Depression/ Bipolar Support

Information

Depression/ Bipolar Support

Support group for those dealing with Depression/ Bipolar conditions.

Members: 137
Latest Activity: Dec 9

Deppression

I deal with depression on a daily basis. I am also bipolar.

I've found that , in most areas, the only support offered is Faith based. Something I do not like.

Post how you deal with depression, or bipolar "disorder". If you take medications that work for you tell us. If you take some that don't work or have side effects let us know.

You are not alone.

World Wide Help Hotlines: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines

Discussion Forum

Getting Worse...

Started by Ari. Last reply by Axcella Marie Zelensky Sep 9. 4 Replies

Feeling alone

Started by Physeter. Last reply by Belle Rose Sep 5. 1 Reply

Comment Wall

Comment

You need to be a member of Depression/ Bipolar Support to add comments!

Comment by Christopher Prokes on August 13, 2014 at 2:44am

Belle Rose, What used to be called clinical depression is now called major depression. They are the same, although there was, and is, many different types of this disease.

Comment by Belle Rose on August 13, 2014 at 2:14am
Unseen, do you think your depression was circumstantial? Also, do you know if clinical and major depression are the same thing?
Comment by Unseen on August 12, 2014 at 9:46pm

Adding to what I just said, when my depression ended, it was like becoming un-lost. Like gradually figuring out where I was and the way home.

Comment by Unseen on August 12, 2014 at 9:43pm

Not depressed now. Well, not in a clinical way, just when it's appropriate. When someone who hasn't experienced clinical depression wonders what it's like. I tell them "I think the best comparison you can relate to is that it's like being lost. Lost in your own mind."

Comment by Simon Paynton on June 19, 2014 at 5:56pm

Comment by Simon Paynton on June 19, 2014 at 5:42pm

Comment by Simon Paynton on June 19, 2014 at 5:33pm

@Diane - fuck it, you've got to laugh, haven't you?  Things can be fucking funny. 

"I love it when Christians, and it is always Christians, try to convince me that my depression comes from being disconnected from God."  - I know you probably don't need abstract philosophy at a time like this, but I believe there's substance to this statement, if you translate it into atheist terms. 

In atheist terms they're talking about the Healing Principle and its moral companion, Heal the Situation (please follow links for more information).  This may be a new idea and it may look like nothing, but if you don't balk at it initially, and give it some deep mind-wrenching thought, - try it and I hope you will see what I mean. 

The big issue of course is how to get in touch with and take a ride / get high on the Healing Principle.  This translates into actions, thoughts, attitudes.  Mindfulness meditation is central to this (the Healing Principle lives underneath our entire existence; our ego, which ironically seeks personal comfort, may hold it back). 

If it looks religious, that's because it is - a central aspect of religion translated into atheist terms. 

The site's only half-finished, but the ideas are maturing well, so if you have any questions, ask away and I should be able to help answer them. 

Comment by Unseen on June 19, 2014 at 12:45pm

@Strega - How bizarre. Are there no followers of God that suffer from bi-polar disorder then?

They're the sinners, silly!

Comment by Strega on June 19, 2014 at 9:49am
"I love it when Christians, and it is always Christians, try to convince me that my depression comes from being disconnected from God."

How bizarre. Are there no followers of God that suffer from bi-polar disorder then?
Comment by Unseen on June 19, 2014 at 12:33am

When I was in a two year depression, I got great help from a clinical social worker who worked for Lutheran Family Services. I told her I just wanted secular counseling and she honored that wish.

I have a bipolar nephew, so I have some idea what you are going through.

 

Members (137)

 
 
 

Discussion Forum

Getting Worse...

Started by Ari. Last reply by Axcella Marie Zelensky Sep 9. 4 Replies

Feeling alone

Started by Physeter. Last reply by Belle Rose Sep 5. 1 Reply

Types of depression

Started by Dan. Last reply by Physeter Aug 15. 4 Replies

Loss of sense of purpose

Started by Anjo Bautista. Last reply by Karl Terrell Nightshade Jun 21. 26 Replies

Blog Posts

Creationists Dispute

Posted by Fouad on December 24, 2014 at 7:26am 3 Comments

Services we love!

We are in love with our Amazon

Book Store!

Gadget Nerd? Check out Giz Gad!

Advertise with ThinkAtheist.com

In need a of a professional web site? Check out the good folks at Clear Space Media

© 2014   Created by umar.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service