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[–]el_ritmo_tropical 9 points10 points ago

BOOTSTRAPS!

[–]FempireBRD = WRD 5 points6 points ago

WE MAKE THE BOOTSTRAPS!

[–]anniedesu 18 points19 points ago

Easy Peasy!

hear that depression sufferers? Just get off your asses and fix yourselves! And if you don't do these things that I, a neuro-typical asshat just came up with, then you suck and I hate you and think you're laaaazy. Because it makes me feel better about all the problems I don't have, and it makes the world black and white, and bad things happen only to bad people or lazy people, and literally nothing happens to good people.

And good people are that way bc bootstraps.

-Reddit

this shitlord is a fucking asshole.

And I fully believe I've been as depressed as someone can be but I also realize that it was my body and mind telling me that I was making bad decisions and that it was time to exercise

read: self-diagnosed as depressed as one can be & Lifting is the solution, bro.

Clearly, exercise and eating healthy and all that is good and helps, but if you are depressed and crippled with anxiety, the entire point is that you can't just get over it and join a gym. There are literally thousands of situations where depression happens and the sufferer can't just be totally selfish and start focusing only on themselves. What about people who can't afford therapy/gym/healthy foods? What about people with social anxiety/ agoraphobia/ any kind of anxiety? What about those people who really can't get out of bed?

to make things better, here is the best comic about depression ever

[–]maxwell- 5 points6 points ago

Not only that! But you can change your life on your own! Not like you experience hatred based on how your feel............................

Oh wait, you were born cis? Why not change your gender! It's that easy :/

[–]fuckredditcowards 1 point2 points ago

It makes me so fucking angry that people can dismiss depression as being something you can "just" do something about.

My ex-boyfriend suffered massively from depression. He was bullied horrifically in highschool for being Bi and overweight, used to take anti-depressants. He cut and would go into phases of shutting friends off. He tried to function normally and acted like nothing was wrong, but he'd sometimes pull out the "What's the point of my existence" thing that would absolutely crush me because I was terrified and I had no idea how to handle that stuff.

I tried so many times to get him to see a therapist, but it never happened, you have to have so much tact about depression, there's nothing fucking simple ab

FUCK REDDIT. FUCK THESE COWARDS THAT UPVOTED THAT DISGUSTING FUCKING COMMENT.

[–]GoldenWyvernFOR BRD AND COUNTRY 13 points14 points ago

Whew what a relief, it's that easy! Thanks reddit!

[–]Ryand-SmithHunter of Shitposts. 5 points6 points ago

LOL some jobs if you take SSRIs you literally will loose your job, so it isn't that fucking easy! I mean the catch 22 thing is a novel but yes it is real, if you say you are feeling depressed you are marked as rational. but doing work in our job IS irrational, literally get fucked.

[–]SRScreenshotwow 4 points5 points ago

In response to a poster raising awareness for depression: "Most forms of depression are easily treatable if someone takes it upon themselves to change their lives, gets on an SSRI or sees a therapist." [+54]


At 2013-07-05 01:38:27 UTC, /u/gloomdoom replied to "I took this picture in the waiting room at the doctor's office last week. I agree 100%. (Depression)" [+56 points: +121, -65]:

I understand the sentiment but comparing depression to cancer is just downright ridiculous.

15 years ago, if you were depressed, people told you to get the fuck on with your life and that was it. If it was a serious case, (I'm not talking about manic depression because bipolar disorder is a different disorder than depression) they'd maybe treat you with shock therapy.

The problem is that like CFS and other 'syndromes,' you can't really definitely diagnose depression so there's no level of comparison. Some people may claim to be 'depressed' because their girlfriend of 3 months breaks up with them. Others may be so depressed that they really can't get out of bed and it's all given the same level and gets the same amount of sympathy.

It's fucking depression. And I fully believe I've been as depressed as someone can be but I also realize that it was my body and mind telling me that I was making bad decisions and that it was time to exercise (which will alleviate many symptoms of depression) and that I was eating like shit instead of making good choices. I was leading a bad lifestyle..why shouldn't my mind and body feel depression?

But this idea that depression is compared to cancer? Fuck whoever came up with that horrible poster and fuck whoever buys into that bullshit. Most forms of depression are easily treatable if someone takes it upon themselves to change their lives, gets on an SSRI or sees a therapist. Tell that to the millions and millions of people who have lost their lives or loved ones to one of the many forms of incurable cancer.

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[–]i-made-this-accountfemale eldritch abomination 4 points5 points ago

Wow! Was that all it took? I'm sure glad that I don't have depression, which would make it almost impossible to seek this treatment!

E: like, I know this guy was well meaning though. I just know this isn't a good way to encourage people to seek treatment. SSRIs help millions of people, and therapy helps most anyone...

Shrug...

[–]poubelleif life is a bowl of cherries, why are men the pits 3 points4 points ago

on reddit, there is always a painfully obvious and simple solution to other people's problems.

[–]BrynHavoc 2 points3 points ago

LOL omg guyz...I guess I've been struggling with depression my whole life for no reason.

Thanks, shitlord, for opening my eyes. I think I'm not depressed anymore.