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What is YOUR cure?

by JusTired

I’ve been wondering what you all (out there in cyberspace) consider to be the answer to your problems. I know there are some out there who feel there is no hope at all and they should just end it all. You could be sitting in your room right now about to do some thing you can’t take back. So why not give this a thought? What would help you?

I once attended Job Corps in my early twenties. I found that having EVERY THING planned out for me really helped me develop a routine that I couldn’t/can’t do on my own. It’s been years since I’ve been there but for months after attending there, I was much more active in keeping a clean environment and actually getting myself to move. My mind constantly runs on dark thoughts and feelings of emptiness so when every thing was done for me, I didn’t have to think much about what I was supposed to do and just followed a list.

Wake up at 6 AM

Fix the bed

Complete the chore assigned to me on that day

Head to school

Complete another list of tasks pertaining to the trade I was in (I didn’t do too well with this)

After school go back to the dorm and do what ever the heck you wanted.

Simple things. My JC center was in the middle of the woods and QUITE beautiful. So my closest friend and I would sneak off campus deep into the woods to smoke some marjie and meditate. It was the most peaceful and wonderful experience that I wish I could experience again. We had VERY limited communication with the outside world so the campus was practically life.

I didn’t complete my time there. I had an altercation with a young lady that I tried to help… but it blew up in my face some how and I pretty much let my emotions get the best of me, so I left. That was a mistake. I miss that life. And I’m sure if I had continued, it would have probably helped me get some where much farther than I am now.

Would you try to die without dying? Escape some where beautiful and secluded, where every thing is planned for you and all you have to do is follow? Leave behind every thing and every one you knew until you could feel yourself coming alive again?

A lot of the stress I experience comes from the people around me and their perceptions of me. I don’t care what anyone says, a lifetime of being judged can either turn you into someone who cares too much or someone who cares too little. Both are detrimental.

How would you feel to go some where, where every one suffered more or less the same? People who understand your plight in every way and wont tell you that you’re just a lazy waste of life… or have assumptions of who you are or who you’re suppose to be?

How would you feel if this place was staffed with people who DO NOT think pills are the answer and are there for you? Filled with classes ranging different subjects from building your drive to learning how to feed your body and soul?

What is YOUR cure??

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Wolfenstein626 10/14/2016 - 5:23 pm

My cure is finding purpose, without purpose I have no hope and without hope I will die.

Reason0823 10/14/2016 - 6:24 pm

Music. Any punk rock or post-hardcore rock songs that have deep, meaningful lyrics that give me goosebumps every time. That is life.

JusTired 10/14/2016 - 6:47 pm

Would you guys go to a place like the one I described? A place solely dedicated to recovering from severe depression? Like I stated, it would be a place giving people like myself a huge break from our realities and at the same time, being cared for in a way that (from my experience) a lot of people just don’t understand. I’m so sick of government standardized care. We’re NOT crazy! We just need the right kind of push, the right kind of help.

Reason0823 10/14/2016 - 6:50 pm

Definitely. It sounds amazing. We could all use a break to slow down and focus solely on ourselves.

Night In Atlantis 10/14/2016 - 10:51 pm

“We just need the right kind of push, the right kind of help.” – Do you mean a push off a cliff?

Seriously though, I do agree with your sentiment. Insight through experience can be a valuable tool in exploring unconventional treatment options.

rivets 10/14/2016 - 7:44 pm

IMO, caring to much and caring too little are the same thing. I know, I know, that’s a weird thing to say. But it’s like depression – the more you experience it, the better your brain learns how to be depressed, the less it seems weird and the more it seems normal. Desensitization turns everything on its head.

Two things. Structure and routine are definitely important. I can relate to that. I have to keep up with housework and bills and have a lot of various lists to remind me when something needs to be done, but it can be a challenge to keep up with everything when you don’t feel much like doing anything.

I have something that helps, though. I find that hiding in the woods and waiting for joggers to pass by, then shrieking incoherently while hurling cats at them and chasing them down the road helps me feel better almost immediately. It’s the best medicine.

JusTired 10/21/2016 - 1:31 am

LMFAOOOOO Omg thank you for the laugh xD I was sitting here all serious like “Yea… yea.. ye….. xD”

Night In Atlantis 10/14/2016 - 10:42 pm

Coping mechanisms appear endless, some productive, others a counterproductive temporary stop gap. A cure on the other hand is complex, and as we contribute to SP it would seem we have yet to find *our* cure.

I think a way to find a solution to our problems is to first examine them. What has triggered a perceived negative response in us… it helps to understand that before we begin correcting it. The danger with coping mechanisms is that they may ignore root cause and hinder lasting change.

Jess765 10/15/2016 - 12:59 am

Lots and lots of cannabis. I stopped taking prescription medication and switched to a more natural medicine. That and a lot of time spent reading. I find that I can read pretty well when my mind is relaxed and focused on doing one thing at a time. Without weed, I don’t think my over-active paranoia would let me do it.

Lowcard 10/15/2016 - 6:57 am

In answer to your question: My cure would be for the other 7.5 billion people on Earth to start acting and thinking in a way quite different than they currently do.

The Job Corps place you describe might be quite helpful for some people, but I don’t think it’s for me personally.

Night In Atlantis 10/26/2016 - 9:24 pm

Eating watermelon with a spoon while watching the sunset on a hot, lazy day.

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