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02-07-2013, 09:04 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread
(02-07-2013 05:53 PM)cheapthrillseaker Wrote:  
(30-06-2013 11:30 AM)WhiteRaven Wrote:  I've come to this thread very late in the game, as I'm relatively new to TTA. I have a very, very long history with depression and, more recently, anxiety and a new diagnosis of PTSD which all stems for years of abuse. I've been on all sorts of meds, with varying degrees of effectiveness - seems the ones that really do work are the ones I can't afford. I finally, though, have found a therapist who "fits" - a Zen Buddhist priest who is also a psychologist. But maybe most of all, in the last few months, when I've come so very close to hitting rock bottom, it's been my exploration of my true beliefs in the reality of existence that are helping me through this. I'm starting to identify as a "Buddhist atheist," I think. I practice mindfulness, accept the whole "everything is suffering but we can be free of it" bit, but all that crap about God? BS. A huge thing for me. I mean. Absolutely HUGE.

I practice a version of mindfulness. I took a course a few years back based on Zen Buddhism - a branch off of it, at least. I think the biggest struggle in it is knowing you have to face the same shit over and over again in your mind, and you have to do the same thing over and over to get over the same one thing (or a few) that haunts your brain.

But the good thing is is that no matter how many times the tape plays "I can't do it anymore" in your head, a much stronger yet oddly quiet voice says "You can get through this because you are strong and you've done it before".

Find those whom you trust to say those same words to you. Sometimes hearing it from another person makes that strong yet oddly quiet voice inside you feel relief. Validation. It might not get easier when being faced initially with what haunts your brain, but the moment you acknowledge it and let someone you trust know and they say those words, or words of support like it, it's a breath of fresh air for your mind.

Stay strong, WhiteRaven.

I am us and we is me. ... bitches.
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The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Erxomai - 21-04-2012, 11:21 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 21-04-2012, 03:02 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Leela - 24-04-2012, 02:52 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 19-05-2012, 09:48 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 19-05-2012, 10:09 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Leela - 21-05-2012, 04:41 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - bemore - 21-05-2012, 05:47 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - bemore - 21-05-2012, 06:02 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - bemore - 22-06-2012, 10:26 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 01-07-2012, 09:51 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - bemore - 03-07-2012, 08:25 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - bemore - 10-07-2012, 10:11 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Leela - 08-07-2012, 04:39 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - bemore - 11-07-2012, 02:21 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Leela - 16-07-2012, 03:24 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Chas - 16-07-2012, 07:09 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Chas - 16-07-2012, 07:40 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - aurora - 16-07-2012, 07:41 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Leela - 17-07-2012, 02:26 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - aurora - 17-07-2012, 02:47 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - aurora - 16-07-2012, 10:42 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - ddrew - 17-07-2012, 02:07 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - aurora - 17-07-2012, 02:09 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Leela - 17-07-2012, 05:10 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Leela - 17-07-2012, 11:51 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Leela - 17-07-2012, 12:15 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Leela - 17-07-2012, 01:35 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Leela - 17-07-2012, 02:28 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - aurora - 17-07-2012, 07:06 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 17-07-2012, 08:28 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - bemore - 17-07-2012, 09:20 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Chas - 18-07-2012, 08:54 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Filox - 18-07-2012, 04:41 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - bemore - 18-07-2012, 05:47 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 18-07-2012, 06:17 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Leela - 18-07-2012, 08:17 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 18-07-2012, 08:47 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Filox - 18-07-2012, 10:52 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Leela - 19-07-2012, 01:57 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Filox - 19-07-2012, 02:06 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Leela - 19-07-2012, 02:29 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Dom - 19-07-2012, 08:14 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Filox - 19-07-2012, 11:30 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Filox - 20-07-2012, 02:13 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Filox - 24-07-2012, 11:01 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Leela - 25-07-2012, 01:47 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 25-07-2012, 05:59 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Jeff - 04-08-2012, 09:43 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Jeff - 05-08-2012, 06:02 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Chas - 07-08-2012, 03:19 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Jeff - 07-08-2012, 06:11 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Filox - 07-08-2012, 05:33 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 31-08-2012, 01:02 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Dom - 01-10-2012, 10:33 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 15-10-2012, 11:17 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 15-10-2012, 11:34 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Chas - 15-10-2012, 04:50 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - aurora - 15-10-2012, 05:05 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Chas - 17-10-2012, 06:25 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 15-10-2012, 05:36 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 15-10-2012, 12:55 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 15-10-2012, 09:55 PM
The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Erxomai - 15-10-2012, 09:58 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - aurora - 15-10-2012, 10:11 PM
The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Erxomai - 15-10-2012, 10:19 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - aurora - 15-10-2012, 10:41 PM
The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Erxomai - 15-10-2012, 11:13 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - aurora - 16-10-2012, 06:39 PM
The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Erxomai - 16-10-2012, 06:20 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Vera - 29-10-2012, 07:14 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - kpax - 01-11-2012, 01:41 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - kpax - 01-11-2012, 02:19 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 01-11-2012, 11:56 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - aurora - 05-01-2013, 01:07 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Vera - 05-01-2013, 02:19 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - DLJ - 05-01-2013, 06:15 AM
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RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Vera - 05-01-2013, 05:13 AM
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RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Vera - 05-01-2013, 05:59 AM
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RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - kim - 05-01-2013, 01:12 PM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Vera - 25-01-2013, 06:55 AM
RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 26-02-2013, 10:29 PM
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RE: The Depression/Anxiety Thread - Anjele - 04-03-2013, 05:46 PM
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