"I also appreciate this form of support & I, too, empathize with A.T. Heist - because of the following: I live in the "reddist", most conservative, most religious state in the U.S. - UTAH! I happen to be --(1) an…"
"Your belief system (theist or atheist) is just that -- your beliefs, or a label describing your philosophy or psychological leanings, likes or dislikes, preferences, or morality.. It is not what you are ----- You are simply a human being, with…"
"All my best girlfriends are Mormons. They want me to convert so they "will see me in heaven after we all die". I want to challenge their silly belief systems many a day, but mostly realize I can't even try to take their…"
"You are correct that chronic clinical depression is a serotonin deficiency. I call it a chemical imbalance --- & that is what doesn't get better or go away by "doing things" or trying to think differently. "
"I like the part about "putting one foot in front of the other", & making it thru "the next 5 minutes" - that seems to work for me. My mother told me (after my first serious suicide attempt) - " when you…"
"Thanks, all these replies have helped me too (see my story ("condition") above)....I was also diagnosed as Chronic Depression & Bi-Polar. I have been on & off medication. When I am on it, I don't like the feeling…"