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I posted this to tumblr the other night in a sleep deprived state (it was 4:30am when I posted it) and I thought I ought to share it here as well, because it's a subject quite close to me, I still struggle with depression and I've been hitting some lows lately. Also, where it says "Edit" I forgot to post it and updated the post. And I couldn't be bothered taking it out of this.

So I just searched “How to deal with depression” on youtube and these videos I found raised some very excellent points. (it’s kind of a long post, but please give it a read guys)

1. Depression is not age limited. If you see someone that’s, let’s say, 9 and then go on to comment “You’re only 9, you wouldn’t know what depression is”, you’ve probably gone and worsened how they feel. Depression isn’t something that starts after a certain age, anyone can be affected.

2. People who speak to friends and family are reaching out for help, not being attention seekers. It’s a terrible prejudice when people accuse a friend or a family member of “seeking attention” when in actual fact, they’re trying to reach out for help by talking to someone they trusted.

3. If they’ve become less active then they used to be, they require patience and understanding from friends and family. (This one was more from reading the comments on the video) Someone had commented that due to their depression, they had become less active with friends, feeling like they’re lacking the energy to go out, and as a result they’ve lost friends. I’ve had similar instances where friends were doing stuff, but I turned it down because I just didn’t feel I had the energy to leave the house. It felt like I was pushing my friends away, I mentioned that was how I felt to them and they said that I wasn’t actually and they were proud of me mentioning that to them.

4. You don’t have to struggle with depression alone. Tell family members, friends, teachers, counselors, whoever you feel needs to know. The longer you keep quiet about it, the harder it gets to manage. There will be people that are willing to listen, to help you out.

5. Find a means of escape that is least damaging to yourself and others. Find ways of distracting yourself from dark thoughts, such as music or art, play some games, read a book, write a story. Just keep your head held high and keep living, not for the sake of anyone else but yourself.

6. No matter how tough things seem now, it gets better. These three words that are thrown around so much it has been said they’ve “lost all meaning”. NO. They haven’t. They are very important words to hang onto. Because it will. You will face hardships to get there, but it will get better. (Personally, I’m not there yet, but I hold onto the hope that I will be soon)

I hope this has helped out with anyone struggling with depression too. If you struggle with depression, reach out for help, you are not alone in your struggle. If you know someone with depression, reblog this for them, let them know you are there for them, let them know that their existence is not meaningless, that there are people that care about them, and that there are people thinking about them.

Edit: Important point that I can’t believe that I forgot. 7. No matter what your reason for being depressed, or even if you can’t think of a reason, it still counts. People think that their problems aren’t as serious as others’. Doesn’t matter, depression is depression. Don’t think any less of your depression and think that you don’t have a right to be depressed, because if you’re struggling with depression, you do have that right to say you are. People in the comments of those videos were saying that they couldn’t think of a reason why they were depressed and that going to counseling was a waste of time because they wouldn’t know what to say, don't think that way. It’s better to talk about it then to just hide it away.

You’re all beautiful people and you shouldn’t feel like you need to struggle alone or that you are struggling alone. And remember, no matter how small you think your depression is, depression is depression and you have every right to talk about it that anyone else with depression has.

So yeah, how have you guys been?

  • Mood: Hopeless
  • Listening to: My ipod
  • Reading: Creepypastas
  • Watching: VanossGaming on youtube
  • Playing: SSB for 3dsACNL/MH3U/Fantasy Life/Hyrule Warriors
  • Eating: Good food
  • Drinking: Soft Drink


Hello thar. For those that don't know me my name is Nick, I live in New South Wales, Australia.
Likes: Games, my friends, Legend of Zelda, Monster Hunter, Kingdom Hearts, Soulcalibur, Rise Against, Assassin's Creed, Super Mario, playing music, Bravely Default, volleyball, System of a Down, My Chemical romance, hugs, punk rock.

Dislikes: Hipsters, hipster music, being told what to do, whne I make a mistake and someone tells me I have made a mistake and tries to help me fix it (most commonly happens when I play volleyball), being rejected, dropping things of value (I've dropped my laptop twice... on concrete).

My DA Family:
Younger sister: :iconinceadeus:
Younger sister: :iconxxotakukaixx:
Mother: :iconxxnonakxx:
Father: :icondark-chibi-link-2121:
Twin sister: :iconstrawberrypie9414:
Other twin sister: :iconfunsizelovesdonuts:
Brother: :iconhumanshadow05:
Aunt: :iconredoctoberrising:

Current Residence: NSW
Favourite genre of music: heavy metal, punk rock
Favourite style of art: manga/anime
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: i-pod
Wallpaper of choice: dragons
Favourite cartoon character: Finn the Human

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pie-lord Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What up broski here is a song for you unless you heard it before me >3>…
shadow-wolf04 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
That was pretty cool. How did you know that I like Nighmare before Christmas and Portal? lol… here's one for you. :P
pie-lord Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
shadow-wolf04 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
got a few paragraphs in and couldn't read any more. Why do you do this to me?
pie-lord Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I READ THE WHOLE THING *dances* my heart and mind are happy! I shall spread the joy around the interwebs.
shadow-wolf04 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
It made my eyes hurt reading it. :'I
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pie-lord Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
pie-lord Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist… for you while I listen to Iago speak.
shadow-wolf04 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
I'm laughing so much it's making me frigging cry... That was just sooooo shite.
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