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03-10-2014, 04:42 PM
RE: Metaphors for Depression
(01-10-2014 04:15 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Sister's boyfriend offed himself last week. He suffered from clinical depression. So do I. Coincidentally I had to do a tactical pause and a personal check of my subordinates today due to an uptick in suicides in my organization. Got me thinking about how I would describe my black dog when it's unchained.



You got a metaphor?

"Under the weather"

(My dads brothers are *perfect specimens*. NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING could ever be wrong with one of them. Just ask their mother.) Weeping

Insufferable know-it-all.Einstein God has a plan for us. Please stop screwing it up with your prayers.
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03-10-2014, 04:45 PM
RE: Metaphors for Depression



(31-07-2014 04:37 PM)Luminon Wrote:  America is full of guns, but they're useless, because nobody has the courage to shoot an IRS agent in self-defense
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03-10-2014, 04:54 PM
RE: Metaphors for Depression
I nearly forgot...

The signal to noise ratio

you know the way that things go
when what you fight for starts to fall
and in that fuzzy picture
the writing stands out on the wall
so clearly on the wall

send out the signals deep and loud

and in this place, can you reassure me
with a touch, a smile - while the cradle's burning
all the while the world is turning to noise
oh the more that it's surrounding us
the more that it destroys
turn up the signal
wipe out the noise

send out the signals deep and loud

man I'm losing sound and sight
of all those who can tell me wrong from right
when all things beautiful and bright
sink in the night
yet there's still something in my heart
that can find a way
to make a start
to turn up the signal
wipe out the noise

wipe out the noise
wipe out the noise
you know that's it
you know that's it
receive and transmit
receive and transmit
receive and transmit
you know that's it
you know that's it
receive and transmit
you know that's it
you know that's it
receive and transmit

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03-10-2014, 05:14 PM
RE: Metaphors for Depression
(03-10-2014 04:54 PM)DLJ Wrote:  I nearly forgot...

The signal to noise ratio

you know the way that things go
when what you fight for starts to fall
and in that fuzzy picture
the writing stands out on the wall
so clearly on the wall

send out the signals deep and loud

and in this place, can you reassure me
with a touch, a smile - while the cradle's burning
all the while the world is turning to noise
oh the more that it's surrounding us
the more that it destroys
turn up the signal
wipe out the noise

send out the signals deep and loud

man I'm losing sound and sight
of all those who can tell me wrong from right
when all things beautiful and bright
sink in the night
yet there's still something in my heart
that can find a way
to make a start
to turn up the signal
wipe out the noise

wipe out the noise
wipe out the noise
you know that's it
you know that's it
receive and transmit
receive and transmit
receive and transmit
you know that's it
you know that's it
receive and transmit
you know that's it
you know that's it
receive and transmit




There is only one really serious philosophical question, and that is suicide. -Camus
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03-10-2014, 09:16 PM
RE: Metaphors for Depression
I think this is what I'm feeling right now. I wish I could go back to feeling numb. Apathy is better than misery.

I always seem to end right back here where I started. I'm having a hard time remembering if I've ever felt happy.

"If there's a single thing that life teaches us, it's that wishing doesn't make it so." - Lev Grossman
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03-10-2014, 09:31 PM
RE: Metaphors for Depression
(03-10-2014 09:16 PM)Nurse Wrote:  I think this is what I'm feeling right now. I wish I could go back to feeling numb. Apathy is better than misery.

I always seem to end right back here where I started. I'm having a hard time remembering if I've ever felt happy.

Yeah, the apathy sets in, and after too long the crushing hopeless misery. Then trying to seek help seems terrifying. The little cocoon of apathy and misery and isolation we've built is twistedly comfortable. Let's hug it out Hug

I hope that the world turns, and things get better. But what I hope most of all is that you understand what I mean when I tell you that, even though I do not know you, and even though I may never meet you, laugh with you, cry with you, or kiss you, I love you. With all my heart, I love you. - V for Vendetta
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03-10-2014, 09:56 PM
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Music and poetry help me convey what I'm feeling better than words, and it helps me figure things out. This is one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands - the first verse resonates the most. "Hurt" is certainly another one that I identify with.

I picked this one because I'm yet again away from my family and facing 4 shifts in a row in a profession I hate. On the plus side, I'll be able to quit to go back to school this spring. I have felt trapped for years, I finally can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Still, I dread tomorrow. And the day after that. And that. And that.

"Every Day is Exactly the Same" by Nine Inch Nails

I believe I can see the future
Cause I repeat the same routine
I think I used to have a purpose
But then again
That might have been a dream
I think I used to have a voice
Now I never make a sound
I just do what I've been told
I really don't want them to come around

Oh, no

Every day is exactly the same
Every day is exactly the same
There is no love here and there is no pain
Every day is exactly the same

I can feel their eyes are watching
In case I lose myself again
Sometimes I think I'm happy here
Sometimes, yet I still pretend
I can't remember how this got started
But I can tell you exactly how it will end

Every day is exactly the same
Every day is exactly the same
There is no love here and there is no pain
Every day is exactly the same

I'm writing on a little piece of paper
I'm hoping someday you might find
Well I'll hide it behind something
They won't look behind
I'm still inside here
A little bit comes bleeding through
I wish this could have been any other way
But I just don't know, I don't know what else I can do

"If there's a single thing that life teaches us, it's that wishing doesn't make it so." - Lev Grossman
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03-10-2014, 10:05 PM
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100 daily milligrams of Paxil and a wonderful amazing man who talks me to sleep every night and stays with me all night in case I have a nightmare...depression is just someone that I used to know very very well.




Swing with me a while, we can listen to the birds call, we can keep each other warm.
Swing with me forever, we can count up every flower, we can weather every storm.
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03-10-2014, 10:13 PM
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I spent last week in my hometown for my friend's mother's funeral. When I got home I found out another friend of mine from high school had a heart attack and died, he was only 51. It's getting heavy now.

I've been stuck in this depression shit for a while and I'm out of meds now.
Hello darkness my old friend.
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03-10-2014, 10:16 PM
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(03-10-2014 10:13 PM)pablo Wrote:  I spent last week in my hometown for my friend's mother's funeral. When I got home I found out another friend of mine from high school had a heart attack and died, he was only 51. It's getting heavy now.

I've been stuck in this depression shit for a while and I'm out of meds now.
Hello darkness my old friend.

Hug



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