Monday, March 28, 2011

Unusually personal post.

Hey, folks. I realize this isn't exactly the quality post that y'all expect, and I don't really wanna turn this into a personal blog- I've got another outlet for that, anyway. I've been getting treatment for clinical depression recently, after expressing suicidal intent.

I had something of an episode recently, but I've got an appointment with my psychiatrist within the next few days and another appointment with my therapist in a week or so.

If you suffer from depression, my heart goes out to you. Shit's heavy, and most folks who claim it isn't real haven't had anything like it,  I think. A friend of mine conversed with me and made me feel better, but it's not like I instantly felt better.

Another friend of mine recommended this song, and it's one of those vaguely uplifting songs.

On the subject of Jonsi, here's a playlist of uplifting music that I'm listening to at the moment. ]

Your regularly scheduled content to continue tomorrow.


  1. Good luck man, hope you pull through alright.

  2. Wow, I really hope your meds will make you feel better.

  3. that song is pretty catchy :O

  4. Hey man, you know how to reach me whenever you need a shoulder.

  5. Hope you feel better soon. I seem to go through cycles of about 2-3 weeks of feeling on top of the world, really happy and looking towards the future, the world is my oyster, and then suddenly I come crashing down and for the next few weeks I just can't see the point in anything and don't even want to get out of bed.

    I totally agree that anyone who says depression is not real or is self indulgent have not felt true depression. I think I'm pretty lucky because I go through cycles, and so, while I have considered suicide in the past, as I've grown older I've learned to accept that part of my life, and when I do feel down I just keep telling myself "it's ok, you'll feel better soon, you know what this is, you've been through it before etc. etc." I've never seen a psychiatrist or therapist.

    One thing that has always helped me in my bad times is having great friends. I am really lucky to have friends who, if I don't get in touch or they don't see me for a few days or a week or so they will come round to my house, start banging the door down until I let them in, and make sure I'm ok.

    Good friends are everything in this world.

  6. I hope you get better soon. I could not listen to the song since it's private, but since you mention Jonsi, I guess it's Jonsi himself or Sigur Ros, which by coincidence (or not) is what I was going to suggest. It always manages to lift my spirits.
    Chin up, good things will happen


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