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Re: The Black Dog Thread
« Reply #315 on: 07 January, 2019, 08:19:41 am »
Thank you, all these things really do help.
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« Reply #316 on: 07 January, 2019, 05:52:22 pm »
Hope things improve for you Jayz.

My current battle with clinical depression got severe again this time last year.  It's not been easy but for me meds have been a help and CBT was also helpful.

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« Reply #317 on: 08 January, 2019, 03:43:19 pm »
Thanks, Fishy.  Hope you continue to improve.
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« Reply #318 on: 09 January, 2019, 12:41:40 pm »
cheers Jayz.  Going to be taking a long career break from april.  Needed to do it for ages and simply not healing just doing the same shit over and over.  have saved and saved ready for it so it's time.

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« Reply #319 on: 09 January, 2019, 02:39:03 pm »

Sounds good, Fishy - enjoy!


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« Reply #320 on: 09 January, 2019, 06:30:21 pm »
Cheers Sharky.

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Re: The Black Dog Thread
« Reply #321 on: 09 January, 2019, 08:10:32 pm »
Hi Jayzus, just wanted to wish you the best with your current situation and hope things work out for you.

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Re: The Black Dog Thread
« Reply #322 on: 09 January, 2019, 09:35:04 pm »
Thanks so much,  paddy. Think I'm getting some kind of perspective again, very slowly but surely.
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Re: The Black Dog Thread
« Reply #323 on: 15 January, 2019, 08:02:42 am »
-wrong thread,if somebody could erase this post-
« Last Edit: 15 January, 2019, 08:04:26 am by Smith »

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Re: The Black Dog Thread
« Reply #324 on: 15 January, 2019, 05:57:45 pm »
JBC, hope it all goes your way, CBT does work for some folks and well, other not so good, well worth a try, anything that helps. For me when I went through a dark stage recently, some here will know what I'm on about, Human Givens helped me: I don't agree with some of their claims, but their stuff on dreams and brain activity helped me cower the black dug back into its kennel. 

https://www.hgi.org.uk/resources/delve-our-extensive-library/depression/why-we-dream-forget-i-dont-dream
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Re: The Black Dog Thread
« Reply #325 on: 24 February, 2019, 02:36:07 pm »
I was going tp dig out some posts I made 18 months ago in the midst of a deep depression I felt I was never going to escape from.

But felt it best not to dredge up the past, and just wish everyone a happy sunday, a cold beer and a comic maybe, and an assurance that whatever shit the black dog is dragging you through, it will get better.

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Re: The Black Dog Thread
« Reply #326 on: 24 February, 2019, 02:57:26 pm »
... just wish everyone a happy sunday, a cold beer and a comic maybe, and an assurance that whatever shit the black dog is dragging you through, it will get better.

As Stan Lee used to say " 'nuff said!"

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Re: The Black Dog Thread
« Reply #327 on: 24 February, 2019, 03:05:53 pm »

Feeling a little bit down myself, recently. Perfectly natural under the circs, I'm told, so hoping to push through it soon.


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Re: The Black Dog Thread
« Reply #328 on: 26 February, 2019, 09:37:21 pm »
Of course,  Sharky. Hope it doesn't last too long
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I was going tp dig out some posts I made 18 months ago in the midst of a deep depression I felt I was never going to escape from.

But felt it best not to dredge up the past, and just wish everyone a happy sunday, a cold beer and a comic maybe, and an assurance that whatever shit the black dog is dragging you through, it will get better.

What he said.   I've been dredging through a lot of David Burns books since my last episode, and have found When Panic Attacks to be the most helpful. I'd avoided it at first, thinking it was about panic attacks, which I learned to overcome a long time ago.

 This book does take a lot of work and commitment but somehow I've stuck with it - also been listening to his podcasts which are also helpful in fleshing out the methods and showing them in action.
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Re: The Black Dog Thread
« Reply #329 on: 26 February, 2019, 10:55:05 pm »

Thanks, JBC. Back in my shed on the farm, now, surrounded by trees and birdsong and sunshine, got my dog back from the folks who were taking care of him and comforted by the well-wishes of my friends and neighbours. The Black Dog can't last long under those conditions!