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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #1890 on: October 07, 2017, 11:52:40 AM »
We both changed our sigs today!
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #1891 on: October 07, 2017, 11:57:44 AM »
I feel like maybe mine is too big an distracting...

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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #1892 on: October 07, 2017, 11:59:08 AM »
@Bradley Darewood, I think it’s time for you to join a criminal enterprise, then deal with the Feds for witness protection. Or, join a cult that swears off all modern electronic connectivity.

Or move to Scotland and work for Waterstones, because, really, who would ever look for someone there?
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #1893 on: October 07, 2017, 12:02:01 PM »
We have a guest room you could use until you found a job/flat. Berlin's probably not the worst place for what you do and generally a cool place to live. Bit colder, tho.
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #1894 on: October 07, 2017, 12:02:24 PM »
I feel like maybe mine is too big an distracting...

Maybe if it had Sanderson name on it instead  ;)

Move to Scotland and keep Nora busy.
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #1895 on: October 07, 2017, 12:09:51 PM »
No one would know you're in Rio. Beach, football, women, marijuana. You'll recover 10 years of your life in no time!

And better weather than Britain too. But I wonder how hard that is to beat.

 ::) ::) ::)
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #1896 on: October 07, 2017, 07:03:49 PM »
Or there's my basement.
Cheap rent. Very cheap.  8)
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #1897 on: October 08, 2017, 12:52:33 AM »
Or there's my basement.
Cheap rent. Very cheap.  8)

There's even a goat companion included!
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #1898 on: October 08, 2017, 08:12:23 AM »
I was reading through some fascinating posts in this thread and I was about to reply when I realised I had ended up on its first page by mistake (though I'm glad I did). I'm happy to see how this community has worked together to de-stigmatise mental illness.

Anyway, some of the posts made me think of a TED-talk I saw by the amazingly eloquent Andrew Solomon. It helped me change my view on depression (I had only recently begun coming to terms that I was afflicted when I first saw it). It offered me a vocabulary when it comes to describing depression and anxiety in a way that gives non-sufferers an inkling of what it's like.

I come back watch it every now and again. I cry every time.

Please be warned that this is a very open and sometimes dark talk. It's completely amazing and also has a lot of light, made all the more amazing for the contrast with the darkness. But it may not be advisable to watch it if you're already down.

https://www.ted.com/talks/andrew_solomon_depression_the_secret_we_share
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #1900 on: October 08, 2017, 10:32:32 AM »
change my view on depression (I had only recently begun coming to terms that I was afflicted
I think we all get this, and I'm glad there's a lot more information about it now.
I went through what you said... *counts* oh gosh, it was 20 years ago, 1997 ... and there's wasn't much to go on. I'll be forever thankful to my family GP, who I think without even seeing me, just going by what my mum told him I was going through, referred me to a wonderful psychiatrist who gave it a name and de-stigmatised the illness.

I'll watch the talk some other time *saves bookmark*
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #1901 on: October 10, 2017, 12:27:53 AM »
Sometimes a picture can explain more easily than words. This is for World Mental Health Day

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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #1902 on: October 10, 2017, 09:05:59 AM »
Oh, my. I have a story about that picture!

I spotted it on Twitter a year or so ago. Someone had posted it but they had made a poor edit of it (the cloud was the plot to their latest novel, instead) and they had made no attribution. I asked them who the creator was and if they had permission to edit and post their work. They 'liked' my reply but didn't actually say anything...

Through some serious Googling, I found its creator and contacted him. He thanked me for defending his work and graciously gave me permission to use his comic in a blog post I was writing, and I also ordered a print of it. I have it standing on my writing desk (which I don't actually sit at very often, but I see the picture every day).

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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #1903 on: October 10, 2017, 12:16:05 PM »
World Mental Health Day :)

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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #1904 on: October 11, 2017, 06:41:03 PM »
I'm all out of words :-\

Words that mean something, words to answer mails, to give news, to say good things, words to be written down... they're just not there, or rather, my body doesn't want to handle them.
So they remain in my brain, partially thought, partially considered, not really reaching the designated people.

I'm moving past frustration, as that only leads to more anxiety - I just hope the right people understand. Including myself.
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