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    You Have a Reason to be Depressed

    You have a most excellent reason. In fact, you probably have a whole lot of excellent reasons. YOU HAVE A REASON TO BE DEPRESSED It doesn’t matter if you’re famous. It doesn’t matter if you’re rich. It doesn’t matter if you’re best pals with Oprah, and you two spend every Sunday in the Seychelles sipping fruit juices. YOU HAVE A REASON TO BE DEPRESSED. There is always a reason for depression. But not in the way you think… The mind is trying to help When you have depression, your mind is trying to help. And it’s going by what it knows. And what the mind knows is what it has…

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    Depression and Success

    We all want to be successful. Go places. Reach high. Give it all we’ve got and shine our most awesome self. But then it happens: the work is too demanding, the hours are suddenly too long, you didn’t expect commuting to be so tiring, it’s hard to find people you can relate to, your boss clearly despises you for no reason… And ironing your shirt is the straw that breaks the camel’s back. And so it happens. You inadvertently begin the slow descend into the Dark Hole of Misery known as “Depression”. I should know that place. I spent years in it. You could say I was never properly “out”.…

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    The Fastest Way out of a Depression “Crisis”

    I’ve been unproductive for almost 2 weeks now. But I have not been “depressed”. I have felt “blue”… I have spent countless hours watching the entire series of “Hey Arnold!”… I have found it difficult to concentrate… I have been procrastinating on important stuff like there’s no tomorrow… I’ve been unable to force myself to do anything… But I’ve not been “depressed”. In fact, I’ve been relaxed. And, at times, even joyful. What is going on?!? As you know, I’ve a long history of depression. And when I say long, I mean really long. I may have been depressed since I was 5 years old. (Now THAT is a long,…