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Old 12-28-09, 07:04 AM   #11
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Laughter, and being around people who you can have a good conversation with is always good. They do say that laughter is the best medicine and I think there is definitely a lot of truth in that.

You were asking about books, and there is one book I recommend to everyone to read, Man's Search for Meaning, by Viktor E. Frankl. There's one quote in that book, (the one in my signature), which really spoke to me, and now, I try and live my life with that in mind, and it's definitely helped with my depression. Yes, I still struggle at times, but that book has definitely helped me loads.
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Old 12-28-09, 10:36 AM   #12
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What helps me is when things in my life are going in my favour. Sometimes it's by luck and somtimes it's planning.
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Old 12-28-09, 10:54 AM   #13
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You are so right Brandysnap, it is physically impossible to laugh and cry at the same time I think

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What helps me the most is my boyfriend. I love him so much it hurts. He's gotten me through the best of time and the worst of times; and I love him so much for it. He's literally a godsend, and I wouldn't want it any other way.

Other things that help are things like listening to music, listening to my Twilight Zone Radio Dramas, playing my DS... things to distract me, if you will.
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Old 12-28-09, 12:05 PM   #15
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Two years ago, I read an educational book about school when I thought I should care about school grades but didn't lol. I only started reading it when I no longer cared about receiving 4.0 GPA and stuff. Anyways, it was basically a step by step book that was set to make a person realize that their learning is their own responsibility. Then it made me realize, that in relation to learning, a person's life is their own responsibility as well. I think it was a book called "What Smart Students Know" lol, it was in my school library- and I believe it's aimed for younger years. Like elementary school, junior high school, etc. I haven't read that book in years, (only that one time), so maybe the book actually sucks and I didn't realize it lol.

I still don't care about school (I don't think I ever did, though I enjoyed receving A's) but I know that my learning and life decisions are my own responsibility. xD

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and confiding in my closest friends, family members, and trusted adults truly helped me a lot. I think I even confided in strangers at first when I was afraid to speak to anyone I knew. That really helped the most. There was this girl who was in her twenties, married, and she studied psychology in school and also had 4.0 GPA and stuff so it was easier for me to confide and believe her advice. And also because I love and care about her because she's a great friend. She was an online friend I met on a game when I was 16 years old lol. I felt I could tell her anything because she didn't live in the same country as me, and because I would never meet her in real life. =)
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Old 12-28-09, 12:15 PM   #16
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i love your avatar - that makes me happy diff. and replies to posts
and people on ttl who are suffering but go out of their way to respond to posts.
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I love yours too <3
I wish I lived in England, I hear it's lovely. My cousin is schooling there. =)
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Helping others who suffer works better than Prozac.
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Old 12-28-09, 11:04 PM   #19
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1. Listening to super scary death metal makes me happy!

2. Talking to people on TTL.

3. Writing out whatever I'm feeling, no matter how strange, horrible or... whatever.

4. Food sometimes makes me happy.

5. Helping, or trying to help, other people who may or may not have the same problem as me.
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One of the reliable times that I can get some relief, is sleep.
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