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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2700 on: March 16, 2019, 07:37:35 PM »
Thinking of you John. Be well and be strong.
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2701 on: March 17, 2019, 04:50:25 AM »
Thinking of you John. Be well and be strong.

Add me to that.  I'm sure I'm not the only one, holding you in our thoughts and wishing you well

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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2702 on: March 20, 2019, 09:12:28 AM »
Stresssssssssssssssss

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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2703 on: March 20, 2019, 09:25:36 AM »
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2704 on: March 20, 2019, 11:02:40 AM »
"Sire, I had no need of that hypothesis." (Laplace)

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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2705 on: March 20, 2019, 11:36:17 AM »
I'll notify your next of kin... that you sucked!

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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2706 on: March 25, 2019, 05:34:45 PM »
I'm not sure if people outside the UK can access this, I really hope you can.

This half hour program called "The digital human" is broadcasted every Monday. Today's episode, called "Haven", was amazing, I listened to it while driving home from work and just missed the first 10 minutes or so.

It relates to a life online, to how people can create relationships online and have wonderful friends, and help each other... all the things that so many of you, present and past members, have done for me, ever since this thread was created.
A big hug and kiss of thanks to all my *real* friends :-*

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0003jst
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2707 on: March 26, 2019, 03:05:48 AM »
I'm not sure if people outside the UK can access this, I really hope you can.

This half hour program called "The digital human" is broadcasted every Monday. Today's episode, called "Haven", was amazing, I listened to it while driving home from work and just missed the first 10 minutes or so.

It relates to a life online, to how people can create relationships online and have wonderful friends, and help each other... all the things that so many of you, present and past members, have done for me, ever since this thread was created.
A big hug and kiss of thanks to all my *real* friends :-*

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0003jst

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I only know the words we shared in a world that is unreal,

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I know him from the echo of the things he’s shared and said,
I know him from the tug of thoughts he set within my head,
I know him from his love of those that he holds close and dear,
And through the words we’ve often shared I feel that we are near."

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"Each time, there is the same problem: do I dare? And then if you do dare, the dangers are there, and the help also, and the fulfillment or the fiasco. There's always the possibility of a fiasco. But there's also the possibility of bliss." - Joseph Campbell

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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2708 on: March 27, 2019, 04:00:55 PM »
In my autism lectures at schools I've mostly been talking to 14 year olds. This week I finished doing three lectures at the high school, to 16-17 year olds, and I've made a bit of an observation: Older teens are WAY more awkward and self-conscious than the younger ones. The 14's generally ask plenty of questions after I'm done with the text. The older ones were universally withdrawn and sullen.
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2709 on: April 13, 2019, 09:24:55 PM »
I know you all care for him, so I let you know that Jmack's dad died early this month, and there was a memorial service today.
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2710 on: April 14, 2019, 05:48:50 AM »
I have thought of John's situation every day, and I am so sorry to hear this news.

There was a fantasy novel I read where the people had a customary question they asked about funerals they did not attend: "Was the fire bright?" I hope the fire was bright and the pain of this time fades soon.

Keeping you in my thoughts Jmack. Be well.
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2711 on: April 14, 2019, 10:51:24 PM »
Sorry, JMack. Wishing you and yours strength.
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2712 on: April 15, 2019, 01:05:08 AM »
Really sorry to read this. My thoughts are with you Jmack.

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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2713 on: April 17, 2019, 10:19:41 PM »
Vincent van Gogh is a man today recognised as one of the greatest artists of all time, but in his own lifetime he met with ZERO commercial success and battled mental illness and severe depression. His death is generally believed to have been a suicide, although more recently there is some doubt. But he was definitely a tortured individual who faced ridicule and loathing from both the people around him and himself.

Today I watched an episode of Doctor Who from 2010. In it the Doctor travels back in time to meet van Gogh shortly before his death. There are some shenanigans involving an alien monster, but the episode is most noted for this scene near the end, when the Doctor decides to take Vincent to a modern art museum and show him his legacy. Every thread I've seen about the episode is mostly talking about how much they cried at this scene.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubTJI_UphPk

Who hasn't had at least a moment of feeling that their life means nothing?
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2714 on: April 18, 2019, 10:38:47 PM »
Hey how's everyone?

Been absent for 3 or 4 months I think, but suddenly everything that could go wrong decided to explode all at the same time. Things are still pretty bad, but slightly better that I returned reading a little and hopefully will start writing again as well.

Not sure if I'll talk here, maybe I'll just PM some people for some advice later.

But for now, I'm back! What happened here meanwhile?
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