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What do you do if you are depressed?

Discussion in 'Medical' started by Rasheed1958, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. Rasheed1958

    Rasheed1958 New Member

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    There are many people all around the world who have a different aim in their mind to achieve a specific goal in their mind.Some people work very hard to get their goal in a short time, but they get tired of doing so much work all the day.Some people are those who become easy prey of depression by keeping them so much busy in their dealings.They don't care of their health and just remain busy in their works all the time.In the end, they just become helpless and patient of depression.Some of them begin to take Anti-depressant to take some rest for 2 or 3 hours.What should we do to help them in this situation if they are too much bounded in it?
    what would you say to those depressed people?
     
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    You should give them as much support as you possibly can and show them that you are there for them. Encourage them to keep a positive attitude, and try to understand them. We should help these people out because they go through a lot of things that most of us couldn't possibly fathom. It genuinely makes me sad to see people in such a state, so I try to help them out and lend my emotional support. In my opinion, one of the most crucial things that you should do is to make them know that you have their backs. The worst thing that you could do is make them feel alone in that scenario. I hope this helps you out.
     
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    I completely agree. As one who suffers from depression, I know my biggest support comes from those who provide support, an attempt at understanding, and don't placate me with fluff.

    By fluff, I mean phrases like "You'll pull through." or "It gets better." Things like that don't help us when we're in the middle of an episode and just makes us crazy. We know you mean well, but that's one of the worst things. Instead, ask us "What are you experiencing?" or "Is there anything I can do to help you?". Be present in the moment.

    Also, watching Inside Out is a great crash course on depression to help understand how we think when we're having an episode. I'd give it a watch!

    Sorry, long post. Hope this helps!
     
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    If you're suicidal:

    - Wait three days. Attempting suicide is a permanent decision. There is no rush. If you have the urge to attempt suicide, wait. Wait three days. You don't have to commit suicide today. You can do it later. You can do it in three days. You can do it next week. You can do it next month. Really. There is no need to do it now.

    - Tell someone. Many suicides don't tell anyone because they think someone will try to talk them out of it. I was astonished how many people either didn't take me seriously or didn't try to talk me out of it. That was pretty unnerving. Telling people my plans gave me something to do while I was waiting three days. It was a good way to finalize my decision. Many people talked selfishly about how it would affect them or they tried to ask me how my death would affect others. At that point, I didn't care how my death would affect others. A bunch of people rushing into my life just because I was thinking of dying was lame. If they truly cared, show it while I'm alive.

    - Live life as though you are already dead. Don't give your stuff away. Don't tie up loose ends. Simply live as though you're already dead. Sleep if you want. Eat when and what you want. Do what you want. You don't have to explain. You're dead. When you're dead you won't be able to explain. If you find yourself wanting to "take care of stuff", maybe suicide isn't your thing. When you're dead you won't be there is do it.

    - Write. Don't write a suicide note. See "tell someone". If they didn't get it when you tried to talk to them, a note will be meaningless. Write a list of all the stuff you want to stop. Do you want the pain to stop? Do you want the relationship to stop? Do you want the boredom to stop? Do you want the chronic depression to stop? Write about that. What if you could stop those things some other way? What if you could choose a slightly less irreversible path? Also write a shorter list. Write a gratitude list. This is the only note you'll leave behind. This gratitude list will be a comfort to those you leave behind. It will be difficult, but try to make this list as long as possible. Include stupid stuff like hot and cold running water or a chance to eat Bob's lasagna. I tend to write a lot about my pets. My pets are awesome. People, not so much.
     

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