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Re: temporary solutions for those sufering w no re

Posted by Lindenblüte on October 15, 2006, at 17:42:14

In reply to Re: temporary solutions for those sufering w no re » nickguy, posted by Squiggles on October 12, 2006, at 22:19:01

Thanks nick,
I think a lot of these are really great ideas.
I totally gave up moving when I was depressed. It actually hurt to move. I was in really bad shape.

I came across something online that is another great suggestion. When the depression is SO bad that you just want to feel something ANYTHING! get an ice cube out of the freezer. stick it on your skin somewhere where you usually might abuse yourself. The ice cube is going to sting and hurt, but it won't damage you permanently, and by the time it melts in your hands, the urge to hurt onesself has typically passed.

My other suggestion is just to cry. Don't be afraid to cry. Grab a pillow and hug it and cry your brains out. Holding it in takes too much effort, and releasing it is associated with some kind of neurotransmitter event that might leave you feeling more loved afterwards. (oxytocin? I can't remember...)

Pick up the phone and call someone. Anyone you know or used to know. Someone who knows the "old" you. I'm always amazed at how different I feel when I talk with my friends who have no idea I'm depressed or whatever I am right now. They make me feel like my old self.

Thanks again nick- I'm going to save you post too.





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