I suffered a massive trauma a couple years ago that left me very suicidal. Eventually, (and with the help of a steady supply of marijuana) I “evened out”, but I still have a residual depression from it, and some days can be really bad. Today for example, I awoke from a really bad nightmare, and I’ve spent literally all day playing my guitar nonstop so I don’t have to think about it. Surely, there is a less crippling way to deal with depression spikes. Preferably one that doesn’t result in bloodied fingers. Suggestions?
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.
@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, 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.
Go out and socialize
Swim with beautiful music playing in the background, feel your aliveness
Drugs (Psylocibin, LSD, MDMA) might help but that is your choice of course
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.
Many good ideas shared!! Nice one.
Love though… Love more. Love more.
Easier than it sounds. Let go of expectations. Let go of our judgement to thoughts, ideas, the World as we think it is.
Start by knowing yourself. With or without the help of weed guys. I dont think weed is the issue here. It can help if you want it to. But you must realize the truth, and only that will set you free. Like a lot of you said, do something, why, cause it creates energy vibrations that we THINK we like, and it HELPS. But is not the answer. We need to learn that the mind / thoughts are powerful tools we can USE when and how we wish. But we are NOT our thoughts… we are NOT our mind. We are so much more and may merely enjoy the experiences our mind allows us to “feel”.
I was major bad a while ago. Issues abounded!!!!!! Anxiety, depression, illnesses relating to the DISease of me. When you allow yourself to Know and trust, it goes away mostly by itself. do not ever hide, positive thought only etc doesn’t work. Yin yang baby, there aint one without the other, and we only get ourselves in these states by trying to supress the one and live in the other. Become conscious of your true experience, and we learn to embrace whatever is. Cause that is all there is….
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. :)
Hope this helps.