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What is ur anti-depression?

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by nicesinging1, Feb 18, 2008.

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  1. nicesinging1

    nicesinging1 Well-Known Member

    Recently, I saw a commercial regarding dangers of illegal drugs and warnings for teenagers. It featured a prominent football player who said at the end of clip, "Football, my anti-drug" showcasing it was his passion for football that kept him away from temptation of drugs.
    It made me raise interesting Q. What is my anti-depression? I would say it is basketball, family, and hope for the future.
    What is your anti-depression?
  2. perry_mason

    perry_mason Well-Known Member

    that sounds like an interesting way of warning kids, any idea if there is a video on youtube? i wouldnt mind seeing it.

    anyway to the question - i really dont think i have one. i have no interests in anything anymore and no longer have any friends.
  3. SadDude87

    SadDude87 Well-Known Member

    Comedies like Seinfeld, Curb etc always make me feel better. Videogames help to a certain extent. Walking the dog, playing golf and tennis ... things like that. I also like reading about other countries and their customs etc, reassures me that 'normal' is totally subjective. And also shows that the world has a lot of weird and wonderful things to offer which one day I want to be a part of.

    Reading about space is good too. Reminds me how insignificant me and my problems are (which is good, I think) and makes me want to stick around to see how much more we can learn.
  4. Ahrimar

    Ahrimar Well-Known Member

    Id have to say goood angry Rock and Metal is mine...

    But, the thing that works the most is Drifting. When i go out and hop into my RX-7 and spend 3-4 hours drifting its kinda hard to feel depressed after youve just done something people dream about doing.... God i love it.
  5. dazzle11215

    dazzle11215 Staff Alumni

  6. Dave_N

    Dave_N Guest

    I guess that my anti-depression things would my music that I play and singing. Playing my guitar and singing some beatles songs always cheers me up. The classics are really good.
  7. ggg456

    ggg456 Guest

    I love that photograph with the 'tilt-a-whirl' sign on top :smile:. I like those grid like lines- it looks like some kind of little prison with possible strange creatures living in it..

    I don't really have an 'anti-depression' as I'm not depressed. I generally try and listen to myself first and foremost- try and keep myself not floating out of my head too much. I have gone through 2 years in various dissociative fogs..
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  8. dazzle11215

    dazzle11215 Staff Alumni

    thanks, if you noodle around my site you'll see all kinds of fun stuff. i'm doing some photos now about depression, and ireland. doll parts and weird leaves and things. hard to describe... but COOL....
  9. saint6

    saint6 Well-Known Member

  10. Joshuwah

    Joshuwah Well-Known Member

    Music, With good lyrics
  11. Feared.Desire

    Feared.Desire Well-Known Member

    A special girl to me is one of my anti-depressants. Unfortunately at the moment I can’t be with her, so every moment I’m not with her and wondering what she is doing I get worse (its complicated). So it kind of works both ways. Also, unfortunately, drugs. I know, bad habit, but at least I’m getting better than I was. And music, as everyone says. Sometimes reading, but sometimes when I’ depressed I find it hard to sit down, relax, and simply read.
  12. Hurted

    Hurted Well-Known Member

    Music... althought sometimes could have oposite effects:)
  13. gforce7

    gforce7 Active Member

    online scrabble
  14. Dreamer uk

    Dreamer uk Well-Known Member

    Sertraline, music & physical exercise
  15. nicesinging1

    nicesinging1 Well-Known Member

    For people who said they use alcohol and drugs as anti-deprssion, you have to quit using those ASAP. Though alcohol and drugs make u feel good temporarily, they always make u feel worse afterward. They are "depressants" for a reason. They also ruin countless people's lives by making them becoming an addict.
    Please quit using drugs and alcohol ASAP and replace them with healthy coping mechanisms such as exercise, playing sports, playing guitar, working on garden, going to movies, etc... I want you guys to look at long-term picture. Though life is tough for all of us right now battling depression, I envision all of us living happy, wonderful, fun, and successful life in the future.
  16. p3cky

    p3cky Account Closed

    i think mine is being at work i work at incat some of you may know the place its in tasmania and we build big boats for people all over the world we are building some for the us navy soon. when i am at work i cant afford to be depressed so it actually sometimes makes you forget about all the bad times i have ever experienced in my life but i still get down at work but i cant just sit in a corner and cry i have to keep working and push my self beyond that mindset.
  17. beauutyy

    beauutyy Well-Known Member

    hoping that one day i'll be loved.
    along with my ipod<3
  18. jonstark

    jonstark Well-Known Member

    Wait long enough and it passes so that it can come back later.
  19. SAVE_ME

    SAVE_ME Well-Known Member

    My anti-depression is my love for my gf

    :badday: + :cupid: = :wub::wub::wub::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
  20. 2cents

    2cents Well-Known Member

    mine are simple things in life yet they works wonder in me like the feeling i get after brushing my tooth, taking a long stroll at random places at sundown, a good book, preparing my own meal, & when i'm really in such a bad mood i'll just take a walk in the rain let it all wet (if just nice its rain though)
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