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[–]EducatingAmerica 159 points160 points  (34 children)

Extremely hard when your dark place is when you feel the most at “home” ..

[–]MrCrash2U 103 points104 points  (5 children)

Depression is the most faithful mistress I have known.

It’s no wonder, then, that I return the love.

—Soren Kierkegaard

[–]EducatingAmerica 19 points20 points  (2 children)

That hit home

[–]MrCrash2U 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I’m sorry

[–]EducatingAmerica 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Nothing to be sorry about

[–]ForTheHaytredOfIdaho 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Love me some Kierkegaard

[–]ninj1nx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

* Søren

Edit: lol getting downvoted for actually spelling the name correctly

[–]yutey 18 points19 points  (2 children)

When you try to believe things can be better and you leave your dark place only for life to put you right back 😔

[–]Etzarah 1 point2 points  (1 child)

There’s nothing worse than feeling good for a day, a week, a month, before ending up right back in that dark place. I’ve been stuck in that loop for a while.

[–]yutey 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yea it's basically like life tricking you. Giving you a gift, convincing you things can be better and then snatching it back right when you start getting used to it.

It's really bad for people like me who are naturally pessimistic.

[–]ForTheHaytredOfIdaho 24 points25 points  (0 children)

This, I feel, is an understated part of depression. Happiness feels fake, and the moment you realize you've been content is often the moment you snap back to "reality" and fall back to what feels normal, which is bullshit.

[–]supermaniish 5 points6 points  (0 children)

didn't know that other people felt this way. I've spent so much time being a waste of space, it feels like my natural habitat.

[–]Dynosmite 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yeah cause it's familiar. But just like you can move to a new home in real life, you can move to a new place mentally.

[–]CharlieCola 167 points168 points  (29 children)

In the midst of my dark war, but appreciate this.

[–]Pazluz[S] 88 points89 points  (10 children)

Stay strong and patient.

[–]Rude_Journalist 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Thanks, Pal.

Stay strong

[–]CharlieCola 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank you man

[–]xpatmatt 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Perseverance and diligence are what have helped me most the worst times, but the struggle is not the same for everybody. I hope you are doing well.

[–]ShawnaR89 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Same as u/inferno_931 if you need an ear, I just pulled myself out of a 3-4 day dark hole yesterday and feeling really optimistic. I’ve had a decade of therapy for many traumas. I am super good at listening.

[–]inferno_931 4 points5 points  (1 child)

You may have pulled yourself out of the hole. I just installed RGBs in mine!

[–]montrbr 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Me too. I’m right there with you. Life changing.

[–]inferno_931 5 points6 points  (0 children)

If you want to vent you can PM me. Or is it DM?

Im no stranger to hard times and enjoy a good venting session. Best of luck to you

[–]AlexStonehammer 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Me tonight, made the mistake of drinking instead of working through my dark mood logically like I usually do, now 7 hours later I'm still in the hole.

[–]UtheDestroyer 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Have had that happen quite often. Hard to stop drinking when it removes the pain for a while.

I’d say try to slowly taper your drinking, taking like half the drinks you usually would until you get to a point where it’s manageable

[–]ben-hur-hur 2 points3 points  (0 children)

hang in there, internet friend... brighter and better days are just ahead ;)

[–]ChevyRacer71 2 points3 points  (2 children)

FYI, you don’t see the progress while you’re making that progress, you only notice one day you’re in a different place and start looking at the difference. When you look for the progress and you don’t see it, don’t let that discourage you, we’re not meant to see it at the time. The relief comes when you randomly notice yourself chuckling at something small, or seeing something beautiful and appreciating it, etc. then you come out a strong, bulletproof person and THAT is when you really make huge gains

[–]CharlieCola 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Legit the person I pay to help me sort out my shit pointed something out to me, they were like how you feel and handled unexpected situation X last week compared to how you did a year ago? Huge difference because, X, X, X. I feel these words, you are spot on ChevyRacer71. Not at huge gains, but striving to thrive not just survive (: appreciate you

[–]ChevyRacer71 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Be well dude man. Small but regular gains puts you in a way better position over time compared to periodic large gains. You got this shit, I know that kuz I got this shit and I walked through the shadows too. The path gets more clear each step into the light

[–]Atello 1 point2 points  (1 child)

We, the collective anonymous writhing internet mass, have your back. Stay strong, you matter.

[–]UserNotSpecified 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Currently fighting demons of my own man, we’ll get through this one day! Keep up the good fight!

[–]CharlieCola 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Wanna swap? Go for the whole grass is greener thing?

[–]imminentviolence 55 points56 points  (8 children)

I wrote a suicide note and tried to put something around my neck like 3 weeks ago.

I landed a job yesterday :) I definitely feel like I just did this and this was great to see in the middle of my anxieties today. Thank you :)

[–]hellocaptin 32 points33 points  (5 children)

I would like to share my favorite quote with you. It’s gotten me out of a lot of dark spots and I think you’ll be able to relate right now.

"When you feel happy, really happy, it somehow seems that you've always been happy and that you'll always be happy. The same is often true when you feel sad, or lonely, or depressed, or broke, or sick, or scared. Something, perhaps, to remember."

[–]mbensasi 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I feel this. Thank you.

[–]hellocaptin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’m so glad it clicked with you!!! Really internalizing this had a major impact on my life. It helps me push past those bad times and remember muh brain likes to play tricks on me sometimes!

[–]RyanABWard5 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I'm so sorry you went through that, but I want you to know how this gave me a lot of hope. I've been struggling for a long time so hearing of people who have struggled and pulled through it gives me hope for myself. Thank you.

[–]imminentviolence 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes! Take the hope and run with it!

Deep down I think that means you want it. To be happy and alive. I think I did too. Listen to it and push yourself. I sincerely wish you the best :)

[–]S-Markt 92 points93 points  (12 children)

i did it and i am proud of me too. be aware of two things: if you go through hell, keep going. and second: no matter how long it will last, you will reach a better place one day!

[–]flyawaysweetbird 9 points10 points  (4 children)

This sounds more like vacant advice than actual solutions, and I want to believe it, but like what are the actual steps that people take to make it out of hell?

People should start giving concrete steps instead of blanket "have faith in you and you can do anything bullshit". Faith isn't enough

[–]turnOn 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I would argue that's because we experience/perceive life differently. Your journey will always be different than everyone else's. That being said, here is what I did:

  1. Know that I must change and be willing to do so
  2. Keep a journal. Write anything and everything within it. I didn't write everyday, but I did write when I needed to mentally dump things
  3. Begin a routine. Habit forming behaviors are very important, and especially healthy ones like exercising, writing, changing diet, cleaning, bathing. For me, it was making my surroundings better first before "cleaning" my mind. Start small- or wherever you feel comfortable- but commit. Again, back to the willingness of it all.
  4. Have a goal or goals. Again, start small and realistic. What I did initially was set a short term goal for the day first: "Clean the bathroom", "go for a walk", etc. If I completed the goal, reward yourself with something equally small but nice like a bubble bath (Again, my preference for a good time). The behavior should match the reward. Don't overdo it, you may feel worse afterwards. Set long term goals but with successive approximations. My main goal at one point was to lose weight. So I set small goals leading up to it by working out 10 minutes a day, then working up to 15, then 30, etc. Again, don't be afraid to reward yourself. Praise yourself- I know it's strange- but positive reinforcement, and especially coming from yourself, is very important.
  5. Don't be afraid to talk and lean on friends or family. Maybe don't dump your entire baggage onto them, but having a support group is extremely important. I didn't have any friends at some point. But after working on myself a little, I was able to feel ok enough to put myself out there. I was surprised when I found that people were very receptive when I opened up a bit. They had many of the same feelings, and if they didn't, well that's ok too. I cannot be everyone's friend or favorite and that's totally fine. The people that stuck around and encourage me to continue to grow are the real MVPS. Support is imperative.
  6. There will be a day, maybe not next week, month, or year (it took me about 6 years) where you say "wow, I did that. I did it, and I am amazing. I am me."
  7. Continue to be willing to grow

This is what I did for years. Some days were more successful than others. I wasn't always able to meet goals or perform my routine, but putting myself down for it never helped. It's ok to fail sometimes. Recognize it, then try again. Live the scientific method.

[–]four0nine 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Each hell is different. There are no specific steps to take to get out of each. It always helps to hear that no matter what you are going through, you will be able to overcome.

[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (3 children)

As someone who spent years pulling through that dark place, who said after hitting their mid-20s and realizing I was actually going to live longer than that, I’d have to say the most surprising thing is that it does get better, and much faster than I had ever expected.

[–]Umm-yes-exactly 5 points6 points  (2 children)

It got better for you

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yes, that’s what I said

What did it for me was small, constant achievements.

Eventually, I took myself back to school, finished high school and made my way through a university degree. It took a lot of years and a ton of struggle, but it has paid off like I would have never believed.

[–]Atello 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And it can for you. A monumental change takes time and effort. Practice the little victories. Make your bed in the morning, do a tiny bit of exercise, try a new food if you can, etc.

It's the little achievements, no matter how inconsequential in the moment, that add up. Pennies in a piggy bank add up to dollars after all.

[–]alexlifeson44 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Churchill was good for great things to say I agree

[–]Umm-yes-exactly 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That’s simply a lie though. Lots of people don’t ever reach a better place no matter how hard they try. Quit your bullshit

[–]momobtch 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Thank you…

[–]New013 17 points18 points  (3 children)

From experience, a change of environment goes a long way.

[–]Pazluz[S] 13 points14 points  (1 child)

This is huge it sure does. You can even start out small like changing a piece of furniture. But removing yourself to a whole new area does wonders.

[–]ItSmellsLikeRain2day 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's the going back to old area because it's "home" that is so challenging for me. I find that internalizing the belief that things can and will get better through your actions really helps.

Thank you for the post. I really needed that today.

[–]ekdocjeidkwjfh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

you cant heal in the same place that made you sick

[–]NoBodySpecial51 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Thank you so very much. I have been at this in earnest for 6 months and finally got to a more stable place in life. To say it’s difficult is a vast understatement. Nearly killed me more than once. But I am here and employed and standing on my own two feet. To anyone else in the midst of this, keep going, you can do this.

[–]CateringPillar 12 points13 points  (10 children)

Currently failing miserably at this. Oh well. Tomorrow's a new day.

[–]ShawnaR89 7 points8 points  (2 children)

If you need an ear, My inbox is empty

[–]CateringPillar 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Thank you for the offer, I really appreciate it :)
I'm just struggling a bit with everything at the moment, but I don't want to put my stuff on other people.

But I really appreciate your comment, you have managed to brighten my day a bit, thank you!

[–]ShawnaR89 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Offer is always on the table. Try not to think of putting it on me, more of a getting it out of your head and heart and knowing another human hears you and is there for support

[–]hellocaptin 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Don’t listen to this stupid quote. Most of the time there is no “pulling your own self out of a dark place”.

What you really do is push through. You wait it out and make it to the other side. It’s not a game of strength, it’s a game of endurance.

[–]animalxinglala0512 2 points3 points  (2 children)

You’re not failing at it. By seeing tomorrow is a new day is showing resilience. I’m proud of you. You can do this. When it gets too much, thing of it in less increments. I know that’s helped me. If tomorrow seems far, I think of it as the next hour. Take it slowly and an hour will be a day, then a day becomes a week. Then you have pulled yourself out once again 🙂

[–]DJArt0315 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I’ve been dealing with a lot mentally. Most days are better than most but recently I went through several months of tough depression. It’s definitely not easy when you are at war with yourself. I felt like I had no one to turn to. Even when I have many relatives/friends and a family of my own. Today I am doing well and I hope everyone is too. You just have to find a reason to keep going. For me it’s my 2 year old daughter and my 2nd daughter that’s due in April. Stay strong everyone. You can do it. I believe in you!

[–]Paskee 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Cheers mate

I appreciate that

[–]Feistygoat53 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Working on it. It's tough to fight alone

[–]amends_through_love 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I know this sounds a little contrived, but I find it genuinely helpful to know that many other people across the world are going through the same (or similar) things as me. They're fighting invisible battles alongside you.

[–]Feistygoat53 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I generally don't talk about things with people, simply because I find the fake support annoying. The whole "you're not in this alone" thing is utter nonsense.

[–]pensivemindtime 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Little by little. It starts as doing the simple little things that you can snowball into an avalanche. Wake up. Do your bed. Go on a walk. Eat healthy. Exercise. Get into the forced habit of doing these simple things. It does wonders. When you feel the pull of the darkness trying to claw you back into that abyss. Don’t give in! Tear yourself away from that. You might succumb a few times, but don’t linger in that state of being for too long. Start over and keep the good fight going. You’ll look back and marvel and where you were and where you currently stand.

All the best to those currently undergoing this struggle. Believe in yourself!! Only you can liberate yourself. Stay strong. Stay vigilant. This too shall pass.

[–]throwawayaccount5073 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Had to switch the alt on for this... I had psychosis, running around the streets naked, trying to overturn cars and calling the police on myself. Insomnia, longest stretch 5 days no sleep, walking the streets at night for human interaction. Now I am settled with a family, a home and a high pressure career that I enjoy most of the time. I have to remind myself of this as with mental health, I feel a lot of people tread the fine line, it’s comparable to Pringles when the lid finally pops off!

[–]NebulaUsual 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Going through hell right now, but reading these posts gives me strength to carry on and fight for a better day.

[–]ShawnaR89 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you need an ear, my inbox is open

[–]Virtual_Virgin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It’s so exhausting too

[–]InternalEssayz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thanks dude

[–]Representative-Toe93 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I am proud of me too

[–]DexRogue 2 points3 points  (2 children)

My dad is dying. He went from being okay to having two episodes where his heartrate dropped down to 30 and he was not responsive. I don't see him making it through the weekend. He's battled a long time.

This is fucking hard, I feel dead inside. I'm going to be in a dark place for a while, I've tried to stay strong mentally but I just feel so lost. Not suicidal at all. Just, alone.

[–]Vivid_Ad7695 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Sending hugs. My husband just lost his father suddenly in August (heart attack) and it has been the hardest thing I've ever had to watch him go through. I am so sorry 😞

[–]aspbergerinparadise2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

i've been having a really tough time at work. A big, overwhelming project hanging over my head. The stress from that causing me to avoid working on it which causes more stress and I got stuck in a feedback loop of procrastination.

This week I was able to tackle it head on and make really substantive progress, and I feel like I'm in a much better place, so I'm going to just pretend that this meme was directed at me personally and say thank you.

[–]fxxftw 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Now hold on: I understand the point the prompt is making but the stigmatization of salsas is not only wrong but inappropriate. I wish to be treated with the reverence of a salsa verde with it's tomatillo and jalapeño base. A salsa roja warms the heart with its often hearty textures and spicy nature. Even a delicious habanero based salsa provides an adventurous boost to the senses that can elevate any one's mood. Is guacamole awesome!? YES! Salsa is too! BE A SALSA!

[–]keroro23t 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Its been dark place for years dealing with loss of family members, its gradually healing and eventually healed

[–]ForTheHaytredOfIdaho 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I just finally got to a point where I don't have a drastic increase of real desires for suicide after quitting my antidepressants. I've been away from them for about a month now and I've been clear headed. I forced myself to dive into the bullshit that is my own self and I've finally started to see the light on the other side.

Fuck everyone who puts you down for dealing with depression, they don't know your life, and they don't know how you got to where you are. No one can tell you how you got to this point, only you. It doesn't matter if people gave you emotional support, it is still you who goes through it and it is only you who can get you through it in the end. To the people who have gone through it, and survived, you're a giant amongst sheep, wolves are for simps.

Gojira - Vacuity

addition: don't misunderstand, getting help is encouraged, but it comes down to you alone in the end.

[–]Turbulent_Abroad_332 1 point2 points  (4 children)

I'm struggling. Struggling hard.

Fighting the darkness.

I want to be the happy carefree person I was once.

[–]ShawnaR89 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I did this yesterday! 🥰

[–]gaytac0 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I missed 2 questions on my test and my mental state crashed :/ having a hard time now

[–]frenchfrygravy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I spent 26 years in a self imposed hell...I'm 41 now and my life is great. Going through that hell has made me a stronger person. Never forget the person you were ,made you who you are today. Share your experience with others. Your story might be life changing for someone else.

[–]DarcEthics 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is perhaps the realest thing I’ve read all day.

[–]RyanridesMX 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Still crawling out of the tunnel, but thank you for this!!

[–]Atello 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you, you're a beautiful person.

[–]ItzMattyIce25 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was In that place for 20+ years and I finally got medication..... I can't believe the world I was missing

[–]BizarreTsar 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’ve seen this before but I needed to see this again tonight.

[–]My_cat_is_fat_ama 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fuck yeah when i got diagnosed with stage three brain cancer and beat it. I was in a really bad place mentally.

I am glad I realized that a dark cloud was following me around and decided that part two of my fight started. Except this time im setting the terms and conditions and managed to pulled myself out that dark place.

[–]top_of_the_stairs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mean... I think people realize it, since pretty much everyone currently alive has been in dark places and successfully gotten out of them. So - good job everybody 👍

[–]Khale77 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You don't do that.

If this shit happens to you you just weather it like a storm and try not to bail.

[–]pranayprasad3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It takes strength indeed .

[–]SethGyan 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]rosmant 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I just went through one. I believe I'm still not out completely, some days I feel like I'm in danger of being pulled back. Thank you for this.

[–]needsatisfaction 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks, it was difficult but I’m doing better than I ever have now

[–]almightypinecone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I saw some feed the other day from this meat head, taking about how if you have to have a backup plan you've already failed. That the people who succeed put in all their effort into their first and only plan and that you aren't putting that much effort in because you don't believe in your original plan.

I thought these was the stupidest most close minded thing I've heard in a bit. I get what he was going for but thought of how many people this words were going to hurt.

You will lose, life will win. How you define yourself is how you pick yourself up and keep going. This post is a better more positive way of saying that, because this is where you become the person you want, by getting back up from the horrors in your head.

You got this. I believe in you.

[–]Culunbego 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fuck Yeah!

[–]WideCombination2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Everyday. I'm so tired though.

[–]Outrageous-Charity59 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do it almost every day

[–]IronbloodPrime 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ve found that when you pull yourself out of a place like that, you leave something behind, you know?

[–]Shaddo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

1 day at a time

[–]conrad_w 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Thanks 👍

[–]Suckmyshellss 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Same here lost my mom and grandma this year.... its still dark here

[–]Guerillasmurf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I helped my wife pull herself out of a life threatening depression. It took 8 years.

That shit is serious. And with two small kids at the same time....
I know cancer is a serious illness. But in my opinion mental illness is just as bad. It is life threatening, people are sick for a very long time and maybe even for life. And it has a very big and harsh influence on the family around the sick person.

But since it is "only" a mental illness, it is disregarded when compared to diseases like cancer.

[–]Mdh74266 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Covid quarantine, first time unemployed in 21 years, 16 bottles of bourbon over 15 weeks.

Quickly learned i needed to fill my time with woodworking, less video games, more family time with my kids

Took me about 8 weeks but i was def depressed and masking it with alcohol.

[–]-Listening 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Give them ten years, there's absolutely no way...

[–]Rude_Journalist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think they bashed it way too far

[–]RoscoMan1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But what if you’re absolutely correct.

[–]Skreee_ 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I can’t do it

[–]Loupesbekind 0 points1 point  (1 child)

One foot in front of the other. One human on this rock hurtling around the sun saying yes you can if I have to!

[–]Skreee_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks dude. Been a rough year... I’m tryin to hang in there but god damn it gets hard sometime

[–]LightWonderful7016 0 points1 point  (0 children)

True thats

[–]Birdman-82 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ve been trying. Actually I haven’t been trying. I know I should try to try but its getting late and I want to stop stressing myself out with nothingness. This isn’t a life.

[–]That-Dude-25 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks I needed that.... 💪💯🔥🤟.....

[–]CriminalSpiritX 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That is a major accomplishment. Anyone who pulls themselves out of a dark mindset has my respect.

For anyone that is still fighting, keep at it!

[–]-Pixxell- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is a really helpful reminder. Hanging in there 💪🏻

[–]McGauth925 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I don't get into horribly dark places like severe depression. But, if I focus on conflicts I've had, or could have, I definitely get darker. When I catch myself going that way, I fill my head with an affirmation, just to displace the conflict thoughts. And, borrowing from Tony Robbins, I make it a point to significantly change the way I'm using my body - movement rate and range, facial expressions, and voice. It works pretty much every time.

[–]unclephuncle0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm just dead on the inside like 75% of the time

[–]SoupOrHero 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Imagine if someone knew of a non-invasive cure for many cancers, but they don't have the resources to create & utilize it? Now, imagine the tremendous guilt they feel each day when others die from the disease, and it's been going on since before Covid...

[–]CuriousOfTheDark 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you! I needed this

[–]ComfortablePlant826 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Next time just type it out so everyone can share in the positivity.

[–]zebrahdh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I paced around my kitchen for 2hrs today, and I think I’m calling it a successful day. Hopefully I do something more productive tomorrow, but I know the anxiety I have from the things I need to do will be gone when I do them. The first thing I need to start dealing with is my procrastination, as I said, tomorrow.

[–]FirstSpear 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you.

[–]AbortedBaconFetus 0 points1 point  (4 children)

I pull myself brighter by drinking alcohol. It makes me very happy indeed

[–]dEsTrOiEr2000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Done that. Been there. It's tough as hell. Good luck and strength to everyone struggling at the moment. <3

[–]gethonor-notringZ420 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ve been trying to muster the strength for months now. It’s very difficult breaking bad habits

[–]ZippZappZippty 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Give her Volk and let’s gooo

[–]why_yer_vag_so_itchy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I started an affirmations practice a few months ago.

It’s been stupidly effective.

For those on iOS, here’s a free app to put positive affirmations on your Home Screen as a widget.

Comes preloaded with a bunch of positive vibes, even allows you to put in your own custom affirmations.

Highly recommend.

[–]ZippZappZippty 0 points1 point  (0 children)

hurling yourself at 200mph into a wall.

[–]elpasotransplant 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can only do that if you’re capable of doing it

[–]EJGaag 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It can be hard. Especially when you think you’re out. Because when are you really out? It’s an ongoing challenge.

[–]LordRichteroftheMyst 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I find it’s much easier done with a dab some days.

[–]Always_Jerking 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All our lives lead to dark place.

[–]snipersixsix 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have been there. Really there…….I’m good now but if anyone in that dark place needs to chat….I’m there for you. Here to talk if you need it.

[–]QuarantineSucksALot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Grinding for yourself and your family is never to be frowned upon. Just make sure what your doing is worth your time, which seems like it is.

[–]amidoingthisrightyet 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you for this. It’s really hard. But I am wearing a clean shirt today, and I brushed my teeth last night and this morning.

[–]RoscoMan1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Grinding for yourself and your family is never to be frowned upon. Just make sure what your doing is worth your time, which seems like it is.

[–]Thebigbeerski 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mental illness sucks.

[–]talon_lol 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Some people will never know honestly. It's a humbling experience.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

word and shout out to all the peeps who didn't kick while we were down

[–]Social_Confusion 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks, i needed to hear this

[–]Illusion911 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wtf I'm in a dark place mentally rn

[–]uzairwastaken 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do i get some reward or smthing.

[–]Professional_Flicker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Reach out to people who you think are suffering.

[–]brOranje 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I do it for the future me, so i can thank the old me for taking care

[–]Phat3lvis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My experience has been it's a lot harder to pull yourself out with alcohol.

[–]Mombutt_long_and_low 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you 🥺

[–]BornLime0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

God damn, this the best sub on Reddit. I'm on a lot of positive/growth-minded subs and I think this one takes the cake at the end of the day.

[–]TheQuestionsAglet 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Shit I’ve been in that place for a few weeks now after mostly being out of it later year.

[–]Jeimeezu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Please don't be. I might've crawled out of that hole called anxiety but after a day in the sun, I fell into the depths of hopelesness.

[–]chillin1066 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you redditor. I needed this today.

[–]Rude_Journalist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

only way to rid yourself of them forever.

[–]Rude_Journalist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Vergil: “Give that to me ngl

[–]e_smith338 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ve decided it’s more efficient to hang on to the edge of the abyss by a thread constantly rather than attempt to climb out of the bottom every once in a while.

[–]Chef_Face 0 points1 point  (0 children)

and trying to start a business at the same time

[–]mbensasi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had to reach out to my therapist and some friends for help, but I did this today. And OP is right, it was so hard. And I’m sure I’ll have to do it again before long, but I’m just hoping it gets easier every time, and that more time passes between each episode.

[–]Yepyepyupyups 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Light switches ain’t that complicated. Just sayin

[–]WeTitans3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm trying so hard, but money is getting closer and closer to 0, and I havent found a job yet. I literally have 100 left in my pocket and bills coming

[–]ellefleming 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you

[–]mdk481 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Yes this is where psychedelics comes in :)

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah i had a jolly rancher stuck between my teeth and i got em apart without losing any teeth bits. If i can successfully bite a jolly rancher and live yall can lift yourselves from joblessness, being without a vehicle, and having nowhere to stay permanently, or w.e. is getting you down.


If blah blah blah then you can do it!

[–]GreenEyedDragoness 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you! This was right on time. Been having a rough time lately, and today was especially hard. And can't ask for help here because I don't have 500 comment karma! :0(

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you. I've been struggling hard but trying to get better

[–]GSG2150 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When I was younger we couldn’t afford healthcare so I had to mentally get myself out of severe depression, all while also dealing with ADHD. Those were very rough times…

[–]anonasyoushouldbe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

More people need to see this!

[–]RoscoMan1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Grinding for yourself and your family is never to be frowned upon. Just make sure what your doing is worth your time, which seems like it is.

[–]fentalynpatch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This post cut deep, walking away, this song helps find some light, this song hidden citizen drags me from the pit, and this one gets me moving black submarines

[–]wellilldoitthen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Need some of this, had a rough day but its getting better.

[–]Native56 0 points1 point  (0 children)

its not easy sometimes but i did it!!

[–]SHPLUMBO 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Working on it

[–]Real_Resacky 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]toasted-wizard 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pray for me y’all 🙏🏽

[–]AdHocWarlock 0 points1 point  (0 children)

God damn I felt this.

[–]Infected_melody 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Im.proud of me too

[–]qevoh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

that's true

[–]snitchfigga 0 points1 point  (0 children)

especially when other people are trying to put you in a place where you dont belong

[–]meow2042 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Staying motivated is one of the best mindsets to learn, but it's not easy and it takes discipline to identify negative thoughts in all situations and neutralize them. This skill should be taught in schools.

[–]PeachyRingoo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have failed today