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  1. Comment on Anyone else diagnosed with depression? I need others to talk to in ~health

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    I don't suffer paralysis but when I am in a bad space such as I am now, I have no interest in anything or anyone. All I want to do is drink and sit in front of the TV. I know what my triggers are...

    I don't suffer paralysis but when I am in a bad space such as I am now, I have no interest in anything or anyone. All I want to do is drink and sit in front of the TV.

    I know what my triggers are but unfortunately one of the major triggers is work. I can't escape it, I am trapped. Stress for me leads to depression and depression leads to dark places. It takes a supreme effort to get out of the rut.

    I came off my medication about six months ago and I had been in a relatively good mental space but I can feel myself slowly spiraling. It doesn't help that there are some absolute cunts I work with who make life a misery through their pathetic and childish antics.

    Anyway, I personally find talking to someone helps, I have a very good counselor that is amazing but it is very expensive per session so I can't go very often. This guys is very good at talking through and getting to the root of the issue. Finding the right person though can be tough, opening up and talking can be tougher.

    A couple years back I was in a very, very dark place...so dark for the first time thoughts of suicide were creeping up. I managed to get in with this guy and he brought me to an epiphany ( I think it was our sixth session). I walked into that meeting walking under a personal cloud of darkness and depression and walked out walking on the clouds. That moment is right there with the birth of my kids as far as important moments in my life goes.

    If you need to talk and would like my email address you are more than welcome to email me. Maybe talking to you will help myself?

    Keep strong, and I'm giving advice I need to take myself. Focus on the good, try and enjoy your hobbies and family. Embrace the ones that love you and that you love. Pick a favourite thing to do and make time to do it (for me it is cooking my kids their favourite meals). Go for a walk, exercise the body. It helps.

    PM me here if you would like to talk further.

  2. Comment on Anyone else diagnosed with depression? I need others to talk to in ~health

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    I suffer from depression and anxiety and have done for many, many years. Always happy to talk and help where I can.

    I suffer from depression and anxiety and have done for many, many years. Always happy to talk and help where I can.

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  3. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    A bit of Blood Incantation, really great Sci-Fi themed Death Metal. Just finishing up their latest album then onto some Mithras, same deal as Blood Incantation as far as lyrics are concerned but a...

    A bit of Blood Incantation, really great Sci-Fi themed Death Metal. Just finishing up their latest album then onto some Mithras, same deal as Blood Incantation as far as lyrics are concerned but a much older band.

  4. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Oranssi Pazuzu are incredible. One of my current favourite bands.

    Oranssi Pazuzu are incredible. One of my current favourite bands.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    The new one from Paysage d'Hiver, released yesterday. So very good.

    The new one from Paysage d'Hiver, released yesterday. So very good.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on What 'classic' bands or artists do you think are overrated? And can you suggest any alternatives? in ~music

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    I LOVE their first two albums Queen, Queen II. The following albums up to Sheer Heart Attack I only love (not LOVE). Anything after that I can take or leave, I find them very inconsistent.

    I LOVE their first two albums Queen, Queen II. The following albums up to Sheer Heart Attack I only love (not LOVE). Anything after that I can take or leave, I find them very inconsistent.

  7. Comment on What 'classic' bands or artists do you think are overrated? And can you suggest any alternatives? in ~music

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    The Beatles. I have heard there are two categories from that era "Fans of the Beatles" and "Fans of The Rolling Stones" and very rarely do you get a combination of the two. Though I am sure if I...

    The Beatles.

    I have heard there are two categories from that era "Fans of the Beatles" and "Fans of The Rolling Stones" and very rarely do you get a combination of the two. Though I am sure if I looked into it enough I would probably find more than enough combos.

  8. Comment on What 'classic' bands or artists do you think are overrated? And can you suggest any alternatives? in ~music

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    I understand they are huge and are very successful. Personally their music does nothing for me, I have tried many times to listen to their output to see if I can grow the appreciation but nothing...

    I understand they are huge and are very successful. Personally their music does nothing for me, I have tried many times to listen to their output to see if I can grow the appreciation but nothing has ever clicked.

    This is a "it's me not you" situation and in no way am I bad mouthing them.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on What 'classic' bands or artists do you think are overrated? And can you suggest any alternatives? in ~music

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    The Rolling Stones. I don't get it or them.

    The Rolling Stones. I don't get it or them.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Haken - Canary Yellow in ~music

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    Haning out for their new album. Love those dudes.

    Haning out for their new album. Love those dudes.

  11. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I found that doco extremely interesting. The fact they were such good friends made it so much better.

    I found that doco extremely interesting. The fact they were such good friends made it so much better.

  12. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Misfits - In particular Static Age The new one from Green Carnation, which lead me on to In the Woods... Lots of Prog Metal. Oh and Soulside Journey by Darkthrone (Love that album)

    Misfits - In particular Static Age

    The new one from Green Carnation, which lead me on to In the Woods...

    Lots of Prog Metal. Oh and Soulside Journey by Darkthrone (Love that album)

  13. Comment on Neil Peart Drum Solo - Rush Live in Frankfurt in ~music

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    Rest in Peace Neil.

    Rest in Peace Neil.

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  14. Comment on The Light Phone in ~tech

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    I could quite happily use one of these.

    I could quite happily use one of these.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on What's your screenshotting tool of choice, and why? in ~comp

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    Me too, super handy for those in-browser screenshots.

    When on the web, I use Firefox Screenshots because of convenience

    Me too, super handy for those in-browser screenshots.

    2 votes
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  17. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Mis├żyrming from Iceland. Algeymi is their latest album.

    Mis├żyrming from Iceland. Algeymi is their latest album.

  18. Comment on How to date when you're pushing forty? in ~life

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    I wish I could answer this, I have been with my wife since I was 20, I'm coming up on 41. If for some reason I was in the position where I was wanting to date, well shit, I think I'd have no idea.

    I wish I could answer this, I have been with my wife since I was 20, I'm coming up on 41. If for some reason I was in the position where I was wanting to date, well shit, I think I'd have no idea.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I finished off my Death Metal binge and got a bit of a hankering for some The Ruins of Beverast. Seriously top notch Atmospheric Black Metal. This guy is in a league of his own.

    I finished off my Death Metal binge and got a bit of a hankering for some The Ruins of Beverast. Seriously top notch Atmospheric Black Metal. This guy is in a league of his own.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Lots of Funeral Doom Metal by way of Esoteric, Slow, Ataraxie and Mournful Congregation. Today I am on a Death Metal binge starting with Wachenfeldt from Sweden and then on to a French band called...

    Lots of Funeral Doom Metal by way of Esoteric, Slow, Ataraxie and Mournful Congregation. Today I am on a Death Metal binge starting with Wachenfeldt from Sweden and then on to a French band called Atavisma and to finish off a New Jersey Death Metal band, Replicant.

    2 votes