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All the doom and gloom going around is enough to depress the entire world, for generations to come. At least, now, you have somewhere to speak your beef! Keeping what hurts, inside, only hurts more and more. The pain never goes away, until you release it. Sometimes, expressing yourself helps. So, LET IT OUT!
Depressive disorders affect approximately 18.8 million American adults or about 9.5% of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year. This includes major depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder, and bipolar disorder.
Everyone, will at some time in their life be affected by depression -- their own or someone else's, according to Australian Government statistics. (Depression statistics in Australia are comparable to those of the US and UK.)
Pre-schoolers are the fastest-growing market for antidepressants. At least four percent of preschoolers -- over a million -- are clinically depressed.
The rate of increase of depression among children is an astounding 23% p.a.
Standard antipressants, SSRIs such as Prozac, Paxil (Aropax) and Zoloft, have recently been revealed to have serious risks, and are linked to suicide, violence, psychosis, abnormal bleeding and brain tumors.
Good relationships: studies show that relationships with partners, carers, teachers, co-workers and a supportive social network results in physical and emotional healing, happiness and life satisfaction, and prevents isolation and loneliness, major factors in depressive illness.
originally posted by: calstorm
a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe
I have to strongly disagree. I have desperately reached out for help here in the last several months. I have had a few people be kind, a couple, offer for me to PM them if I needed to talk, but most have been cruel. I came here crying out from help the night i attempted suicide after my kids were killed. One person in that thread noticed what I was planning to do, and their response was something along the lines of "Don't be like that." Well, guess what my kids are effing dead, and I don't want to go on without them.
I have cried out in many a thread. My husband is my only support, but it is often to much for him.
originally posted by: Kangaruex4Ewe
The members and staff on here are absolutely amazing when it comes to listening and helping each other in trying circumstances. If you ever find yourself in need of support... just ask for it. I have done it a time or two and many others have as well. It would surprise you to find out just how many people here care about their fellow members. Seriously. I have been pleasantly surprised myself.
A lot of trolling may take place around here at times, but I have never witnessed someone being super evil in threads that deal with personal issues. That says a lot about the members here. I have had people I have never agreed with on any issue offer me unwavering support in very recent dark days of my own. I received PM's from those same members checking on me, making sure I had someone to talk to, and just offering a "thinking of you" sentiment.
There's no need for an entire forum for this type of thing. The members will rally in any forum to help, support, and comfort another who asks.
All you have to do is ask.