- "Isn't it amazing when depression comes along it tells us life not worth it and we feel we can't go on, so as we go on believing all the tripe it has to say, we have drifted down the bottom and it's there we think we'll stay, but like the tides that ebb and flow so will your depression before you know." -- Peter Dwyer
- —Guest peter
- ''I have a tendency to hurt myself. Physically. When I'm hurting inside.'' -- Portia in the novel "Bookends" by Jane Green
- —Guest Yuki-chan
- "Why do you stay in prison when the door is wide open? " -- Jalal ad-Din Rumi, Persian poet and mystic
- —Guest Nikki
if you're going through hell...
- If you're going through hell Keep on going, Don't slow down If you're scared, don't show it You might get out Before the devil even knows you're there --Rodney Atkins [[song]]
- —Guest ms. meow
- Depression comes from fear of confronting yourself for your past. Healing comes from self-confrontation. My Pastor.
- My dad told me that taking one day at a time is sometimes even too much to bear. Sometimes you have to take one hour at a time.
Favorite Depression Quote...
- "Never take life serious, for you will know when to laugh." A man of children told me that at my worst depression time of my life, and yet that's what pulled me through and allowed me to move on.
- Told me be a psychologist: "Depression is anger directed inward."
- —Guest NMRed1000
I love sleep...
- "I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know." -Ernest Hemingway
- —Guest Tigger
- "Their smiling faces point out my inability to enjoy anything." -Ben Stone, a character in the movie "Knocked Up"
- —Guest Holly
Helena at Balance Whanganui
- I have two favourites. The first was said by a charge nurse in a hospital I favoured with my presence for some time. He said, "When you are going through hell - keep going!" The second is a very old saying, simple, but effective. "When you turn to the sunshine, your shadows fall behind," particularly apt for people recovering from depression!
- During those "black days", friends often try to rouse me from my self-imposed "house arrest". Often a line from a Woody Allen film pops to mind, when Diane Keaton was trying to convince Woody to join a Manhattan tennis club. Woody's response: " Why would I want to join a club, that would accept someone LIKE ME as a member?" When I inevitably laugh at that, I feel better already! If not, then WHY not, right?
- Mine include: "Depression is like a psychic freight train of roaring despair"- Tracy Thompson "There's the expression 'The lights are on and nobody's home'. With depression, the lights are off and somebody's definitely home". -- Unknown "Depression is like being swallowed whole from the inside out". -- my own
- —Guest Debbro
- "Creativity is the antithesis of depression. It is a way of saying that what I think and feel matters...Depression is not just an illness, but a failure of creativity. We all face the problem of creating meaning in our lives. When we're depressed, we've lost hope for meaning. We all need to make a delberate effort to make the self fertile; for the depressive, that effort is essential to life." Richard O'Connor, Undoing Depression
- "...rage turned inward." A clinical psychologist told me that once. It makes sense in my particular situation.
- "Listen, someone’s screaming in agony—fortunately I speak it fluently." –Spike Milligan, in The Goon Show
- —Guest michaelangelica
- "I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy." –Franz Kafka, in his journal
- —Guest michaelangelica