasn´t helped, but it might still be better to keep on talking. Talking with a therapist could help down the road.
I have been depressed and seeing a therapist once a week for couple years helped me, but the during the first year I didn´t notice any difference. I almost quit the therapy as seemed pointless (luckily I didn´t). My depression remained pretty steady, it didn´t get worse or better, but then after one year it slowly started to help. During terapy I learned a lot about myself, learned to deal with problems and learned how to relieve anxiety. It helped a lot.

Sleep is very important and getting enough good quolity sleep seems to be a big problem for you. I don´t have any special advise for that, you should probably ask your doctor about that. One thing that I would advise is to not overthink about it. Thinking that you have fall asleep can make it even harder. And if you find yourself in bed awake waiting for sleep and it seems impossible to fall asleep, then don´t, do something else and try again later.
And actually don´t think anything as something that you have to do. Nothing really is like that.

I hope that you will get better, I know that its not easy, but its possible and you can do it for yourself and your loved ones.
Don´t worry about the past or the future.
Be gentle to yourself and give yourself time to get better.



PSintend0 said:
-more exercise

This is it.

Forget medication, psychiatrists etc

Walk 1 hour a day in the Sun, every day.

Its a well established fact this will boost your serotonin (the happiness giving part of your brain)

Its not difficult, surely you can spare 1 hour a day



GProgrammer said:
PSintend0 said:
-more exercise

This is it.

Forget medication, psychiatrists etc

Walk 1 hour a day in the Sun, every day.

Its a well established fact this will boost your serotonin (the happiness giving part of your brain)

Its not difficult, surely you can spare 1 hour a day

Those other things are well established facts too (even medication) and one hour of anything can be difficult when severely depressed. If it was that simple then nobody would be depressed. And for example many people with anorexia are depressed despite of vigorous exercise.

I am not against that, but there is no single universal cure that helps to recover from depression. Some people might get well with only that, but certainly not everyone. And getting up and doing it everyday can be difficult even if its only one hour. Something as basic as getting out of the bed can be difficult when really depressed, so its not that simple.