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« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2019, 06:52:44 AM »
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Anyone try yoga to calm yourself?
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Yeah, man. I also think it has made me stronger and more flexible overall. I just follow along with youtube videos, though. I could probably benefit from going to a class.

Thanks man. Iím gonna give it a shot

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« Reply #32 on: April 28, 2019, 07:31:36 AM »
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Iíve always dealt with depression/anxiety. Which is barely manageable considering how much I drink (down to 40 beers and a fifth of whiskey a week). I tried offing myself back when I was 17, drank a bunch of beers and took around 30 MucinexDMs hoping that iíd go out tripping or at least blissed out. A lot of my friends/family still think I just didnt understand that mixing those pills and alcohol would cause me too die (flatlined twice in the ambulance). But I knew exactly what I was doing. My folks still hold it against me which hurts. Ive only ever asked for money once but anytime I bring up financial trouble they hit me with ďWere never giving you money after your stunt, youíve costed us enoughĒ. Its totally fair but that shit cuts deep. None of them want to acknowledge what actually happened unless theyíre drunk. Then they just keep calling me a selfish coward. They arenít exactly wrong but its still painful to hear from your family.

Sorry for the overshare.

A really good friend of mine who I never expected to suffer from depression once told me ďYou arenít worthless and you need to stick around. You just have a chemical imbalance in your brain thatís trying to tell you otherwise. Donít listen to that.Ē
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  Fuck ur family.  They sound like cocks dude.  I hope good things for you and from ur post it sounds like you def have the potential ( cept for the booze intake)  just believe its possible.   Thats a sincere/hopefully not too wack pep talk. Good luck.

They arenít as bad as im painting them out to be but yeah it can be gnarly. I appreciate the good words and im weaning off the alcohol slowly.

Compared to alot of people I probably have amazing parents.

Im just the odd one in the family that would like to just be dead and done with it all.


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« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2019, 09:35:38 AM »
Anyone have any experience with treating some of these issues with mushrooms? I've read about them having significant benefits but it also seems risky.

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Re: Mental Health Issues
« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2019, 11:00:38 AM »
If you don't experience anxiety, depression, and paranoia in today's social climate you are probably braindead. Trippin over these natural feelings probably just makes them worse.


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« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2019, 02:03:54 PM »
Dealt with panic disorder, major depressive disorder and PTSD for the last two decades. I've always tried to hide it and have friends but its fuckin draining. I don't take anything for it (tried all kinds of shit) but if I could take oxy or heroin without consequences I think Id be happier. When I was prescribed oxy I was a pretty happy dude and much easier to be around. Thats no bullshit either.

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« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2019, 02:56:55 PM »
to Ned Ludd, i mentioned on the other page but i used mushrooms to kick dope and prescribed some to my little brother. you gotta go through the dark to hit the light so if you don't let the mushrooms tell you why you suck and how to change it, you never will. in comparison to the dark ages or holodomor or potato genocide or WW2 or great depression or any other time in history, we've got it pretty easy.
media will spook you but we're not doing that fucking bad ergo our problems are in our head. trust, i say this from my experience too, i overdosed over 10 x in my heyday, puked in my own lungs on a portland sidewalk, aspirated, just courted death wicked hard. i couldn't see ahead too well but i will say, you hit 30 almost ironically. then you hit 40 and it's all a gas.
mushrooms will put you up on game but it's up to you to adapt your behaviors.

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« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2019, 05:06:21 PM »
Ya know people have ideas about how things came to be. But i wonder how integral conditions labeled as shcitsoprenia and the like have been to humankinds survival,well being, happieness and advancement (or possibly destruction).  If ssris get so good and all the visions and voices get wiped away that make up a part of mass conciousness (visions and voices that have been there since ever since) -that would be like playing god with our natural development in at least one sense, no?   Like, who or what's really sick here?
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« Reply #38 on: April 28, 2019, 05:28:53 PM »
to Ned Ludd, i mentioned on the other page but i used mushrooms to kick dope and prescribed some to my little brother. you gotta go through the dark to hit the light so if you don't let the mushrooms tell you why you suck and how to change it, you never will. in comparison to the dark ages or holodomor or potato genocide or WW2 or great depression or any other time in history, we've got it pretty easy.
media will spook you but we're not doing that fucking bad ergo our problems are in our head. trust, i say this from my experience too, i overdosed over 10 x in my heyday, puked in my own lungs on a portland sidewalk, aspirated, just courted death wicked hard. i couldn't see ahead too well but i will say, you hit 30 almost ironically. then you hit 40 and it's all a gas.
mushrooms will put you up on game but it's up to you to adapt your behaviors.

This is pretty spot on.

Just doing mushrooms isnt really gonna change shit. You need to be prepped for a altercation with yourself as to why your blowing it, and go in with a gameplan. Because mushrooms will kick your ass if you aren't prepared to change and own up. It's like getting called out on every shitty thing you've ever done in your life all at once.

Now keep in mind I'm talking about some "heroic" dosages here.

3 grams isnt likely to change your life, but 5-7 grams probably will

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« Reply #39 on: April 29, 2019, 08:32:36 AM »
Iíve been dealing with depression my whole life.

I grew up in an overprotective and strict family in a little town, so when I had to move out and deal with life on my own what once was kinda suburban ennui derailed into severe depression.
At first alarms my family told me to go to a shrink that prescribed things that wouldnít work.
Iíd get 0 hours of sleeps for days while still superficially succeeding in what I was doing. At least I was a functioning depressed person but still felt no reward in my goals.
Then I went to therapy for 4 years (crazy expensive) and I got prescribed the Ďrightí meds I still take every night (sertraline, abilify).
The only time I decided I was over it I quit them cold turkey myself only to find myself with a nervous breakdown 6 months down the line, lying in bed playing Tetris for days.
Iím back on meds for a year now but I wish I could quit them. I feel flat most of the time.
Living with my girlfriend was a game changer, sheís the best and maybe what I only needed was to be loved and to love myself. Still havenít managed to do so yet but I have to think everything is going to be alright.

Worst thing for me is the stigma around depression. I have no one I feel secure to tell about it besides family girfriend and an ex roommate.
Good luck everyone. Hold tight.

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« Reply #40 on: April 29, 2019, 05:35:06 PM »
i shed a few tears reading this thread i'm sorry

it's very late and i've been feeling unwell but for some reason knowing that my fellow talkers about skateboarding online go through the same stuff really makes a difference somehow. i
obviously didn't start this thread but i still want to say i really appreciate every one of you who shared their story and i hope we can all hang around and enjoy at least some of the things in life. i really hope so

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Re: Mental Health Issues
« Reply #41 on: April 29, 2019, 06:00:22 PM »
if anyone here, poster or lurkers, needs someone to talk to - don't hesitate to hit up my inbox.
always down to listen and talk it out.

mental health is no joke. take care of yourself bros.
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Re: Mental Health Issues
« Reply #42 on: April 29, 2019, 06:51:10 PM »
As heavy of a subject mental health can be, I think it's cool that there's a space like this where there's so many folks willing to open up about their struggles. Even if it is on a skateboarding forum where most of us don't actually know each other.


Whether it means anything to anyone or not, my inbox is also open if anyone wants to talk. Even if you just need to get stuff off your chest and have someone just hear it. You're not alone.

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« Reply #43 on: April 29, 2019, 07:43:43 PM »
The therapist I emailed hasnít gotten back to me in 5 days now and Iím kinda bummed about that.

Iím thinking about going to just a primary care doctor and asking them for help. I havenít had a doctor in years. ever since I was off my parents insurance I never bothered to find a doctor. Even while I was on th one I went to as a kid closed when I was like 16. So I havenít been to a doctor in a long ass time. If somethingís fucked up I just go to an urgent care.

I feel like they would at least be able to point me in the direction of a psych that will either accept my insurance or care for me there, not sure.

Iíve been just raw dogging depression/anxiety for at least 10 years and possibly bipolar for the last 3 from what Iíve gathered on it.

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« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2019, 09:30:32 PM »
Even though I've got issues myself, I'm always game to talk too.

Sometimes its nice to have an ear from someone that understands from a similar prospective/experience

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Re: Mental Health Issues
« Reply #45 on: April 30, 2019, 01:33:06 AM »
Dealt with panic disorder, major depressive disorder and PTSD for the last two decades. I've always tried to hide it and have friends but its fuckin draining. I don't take anything for it (tried all kinds of shit) but if I could take oxy or heroin without consequences I think Id be happier. When I was prescribed oxy I was a pretty happy dude and much easier to be around. Thats no bullshit either.
  Wow you sound like a junky just b4 they turn into a junky.   Fuck 'oxy' dude, get a grip! Edit im just TRYING to be harsh to save you in case ur slipping into opiates my guy.
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« Reply #46 on: April 30, 2019, 02:21:15 AM »
I've been struggling with anxiety for as long as I can remember. It's fucking debilitating at times but lately I've been trying to find healthy ways to cope instead of just chugging brews and smoking blunts all day. Living a healthier lifestyle has helped me tremendously but I still have bad days. Anyone reading this who struggles with any kind of mental health problems just know you're not alone. Shalom

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« Reply #47 on: April 30, 2019, 05:54:15 AM »
  Wow i just met a woman from England who i think was working well paid actress or somthing along those lines who then turned into a black out drunk on the streets.  Shes now an addiction therapist an i could have listened to her the whole afternoon.  Anyway the thing in the world she thinks is the most insane is mediocracy, from the impression i got from her it was easy to belive.  I told her it felt like i had met royalty.
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« Reply #48 on: April 30, 2019, 05:58:50 PM »
my gf diagnosed me w/ narcissistic personality. thinks that's why i take unpopular stands and argue them to the detriment of relationships. i said enough about that, do i look good in this hat?

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« Reply #49 on: May 03, 2019, 05:05:38 PM »
yeah today I had a decent day, no real bad thoughts. I know when others read my bs threads it seems I've got a shitload screw's loose however it is a good writing exercise of both wit and ir

there's not a day I don't think about ending it, not because I am selfish it just sucks when idle thought's worm in your mind and create self doubt (no matter what anyone has said it has been ingrained since time I could remember). some would say get a job yeah I do have one and it sucks when you are working and next hing you know you've blanked out 2 hours of your day.
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« Reply #50 on: May 03, 2019, 06:01:58 PM »
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Dealt with panic disorder, major depressive disorder and PTSD for the last two decades. I've always tried to hide it and have friends but its fuckin draining. I don't take anything for it (tried all kinds of shit) but if I could take oxy or heroin without consequences I think Id be happier. When I was prescribed oxy I was a pretty happy dude and much easier to be around. Thats no bullshit either.
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  Wow you sound like a junky just b4 they turn into a junky.   Fuck 'oxy' dude, get a grip! Edit im just TRYING to be harsh to save you in case ur slipping into opiates my guy.

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« Reply #51 on: May 10, 2019, 01:12:31 PM »
Anybody here fuck with electroconvulsive therapy? My psychiatrist is telling me that I should go for it. If anyone has done ECT please tell me about your experience.
Before you say the music sucked, have you considered shutting the fuck up?

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« Reply #52 on: May 10, 2019, 01:39:19 PM »
i'm more DIY about mental health and anything else but i took some mushrooms in 2016 and they convinced me to stop doing dope and help my ma pay her mortgage. then i gave some to my brother when he got out of jail for home invasion and tried to get him on the same page. he's thriving now so a lot of it is as stated by VHS or someone, eating right, drinking water, excercise and not taking poisons. just healthy living and getting away from the bad life will go a long ways. sometimes you need that epiphany and you could almost chalk up my mushroom stories to more drug talk except there's rich junkies paying big dollars to go to Peru and take ayuhasca w/ a medicine man.
w/out ingesting poisons or traumas to trigger your illness, you can live normal. some people take medicine for it, i'm wicked averse to it but don't listen to me. if you feel better, god bless. there's more than one road to Boston as they say.

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« Reply #53 on: May 10, 2019, 02:05:51 PM »
Chris Gentrified why canít I send pm you

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« Reply #54 on: May 10, 2019, 02:19:16 PM »
Ive had crippling anxiety since I can remember. I have a xanex prescription but i try to only use it if im in a car for long or a plane. Ive fought depression on an off for the past 10 years and finally saw for help with it almost a year ago. I was crying non stopped and couldnt predict how bad it would be and when. Ive been taking Lexapro for the past 8 months and it was the best decision ive ever made. Could have hoestly saved my life.

Every morning i struggle with a panic attack (or anytime im leaving my apartment honestly) but i have some weird ways to get me out of the door and usually stay calm.

1- i sit on the toilet and try to poop. If or if i dont poop isnt even the point, it just the fact i tried that eases my mind so i dont have to worry about shitting my pants or something insane that wouldnt happen anyway. No idea why but in my 27 years, its a habit i stress out over the thought of doing away with. Somehow im engaged, because yeah pooping all of the time somehow doesn't impress girls much.

2- i have an app called Headspace. Its mediation and breathing techniques. I only use this mid panic attack or if i have alot to do in the morning and feel overwhelmed the night of.

3- CBD. i used cbd every morning and can honestly feel the difference.

4- Ice bonggggggg. Doesn't have to be an ice bong, but i smoke to ease my mind at night just because i stress out so much its a good way to just knock myself out.

5- Talk about how i feel. In the past i was more awkward than i am currently somehow and thats because i would lie about my anxiety, weird fear of simple things and depression. Im overly annoying now to my friends about how i feel and it takes all of the pressure of having to seem normal off.

6- familiar cologne. Suppppper weird, but i find good scents as a way to bring me back to the ground when i start getting carried away with anxiety. just a random whiff of a shirt with a good sent on it can sometimes pull me out of whatever funk i was in.

7- Not drinking/ eating better. I fuck this one up constantly, but if my depression worsens after a night of drinking or eating like a dumpster i can usually calm myself down and bring the attention to the fact its a result of the night before and that im not just bugging out for no reason. Still sucks, but knowing why your in a funk is always a plus.

8- I started going to the gym to lose some weight before my wedding next year and im surprising myself with how relaxing running or lifting could be. Ive also gotten super into painting. Pretty much just expanding hobbies and trying weird projects I can do on my own out.

Im sure theres more, but its cool to try to remind your self everyone is a freak and we all do weird things to get by.
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« Reply #55 on: May 10, 2019, 02:21:31 PM »
ive also bailed from social media for over the past month and i can say though super out of the loop, its super refreshing and calming to not have something to do every god damn second. I have WAY more free time than i could even wrap my head around. Its gross how often i was on my phone. I try to paint or skate daily for a little longer in replacement for lack of instagram.
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« Reply #56 on: May 10, 2019, 02:26:18 PM »
Anybody here fuck with electroconvulsive therapy? My psychiatrist is telling me that I should go for it. If anyone has done ECT please tell me about your experience.

My grand father said he enjoyed it. He was trying to take his own life a lot.
Itís a problem in my family across the board.

He said it felt as good as sex and it had positive effects up into his late 80s.
In his late 80s he became very paranoid. I was one of the people to visit him daily.

He was my best friend and he supported my skating visited me in prison the hospital and helped me learn to walk again when I was 21.
He also after the treatments would buy me paint and ask me to do a piece at the legal wall. He was close to 70.

The treatments made him not less racist too

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« Reply #57 on: May 10, 2019, 02:31:10 PM »
Anyones seasonal allergies intensify depression/ have any good leads on how to make that chill the fuck out? God damn some mornings in the spring/ summer are almost impossible.
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« Reply #58 on: May 11, 2019, 03:03:27 AM »
Anyones seasonal allergies intensify depression/ have any good leads on how to make that chill the fuck out? God damn some mornings in the spring/ summer are almost impossible.
Yeah dude. On top of the nonstop runny nose that I have all year, during this time I have a terrible cough at night which makes it harder to sleep. The sleep apnea doesn't help either. Straight up, breathing, laying down, and sleeping are actual burdens for me. When I'm not working, I'm still fucking working. Holy shit, I hate everything. Why the fuck did I have to be born? I gotta man up and off myself already. I should go take out the biggest loan I can get, quit my job, go on a trip to Thailand, bang hookers, do drugs, come back home, buy a gun and end it.
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« Reply #59 on: May 11, 2019, 04:23:01 AM »
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Anyones seasonal allergies intensify depression/ have any good leads on how to make that chill the fuck out? God damn some mornings in the spring/ summer are almost impossible.
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Yeah dude. On top of the nonstop runny nose that I have all year, during this time I have a terrible cough at night which makes it harder to sleep. The sleep apnea doesn't help either. Straight up, breathing, laying down, and sleeping are actual burdens for me. When I'm not working, I'm still fucking working. Holy shit, I hate everything. Why the fuck did I have to be born? I gotta man up and off myself already. I should go take out the biggest loan I can get, quit my job, go on a trip to Thailand, bang hookers, do drugs, come back home, buy a gun and end it.



Shit.  uh.  Thats gonna mess with others tho.  I hope you live ur life out and have special moments to come.
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