http://www.philipproth.com/Anyone who’s had depression even once has to be aware of it creeping into their lives once more. Will it hit like a ton of bricks? Will it slide in from the back door? …

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Depression Peeking Over The Cliff

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  1. I agree completely and thank you for writing this article.

  2. I agree with this article on the point of the uselessness of dwelling on such thoughts as “They’re jerks,” or they “should” have. Lots of things are going on in everyone’s lives&we can all probably say we’ve forgotten a date important to someone else at one time or another. So cut both of yourselves some slack&don’t take it so personally. It’s your thoughts making you take it personally not that is was especially some kind of social affront.

  3. Thanks for your comment, Laura. Those kinds of swirls of negative thought can really get you in a bind, even if you don’t have depression. And when you really do have depression, or are close to relapsing, that’s just the kind of thinking that can drag you closer and closer.

    You may not even believe that’s what’s happening, but that’s the sly nature of depression. You against the world. Learning how to catch yourself and step back from it is such a useful skill.

  4. As someone whose only real suicide attempt was at age 5. It failed so I decided I might as well wait, something may happen, and the option is always there. I have been doing as this this article says for the last 40 years. It works.

    Luckily I was brought up with no magical thinking including spirituality. I was taught that “should” and similar terms are inaccurate and unproductive ways to think, and that while life is experienced personally it is not personal. I was also taught that there is a difference between fault and responsibility. Not our fault our brains don’t work, our responsibility to do what we can to get them right, or at least to reduce the harm we do to others.

    If only my mother could have learned any of this.

    At least my Dad was a behaviourist.

  5. Hello!
    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language ;)
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo

  6. Hi !!! :)
    I am Piter Kokoniz. Just want to tell, that I’v found your blog very interesting
    And want to ask you: will you continue to post in this blog in future?
    Sorry for my bad english:)
    Thank you:)
    Your Piter

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