Category Archives: Depression

Personal insights into living with Major Depressive Disorder

Do Suicides Truly Hate Themselves?

I think another common misconception about people who commit suicide is that they must truly hate themselves in order to go through with it. Perhaps with some this may be true. But with many, what they truly hate is the … Continue reading

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Imagining Clinical Depression

Imagine, if you can, having just tragically lost everything and everyone you have ever loved yet something has blocked all memory of it just out of conscious range and replaced it with a false reality. That sounds like the premise … Continue reading

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The Coward’s Way Out?

Suicide has little if nothing to do with cowardice. In fact, some might tell you that it is only cowardice which has kept them alive. It is just as hard for a depressed person to kill themselves as it is … Continue reading

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You Do Not Have the Right To Kill Yourself

Some people think that suicide is a victimless crime. It isn’t. Suicides are not just killing themselves. That would still be very tragic. They are also killing every person they are to other people: They are killing their spouse’s spouse. They are killing their children’s parent. They  are killing their parents’ child. They are … Continue reading

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Why Live?!

Your life is useful. If you don’t want it, don’t throw it away. Give your life to others who can use it. Volunteer. Look for opportunities to help wherever you can. A life spent solely in the service of one’s … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions…

Sometimes decisions are hard, especially if you suffer from major depression and indecision like I do. Here’s a little checklist that might help: Are you of sound mind and body? Are you currently able to make a relaxed, informed decision? … Continue reading

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Why this Existence Probably Resembles “Hell” Much More Than It Does Heaven.

Our capacity for pain seems far greater than that for pleasure and engaging in any activity that alleviates the pain or affords us any pleasure is usually a punishable offense by law or consequence. Our bodies were clearly designed for … Continue reading

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“Fake It Till You Make It”

The point is, if you continue to act as if you are the type of person you really want to be, you might occasionally forget you are “faking it”. From experience, I can tell you it sometimes works — if you … Continue reading

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Avoiding Anger

Anger. I do not recall a single time in my life that I am glad to have been angry. People talk about righteous anger. I don’t know about you but for me all anger feels ‘righteous’ at the time. In … Continue reading

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Does The Bible Say That All Suicides Go To Hell?

I don’t really understand where the supposedly “Christian” idea that all suicides go to Hell comes from. But it’s certainly not Biblical. The Bible lists at least seven people who committed suicide. Some were heroes – some where villains. But … Continue reading

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