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Feb 1st, 2014 06:16 PM
Potapovushina
Re: How do you deal with depression?

Feb 1st, 2014 04:19 PM
Effy
Re: How do you deal with depression?

depression. depression. freaking depression keeps coming back out of nowhere
just leave me freaking alone, goshhhhhhhhhhhhh
Oct 19th, 2013 12:38 PM
H.O.V
Re: How do you deal with depression?

But i wasn't talkin about soldiers. Just regular folks who goes into depression cuz they lost a job or they got dumped by boyfriend/girlfriend ect
Oct 19th, 2013 12:34 PM
H.O.V
Re: How do you deal with depression?

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Originally Posted by JCTennisFan View Post
Presumably those people are genetically stronger than average when it comes to dealing with mental pressure. They can deal with very high levels of stress and still maintain their mental strength and not fall into depression. Those people also tend to be very religious and/or have a very strong faith which they can use as a coping mechanism to diffuse stress.

Other people are genetically predisposed to being mentally frail. It tends to take much less stress or pressure to throw them into depression or cause mental illness.

When you see someone that seemingly has it all but are depressed or are very unhappy..... those people are probably just not very capable at being able to deal with mental stress before breaking/fracturing (and/or they are good at hiding what is truely making them depressed).

It is very easy to get into the thought pattern of "Well it hasn't happened to me so it must be the same for everyone else" but that is not necessarily true.

When something comes naturally to a person (in this case mental strength) it is easy for the individual to feel perplexed when they see someone else have difficulty with it (IE chronic depression).
Thank you always nice to learn something new
Oct 19th, 2013 09:02 AM
JCTennisFan
Re: How do you deal with depression?

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Originally Posted by debby View Post
I was not talking about mental illnesses.
Depression is a mental illness IMO.... a very common and often times temporary illness but still one none the less.

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Some stuff in life can trigger a mental illness, I believe the way you handle it shows if you are strong or not, not that if you are sick or not.
Splitting hairs IMO. Those who are mentally strong deal with stress better than those who are mentally more frail. A person who has a physically gifted body type will almost always be able to lift more than a person who has a physically frail body type.

Mental sickness comes in when the person has obviously gone over the threshold of what their body can mentally tolerate. If they go over the threshold it doesn't mean that they can't drop back under it with time (IE someone being depressed but the depression only being temporary).

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I mean, what if you get depressed after A LOT of bad stuff in your life? Does it mean you have a low threshold for mental stress? That you are "average" ?
It means that the person went over the threshold of what their mind was able to cope with and they fell into depression. That level is obviously different for every person (The level of coping/mental fortitude).

Obviously there is not a concrete measurement for whatever level is "low", "average", or "high".
Oct 19th, 2013 08:46 AM
debby
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Originally Posted by JCTennisFan View Post
Mentally frail is probably a better term honestly. And weak/frail doesn't mean insane.... it means they have a low threshold for mental stress before becoming fatigued/compromised.

Admittedly a person that is "average" when it comes to mental strength can have a period of mental breakdown too, it just requires a larger amount of pressure/distress to produce illness.

I'd say a good example of this is probably soldiers who develop PTSD after witnessing or dealing with traumatic warzone situations. Many men who come back with PTSD never had a history of mental illness beforehand.

Another way of putting this is probaby something like Depression occurs when the mental stress level exceeds the mental fortitude/coping level of the individual. The level of mental fortitude/coping level for every person is of course variable.
I was not talking about mental illnesses.

Some stuff in life can trigger a mental illness, I believe the way you handle it shows if you are strong or not, not that if you are sick or not.

I mean, what if you get depressed after A LOT of bad stuff in your life? Does it mean you have a low threshold for mental stress? That you are "average" ? I mean, everyone deals differently with the hard times in life, like these soldiers. Some of them will deal less well with a divorce, but some others are traumatized by war.

There's sensitivity too.

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Oct 19th, 2013 08:26 AM
JCTennisFan
Re: How do you deal with depression?

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It's unfair to say depressed people are mentally weak.
I just think when it happens to you, well it happens.

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Mentally frail is probably a better term honestly. And weak/frail doesn't mean insane.... it means they have a low threshold for mental stress before becoming fatigued/compromised.

Admittedly a person that is "average" when it comes to mental strength can have a period of mental breakdown too, it just requires a larger amount of pressure/distress to produce illness.

I'd say a good example of this is probably soldiers who develop PTSD after witnessing or dealing with traumatic warzone situations. Many men who come back with PTSD never had a history of mental illness beforehand.

Another way of putting this is probaby something like Depression occurs when the mental stress level exceeds the mental fortitude/coping level of the individual. The level of mental fortitude/coping level for every person is of course variable.
Oct 19th, 2013 08:18 AM
debby It's unfair to say depressed people are mentally weak.
I just think when it happens to you, well it happens.

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Oct 19th, 2013 08:13 AM
JCTennisFan
Re: How do you deal with depression?

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Im from the inner city gres up in brooklyn before movin to montreal... i know everybody deal with everything differently . I just always wondered how. They are so manny people who lives really poor, with diseas, hiv ect and you see them smilling and livin life day too day while having fun. Ive never had a depression/burnout so can't talk but be interested to learn more
Presumably those people are genetically stronger than average when it comes to dealing with mental pressure. They can deal with very high levels of stress and still maintain their mental strength and not fall into depression. Those people also tend to be very religious and/or have a very strong faith which they can use as a coping mechanism to diffuse stress.

Other people are genetically predisposed to being mentally frail. It tends to take much less stress or pressure to throw them into depression or cause mental illness.

When you see someone that seemingly has it all but are depressed or are very unhappy..... those people are probably just not very capable at being able to deal with mental stress before breaking/fracturing (and/or they are good at hiding what is truely making them depressed).

It is very easy to get into the thought pattern of "Well it hasn't happened to me so it must be the same for everyone else" but that is not necessarily true.

When something comes naturally to a person (in this case mental strength) it is easy for the individual to feel perplexed when they see someone else have difficulty with it (IE chronic depression).
Oct 19th, 2013 07:03 AM
H.O.V
Re: How do you deal with depression?

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Originally Posted by JCTennisFan View Post
Amazingly enough people are poor in first class nations, are alienated in first class nations, feel like they don't fit in, are homeless, feel lost, don't have direction, are stressed, etc, etc.

The World isn't so black and white........ and the "Western World" often times isn't nearly as awesome as it is thought to be.

If you had the opportunity I'd say go through an inner city American ghetto or a rural trailor park sometime..... you'd find out real fast that not everyone in the developed World lives an awesome, stress free life.
Im from the inner city gres up in brooklyn before movin to montreal... i know everybody deal with everything differently . I just always wondered how. They are so manny people who lives really poor, with diseas, hiv ect and you see them smilling and livin life day too day while having fun. Ive never had a depression/burnout so can't talk but be interested to learn more
Oct 19th, 2013 07:00 AM
Dominic
Re: How do you deal with depression?

Getting a big hug from all your friends
Oct 19th, 2013 06:39 AM
JCTennisFan
Re: How do you deal with depression?

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Originally Posted by rukpens25 View Post
i Never understood how people who lives in a first nation can be '' depressed''
Amazingly enough people are poor in first class nations, are alienated in first class nations, feel like they don't fit in, are homeless, feel lost, don't have direction, are stressed, etc, etc.

The World isn't so black and white........ and the "Western World" often times isn't nearly as awesome as it is thought to be.

If you had the opportunity I'd say go through an inner city American ghetto or a rural trailor park sometime..... you'd find out real fast that not everyone in the developed World lives an awesome, stress free life.
Oct 19th, 2013 04:45 AM
Brooklyn90
Re: How do you deal with depression?

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i Never understood how people who lives in a first nation can be '' depressed''
Obviously you don't understand the mind or chemical imbalances. Some people with bad depression disorders like me can be depressed even when things are going great in their lives. It's a disease of the mind. I have found that constant therapy, medication and support from my family and friends has helped me allot. There are still times however when even that doesn't work. It's a daily process.
Oct 19th, 2013 02:08 AM
H.O.V
Re: How do you deal with depression?

i Never understood how people who lives in a first nation can be '' depressed''
Oct 18th, 2013 07:15 AM
Rocketta
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seems like meds don't help me much
plus i dont have a will at all, zero motivation, what the hell is wrong with me? i want to overcome all this depression but i somehow stop halfway through everything
You have to try many different meds if one doesn't work. It sux but there it is.

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