The Thread About Depression (Serious)

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Re: The Thread About Depression (Serious)

Postby Sambient » 03 Jul 2014, 00:31

Thank you.

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Re: The Thread About Depression (Serious)

Postby German Dave » 05 Jul 2014, 12:57

Been feeling anxious lately. Going to the docs on Monday. I'm going to ask him for an increased dosage of my meds.
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Re: The Thread About Depression (Serious)

Postby Loki » 24 Jul 2014, 05:06

The Coan Gang wrote:Been feeling anxious lately. Going to the docs on Monday. I'm going to ask him for an increased dosage of my meds.

Have you (or anyone here) ever tried a more holistic solution? I'm not saying you should go off your meds. But perhaps instead of an increase, Mindfulness could work as a booster. I've mentioned previously how I've heard testimony from people who stopped having panic attacks and all sorts when they learned how to manage their anxiety. Amazing stuff. Saved MY sanity, that's for sure.

Sorry I sound like a broken record. It's just hard to stay quiet when I know how people could benefit.
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Re: The Thread About Depression (Serious)

Postby Dr Markus » 29 Jul 2014, 21:35

No you're right Loki, i've done/currently still doing mind excerises, for want of a better description, and they do work. They can get me out of bad day if i do them right and often. I'd be kind lost without them some times.
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Re: The Thread About Depression (Serious)

Postby Sambient » 31 Jul 2014, 16:20

Just got my meds upped too.
And, though I've not made a move to seek counselling, I'm less resistant at the moment.
I've not historically been resistant to counselling. But when I was feeling hideous in our dark days of winter, I wasn't willing to go through the journey of my personal history etc, dredging up childhood etc and making myself worse in the process of making myself better when my hold was/is so tenuous.
And my other current argument has been that counselling doesn't undo any of the circumstance to which some of this depression may be attributed. But, I acknowledge, I could probably use some help framing things.

And after a nasty bout with overindulging the other day, I've gotten the message. Dial down the booze.
New personal mantra to hold on to for a little while, with things in general: Just because I can, doesn't mean I should.

I knew I was self-medicating with the alcohol, but I was needing some numbness. I knew it wasn't good, but I was just trying to get through. It made me think about how in our space travel stories, one of the concepts is the astronauts being put into a prolonged sleep state, suspended animation, until the destination is on the horizon.
That's where I was feeling I need to be. Just drifting until it's time. Riding it out.

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Re: The Thread About Depression (Serious)

Postby Sambient » 03 Aug 2014, 13:18

Increased dosage helping.
Feeling more like myself.
Still taking a rest from the drinking.

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Re: The Thread About Depression (Serious)

Postby never/ever » 03 Aug 2014, 13:33

Sambient wrote:Just got my meds upped too.
And, though I've not made a move to seek counselling, I'm less resistant at the moment.
I've not historically been resistant to counselling. But when I was feeling hideous in our dark days of winter, I wasn't willing to go through the journey of my personal history etc, dredging up childhood etc and making myself worse in the process of making myself better when my hold was/is so tenuous.
And my other current argument has been that counselling doesn't undo any of the circumstance to which some of this depression may be attributed. But, I acknowledge, I could probably use some help framing things.


It sounds solid to me to have someone who can point the way forward and be more than a willing ear for you to speak into.
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Re: The Thread About Depression (Serious)

Postby never/ever » 04 Sep 2014, 21:39

I read Jon K's message this morning on Facebook.....


Hi Update time . I am not going to be here for some time I am currently suffering with severe depression. If I am honest I no longer want to be here not just facebook nowhere life the lot> Sorry if that upsets people but this has been coming for quite a while. You really have no idea how bad this is and I would never wish this on anyone. I will not be replying to ANYONE AT ALL I have no idea if I will be back or if I will be here I am leaving the other pages on as I have commitments to others so that is why I am on here or appear to be one here but really I am not here I do appreciate the concern and comments but I will not see them or be answering anything at all so please do not post anything to me or anything else I will not see it


I met Jon several times and he's a great bloke- through his update I can see he is doing what he loves best and yet- depression can strike you down at any time.
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Re: The Thread About Depression (Serious)

Postby *FRESH 'N' SEXY* » 04 Sep 2014, 23:36

never/ever wrote:I read Jon K's message this morning on Facebook.....


Hi Update time . I am not going to be here for some time I am currently suffering with severe depression. If I am honest I no longer want to be here not just facebook nowhere life the lot> Sorry if that upsets people but this has been coming for quite a while. You really have no idea how bad this is and I would never wish this on anyone. I will not be replying to ANYONE AT ALL I have no idea if I will be back or if I will be here I am leaving the other pages on as I have commitments to others so that is why I am on here or appear to be one here but really I am not here I do appreciate the concern and comments but I will not see them or be answering anything at all so please do not post anything to me or anything else I will not see it


I met Jon several times and he's a great bloke- through his update I can see he is doing what he loves best and yet- depression can strike you down at any time.


Jesus God, that sounds pretty serious. Is anyone in touch with him (I mean not through here or Fb)?
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Re: The Thread About Depression (Serious)

Postby Hugh » 04 Sep 2014, 23:46

I only know him from his posts here. I sincerely hope he is okay.

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Re: The Thread About Depression (Serious)

Postby *FRESH 'N' SEXY* » 05 Sep 2014, 00:07

Me too.
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Re: The Thread About Depression (Serious)

Postby bhoywonder » 05 Sep 2014, 08:29

I feel for him, that sounds grim :(

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Re: The Thread About Depression (Serious)

Postby Goat Boy » 05 Sep 2014, 13:46

Puts things in perspective.

I really hope he's getting the right kind of help.
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Re: The Thread About Depression (Serious)

Postby never/ever » 05 Sep 2014, 13:50

Goat Boy wrote:Puts things in perspective.

I really hope he's getting the right kind of help.


I hope so too. It's been very much on my mind today.
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Re: The Thread About Depression (Serious)

Postby Geezee » 05 Sep 2014, 19:35

christ, hope he's ok
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Re: The Thread About Depression (Serious)

Postby never/ever » 06 Sep 2014, 12:40

I am posting this on behalf of Jon. I just spoke with him and, although, he may sound fine on his radio show, which is pre recorded weeks earlier, he is not fine. He wants to thank everyone for the nice messages and for thinking of him, but he needs some time away for rest as he is in an awful state of mind. I can't tell you how long this will take for him to feel that he is ready to be social, but he thanks you for understanding and your kind words. Just so you know he is seeking help

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Re: The Thread About Depression (Serious)

Postby LeBaron » 06 Sep 2014, 14:45

Thanks for that, never/ever.
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Re: The Thread About Depression (Serious)

Postby Carlsson » 15 Oct 2014, 22:27

never/ever wrote:I met Jon several times and he's a great bloke.


So far, I met him once - indeed a great bloke

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Re: The Thread About Depression (Serious)

Postby The Modernist » 22 Oct 2014, 17:22

Well the job at the school hasn't worked out, they wanted someone with different experience apparently. I had hoped to at least get work to Christmas. It's difficult to plough on in the face of continual rejection and disappointments. I feel like an over the hill fighter who is finding it harder and harder to return to the ring.

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Re: The Thread About Depression (Serious)

Postby Hugh » 22 Oct 2014, 17:55

I don't really know what to say G but I'm really sorry to hear that.

I had my mid year review at work today. Despite feeling all year that I've been doing well and receiving consistently good feedback, I got a shitty review with a lot of bullshit unfounded reasons being provided to justify it. I should know better than to let it bother me but it does.