How do you cope with your depression?

Memphis, Tennessee
October 2, 2016 12:28am CST
There are different ways of coping with depression I was wondering how others cope with theirs. I normally go to sleep when I get depressed and feel a bit better after.
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@Macarrosel (7573)
• Philippines
2 Oct 16
Depression is really a bad thing. Good thing I didn't get depressed anymore. I always think positive and see to it I have good vibes always.
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• Memphis, Tennessee
2 Oct 16
I am happy for you that you have overcome depression.
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@Jenning (2023)
• Nigeria
5 Oct 16
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• United States
2 Oct 16
I just occupy myself with other things like reading, music, taking pictures, working out, playing with cats/dogs.
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• Memphis, Tennessee
2 Oct 16
what kind of pictures do you take?
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• United States
2 Oct 16
@Rven999666 All different kinds. Mostly of nature right now because that is what surrounds me in my college town. I have posted some of my photos on here you are welcome to check them out.
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• Memphis, Tennessee
2 Oct 16
@CaseyRoss9966 I wish I lived in a place where I could take pictures of nature but Memphis doesn't have as much nature as I'm used to
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@JohnRoberts (54197)
• Los Angeles, California
2 Oct 16
I seek distraction. Constant distraction because depression is never too far away.
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• Memphis, Tennessee
2 Oct 16
What do you do to distract yourself?
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@JohnRoberts (54197)
• Los Angeles, California
2 Oct 16
@Rven999666 Movies, TV, sports, reading, music, online activities, travel
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• Memphis, Tennessee
2 Oct 16
@JohnRoberts I often watch tv , movies, and anime. I read and work on my book that I am writing. listen to music and play some video games myself
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• Manila, Philippines
2 Oct 16
I got depressed after graduating in college because after 10 months I am still jobless and my batchmates have a decent work already. All I do in that time is to sleep. I wake up, eat and go back to sleep and sleep and sleep. Even though my head is aching because of lots of hours of sleeping I still force my self to go back to sleep again.
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• Memphis, Tennessee
2 Oct 16
Oversleeping can harm you more than help you sometimes. I understand when things are hard it's easier just to sleep but you have a college degree. Don't worry about what others have they don't matter what matters is what you have. Take each day one step at a time.
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• Manila, Philippines
3 Oct 16
@Rven999666 yes. after days of over sleeping I thought of how will I have a job if I will give up just because few companies rejected me. Now I am celebrating my first working anniversary in one of the leading telecom company in my country.
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• Memphis, Tennessee
4 Oct 16
@LittleLiar That is great! I'm glad you were able to pick yourself up and keep going
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@cindiowens (3842)
• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
2 Oct 16
Sometimes depression is an emotion. Something bad or sad happens to us, and we are depressed about for a while, and then we learn to move on. This is normal. Other times though, depression can be an illness. Things are going well, nothing terrible is happening, yet we still can't seem to feel happiness or joy in our lives. This is clinical depression. Time to seek the advice of someone who can help. This might be a doctor, who can prescribe traditional medication, or someone who can lead us to the right natural remedies. Either way, I hope you feel better soon. (((HUGS)))
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• Memphis, Tennessee
2 Oct 16
Thank you @cinciowens I try to take thing one day at a time. Live for today and look forward to tomorrow~
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@Jenning (2023)
• Nigeria
5 Oct 16
@cindiowens The inspiration of the WORD of GOD would help Greatly.
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@Marty1 (32517)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 Oct 16
@raven999666 I get depressed every once in awhile i used to get it really, really badly and i am on three different antidepressants, two antipsychotics, and one heavy duty sedative, so i am really not having any feelings! But there are times i become depressed, but i am mostly manic my doctor thinks i am bipolar. I am more manic now than anything. I can't really give any other advice as i don't know how to cope without heavy duty meds!
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• Memphis, Tennessee
2 Oct 16
I can understand that but i have always avoided going to doctors to get meds because they put me on so many before i was even 11 so I lost my trust in them early in life unfortunately...
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@Marty1 (32517)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 Oct 16
@Rven999666 I started two antipsychotics that shouldn't have been given with each other at ten years old. I fell asleep while i was just standing. I was then taken to another doctor who said i should have never been taking those two at the same time. Unfortunately i have been on heavy duty meds going on 35 years in December when I turn 45 i started taking them at ten years old and have never been without them since
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• Memphis, Tennessee
2 Oct 16
@Marty1 I was on meds for bipolar and ADHD and all those other things when I was 8 till I was about 16 then they realised I didn't have bipolar and wasn't ADHD, so I was taken off all the meds they had me on but the damage to me was already done. I know I have depression, Anxiety and other things but I don't think I wanna risk going through side affects again.... I'm more afraid of the meds then I am my own problems
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@moffittjc (42059)
• Gainesville, Florida
3 Oct 16
Tequila shots!
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• Memphis, Tennessee
3 Oct 16
I prefer Jagermeister lol
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@moffittjc (42059)
• Gainesville, Florida
3 Oct 16
@Rven999666 Jager makes me want to puke! I hat the taste of licorice! But then again, I don't have a very good success rate with tequila either! lol
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• Memphis, Tennessee
5 Oct 16
@moffittjc Maybe try something that is a mixed drink instead then
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• New Delhi, India
2 Oct 16
Just start counting your blessings... And u shall never feel depressed.. Think about the life of those who dont have what u enjoy even without Understanding its importance
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• Memphis, Tennessee
2 Oct 16
I do look at the good in my life more often than not it's just hard when life throws you through a loop.
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@cherigucchi (4431)
• Philippines
2 Oct 16
Sometimes I am not even aware that I am already depressed!
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• Memphis, Tennessee
2 Oct 16
I have had that happen a few times, that is when I'm like ... nope not adulting anymore I'm a go be a cat and nap
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@jonsky77 (48)
• Makati, Philippines
2 Oct 16
Prayer is the best therapy ever...along side with positive mind attitude..a good night sleep..waking up is a blessing..
• Memphis, Tennessee
2 Oct 16
thus why I often take a nap of go to bed for the night when i feel myself starting to get depressed
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• Southend-On-Sea, England
5 Oct 16
I listen to soft, gentle music or close my mind off as best as I can then play around on the computer, but if they don't work I go to bed and sleep. I find sleep very easy when I'm in a depression, sometimes finding it difficult to fully wake up afterwards.
@Jenning (2023)
• Nigeria
5 Oct 16
It's very important to note that depression is in different forms, and it's pain varies, Some forms of depression are more painful than others. But in whatever condition or in whatever depression, coping or managing depression isn't best, because it just keeps coming back, and the pain don't cease by managing it. Some employ smoking, some drinking hard, some womanize or rather manize, many pierce themselves, just many things people do to help their crushed souls; but the good news is this; No matter what you are going through right now, there's a WORD from GOD that can set your heart at rest. Contact me if necessary. #Peace