daveyb61

518d

How often do you deal with depression and how do you handle it?

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    • old_trout

      480d

      I try to keep busy, to the point where I don't just climb into bed, I fall into it. I'm in recovery, don't drink/use (alcohol is a depressant by the way, so is the news. I avoid that) I quit smoking cigarettes. Costs almost as much as it does to smoke crack!) I designed a puzzle book, based on recovery, something nobody's ever done before. I have my own recovery symbol, I designed and copyrighted. I'm nearly done with the first draft of a book, a tell all about the systems here in Massachusetts. Not everything here is about roses, romance and rainbows. I've got a graphic design book started, based mainly on the symbol I created. It'll probably take years to finish that. I put it somewhere in my book, I think. The one thing you never hear, from anyone working in any institution/on any psyche ward... keep busy!!!

    • alegna

      518d

      Way too much it seems like forever and always but I know that my mood does change periodically I don't get manic anymore thank God it's been about a year for that anyway hope that answers your question somewhat

    • Flint5292

      518d

      ....I smoke alot of weed to keep the harmful thoughts at bay ....it about the only thing that helps me relax and enjoy my day but my lungs are shot from smoking all theses years...im so depressed right now I can hardly stand it and the thought of smoking just hurts....im just so tired of it all

      • Valerie_Jane

        518d

        @Flint5292 try gummies

    • snoopy1963

      518d

      I live on the high side of the bipolar spectrum, manic, but seroquel tones me down and allows me to sleep. Antidepressants do nothing for me, they don't work. When I am depressed though, I read articles about depression, that helps, and try to get up and get into life rather than letting it get me down. Find a routine that picks me up, I try not to lay down and dwell on the issues that bother me. Getting up and doing the things I am neglecting helps pick me up.

    • Flint5292

      518d

      The state I live in woint allow the sale of them....they sell a tincture here ive been wanting to try but I've not had much success with any method other than smoking/vaping. Thanks Valerie_Jane

    • usaporkchops

      514d

      First, I try to take one day at a time. No matter how much it sucks right now tomorrow might be better, or not, but I should at least try. Also, hobbies and interests help.

    • blu68

      513d

      Since my speration I have less panic attacks and my depression and anxiety has gone down so the lack of other toxic people is a must

    • old_trout

      480d

      I try to keep busy, to the point where I don't just climb into bed, I fall into it. I'm in recovery, don't drink/use (alcohol is a depressant by the way, so is the news. I avoid that) I quit smoking cigarettes. Costs almost as much as it does to smoke crack!) I designed a puzzle book, based on recovery, something nobody's ever done before. I have my own recovery symbol, I designed and copyrighted. I'm nearly done with the first draft of a book, a tell all about the systems here in Massachusetts. Not everything here is about roses, romance and rainbows. I've got a graphic design book started, based mainly on the symbol I created. It'll probably take years to finish that. I put it somewhere in my book, I think. The one thing you never hear, from anyone working in any institution/on any psyche ward... keep busy!!!

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