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Quality of Life - April 29th 2013, 11:03 PM

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Don't get me wrong. I'm not suicidal, I have no intentions of harming myself in any way. It's just that the more I realize my Major Depressive Disorder will always affect me and that I'll never be completely happy (or even happy half the time), I truly see how it affects my quality of life. When a cancer patient is in physical and emotional pain, people will advocate on and on about how they should be able to have physician-assisted suicide. What about me? What's the quality of my life if I'll always be in this cycle of depression, pain, a half hour of happiness, and then a severe depressed mood again?

Why should I stay alive if I'll have such a low quality of life? Or should I?
Is it wrong of me to think this way?

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Re: Quality of Life - April 30th 2013, 12:06 AM

Hey there

I have Major Depressive Disorder, so I can completely understand and relate.

I have certain views on suicide, but I don't think it's right for me to express those here. Yes, our quality of life won't be as great as the next person's, but it is what we make of it.

I don't think it's necessarily wrong of you to think that way, but I do think you should stay alive for hope that someday, things will improve.


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Re: Quality of Life - April 30th 2013, 12:43 AM

I definately agree. Like I said, I'm not suicidal or anything, just wanted to validate my thoughts, I guess.
I'd actually love to hear your views on suicide- perhaps message me?
   
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Re: Quality of Life - April 30th 2013, 04:00 AM

Hey!

I can understand why you're having the thoughts you have. But even though you struggle with this, it doesn't mean you can't try to make the most out of life. Like volunteer work, a new job, new hobbies/interest, try to find several things in your life that make you happy. Then there's still the future, you can have children, marriage. Maybe you could think of those things to motivate yourself to living. Even though it's hard, you can still be happy, ya'know?

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Re: Quality of Life - May 3rd 2013, 02:55 PM

There is always a point in living, even with serious depression. The thing is, there is hope. You may not live the same life as someone else, but there will be times when you are happy. I'd like you to think about something that made you happy today, even for a little bit (there will be something there, I guarantee it).

There are also treatment options available. I'm not saying this is something that can or should be cured, but there are ways of helping you. You can lead a happy and fulfilling life. It's not wrong of you to think any particular way, I'm not a thought police officer. But it can be really hard for you to see the brightness when you're stuck in the bottom of a valley.
   
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Re: Quality of Life - May 4th 2013, 06:33 PM

I was depressed I even thought of committing suicide and depression is something that will always be their but you can let it ruin your life by giving in or you can stay strong and get your life sorted find new friends new hobbies and just hold your head up message me if you need to talk x
   
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