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  1. #1 Mental health - speficially , depression. 
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    hey,

    basicially , i was a wondering if anyone here has ever suffered mental illness, there is bound to be someone, only i want to know some stuff, like, from real people, not the brochure i get at school, or info online,

    these last few weeks i haven't been my self, apparently. a freidn told me, and well , i passed no heed, she tends to .. make big deals bout stuff, so i took it , i had a bad night, and that was it.

    but she said it again last night, and i seem to notice it myself, and just this week, a freind asked me if i was ok, like, becaue i wasn;t myself.

    i feel dazed, i don't seem to feel happy. i kinda drifft along, and im not sad. like, but the only thing thats stoping me, from being sad, like really sad, is the Fact i knwo myself there is nothing to get me down at the moment.

    i was out, with freinds, and i lauged along, i had an ok time, but alll the while i was just there, lauging because they expected it.

    i was never open, i was always shy. then a year or more ago, i came out of my shell. now i feel liekim going back in.

    distant is how i was described. and like, i was never ever open with my family. now i feel , why aren't they noticin. like its all on the inside.

    so i was wondering has anyone ever felt like this here?
    i can still laugh, im still working at school ect.

    another thing thats worrign, is my cousin , more than 15 years older than me, he suffers from mental depression. he also had part of his pancreas removed. and i know these things are sort of heridity. and I have diabetes 1 , failer of the islets of langhorns, so im just thinkin aloud like.

    cherrs for listneing anywas, even now, i feel ... silly. :?

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    Damien,
    first, it sounds as if you are just going through the normal process of growing up. (And if that's not depressing I don't know what is. :wink: )

    secondly, the fact that you are thinking about it and discussing it is a good thing.

    thirdly, in matters of health - mental or physical - don't take advice off the internet (apart, of course, from this).

    Fourthly, make an appointment with your GP. He can set your mind at ease officially.


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    Quote Originally Posted by goodgod3rd
    hey,

    basicially , i was a wondering if anyone here has ever suffered mental illness, there is bound to be someone, only i want to know some stuff, like, from real people, not the brochure i get at school, or info online,

    these last few weeks i haven't been my self, apparently. a freidn told me, and well , i passed no heed, she tends to .. make big deals bout stuff, so i took it , i had a bad night, and that was it.

    but she said it again last night, and i seem to notice it myself, and just this week, a freind asked me if i was ok, like, becaue i wasn;t myself.

    i feel dazed, i don't seem to feel happy. i kinda drifft along, and im not sad. like, but the only thing thats stoping me, from being sad, like really sad, is the Fact i knwo myself there is nothing to get me down at the moment.

    i was out, with freinds, and i lauged along, i had an ok time, but alll the while i was just there, lauging because they expected it.

    i was never open, i was always shy. then a year or more ago, i came out of my shell. now i feel liekim going back in.

    distant is how i was described. and like, i was never ever open with my family. now i feel , why aren't they noticin. like its all on the inside.

    so i was wondering has anyone ever felt like this here?
    i can still laugh, im still working at school ect.

    another thing thats worrign, is my cousin , more than 15 years older than me, he suffers from mental depression. he also had part of his pancreas removed. and i know these things are sort of heridity. and I have diabetes 1 , failer of the islets of langhorns, so im just thinkin aloud like.

    cherrs for listneing anywas, even now, i feel ... silly. :?

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    i can see why it looks like growin up, but i really can't see it like that, perhaps thats all it is.

    the reason i not sure if that solves it is becasue i cannot see anything, about growing up thats making me feel like this.

    anyways cheers!

    oh, and i never take advice of the net, discussions are grand! :P
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    The fact that you may be feeling lethargic or lackiing verve is as natural as the weather cycles that we are experiencing. Persons of all ages, races and IQ's(especially high) will, at times, go through these phases.

    Do not be alarmed.

    As one goes through life one sees alot of crap and persons who process the gist of this crap(the smarter ones of us) and not just ignore it, will certainly feeeeeeel the weight of it pulling on us from time to time.

    This will pass.

    If this persists then you can become concerned.

    The fact that you are talking about so publically is the first sign of it passing. If it were a deep emotional situation you would tend to stew in it and not talk about it. Again do not be alarmed.

    I have had these feelings too you know!
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    Good job opening up. It does feel silly at first but then you realize it gets easier the more you do it and people will always be open with whatever it is you need to talk about.

    Things that dont work: medicine, pills, doctors, diagnosis, not doing anything

    Things that DO WORK: exercise, eating right (ex: blood type diet), no fear about being yourself regardless.

    good luck
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    Well it seems that i's a natural temporary state. You are growing up, and you realize something not very funny : you are not invulnerable.
    Dispite I was much older than you, and that I knew perfectly that we are not immortal and prone to illness, I just realised that I was not invulnerable some years ago. I realised that life was not warranted without problems until 80. It take me more than one year to recover, dispite the fact, that I doubt that many people realised that (or they didn't tell me anything).
    This particular feeling, that we are not invulnerable, bring also a lot of other questions : the fundamental ones about life.

    Two addendum :

    - 1) if you are more an introvert guy, you will be more inclined to think about "the big questions of existence" than if you are always out with your friends.

    - 2) the nigth is the moment of the day, where we are the more pessimist. I have experienced this many times. What appeared desesperate and dark at midnight while trying to sleep, was not that terrible in the morning.

    PS : I would not recommand a blood diet, unless you are Dracula
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    I find this whole subject just too depressing, "Matron! - where's my BenzoDiazapines?".
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