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Re: Prayers please

Postby Philip » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:51 pm

Depression is very stealthy - even for adults. You seem just in stage or funk, that moderates a bit, but then, suddenly, WHAM - nothing works. Nothing makes sense. There's no magic pill. Well, medication can be appropriate - but it's but one tool. It's really tough for men, as we're socialized to be tough - "suck it up," don't show your fears. So many suffer in silence, until they hit the black hole. Anyone who has had manic depression in their family - that's got to put great fear over the possibilities for others. I've had some form of ADD all my life - and until I began to study it, I'd not realized I had it. Mine is rather mild - but gets much worse with bad diet and poor sleep habits. For all people fighting some mentally effecting disorder, it's the time for optimum diet and exercise. And yet, people are very different in their experiences - it's why psychiatrists have to experiment and find the chemical cocktail that works for an individual person, especially with bipolar or schizophrenia. To think what it must have been like without the blessings of modern pharmaceuticals - I shudder.

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Re: Prayers please

Postby melanie » Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:58 am

So similar to my guy, depression with severe anxiety.
Thanks Rick for sharing that, it helps to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Your son is a few years older so I think growing and maturity has a lot to do with it. I remember you speaking about the struggles of your son over the years and I am so happy to hear he is gaining confidence, good at his job and just feeling ok in himself!
That's all we as parents really want.....is for our little people to be okay and happy. Secure in themselves.
I'm sure it will get better, I have my moments of glass half empty but that's not how I'm wired or how I've raised my kids. Stubborn and fighters. And spiritual.

Thanks Rick for your insight y>:D<

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Re: Prayers please

Postby Kurieuo » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:36 am

I think you should make RickD a sammich. :P
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Re: Prayers please

Postby RickD » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:40 am

Kurieuo wrote:I think you should make RickD a sammich. :P

That's freaking hilarious! When you see it, you'll make me a sammich!
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Re: Prayers please

Postby melanie » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:46 am

Kurieuo wrote:I think you should make RickD a sammich. :P


Haha pushing it K!!!
A knuckle sammich??


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