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Unread 09-27-2014, 01:43 AM   #1
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Depression cures?

I haven't been able to afford my depression meds lately, and I'm finding my usual "fixes" not as effective anymore. I just sleep all day and lose all motivation, and don't want to talk to anyone or leave the house. So what do YOU do when you get depressed?
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Unread 09-27-2014, 03:06 AM   #2
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Don't try to ignore or drown out the emotions. It will leave you feeling even worse.
Hanging out with a good friend who can help keep you in check is a good idea
Also when I get depressed I dive head first in a project
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I've had to deal with depression too recently and I've found that listening to music while keeping my mind occupied, usually working on cosplay, definitely helps.
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Unread 09-27-2014, 08:44 AM   #4
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When I get depressed, I make sure to get a lot of exercise (the endorphin-causing cardio, in particular) and I try to stay on a campaign to help others.

When I get depressed, the inner feeling is that I am "a waste of space" and that my life has no meaning/purpose/value, so I get busy at that point making it more useful by helping others.

It's not enough to "cure" depression, but it gives me peace in my heart while I go through it.
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Unread 09-27-2014, 09:26 AM   #5
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I've been battling depression all my life. I took meds for a long time but have not taken them in over 10 years, but here is what I did and I hope it helps you.

-Find group activities that you enjoy doing

-When someone compliments you, write it down. When you are feeling down, you can look at it.

-Cut people out of your life who bring you down(hopefully you do not have this problem, but I know I did way back when)

I hope all this helps.
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Have a go-to person that you can talk to when you're feeling down. Even if you don't feel like talking to them, having their support can be helpful.

The past few weeks I've been hit with depression and anxiety, and I had my first ever anxiety attack. I didn't want to tell anyone, but I had one friend that I told, and she called me immediately to talk and console me until everything subsided. I'm the kind of person who often doesn't feel like being around anyone, so sometimes it's hard to reach out to someone, but once I do I end up feeling better.

Try going running if you can, or some kind of exercise. A breath of fresh air can help you clear your mind. You can also try reading a book, or listening to music (classical helps me calm down as well as focus on things when I need to).
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