Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions

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by absolutely not, stop asking this » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:03 am

Kind Words - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1070710/Kind_Words_lo_fi_chill_beats_to_write_to/ - £3.99



I would love to recommend anybody that frequents this thread Kind Words. It's a "game" in the loosest sense of the word; more a meditative/therapy kind of app than anything else. I've only been "playing" it since yesterday but already I can see how special it is and it has genuinely helped with my mental state a few times.

The basic premise is that you can either view letters that other people have written (usually worries about things in their own life) and reply to them, or write a letter of your own, which others will then reply to. There are also paper airplanes which you can catch which are usually adorned with motivational quotes, and there are stickers to collect too, which you can use to decorate your living space. It's all entirely anonymous and has an amazing low-fi/ambient soundtrack which helps set the calming tone. If you're worried about people abusing this system and being nasty, the developer has only ever had to ban a handful of people (there's a report function for all the letters which he manually moderates), so the overwhelming majority of the community that play the game is an incredibly friendly one.

I spent pretty much all day today wanting to get back to my laptop to see the replies I had to my letters.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Rocsteady » Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:11 am

Curls wrote:Remember last summer when I was whining on about my friends being horrible to me? Well it never really went away, now don't get me wrong compared to some people on here its nothing. But after alcohol or around night shifts, or often both it gets worse.

By late Autumn i thought we'd turned a corner, but then at christmas it all went to pot. Again due to the nature of the job and location non of us can go home.

She invited us around for board games and drinks christmas eve. Food christmas day as well. And it was all nice again.

However, she doesn't like changing plans and reacts badly. I was asked by a group of mutual friends to ask her if we can merge her christmas eve event, or maybe do her event first and then join them. She didn't take to it well. she cancelled on us christmas eve, no matter how much I tried and how much I told her we still wanted to go to her event.
Christmas day she then acted all normal again and we had a nice day until the evening when we went to the bar. We got in there and her and her partner in crime went straight over to a group of blokes to flirt and left me and two others in the corner.
We decided to go and join some other friends and leave them two to it, to which she gave me sarci comments, rolled her eyes and said 'this is like christmas eve all over again.'

This hurt me and on boxing day i stupidly text her saying she needs to get her priorities sorted as I'd tried so so hard to convince her that we wanted to see her on christmas eve. She's not spoken to me since.

I'm done for real this time, she's toxic, shes nasty to me in particularly and never wants to talk things through and shes pathetic. She's 33 years old, an alcoholic who stays out partying with groups of men until 5 am and most likely ends up sleeping with them, and will drop a friend in an instant. And whilst some of you may argue non of this is wrong, its completely different to my personality.

I expected too much and we are too different. I've always been liked by people and been able to fix friednships. In fact i've never fallen out with or had to cut out a friend in my life before now, so all I can think is it tells a lot about her.

I have put my hands up so many times when I'm in the wrong, and I have been at times this past week. But all I want to do is scream at her about what hell she's made the last 7 months of my life, but I know she won't understand. It's really odd living in this fishbowl that's for sure.

Definitely just stop talking to her.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Gemini73 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:49 am

Yep move on, Curls. She sounds like a horrible person to be around.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Chickenwings147 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:34 pm

so, it's been a long time since i logged onto the forum and posted, but i always read every day

today, in the early hours of the morning I came downstairs to find my wife dead.

after a few days of coughing/sneezing (I've had a cold and assumed she'd picked it up from me) she seemed worse thursday night and i said to get an emergency doctors appointment the next day.
at 4am I woke and seeing she wasn't in bed, i went to find her, and she'd gone downstairs and was on the kitchen floor. im in shock. im scared and feel absolutely devastated.

we've been together 24+ years and god knows what im going to do without her. no idea why im here getting this out here after such a long time not posting but i'm all over the place at the moment

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Vermilion » Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:49 pm

Oh man, I am so sorry for your loss. :(

To be honest, i don't think there is anything that any of us can say right now which will be of help, but please know that we are here for you should you need us.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Gemini73 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:49 pm

I'm so sorry. How awful. :(

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Rocsteady » Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:52 pm

Oh my god man, I'm so sorry.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Jenuall » Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:09 pm

Can't imagine how you must feel, so sorry to hear that.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Victor Mildew » Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:17 pm

Jesus, I don't even know what to say. My condolences.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Corazon de Leon » Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:19 pm

I’m sorry man, that’s horrendous. We’re all here if you need us.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by hamm sandwich » Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:28 pm

That’s horrible news, I’m so sorry :cry:

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by False » Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:35 pm

there are no words

so sorry for you my man

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Zilnad » Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:58 pm

I felt sick just reading that so I can't even imagine what you're going through. We're all here though in any capacity you need.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Dowbocop » Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:04 pm

So sorry to hear about your loss. It must seem completely overwhelming right now but we're all here for you if you need to talk to people.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Peter Crisp » Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:05 pm

There's not a lot I can say other than I'm sorry for your loss and agreeing with others here that if there's anything we can do to help just say and I'm sure we'll be right on it.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Tsunade » Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:17 pm

I dont know what to say except I'm sorry for your loss, and like everyone else has said, we're here for you.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by Green Gecko » Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:09 pm

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by That's not a growth » Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:19 pm

My stomach dropped reading that, I'm so sorry for your loss.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by PaperMacheMario » Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:24 am

That’s utterly horrendous, I’m so sorry for your loss :( please know that we’re here for you if you need anything.

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PostRe: Depression, Anxiety, or other Mental Health Conditions
by still » Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:09 am

That is truly horrendous for you, truly, truly awful. So very sorry for you. I hope you find the strength to pull through this. A long, long time since I had any religious belief whatsoever myself but, for what it is worth, may 'God' be with you.


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