Depression Feels. This is Depression in a nutshell, and no one believes me.. Ihh.‘ MANH? Mi IPM MET ! THE Ea VHF. IAH’ -IBID? Ea 321132,? ? out av rt.. Oh i got it, his hand is smashed and while it really hurts everyone says he is imagining it, just like depression: you are actually hurt but everyone keep telli pain is Even if You cant see it
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Depression Feels

Depression Feels. This is Depression in a nutshell, and no one believes me.. Ihh.‘ MANH? Mi IPM MET ! THE Ea VHF. IAH’ -IBID? Ea 321132,? ? out av rt.. Oh i got it, his hand is smashed and while it really hurts everyone says he is imagining it, just like depression: you are actually hurt but everyone keep telli

This is Depression in a nutshell, and no one believes me.

Ihh.‘ MANH?
Mi IPM
MET ! THE
Ea VHF. IAH’ -IBID?
Ea 321132,? **** ? out av rt.
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User avatar #1 - ganjalf ONLINE (06/10/2012) [-]
Oh i got it, his hand is smashed and while it really hurts everyone says he is imagining it, just like depression: you are actually hurt but everyone keep telling you to go on.
User avatar #596 to #1 - ruckallthefules ONLINE (06/11/2012) [-]
But still... you cannot fix your hand in the last part anymore, whilst your depression can be taken care of and handeled and fixed and brought back to a normal state.

TL;DR: Hand can't be fixed, Depression can.
User avatar #5 to #1 - UnknownDouchebag (06/10/2012) [-]
and it gets worse the more people tell you to get over it
User avatar #3 to #1 - thebricker (06/10/2012) [-]
this comment brings clarity. i know how to help my sister now.
#26 to #3 - Xepheros (06/11/2012) [-]
You probably can't actually help her. The best thing you can do is listen to her when she has words inside of her that she wants to scream out, but through such weight has rendered her mute. Sometimes even words are too much, sometimes it's best to just sit there until she doesn't have to force her words at all. The worst thing anyone can tell a depressed person is either that you "understand", or that it "gets better". Anyone who's ever been depressed knows how hollow those words of "understanding" really are, and how deceitful hope is. Hope is a sledgehammer against your chest and despair are shackles that disables your body to move and your voice to scream. Silence is genuine and comforting, as words are wind. It turns me melancholic, realizing how hollow and null of meaning the words of those who do not understand really are.
User avatar #493 to #26 - hobocow (06/11/2012) [-]
I disagree. Having someone listen to me and actually understand what my issue is, is one of the better feelings I have experianced during depression. When someone says "sorry" for me having some depression problem, I just wanted to bitch slap the **** out of them. When someone understood that my problems are real inside my head, i feel slightly better. When they gave me advice that it gets better, it never does feel better. I went through a terrible depression, contemplation of suicide, complete shutdown of everything, all the terrible stuff. Since then ive learned to meditate, and make my problems go away with my mind. Other things like talking to people has helped me aswell. If anyone needs someone to talk to about a depression issue, my inbox is always open. I have an ambition to become a therapist, and ill gladly help anyone who messages me.

tl;dr, if you're depressed, message me.
#502 to #493 - Xepheros (06/11/2012) [-]
I understand what you mean, but I think you slightly misunderstood me. Listening to the victims of depression is the best thing you can do, but speaking is oftenly only making it worse. Especially if you say that "you understand", without fully doing it. I'm not saying that you don't understand what it's like, merely that most of the people that say they do simply don't. And that is even more painful than no-one listening, no-one actually understanding. If you truly understand what it is like, you won't need to mention this at all. Being silent and listening will, and that will help the depressed more than anything. Words are wind, actions are meaningful.
User avatar #506 to #502 - hobocow (06/11/2012) [-]
You are correct in that aspect, when I talk to someone (a lot of people from my school talk to me about depression when they are depressed) I add my story in their too. I feel like talking to someone who has gone through the same thing is so much better than talking to someone who was pampered all their life and is a therapist because they think itll be a good job. I agree for the most part. You shouldn't have to say you understand, but sometimes it really does help hearing from someone that they understand. I've been through a lot, and when I tell people i understand, i really do understand. People know that about my character, and know that i dont lie about that kind of stuff. So, I like to tell them that i understand after they are done ranting, or talking about it all. Then i give them comfort as in the fact that im here and will always listen if they need it. I tell them that im glad to listen to their problems because I love helping people. That seems to help people a lot.
#513 to #506 - Xepheros (06/11/2012) [-]
Adding your own story is without a doubt a must if you want to prove that you understand. Sadly, most people that say they "understand" are like a girl in the picture; "I know what you're going through, I had a papercut once" in response to a completely destroyed hand. And that's sadly what most people think depression is, a paper cut in comparison to an utterly destroyed hand. It saddens me immensively, and I'm certain that it saddens other people too. There are few things I loathe more than people saying that they understand when they really don't.
#707 to #26 - hempire (06/11/2012) [-]
when I'm down
User avatar #313 to #26 - bigchance (06/11/2012) [-]
that would explain why i just want to yell but don't and just stay quiet
User avatar #781 to #26 - churrocharizard (06/12/2012) [-]
I'm legitimately crying right now, because that's exactly how I was two years ago, my senior year of high school. I kept thinking that I was overreacting when I was upset about things. "I just need to suck it up," I told myself. It took me a good 6 months or more to tell my mom that I really thought I needed help. I'm doing much better lately, but the same aspects apply. If I'm depressed about something, I'm unlikely to talk about it no matter how much you pry. Walls get built when people won't stop knocking on the door. If you sit in silence patiently alongside me, eventually I'll let you in.
User avatar #393 to #3 - furyr (06/11/2012) [-]
Smash her hand, so everyone can see that she can't just ignore it
User avatar #40 - zkeepere (06/11/2012) [-]
This is exactly why I quit therapy. She would ask WHY I felt depressed, and when I couldn't produce an answer, she would say "okay, so if you have no reason to be depressed, then you shouldn't be." Thanks, bitch, I payed you 100 dollars an hour for you to tell me that I logically shouldn't feel the way I do?
Cognitive therapy sucks dick...
User avatar #188 to #40 - skatehead (06/11/2012) [-]
I feel for you there. I've gone to therapy for mood swings (I'm probably bipolar, maybe cyclothymic), most noticeably sudden inclines to depression that seem to last forever. Therapy was always kind of the same too. Talk about what makes you sad, talk about why you aren't happy, do things to make you happy, yadda yadda.

It's not that they aren't trying, because a lot of them are, they just don't have first hand experience as to what they're dealing with, and that's kinda what makes or breaks the sessions.
User avatar #222 to #40 - EdwardNigma (06/11/2012) [-]
Every therapist person I have been to hasn't helped. I was bullied a lot and depressed about how school was going, they just said to "try and make more friends."

I wanted to say "Bitch, you are aware I have Autism, that is why I'm here remember? So you can help me figure out how to make friends and be less depressed?"

Whenever I tell someone about my depression they just say "Come on,c heer up, it could be worse" as if that helps.
User avatar #248 to #40 - theloneleybench (06/11/2012) [-]
I felt the same about my therapists, first I had severe anxiety and passive panic attacks all the time, which I was literally told to just use a paper bag to control my breathing, ... Anyways it took YEARS of searching and thank god my mum listened when I sad a therapist wasn't working, because eventually we went to my current therapist, and she actually explained how all of it worked, the anxiety, what the chemicals were doing in my head, how she was prescribing this antidepressant to even out this chemical whilst actually taking the time to try understand what kind of therapy worked for me, and using it at the right time with the right pills. She said that she wasn't aiming to cure me but she hoped to give me an understanding of what was wrong, and in understanding she let me decide what worked and what didn't, seeing her was the single best decision I have ever made, I know I'm not better but at least I know whats wrong and at least a little bit of how to deal with it.
User avatar #150 to #40 - ihadtoregister (06/11/2012) [-]
Almost all therapists are CBT or a version of it. And it's mostly total ******** .
User avatar #449 to #40 - theysayyouknowme (06/11/2012) [-]
You should see a different therapist, mine would ask me I would feel since I feel empty and would discuss my problems. To contribute, telling a person who is depressed to get over it or it gets better is the worse thing because no one knows how they are feeling. I have been in an incident where I had to convince a person to not commit suicide because they felt hopeless and thought no one cared about her since they told her to grow up and get over it. The best thing a person can do is to just listen or talk to the person.
#210 to #40 - windsong (06/11/2012) [-]
Try different therapists, if you can. I had one for a long time that just wanted to play catch up and chit chat instead of really trying to get at what was bothering me or teaching me coping skills, things like that. I got another one, one that was more involved and that worked better for me. If depression is from more than a chemical imbalance (which medicine would help take care of) than therapy can really help. Such as with crap going on in one's life and the deep seeded beliefs that bring one down, at least that has been my experience. Hope things work out for the best for you fellow Funny Junkie.
#544 - viatio ONLINE (06/11/2012) [-]
>that feel when my brother dies
>that feel when everyone thinks I need to see a psychiatrist and at the same time are mad at me for not showing much emotion for it
>that feel when I still cry and scream hysterically about once a week when I'm alone
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User avatar #794 to #27 - dapianoman (12/13/2012) [-]
Seriously though it seems like everyone has at least 4 different mental issues
#149 to #27 - chazzxz (06/11/2012) [-]
I did at one point but I just toughened up and got over it and now I'm fine, coming from a person who suffered suicidal depression for over 2 years everybody complaining about their depression in this post is a crybaby.
User avatar #348 to #149 - ryander (06/11/2012) [-]
How come I can't flag for "Stupid" ?
User avatar #614 to #348 - hauntzor (06/11/2012) [-]
or "dick"
User avatar #776 to #614 - daneman (06/11/2012) [-]
Or insensitive bastard who never actually had depression and has no idea what it is actually like.
#780 to #776 - chazzxz (06/12/2012) [-]
you don't have to believe me there is nothing I can do to prove that I did. However I was on prescription meds for over a year.
User avatar #29 to #27 - Michaelbl (06/11/2012) [-]
I envy you.
#196 to #27 - zbeleted (06/11/2012) [-]
Why do you think I come on Funnyjunk? It's about the only thing that brightens my day
User avatar #39 to #27 - navystone (06/11/2012) [-]
I guess i'm not but we all get that feeling sometimes.
#30 to #27 - supersena (06/11/2012) [-]
i used to, now i feel awesome
#476 to #30 - Moog (06/11/2012) [-]
Me too, buddy c:
Me too, buddy c:
User avatar #732 to #30 - ningyoaijin (06/11/2012) [-]
Same here. Compared to my teenage years I'm ******* maniacally happy all the time. It's the up side to depression - once you get over it, it's the best feeling ever :3
#735 to #732 - supersena (06/11/2012) [-]
exactly, so even when you feel bad you look back to when you were always depressed and not want to be depressed anymore.
(i don't have a good reaction for this so just have this)
#448 - roadhous (06/11/2012) [-]
why is he friends with scumbag steve?
User avatar #421 - zombieginger (06/11/2012) [-]
>Be 11 move to another state miss home so bad, fall into terrible depression
>Grades flop, I let my personal health and hygiene just flop, kids at school make fun of me and call me names (fat ass, slob etc) >Act happy in front of parents, not wanting them to worry about me >I didn't even understand it was depression, I just thought I was being lazy, or stupid.
>Two years later
>Look up depression symptoms
>Got a feeling I have depression, ADD, and bipolar tendencies.
>Decide to "ride it out"
>Two years later >still have terrible depression, it got even worse, began ditching classes, (didn't help that in art class my teacher made fun of my work. It was my only way to make me feel somewhat happy.)
>Go home after every day go straight to room spend the entire night in room. My grades were solid F's.
>Go to kitchen
>Find a steak knife
>Began cutting very deep cuts on my upper arm.
>The only thing I remember thinking while doing it is "this doesn't help anything..."
>Stop cutting five cuts later
>Sheets on bed bloody as hell
>Try to sneak them downstairs to wash them
>Mom finds me.
>Takes me to emergency room.
>One year later
>Doctors say I've got chronic depression, ADD, Bipolar tendencies, slight OCD, and anger issues.
> ************* .jpg
>Tons of counseling, tons of adderall and zoloft at abnormally large amounts for a teenager it kinda looks better.
>6 Years later
>Managed to pull my grades up to solid A's during high school, no longer skipped school, go to Air Force academy.
>Currently I'm in the air force as a pilot, and honestly... if it wasn't for that huge ordeal I wouldn't be who I am today. A person who is aware. A person who understands. If your going through this get help, talk to someone. Don't be ashamed. It helps. It gets so much better, and you get such a beautiful view on life if you just hang on for a tad bit longer. Promise.
User avatar #431 to #421 - FAILtim (06/11/2012) [-]
i'd rather die than to "ask" my parents who don't give a **** at all to take me to the hospital.
#467 to #431 - Xepheros (06/11/2012) [-]
You shouldn't. If you die now out of pride, you're abandoning the most important family you will ever have, before you've even met them. No-one chooses their parents, but your loved friends and family will eventually be there and change what it means to live. At this point in time, you will LOVE living. And you will be ashamed and sad that you could've wasted this happiness by being stubborn against people you never have to meet again after a certain point.
User avatar #484 to #467 - FAILtim (06/11/2012) [-]
you're mistaking on 2 points
#1 "before you've even met them." and i won't. casualy socialy awkward behaviour against me 24/7. pretty hard to ask a girl out if she laughs at you in the face.

#2 "but your loved friends and family." i don't have friends / it's just my mom,dad and my little brother(wich i hate with every cell in my body) the connection to the rest is cut off due to fights etc. going to start a new education in 3 months. hope i get to know people there.

but it was dumb of me to have an oppinion on here. thanks for the general "don't do it" speech though.
#491 to #484 - Xepheros (06/11/2012) [-]
You're missing my point though. I'm guessing you're between 16-20 years old, which in turn means your life has only just begun. Just because you have a hard time finding friends and girlfriends now doesn't mean that it will be like that forever. In fact, it just proves that you have so much left in life to experience. Moving to a new place means new people, and even if you have to move a few times in the end you will find a place to call home. Everyone does, that is what it means to be human, along with existential angst and sadness.

I know it's hard to see light right here, right now, trust me I know that all too well. That's why I ended up being addicted to drugs. I'm not going to say that it gets better, but I do understand. And I -know- that you have the power to change your life, and once your life is changed you will enjoy the experience so much that you wish you could go back to your past self just to tell him that it does get better. That's the way you're going to feel, I know this because I know what clinical depression and melancholy feels like.



Hope is a sledgehammer
crushing your chest
so that the whirlwinds of your angst can break free

And despair are shackles,
chaining you to a burning bed

It doesn't get better, but you can make it worth it. The road to happiness for people like us is hard and painful, but in the end it's worth it if you give it your all. I'm not saying you can cure your depression or numb your angst, but you can give life a purpose so burning joyful that the depression and then angst weighs lighter than the joy of living. Give it your everything, you can create miracles for yourself.
#437 to #421 - fedor (06/11/2012) [-]
You're an inspiration.

Thanks.
#444 to #421 - Rascal (06/11/2012) [-]
all that caused by moving to another state? sorry but ur a pussy.idk about the airforce but im pretty sure u cant join if u have add, above all those psycological disorders in ur medical history, thoe u probly lied about it like many ppl do, am i calling bs, yea, but whatevs if its true its true, OORAH!! so u know what i joined.
User avatar #783 to #444 - zombieginger (06/12/2012) [-]
Sadly, when you're that young and already a loner it can trigger things that are the beginning of depression.
I was also part of something where the USAF was reconsidering it's practices, seeing as how the AF was reconsidering who they would and would not allow into the AF, for a while I was unable to fly, however, eventually I was able to.
Ha, I take it you're a marine huh?
#450 to #421 - manirock (06/11/2012) [-]
Hmmm... I didn't know the air force let people pilot who had had chronic depression. Chronic depression kept me out of the Navy Seals. If what you say is true then good for you.
#460 to #450 - Rascal (06/11/2012) [-]
funny how military members can spot obvious military bs stories huh manirock
User avatar #782 to #450 - zombieginger (06/12/2012) [-]
Although I did suffer from chronic depression, I was able to study the different charts to essentially fake my way through mental exams. (When I set my mind to something, I get it done. No matter the cause. Thanks OCD.) This is known as "reverse malingering"
There are 51 confirmed cases of depression throughout the USAF pilots, 43 of which are not recurring. (Myself being one of them.)
The anger issues eventually died down, as well as the Bipolar tendencies, seeing as how it was also to do with myself just growing up.
#425 to #421 - zakene (06/11/2012) [-]
******* feels everywhere. I love you.
#778 - creamy (06/12/2012) [-]
People often connect depression with sadness, and think that it's just an emotion. Depression isn't an emotion, it's a disease. It is a full-blown disease that can really 			****		 a person up if they don't get the true help that they need. And it pisses me off to to the extreme when I see someone trying to reach out for help on the internet because nobody will help them in real life, and the only responses they get are "get over it" or "cheer up". Tell that to a cancer patient. It's essentially the same situation, because you are telling someone to get over something that's harmful and a part of them, which is, not to mention, something that they can't help.   
   
 I'm severely depressed to the point where I think of suicide constantly throughout the day, constantly planning out how to do it and when and with what, so when people act negatively towards others with depression I get a little butthurt.   
   
( I originally tried finding a random funny random gif for the people who dgaf but then I came across this and it just fits better)   
 tl;dr- I've felt that 			****		 and it sucks dick
People often connect depression with sadness, and think that it's just an emotion. Depression isn't an emotion, it's a disease. It is a full-blown disease that can really **** a person up if they don't get the true help that they need. And it pisses me off to to the extreme when I see someone trying to reach out for help on the internet because nobody will help them in real life, and the only responses they get are "get over it" or "cheer up". Tell that to a cancer patient. It's essentially the same situation, because you are telling someone to get over something that's harmful and a part of them, which is, not to mention, something that they can't help.

I'm severely depressed to the point where I think of suicide constantly throughout the day, constantly planning out how to do it and when and with what, so when people act negatively towards others with depression I get a little butthurt.

( I originally tried finding a random funny random gif for the people who dgaf but then I came across this and it just fits better)
tl;dr- I've felt that **** and it sucks dick
User avatar #789 to #778 - somesheits (06/18/2012) [-]
You should do it with a chainsaw! that'd be cool!

no but on a serious note i feel ya man.. im not depressed so this probably wont help in the slightest, but sometimes when im real sad i look at my hands and just think... "I can control these with my mind" no joke. you can too.
#791 to #778 - Rascal (06/21/2012) [-]
Felt this way more than the post, I really hope things get better for you bro, cut out the suicide stuff man, the world needs guys like you.
#576 - AkatsukiNekoJr (06/11/2012) [-]
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#542 - fuperbooper ONLINE (06/11/2012) [-]
That's one reason I watch ponies. It really helps.

inb4 red thumbs for mentioning ponies.
User avatar #546 to #542 - lemmingonesevenone (06/11/2012) [-]
I know that feel bro. <3
User avatar #547 to #542 - legionofmudkip (06/11/2012) [-]
why can't the real world be like that picture?
#4 - redlikewine (06/10/2012) [-]
so true   
no one ever knows what its like till they go though it.
so true
no one ever knows what its like till they go though it.
#106 to #4 - tulioandmiguel (06/11/2012) [-]
Hey! You are not Tulio! Who dares to steal my friend's face!?
#738 - kingantichrist (06/11/2012) [-]
Depression is a bitch, Worst feeling i felt my entire life
#684 - bchilaxin (06/11/2012) [-]
misplaced question mark is misplaced
#530 - lawerancearm (06/11/2012) [-]
No Squealin', Remember that its all in your head.
User avatar #8 - apronboobsface (06/10/2012) [-]
This is the best description of depression I've ever seen. I had a friend that never understood it and would always tell me to "snap out of it" but she does seem to get it now. Thanks for sharing.
User avatar #422 to #8 - alexforce (06/11/2012) [-]
One of my best friends is clinically depressed, he always was, and as time progressed, he had more reason to be depressed. His parents got a divorce, he's getting kicked out of the house in a few months, his girlfriend left him...etc. The whole thing is, I know what it's like to be depressed...not in the...clinical sense, but intense sadness over something in particular. See, I knew it was no use for me to tell him to get over it, but I did find that I had to really push him not to kill himself, I did everything to keep him in line, in all honesty though, "getting over it" can happen, yes he's still clinically depressed, but I'm his friend, and I'm always gonna be there for him. Only time he feels good is when his friends are around. He's my brother, and you, random stranger who is suffering from depression, I really hope things get better, and I hope that those around you will be around to forever support you in your struggle. Broforce of Power and all.
#525 to #422 - apronboobsface (06/11/2012) [-]
Thank you, you are lovely.
Thank you, you are lovely.
#682 - liaris (06/11/2012) [-]
I don't know why he is so upset in the last frame he got his hand back.
User avatar #690 to #682 - ilcecchino (06/11/2012) [-]
The hand was a metaphor for the depression he's feeling. people like you don't understand it. When someone is depressed they can't just "snap out of it". Just like if you completely and utterly busted your hand. but nobody said it was. they kept telling you to stop worrying about it. meanwhile it's bleeding broken and painful. some people even go so far as to say "oh i was sad the other day. i know how you feel. i got over it" (The paper cut) meanwhile a papercut is in no way shape or for as bad as a completely busted hand.

TL;DR His busted hand was his depression
User avatar #703 to #690 - whyamialion (06/11/2012) [-]
He was making a joke, of course he understood it you twat.
#691 to #682 - calderman (06/11/2012) [-]
not sure if trolling or didn't understand
#458 to #454 - Rascal (06/11/2012) [-]
His post is grammatically correct
#461 to #458 - Rascal (06/11/2012) [-]
"The" didn't understand.
Awesome grammar, you have
User avatar #172 - Jostin (06/11/2012) [-]
What pisses me off more than people who don`t get how being depressed is, is people who think they are depressed. REAL CLINICAL DEPRESSION is hell. 8 years of it until i finally got medicated. 8 years of not 1 shed of happiness.
#176 to #172 - Rascal (06/11/2012) [-]
Yeah I was the same for about 7 years.

Also, I hate it when people use depressed as an emotion.
User avatar #178 to #172 - waffies (06/11/2012) [-]
caught myself 3 years in luckily, medication helps a bit, friends help more...
User avatar #286 to #172 - annogram (06/11/2012) [-]
yea my dad's depressed too but what can you do
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