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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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User avatar #108 to #2 - meganinja
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Fear is how I fall, confusing what is real.
#205 to #108 - anon id: fa1c2016
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I always though it was "Fear is how I roll"
User avatar #208 to #205 - meganinja
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that sounds stupid.
User avatar #203 to #108 - ddemiddon
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This lack of self control I feel is never ending
#40 - thechosentroll
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So grab some scuba gear and go diving. Honestly, the reason most people are so depressed is because they accept depression as something absolute. The reason no one else in the water's helping you is because you're not even struggling or trying to swim up - they think you're dead.
#60 to #40 - anon id: 0381d99c
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i can't thumb you enough
#79 to #40 - anon id: 7efd0822
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WRONG.

go to hyperboleandahalf. first comic you'll see is one about depression and it outlines depression pretty well.

It's not "accepting depression as something absolute"

It's more like having absolutely no emotion about anything. Eventually, you get tired of that apathy, because nothing ever seems to matter and it doesn't matter what anyone does to help you- because you can't feel any emotion from it.
#251 to #79 - anon id: 0940664d
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Actually, having no emotions towards anything is being a sociopath.
#91 to #79 - homicidalherpes
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Depression only cripples you if you let it, been there, done that. There ARE things you can do to conquer it and it starts by taking your head out of your ass. I was there for SO LONG, thinking that nobody cared, everybody else had so much going for them and then I opened my eyes. I had no friends because I pushed them away, not because they didn't like me. Depression has an impact on everybody at some point in their life. YOU CAN get through it, you just have to have the willpower to do it. If not, go the **** back to facebook and post about your feelings.
#245 to #91 - bulimicbbq
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I see how many people want out of that rut
#244 to #91 - anon id: 0940664d
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i agree with this... it might not have been worded nicely, but he has a point
#80 to #40 - anon id: f76e0ad0
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This is very true. Once you reach out for help, people are gonna grab your hand and drag you up.
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#86 to #40 - anon id: 549ffd79
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This comment is not truly outrageous
User avatar #88 to #86 - ianistheman
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Seriously wtf, I allways click to stay logged in and it never does
#115 to #40 - anon id: 753745eb
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There's a difference between "being depressed" and "depression". If you really, truly have depression and have been diagnosed, it's really not a matter of willpower. It's a chemical imbalance in your brain. You can't help that ****. I'm one of the most stubborn, optimistic ************* you'll ever meet and I still struggle with depression everyday. *braces for tide of red thumbs*
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You'd be surprised what some willpower can do. If you're one of the most optimistic people, you obviously doubt yourself somewhere down the line. I was diagnosed, put on medication and it was one of the worst experiences in my life. Not only was the medication turning me into somebody I'm not, when I tried to kick the stuff, I realized that my body had become so dependent on it that I would get violently ill, faint and develop terrible migraines. With more than a little willpower, I managed to stop taking the medication that I was told that I'd never be able to function properly without. When I did that, I realized that if I could suffer that much and not give in to what my body was telling me it craved, I could get myself out of this depression. When my doctor found out that I had stopped taking my meds, she told me it was the worst thing I could have ever done.
User avatar #255 to #252 - homicidalherpes
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This. This a million times over.
#254 to #252 - anon id: 0940664d
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You know what? She was wrong. The "professional" was wrong. It made me realize how much I was capable of and I made it through my clinical, diagnosed depression. As Henry Ford said: "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right."

TL;DR- Just because you're told that there's something wrong with you, doesn't mean that you can't resolve it.
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#95 to #40 - exoticfarmer
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I see your logic and the metaphor itself is brilliant! But honestly its not as simple as that.
User avatar #186 to #95 - brettyoke
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People say that all the time, but never explain why.
User avatar #224 to #186 - rieskimo
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Because for some people depression is situational, and they can choose to move past it or to remove themselves from the situation.

However, if you are mentally ill depressed(chemically depressed) you don't have a spigot to turn off, you have nowhere to run. The monster is you and you don't feel driven to do anything much less try and fight the monster. You can't just go somewhere else or choose to act happy and then be happy, you are depressed because your body says you're depresssed.
User avatar #222 to #186 - deathstare
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You're going places.
User avatar #180 to #40 - chrismamaril
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it's so easy to say, but when you already are under the claws of depression, you can almost do nothing but to accept your fate. It's the hardest thing i've ever been through, i wasted a whole year of my life just trying to get away with that ****. It's easy to say your words, but it's never that easy to apply it.
#197 to #40 - anon id: fb8ae39d
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This is somewhat true, but only for long-term depression.
User avatar #206 to #40 - nigeltheoutlaw
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I don't think that's true, at least for me. I do my damnedest to get better and help myself, but there's not much I can do about my depression, and everything that I've tried hasn't worked. I keep trying, but it completely makes sense for other people who have tried multiple solutions to give up after nothing has changed, or it actually makes things worse by feeding into the depression through the hopelessness of the situation.
User avatar #228 to #40 - jajathezombie
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For some people it's that simple, for others it's not. Many cases of depression are caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. You're not getting enough serotonin and dopamine, and no matter what you try to do to "pull yourself out of it", your brain just isn't producing the chemicals that cause happiness. In those cases, medication can help immensely, but even then you'll probably need talk therapy because you've literally gone your whole life not knowing how to be happy.
User avatar #242 to #40 - Daeiros
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yes!
exactly!
It really annoys me when people are always saying "It's not that simple, I can't just be happy" but that very sentence illustrates your problem. If you think you can, or you think you cant, you are right. I used to suffer from pretty serious depression, came pretty close to suicide quite a few times. I still suffer from depression, but it's pretty rare now, it hardly ever happens, maybe for a few hours every 3 months or so.

The key is to change your attitude about it. I give the same advice to people who are depressed as I do to women who suffer from serious PMS. Distance yourself from it, make it separate from you, do not accept that you feel that way. Recognize that it is nothing but a chemical reaction gone out of control that is temporary and will pass. The feeling is still there, of course, it wont just go away, it is technically "real" but it doesn't matter as much if you don't react to it, if you let it roll past without being swept away by it.

Feel your emotions
Do not BE your emotions

Instead of saying "I AM depressed, this is who I am, this is how I am, this is my life" say instead, "sorry, this stupid depression is acting up right now, It'll pass, but for right now, my emotions are a bit out of whack."
#102 to #40 - xheavymetalx
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******* exactly. I used to be depressed as **** until I realized that the only way to overcome it is to help yourself and just GO FOR IT until you're finally happy again.

I wish more people understood this.
#41 to #40 - anon id: eb87bcae
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stfu le gay man
User avatar #43 to #41 - thechosentroll
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is it because I'm black my text is pink?
#74 to #43 - konradkurze
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#64 to #40 - asadffdsa
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You are finally using your color text for good
#161 to #40 - anon id: 09bf06b5
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You don't know how much milk I like it my cereal! You don't know me! YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT I'VE BEEN THROUGH!
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User avatar #15 to #3 - iamundecided
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cutting out words I see.
#89 - rambomanthree
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As a person who suffers from clinical deppression i must say thatis somewhat true..

HOWEVER!

>i do not make edgy tumblr posts that are emo as ****
>I do not cut myself because i want attention
>I do not bitch and complain about how my life sucks.. when i have an ipad and a loving family

Like most of these spoiled ***** do..


MFW i live in poverty and i am watching these kids in the suburbs cut themselves and cry while listening to **** like blood on the dancefloor and ****** emo bands while pmsing and posting on tumblr...

Maybe if they new what it was like to actually have it hard they would appreciate their pathetic lives..

I think emos should just kill themselves already.. but they wont because they talk about suicide to get attention.

TL;DR this is not tumblr OP, take your ******* elsewhere
#221 to #89 - maplesyrupman
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>Live in Poverty
>iPad
#148 to #89 - themanmuncher
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I agree with most of that but just because someone has money doesnt mean they should be happy, but yes i agreee
User avatar #169 to #89 - Rollerofdouble
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I like you sir, you actually make sense, albeit, you're very cynical, not a bad thing though
User avatar #172 to #89 - rambomanthree
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*if they knew..

sorry about my grammar
#78 - kurozama
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So many feels.
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User avatar #248 to #163 - kurozama
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I lost it :p
User avatar #11 - joejigsaw
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Honestly, that's exactly how anxiety attacks feel for me. And it sucks because once you start having panic attacks you're constantly under stress and anxiety about having another one. It's like one minute I'd be all normal and fine sitting there having conversations with my friends and then out of nowhere I'll just get a giant surge of adrenaline, my heart will be beating out of control and there is a voice in the back of your head saying "You can't breath, you're choking, you're drowning." when you know it's not true. The worst part is the feeling that your body is just reacting to something that's not happening.



I don't really know why I'm bothering to write this, it's just I've never really been able to put it into words before and I guess now I'll have a way to explain it in the future.
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god, Sir I couldn't agree with you more. Thats exactly how it is for me and its horrible.
#37 to #11 - anon id: 34a1f71e
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I suffered with the same thing all through high school and still get them on random occasions. Don't let them put you on meds, try hypnotherapy. This is what I use: [url deleted] It's also comforting when you understand panic attacks. A good book is "Understanding it"
User avatar #93 to #37 - joejigsaw
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Nah, I'd rather just ride it out until it goes away. I don't like taking any kind of meds and I'm extremely paranoid so any hypno therapy or therapy at all is a no go for me."

I have done research on it since when I had my first one I had my parents take me to the hospital all that happened was I spent 10 hours there having one giant panic attack and at the end the doctors were like "Oh, well, I think you're just having a panic attack, so you're fine. Get out."
User avatar #53 to #37 - hudis
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"Don't let them put you on meds"?

Really depends on what meds are being prescribed. I've been on sertraline a few months and it's helping tremendously. My anxiety episodes are rare now, I'm more stable and don't plummet into utter darkness all the time, I've more control over my life and generally feel more confident in how I deal with depression and anxiety - and more importantly how I'm to deal with it once I'm off the meds.
User avatar #94 to #53 - joejigsaw
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Honestly, I don't want to be put on medication. I don't like taking drugs if it's not utterly necessary.

Congratulations on how far you have come with it though. Knowing that other people are dealing with the same thing and beating it honestly makes me feel very happy.

The thing with my anxiety attacks is they're so random. Anything can set them off. The heat, eating too much, laughing too hard at a joke, having to go to the bathroom, waking up too quickly. It usually happens when I'm in a great mood and having fun and then out of nowhere it hits.
#38 to #37 - anon id: 34a1f71e
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Help With Panic Attacks [Audio CD]
Belleruth Naparstek

You can find it on amazon
#61 to #11 - anon id: 0381d99c
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i would tickle your dick if that would make you calm down
User avatar #92 to #61 - joejigsaw
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I'd probably let you, but not during an episode. People being near me when it's happening makes it worse.
User avatar #105 to #11 - symustafa
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I've been getting a few randomly recently too. One minute I was just eating dinner with my sister, the next would be me sweating my ass off and running to the bathroom to calm myself down and contain my breath. Sometimes some bad realisation would hit me in the face too, killing my mood for the rest of the night. It bothers me so much.....
User avatar #1 - archangel
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Stop holding your breath
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User avatar #179 to #158 - sanguinesolitude
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thats just growing up
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User avatar #249 to #247 - sanguinesolitude
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no i read it.
#165 to #158 - praisetalos
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it really does feel like that...
it really does feel like that...
#44 - TopDawg
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Suck it up.
#97 to #44 - anon id: 0429323c
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You know, sucking my own dick would probably help, thanks.
#29 - Jameshaich
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FunnyJunk EdgyJunk
It seems almost everyone on FunnyJunk has some level of depression or some other serious illness at the age of 15.
#31 to #29 - anon id: 88cbdec3
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Depression can effect people 15 and under. Hell, even toddlers have been diagnosed with depression. It's a mental illness. It doesn't discriminate.
User avatar #32 to #31 - Jameshaich
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I never said 15 year olds couldn't get it.
I said almost every 15 year old on funnyjunk (Poking fun at the age demographic of this site) has depression or another serious illness.
User avatar #77 to #29 - konradkurze
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well thats because of child psychologists trying to label kids as having some form of mental problem so they can sell the parents pills and therapy for a profit

its perfectly normal for kids to be full of energy and want to enjoy life, but the way new world order parenting is going, they want everyone to believe that kids having fun excitement and creative free-thinking minds are signs of mental disorders like add and adhd