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How Do I Deal With Depression

101 Bullshit advice (that will make you feel even worse)

  • Physical work is the solution
  • Working on a farm is the solution
  • Yoga is the solution
  • Breathing techniques are the solution
  • Have you ever seen a depressed miner?
  • Have you ever seen a depressed construction worker
  • Have you ever seen a depressed farmer? 

“You Are Making it All Up”

  • It’s all in your head
  • The type of thoughts you have will shape your life
  • You don’t need no pills that’s a scam
  • You have to laugh more
  • This so-called disease did not exist 10 years ago
  • It’s a made up disease
  • You have to be more confident and you won’t be depressed
  • You only convinced yourself you are depressed
  • You’re making a problem out of nothing.
  • Forget about your problems and move on
  • You’re just spoiled, that’s your problem
  • Depressed? That’s just gibberish.
  • You are just making it up to get attention  

Other Typical Reactions

  • Therapy? It’s a scam meant to rip people off.
  • You have to eat healthy and it will go away
  • You have to exercise more and it will go away
  • You have to get laid more often and it will go away
  • You have to drink more water and it will go away
  • Focus more on your family and it will go away
  • Just think positive thoughts and it will go away
  • Pray more and it will go away
  • Once you have a child it will go away
  • You have to go out more and it will go away
  • Change your job and it will go away
  • Get a boyfriend/girlfriend and it will go away
  • You should go out and get drunk more often
  • What should children in Africa say? How depressed should they feel?
  • Be happy for not having cancer or AIDS
  • You have to fight it because nobody has it easy nowadays
  • It may be that you are just surrounded by idiots and not really depressed
  • I’m taking these pills that’s your answer
  • God is the answer
  • Nature is the answer
  • Marijuana is the answer
  • Get the TV out of the house, that’s the answer
  • You can’t be depressed you are young
  • You have children, you can’t afford to be depressed
  • Think of your kids
  • Find a hobby and you’ll be fine
  • Just think about something else and you’ll be fine
  • You think my life is easy?!   

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