Posted Sat Sep 12, 2015 08:51 AM
Posted Sat Sep 12, 2015 09:33 AM
Some people having coping methods to deal with it.
4. Hanging out more with friends and/or family
5. Some need medication
6. Some have therapy/counselling
Just depends on the individual. It could be considered a flaw, but not like it can be helped. I am sure nobody choses, and wants, to be depressed.
Posted Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:24 AM
Posted Sun Oct 25, 2015 03:22 PM
i have suffered from depression since i was 18. some days are better than others but when i do have a bad day its really tough, not just on me but those who care about me aswell.
recently i have changed my meds and i am starting to feel like the old me again. for me depression isn't something i could control on my own.
Posted Sun Oct 25, 2015 05:13 PM
Posted Sun Oct 25, 2015 05:30 PM
Its NOT a flaw Sweetheart. Life / shite happens.
If you have a GOOD FRIEND - an in a "safe" environment an NO time restrictions ...TALKING truly HELPS - like putting "stuff" in perspective - like LIKING / LOVING yourself for WHO YOU IS. Sometimes - we can forget OURSELVES an OUR NEEDS/EMOTIONS....or sometimes OP can make one feel like that.
....and we is a HUGE family HERE
Posted Sun Oct 25, 2015 06:55 PM
Posted Tue Oct 27, 2015 07:01 PM
Posted Tue Oct 27, 2015 07:57 PM
i did believe it was a character flaw when I was younger though... often being told I was being over dramatic
and I should pull myself together and get over it ...
I would self harm ...
it wasn't until I was in my late twenties when I finally got help
I go to a fantastic group and do things to take my mind of it and lift my mood and take regular medication
you cant manage it in any way with out seeking help ..be it group sessions or medication
Posted Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:37 AM
Hope you feel better soon.
Posted Wed Mar 16, 2016 02:22 PM
Posted Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:46 PM
It's no secret that depression really is no fun (it's downright horrible) for all people involved.
I've been around a few people with depression. Some people learn to deal with it & carry on, some people get caught in a truly rough cycle, others find coping mechanisms, doctors-therapies-music-sex-drugs - heck even rock & roll (music).
The medication side of things can really shake up a person, but in saying that depression shakes up the person in general(Personal Opinion).
I definitely do not see it as a character flaw, not in the slightest.
I've known of peple saying they were depressed to 'manipulate' others, but true depression is a whole other thing.
If the OP has depression I wish you all the best, keep kicking ass.
Posted Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:22 PM
It does pass, though, ever time. That's the way I cope with it.
Posted Wed Jul 20, 2016 04:14 PM
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Posted Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:53 AM
Posted Fri Apr 07, 2017 02:04 PM
I have been dealing with depression from a verry young age as a child. Have been on all types of meds. And all the meds do is they numb your brain and you feel like a zombie. So that is just no solution. To awnser the character flaw question it's a definite noooo. I have done allot of reading on depression and the main thing i have learned is that it's a chemical imbalance in your brain that makes you feel that way. I still get my down times and will most probably live with it the rest of my life. I know now it does pass and you do feel beter after a while. Dealing with it on your own is much harder than having someone there that can support you. I have a wonderfull wife that helps me through it even if she has to use some hard words to kick me back to reality and get me going again. She can spot a spell of depression coming before i even have it. I think every person deals with it in a different way and it's not always easy but we get through it. I know i have been rambeling a load of words here and don't know if it makes any sense. I know exactly what you going through and if you ever need someone to talk to about it don't be afraid to push on my button.
Posted Wed Apr 19, 2017 04:03 AM
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