What do HEthens do when they're terribly depressed?
Wtf is with every depressed/suicidal thread on here starting with high weed use?
News flash: That may be the problem.
Smoking weed when you’re happy or completely unaware has a very different effect on you than when you’re conscious of the fact that you’re fucking miserable.
Go fishing, lift weights, masturbate, eat mangoes, learn piano, write an album, form a band, start karate, try yoga, start swimming every morning, take walks at sunrise, plan a holiday, book a random domestic flight somewhere for next weekend, go somewhere completely new for New Years.
@generaltitsvonchodehoffen, @clovers A U.N report on happiness states there are 3 things that make people happy 1) Exercise 2) Loving others and 3) Eating spicy food. I don’t think they mean all 3, I think one of them would be sufficient. I personally opt for #3 :)
@Alex I strongly disagree. Weed served as a literal painkiller that did not debilitate me from my daily routine or living life, did not create an addiction, and did not create dangerous mood swings that anti-depressants can bring.
Plus, I’ve gone through dry periods since my depression began (due to money more than anything else), and it didn’t help matters at all.
@clovers, Some people are suited to weed use, my best friend would be either an asshole or suicidal if he didn’t smoke pot, not sure which but I’m sure it would be one or the other, or both.
@clovers, So by your own admission you cannot function without it now.
Just stop smoking bro. It sounds like you’re using it as an escape. Been there, done that. Solves nothing. Just because it sucks at first doesn’t mean that it is how you’ll always feel. Try tackling your issues with a clear head for a few months and see how you go.
@Alex “So by your own admission you cannot function without it now.”
….no? When did I ever say that. Shit, I’m dry as we speak.
@clovers, “Plus, I’ve gone through dry periods since my depression began (due to money more than anything else), and it didn’t help matters at all.”
@Alex yeah? I said it didn’t help, I didn’t say it made it worse.
Re-program your belief system. Create your reality. Use affirmations of what you really want and say it daily with passion. Instead of repeating in your head that you are depressed. Say that you are content. Make it a habit, and eventually your mind will take it as it’s reality.
@clovers, Guy starts thread saying he is depressed. Says depression eased upon use of marijuana but that things do not get better when not smoking and that depression is still present regardless.
Whether you choose to read it that way or not, that basically means that smoking weed temporarily eases your depression but does nothing to fix it long term. Argue it if you like, but that’s what your posts imply.
You asked for suggestions and I gave you plenty of suggestions (and this is coming from someone who has been in your shoes in both the sense of a heavy weed smoker and someone who has battled depression at different times).
I am not against weed. As I pointed out, it just has stronger benefits for people who are in the right frame of mind to be smoking it. But the point is that you clearly don’t want to hear anything about that, and instead of focusing on all the positive elements/activities you could add to your life (like many in here are suggesting), you choose to keep going on about why you should still take “a steady supply of marijuana”.
Either way, I’m done arguing with you. If you want to keep getting blazed, go for your life. But if you really are terribly depressed, then I suggest doing something constructive with your time and/or visiting someone who can provide you with cognitive therapy for whatever period of time you feel comfortable taking it for.
Best of luck and I hope you feel better soon.
It would be meditation if you can.
And I would recommend you to watch Alan watts’ videos!
Many good ideas shared!! Nice one.
Write even if you’re not good at it.
Happiness comes from change, so do something new! I understand when you’re depressed all you want to do is lay in bed and cry, but its the best remedy, and like any medicine, it usually isn’t fun to take at first.
But what alex said above, fishing is an easy pass-time that gets out outdoors. If you go ice fishing, you won’t worry about being depressed, you’ll be too busy freezing your ass off! Hell, if anything, run outside and make a snow angel if you have snow where you are, the spike in your heartbeat and the adrenaline will quickly make you forget why you were so down in the first place. :)
smoke some, and go take a nice walk through a forest.
Confront your emotions head on with as much alcohol, drugs, and cigarettes as you need to ease the journey.
Well, the latter part is optional…
It gets worse for me. I go into a detrimental cycle of watching t.v. shows on Netflix. I waste way, way too much time.
But if you are reading this right now and are depressed. The cure is simple: Get off your ass and do something!
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