This will be a good place for people having a rough time, so I figured I’ll add a positive outcome before things get started. I’m not gonna go after anybody or check this thread really. Just putting here that I completely overcame a life of severe depression on my own without meds!
I overcame that stuff in a major way, I feel great, (but not too great!) like I’m right where I’m supposed to be in life, and I had a heck of a time getting here!
First half of my 20’s was the worst, my childhood was also really bad, I was highly stunted as a youth by “parents” who illegally “adopted” me. I had some wild and cool experiences as a teenager, then after high school fell back into being cripplingly depressed, practically for eight straight years.
It wasn’t until I was 26 that something clicked, I started cutting ties and stopped reaching
Now I’m about to be 30, and I love life
If anyone needs to reach out, I give good pep talks.
A random old internet friend from wayyy back in the day (like 2008) reached out to me randomly last week, and they’re about to call me on the phone in a couple hours for a pep talk. I like helping people.
I did all the drugs in my late teens & early 20’s. First time taking LSD, ecstasy, K, was with my own father. He was a big raver in 1999. But now, he can’t even get me to take drugs. I just don’t need any of that where I am in life, I like having my brain function normally, I worked very hard to regulate my mental chemistry, and I’m super proud that I can be happy and satisfied in life. Altering my brain just disrupts that.
I never really liked weed, but I was smoking a lot more regularly from age 16-25. I only had a good experience like 1 out of 10 times. I think I need to have my brain working, without that I’m nothing, lol.
Now I have a healthy relationship with alcohol, I’ll drink socially like, once every few months. I can still get down and party hard, but everything is kinda “been there, done that” for me. At this point it’s just grind time, working hard and saving. There’s absolutely no FOMO and YOLO, it’s all NOMO, cause I don’t do that stuff NOMO! Now I want for nothin.
and don’t get the wrong idea, I was still a good and nice person before, but I just leveled up and healed my mental health in a major way the past couple years. It doesn’t happen overnight, it’s all about slowly building healthy habits!