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Old 12-16-2012, 11:10 PM
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My wife's a psychologist, so I had known of them beforehand, but looking them in session, and working out which clicked with me (all or nothing thinking, jumping to conclusions, and self blame). They are something I need to add to a cheat sheet, to better be aware of them in day-to-day life!
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:48 PM
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Yeah, I just came back to the thread just to read that link again. Love it Medesha, thank you. Added it to the intro post.

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Old 12-25-2012, 02:22 AM
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Finding out that I'm not graduating in May is a huge pisser though.
A little advice between old friends, but don't let that get you down. Graduation is not about intellect but rather bureaucracy. The real thing to learn is not the academic content but sheer tenacity. You are fully capable of graduating, and when you do you'll be a fresh graduate that is already a published author.
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:14 AM
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Just wanted to poke my head in guys, I'm an old sufferer of depression, and I have a number of stories suggestions if anyone has any questions. I'll read back through as I can.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:36 AM
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I wrote this today...Seems appropriate here.

Am I All Alone: What is Mental Illness and Disability?

 
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:51 PM
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Thank you for sharing that, Digorig.
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I appreciate that you have the guts to write that down, Digorig... I have tried several times but never really managed to do it. I don't think my attempts even made it past scratch paper. Never where anyone could see them.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:01 PM
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I discovered some time ago just how therapeutic writing is. Several years ago I had a major crisis of faith so I started writing. Notes, tidbits at first. two years later it evolved into my first book.

I encourage anyone with depression or other disorders of the mind to write. Even if no one ever see's it but you.

Thank you Aethera

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Old 02-03-2013, 05:12 PM
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I find writing therapeutic also, however I tend to then get more depressed when I'm too tired/in pain to be able to focus on it. So it goes both ways. My novels have sat half-finished in a pile for a long time now.
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:20 PM
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Balance. It's all about balance. If I may share two poem I wrote some time ago.

One Year

31,536,000 seconds and we age one year,
Time never to be replaced,
Things we did and did not do,
All the happiness and all the fear.

525,600 minutes and we age one year,
Edging closer to our demise,
Finite things to see and love,
To touch and to hear.

8,760 hours and we age one year,
The choices that we made,
Remaining safe behind our masks,
Or risk shedding a tear.

365 days and we age one year,
Following a narrow path,
Steady and acquiescent did we stay,
Or off the trail did we veer.

52 weeks and we age one year,
Our youth falls far behind,
Activities we much enjoyed,
Now too much to bear.

12 months and we age one year,
The people we have met
The places we have gone
The faces we did wear.

4 seasons and we age one year,
Life now so expeditious,
The future becomes blurred
And the past becomes so dear.

By Warren W. June 2011

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Today

Morning grows across the sky,
the dawn of a new day,
sunlight breaks amidst the clouds,
a guest unresolved to stay.

The lakes surface shimmers blissfully,
with a calmness all its own,
and helps my mind to settle,
as I sit there all alone.

Decisions drench my mind,
Like a storm filled with rage,
Torrents of emotions,
Trapped within this cage.

So many years together,
Seldom were we apart,
Now crashing down upon me,
Engulfing my spirit, my heart.

Today I have chosen,
Painful as it may be,
To start my life over,
For now I am free.

The pain of duplicity,
Always mine to bear,
Forgiveness seems to distant,
As my eyes fill with tears.

I can stay in deep depression,
Thoughts too heavy to weigh,
Or choose to live a life,
That shall begin today.

Warren W. May, 2011
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:27 PM
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So I was just sent an article that I thought was an entertaining read. It's a response to an article called 21 Habits of Happy People. Naturally, for someone struggling with depression or some of the other diagnoses that have been mentioned here, this list can be somewhat laughable or even, well, I'll let the author of the response article explain his take on things. (FYI there is a bit of language here in the beginning.) 21 Tips to Keep Yourself Together When You're Depressed
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Thank you, that article made me smile. I too suffer from the Happy People epidemic, and this rebuttal seems like exactly what I needed. I may go on to write a blog about these or something... will edit with a link if I do.

... now I'm going to go read the idiots'-response-to-angry-rage link posted at the bottom because I was afraid to read that before writing anything here.
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DiG, thank you for your story, gumption, and inspiration. I won't forget.

N.B. Your story is safe, but the wisdom is immortal.
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