86 thoughts on “What is the key of getting out of depression ?”

  1. What pulled me out of it was just thinking how miss fortunate other people are compared to me ñ started to believe my life’s not that bad …a picture on TV got me in Africa of a boy pushing a bike along in terrible condition but he was happy …I think time ñ changing of the perception of how your looking at the universe. .body delicate instrument lots of wires ñ neuron transmitters ñ a bit like a guitar when the strings go loose they retuning …lol you may retune yourself but some people’s make ups different.. we a all unique and our experiences will be all different but similar ..I would say om …my big black dog went but I know first hand how dark life can be …but that one flicker of light is enough maybe if your lucky to pull you through some people get lost forever …but doctors worry me when it come to treating your illnesses.

  2. Ignore the social stigma attached to it if any ,accept it ,learn more about it and take help ….,as in any dis comfort or imbalance ,unless the affected involve proactively themselves nothing much can be achieved !
    Once you successfully address it and come out of it you will be a role model to many and work on reaching out to similar people and creating awareness about it .

  3. mine is taking life literally one minute at a time, not allowing all of my ‘have nots, cannots, do nots’ control my thoughts, and also, the most important, FINDING ONE THING TO BE GRATEFUL FOR, EVERY DAY… if u simplify, it works better ( i am battling cancer, sleep on a couch at someones house, n have a whole lot to lament about, but choose not to, it helps not to dwell on/in it) LOVE N LIGHT

  4. Its a balance of the right medication, therapy and the will to push through so you can climb out of the dark pit and see the light. Ive suffered since I was 13, its been a long battle and a roller coaster ride. I wouldnt wish it upon anyone.

  5. We should have faith on God !!! Unbreakable faith,trust,which could not be broken by our problems.if U have solid rocked faith,U will have hope in the life.it will lead U to Ur life.we should always remember that our life is a blessing for us given by God for living it.not for going into depression.if hope is with us ,our faith gives us strength to face with our problems ,struggles occur in our life.U know I have faced so many problems in the life.even when I was so little to understand the word problem. So don’t lose faith,hope,confidence in our self,n of course at this we require is our patience.if all these r there ,then it is sure that we can not go in depression.even if in depression ,our faith can on God is the key to all problems .

  6. I can share what it took for me. I have lived with depression since actively and unbearably since becoming military widow many years ago. It was sudden and I had a newborn to take care of and still be a soldier and make decisions for which no 21 year old should have been making alone. Coupled with the fact I had to be the voice of my husband back then as it happened off post and was racially motivated. Well, I used to periodically get so depressed I gathered suicide kits and kept the near for when I thought I could not take breathing another moment. A little over a year from now I had one of those kits. I was at a very low point. I decided enough. I decided I needed to help myself pull myself out of darkness. As a result, I made a three tier action plan. I adopted a Comfort companion, Shaka. A beautiful parakeet who is more vulnerable than me. He needs me and that brings me out of my head and self. He keeps me company also. I decided in spite of being a Creative, and writer, I would take anti-depressants. Had to work on the right dosage. For the umpteenth time over many years, I sought professional help. I see a counselor. I journal write and I come here to read affirmations and save them when they resonate with me. For now, all work for me as much as possible. I do have cloudy moments from time to time still. Yet, yesterday, I felt for another day happy. Not giddy, but happy to be alive. Today is my 57th birthday. Planning on enjoying it to the fullest. I am still here! Still here world. Imperfect. Imperfect world, but I am still here transitioning. Still here surviving. Still here almost thriving. Still here breathing. Three words resonate with me now, JUST DON”T QUIT!

    1. Serotonin. I believe sometimes just getting outside in the sunshine from the darkness of being depressed indoors can be a breath needed. Sometimes, when I still fall back into old patterns of simply staying inside in my woman cave and just with my parakeet for days on end, I have to force myself to go outside. It changes my perspective on life. (y)

    1. You’re right. Since a car accident 20 years ago,I’ve been drawn outside. Disabled from a job I loved. But as time went on I realized how lucky I really was. I basically was outside all the time. Had no desire to talk to anyone. The “Shrink” told my husband the best way to heal was to become one with the earth. Take Care of the Earth and Mother Nature will take care of you. I find myself still doing it. I’m pulled outside to heal inside.

  7. to learn to know ur worth – and to become independent from ppls opinion and expectations about YOU! See the good u have and try to share it, do good for others and get more easy on yourself… Well, that’s what got ME back up on my feet 🙂

    1. Cathay, that sounds good, but remember depression is not so much what other people think, it is what you continue to tell yourself. It is the thoughts inside of your head, negative chatter which is the issue or demon of depression. Sometimes, you are not around others by choice. In that case, it is not other people so much now, but what thoughts have been manifesting which caused the depression, whether environment or chemical. Either one has the symptoms which are the same, a focus on self-value. I do agree. Getting others out of your head, if that is the way it comes is certainly a way to help yourself through it. Glad you are back on your feet. (y)

  8. little steps… and the decision to care for myself… and resting in the moments of beauty… learning to appreciate… and doing the hard work to accept ‘what is’ …. and choosing hope… one moment at a time.

  9. life happens regardless… live accordingly – shin kwon
    being in love equals instatant gratification – shin kwon
    gratitudes lead to gratifications – shin kwon
    there are no days, just incredibly long moments – shin kwon
    cosmic shit comic strip
    you’ve already made all your decisions before you got here. you’re only here to experience how you feel about them – shin kwon
    my plan is to love you. that is all – shin kwon
    she owns her feelings and so she chooses to feel deeply. she chooses to hurt, but she is unharmed. tha fire cannot burn tha flame. none can hurt her any longer, she is invincible and has become an irresistible force of nature – shin kwon
    a sister to a brother a daughter to a mother, a mother to a son, and my lover like no other and i’ll never put another above her and there’s so much more to uncover and discover – shin kwon
    true love is too enormous to measure let alone fathom – shin kwon
    are you not light and dark? was not your brilliant flame once dim and flickering? let your inner fire roar mightier than tha flames of hell – shin kwon
    your heart, your mind, and your imagination together create a multiverse – shin kwon
    if you were completely comfortable being yourself you would never be shy around anyone – shin kwon
    time is made when taken – shin kwon
    tha shape of tha earth is not nearly as important as tha shape of your heart – shin kwon
    i am not satisfied with nor am i in disagreement with tha philosophical greats of past tense, even of my own philosophies that i hold currently. i am just always taking it to tha next level – shin kwon
    i’m tha 13th constellation. i read people not zodiacs because i see every person as a star – shin kwon
    you can do anything to water but replace it. keep this in mind both literally and figurately, but most importantly philosophically. – shin kwon
    if you want to solve differences between people, focus on tha connection between people and not what divides us – shin kwon
    fear naturally create defenses, but mental slavery will leave you defenseless – shin kwon
    choosing sides is tha root cause of warfare. think outside of tha mental concentration camp – shin kwon
    without sarcasm, there’d be more intellectuals on death row – shin kwon
    chaos leads to sanity – shin kwon
    it is what it is, but it’s also what you believe it to be – shin kwon
    you’re my motivation to get up in tha morning and tha inspiration behind everything i do – shin kwon
    forget everything. fall in love with everything. sense with your body, learn with your mind, feel with your soul, acquire knowledge through objective research and separate fact from fiction eliminating all preconceived notions, contemplate significance of information, process and comprehend data, realize it and feel it on deepest levels, acquire wisdom, apply wisdom, acquire more knowledge, wisdom through experience all tha while never falling out of love therefore in a state of perpetual happiness, ultimate satisfaction – shin kwon
    you ask why? tha simple answer would be that i fell in love. to use one word to describe tha experience, i would simply say “indescribable” – shin kwon
    instead of focusing on tha negative consequences of unfavorable outcomes, which most often tend to do, not so much by being taught to behave this way as through instruction, instead just an unconscious mimicery of what is being practiced as opposed to what is being preached within tha confines of their immediate environment which has adopted beliefs systems that subjugate and compromise their very existence which can be a breeding ground for feelings of regret and uncertainty about tha future. however, a simple approach to eliminating displeasurable thoughts that trigger dissonant emotions distrupting a person’s natural harmonic flow is by altogether altering your perception, finding tha root cause of all your anxieties and making a rational conscious decision to unchoose or reverse tha decisions that led you to perceive your life as a product of life justifying your right to criticize what was in all truth your own handywork, to lead you out of your own self induced debacle. one must simply move on, because life goes on, and it will leave your ass behind. – shin kwon
    you don’t keep secrets. secrets keep you – shin kwon
    sleep is nothing more than a dream within a dream, merrily merrily merrily rowing a boat gently down a stream – shin kwon

  10. Accepting that you are depressed then taking steps from there. I for one was in denial for years. “Thinking there was no way I could be depressed” showed all the symptoms. Slept all day. Barely ate. Rarely went outside. Stayed in the dark. Emotional beyond help. Didn’t want to talk. Was dark. Fearful of the world outside of my house. Didn’t want to help myself.

    1. Davaughn Duke, I so can relate. Although, I did not have a name for it, but growing up in an unhealthy household, I was forced to swallow fear, anger, rage, and who I was growing into as someone who was right brained, creative and an empath. Therefore, I have always felt symptoms of depression and simply kept trying to mask how I felt. Draw from others what I did not have myself. Yet, like you know there is a time when you are living a parallel existence. You are the person who sleeps all day, barely eats, rarely go out, stay in the dark, in bed. Emotionally beyond help, not wanting to talk in that dark place and fearful of the world outside, not wanting to help yourself. At the same time, there is that person who knows something is wrong. Something is so wrong that the only options are to either continue and know what the outcome is or fight for one more breath, one more day and hope to have courage enough to live, instead of feeling as if death would be a relief. In life, there might be the slightest chance of change, in death there is no option available. What if it only took taking another breath and reaching out for help to stop the pain, the hopelessness and despair and we did not take it? Did not believe it even for a second? (y)

  11. For me the key to depression is understanding it <3 When you know what's causing it you can treat it <3 it can be treated with something simple as sunshine,nutrition,exercising or talking with a friend <3 a higher belief and helping others puts you in a better place <3 Peace <3

  12. self-awareness and being around comprehensive people who understand. Do things you wouldn’t do as a part of routine.

  13. Acceptance. You can’t open people’s eyes that are determined not to even look your way. You can’t make people hear the words your heart now speaks. You have learned so much in your struggles but few people understand if they’ve never walked in your shoes. Trying to change others viewpoint is what kept me depressed. I have a lot of healing to do. I must forgive myself and make a life worth living for me and no one else.

    1. Yes, if the only thing one does when more than knee deep in symptoms of depression is to try to get out of the house. Get out into the sunshine. It does help as a first step towards seeing another view from the darkness being felt.

    1. life happens regardless… live accordingly – shin kwon
      being in love equals instatant gratification – shin kwon
      gratitudes lead to gratifications – shin kwon
      there are no days, just incredibly long moments – shin kwon
      cosmic shit comic strip
      you’ve already made all your decisions before you got here. you’re only here to experience how you feel about them – shin kwon
      my plan is to love you. that is all – shin kwon
      she owns her feelings and so she chooses to feel deeply. she chooses to hurt, but she is unharmed. tha fire cannot burn tha flame. none can hurt her any longer, she is invincible and has become an irresistible force of nature – shin kwon
      a sister to a brother a daughter to a mother, a mother to a son, and my lover like no other and i’ll never put another above her and there’s so much more to uncover and discover – shin kwon
      true love is too enormous to measure let alone fathom – shin kwon
      are you not light and dark? was not your brilliant flame once dim and flickering? let your inner fire roar mightier than tha flames of hell – shin kwon
      your heart, your mind, and your imagination together create a multiverse – shin kwon
      if you were completely comfortable being yourself you would never be shy around anyone – shin kwon
      time is made when taken – shin kwon
      tha shape of tha earth is not nearly as important as tha shape of your heart – shin kwon
      i am not satisfied with nor am i in disagreement with tha philosophical greats of past tense, even of my own philosophies that i hold currently. i am just always taking it to tha next level – shin kwon
      i’m tha 13th constellation. i read people not zodiacs because i see every person as a star – shin kwon
      you can do anything to water but replace it. keep this in mind both literally and figurately, but most importantly philosophically. – shin kwon
      if you want to solve differences between people, focus on tha connection between people and not what divides us – shin kwon
      fear naturally create defenses, but mental slavery will leave you defenseless – shin kwon
      choosing sides is tha root cause of warfare. think outside of tha mental concentration camp – shin kwon
      without sarcasm, there’d be more intellectuals on death row – shin kwon
      chaos leads to sanity – shin kwon
      it is what it is, but it’s also what you believe it to be – shin kwon
      you’re my motivation to get up in tha morning and tha inspiration behind everything i do – shin kwon
      forget everything. fall in love with everything. sense with your body, learn with your mind, feel with your soul, acquire knowledge through objective research and separate fact from fiction eliminating all preconceived notions, contemplate significance of information, process and comprehend data, realize it and feel it on deepest levels, acquire wisdom, apply wisdom, acquire more knowledge, wisdom through experience all tha while never falling out of love therefore in a state of perpetual happiness, ultimate satisfaction – shin kwon
      you ask why? tha simple answer would be that i fell in love. to use one word to describe tha experience, i would simply say “indescribable” – shin kwon
      instead of focusing on tha negative consequences of unfavorable outcomes, which most often tend to do, not so much by being taught to behave this way as through instruction, instead just an unconscious mimicery of what is being practiced as opposed to what is being preached within tha confines of their immediate environment which has adopted beliefs systems that subjugate and compromise their very existence which can be a breeding ground for feelings of regret and uncertainty about tha future. however, a simple approach to eliminating displeasurable thoughts that trigger dissonant emotions distrupting a person’s natural harmonic flow is by altogether altering your perception, finding tha root cause of all your anxieties and making a rational conscious decision to unchoose or reverse tha decisions that led you to perceive your life as a product of life justifying your right to criticize what was in all truth your own handywork, to lead you out of your own self induced debacle. one must simply move on, because life goes on, and it will leave your ass behind. – shin kwon
      you don’t keep secrets. secrets keep you – shin kwon
      sleep is nothing more than a dream within a dream, merrily merrily merrily rowing a boat gently down a stream – shin kwon

    2. Gidget, read you, I still have to talk myself through anxiety when it comes to crowds of people or rush hour traffic. Anxiety can also be part of being someone living with depression and I continue to learn to talk myself in calming myself down.

    3. I also have anxiety and it’s very difficult to deal with but I’ve learned to manage it with steps that work for me. What works for me may not work for someone else as we are all different. But I will say that it does help me to focus on objects around me. Things I can see, hear, smell and taste. It sort of grounds me.

  14. “Father, I worship and praise You for this is the day You have made and I will rejoice in it and be glad. I don’t know what this day holds but You do. I praise You, Jehovah-shalom. Your surpassing peace guards my heart and mind. Your peace makes sense of the senseless situations of life.”
    “I know that today was written in Your book even while there were none of them. I pray Father that every thing written in Your book for me today would come off of the pages and into my life. I thank You that Your thoughts toward me are of peace and give me a hope for my destiny.”
    Father, I thank You that all of Your promises are “yes” and “amen” in Christ Jesus. I receive Your promised provision and thank You for all that You have done for me, all that You are doing for me, and all that You will do for me.”
    “In Jesus name I pray. Amen.”
    “Father, I worship and praise You for this is the day You have made and I will rejoice in it and be glad. I don’t know what this day holds but You do. I praise You, Jehovah-shalom. Your surpassing peace guards my heart and mind. Your peace makes sense of the senseless situations of life.”
    “I know that today was written in Your book even while there were none of them. I pray Father that every thing written in Your book for me today would come off of the pages and into my life. I thank You that Your thoughts toward me are of peace and give me a hope for my destiny.”
    Father, I thank You that all of Your promises are “yes” and “amen” in Christ Jesus. I receive Your promised provision and thank You for all that You have done for me, all that You are doing for me, and all that You will do for me.”
    “In Jesus name I pray. Amen.”

  15. There is no specific key for it. Everybody deals with depression in a very different way. For some people working out and consuming energy could be the key. For others, meditating and transforming that energy could also be the key. Talking to friends and familly that supports you can be the key. If you don’t have someone you can trust, talking to a professional could also be the key. Whatever you choose, you just have to work with it and work through it. Always remember that you are not alone in this and that many people suffer from it. Also… believe that there is always a way out of everything 🙂

  16. genetically predisposed depression cannot be fixed with medication, positive affirmations, or exercise. like diabetes, all you can do is live a healthy lifestyle and accept you are a depressive. I have lived with this disease for 40 years. I function when I need to, and sometimes I have to retreat from the world to recharge my batteries. I am just talking about my journey. no family & a shaky support system have made my depression that much harder to manage. pets have been my unconditional love.

    1. It may be true in your case Alison Bailey, but certainly not true in all cases. I live with depression which is hereditary on both sides of my family. I have lived with it since very young. However, it can be managed with medication, positive affirmations, and exercise which releases serotonin, which many people living with depression live by and some without medication. There is not a fix for depression, but there are ways to combat and live with depression. I am also a diabetic and sometimes living with both is no picnic, but what helps me now is that I now choose to want to live. I choose to want to see what is at the other end of the darkness. I have become proactive.

    1. May I add a cautionary thought? You must have someone monitor you. You must get in tuned with your own body to know when the medication, the dosage is not working and do so before immediately. Consult the doctor or physician who prescribed the medication immediately. I was prescribed initially a high dosage and was not to see the doctor for another month. Had I not after three days got up out of bed, ate a piece of toast, all the time telling myself, “if you don’t get up, if you don’t eat something, you will die! Your comfort animal will die and he did not sign up to die of starvation.” I would not be here sharing this with you. I stopped taking the medication after that although I have been told you should gradually cut down and then out or be weened off medication. I know the dosage was not for me and did not take anymore. Also, do your research. I consulted a drug site after that which gave me information from those who were taking anti-depressants and giving their perspective. It helped. I knew what dosage, what to expect somewhat. I decided when a new physician prescribed another anti-depressant to remain on the dosage because it was helping. I monitor myself now and struggle at times, but for the most part I try to routinely take it more often than not take it because it does effect me creatively and also my former disposition of feeling strong passion for creating and my world view. I have to remember that I live with depression and I have to adjust and be diligent for my own sake and that means living without certain elements which were also formally me. For the most part worth it. O:)

  17. Say to yourself.
    Fuck this. I am going to be happy. You truly have the power to make that choice. There are so many anchors in life. But if you can try, just stay positive, fake it til you make it. That always always helps. It’s almost like magic

    1. If it were as simple as that there would be no need for anyone to live with or suffer from or end their lives due to depression. Those who live with the darkness, the hopelessness, the melancholy, the negative mind chatter, the belief that not being here would be better than breathing can not possibly ignore all of that and whatever other symptoms to simply “just do it!” Impossible.

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