Looking for teens with depression

Discussion in 'Hippies' started by Moro, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. Moro

    Moro Member

    Hi everyone,
    I'm working on a book about teenagers and depression/suicide. I'm a teen myself and I feel that the adults (counsillors, etc) just don't fully understand and if we want to do something about this, we need to do it ourselves. Thats why the book is being written.
    I'm looking for teenagers who would be willing to share their stories with me to put into the book (stories of why they're depressed, suicide attempts, etc). Poetry is also welcomed. If you want to contribute, please email me at davyscuddlytoy@yahoo.co.nz
  2. NewAge Hippy

    NewAge Hippy Member

    Why do you write a tread about depressions and suicide on a hippy forum.. I mean.. Hippies love life to mutch to convince suicide..

    Anyway.. I think its a good idea to write a book for that public.. Youre on the right way

    *love and peace*
  3. Carlos

    Carlos Member

    ye i thought about doin the same thing once.

    but i gave up when i .....confused myself.

    an the way i see it, hippy isnt about being happy all the time, but embraceing the bad feelings with the good. i belive there is a way to enjoybad feelings...ride them.....may be im jus deranged, i like being hungover i feel realy creative when i am.....
  4. kjhippielove88

    kjhippielove88 color + rhyme

  5. NikkiLou6387

    NikkiLou6387 ~peace~

    you're dumb. lots of us are/were suicidal. i am from time to time. but the thing is, adults DO understand! they were kids too. they know what's going on. and dont think that adults aren't just as depressed/suicidal. if not, then they are more so. clinical depression is just an excuse for you to spend money. think of all the money you spend. money on psychologists, psychiatrists, medication, books, vitamins, etc.! sure the medication helps, but i could certainly go without it like so many of our ancestors have.
  6. moon_flower

    moon_flower Banned

    PAHAHAHAHAhAHAHAHAHAHA! You're an idiot.

    I've had lots of suicide attempts, and still think about suicide a lot. After my last suicide attempt, my mom forced me to see a *Head Doctor*. My diagnonsense is Major Depression and bi-polar. Groovy, huh? My psychodoctor gave me some anti-depressant that I didn't take, but 2 months after I was given the medicine the doctor said *You're eyes look much brighter, you're smiling, and you look so un-depressed. I'm glad your medicine is working for you.* I gave her a look like....MORON! then told her how I'd taken the medicine home, wrote how stupid I thought the whole ordeal was on the package with a permanent marker then burned it. She felt dumb and asked me to leave and not come back to her office. :D
  7. lover/young_peace

    lover/young_peace Senior Member

    Wow, me too.

    ... I don't believe any of it.
  8. Moro

    Moro Member

    Seriously, you think hippies don't get depressed? I consider myself a hippie and I have depression with suicidal tendancies. I've attempted suicide at least four times now.
    So, am I not a hippy? Or am I not depressed?
    And, I didn't say that parents and other adults don't understand, I said I FEEL that they don't understand, and the same is probably true with many other teens.
  9. StonerBill

    StonerBill Learn

    depression is normal. suicide rates increase, so they try to get people to isolate depression from normality, and then the rates keep increasing and they keep growing the gap between being depressed and being normal, and yer the rates keep rising and no one thinks that maybe theyre causing the problem? and the organisations that try and say its normal make such a big deal about it that they are subliminally making out that its not!

    i think the best way of solcing it would to make emphasis on the fact that depression is merely an emotion (just like happiness!) that will go away as soon as one stops caring about the things that make them depressed and start caring more about simply living and getting the most out of life. but instead they make it out to be a DISEASE!! thats like saying love is a disease.

    oh im sad i may as well kill myself.

    I had those feelings too when i was goin over puberty but now its a thing of the past and i remind myself how STUPID i am whenever i think of killing myself. immature. Hippies can have been depresed in the past but i dont believe you could be a real hippy (not just an image or lifestyle hippy) and still attempt suicide.

    There is never justification for killing yourself or going into depression unless you have a real psychological disease. this comes with a lot more symptoms than being sad.

    Depression is caused by something. you care about that something, and then it causes you to get sad. why try an tackly the sadness? tackly the thing thats causing the depression! dont take fuckin meds to cover it up! no one and nothing forces you to care about anything (besides those thigns necessary for avoiding death) except social construct

    thats what i say.
  10. I wouldn't bother writing a book.Let kids kill themselves it will weed out the weak.
  11. Orsino2

    Orsino2 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    I'm highly schizotypical/moderate depressive
  12. blindhobosam

    blindhobosam The Legend

    wahey go German National Socialists!

    and to avoid any confusion. im taking the piss.
  13. Orsino2

    Orsino2 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    you're taking a piss
  14. butiwannabe

    butiwannabe Member

    Depression is a real psychological disease, love can be too. No need to explain my reasoning, cause those who suffer or have suffered from either know what's up. And depression does have alot more symptoms than being sad. love too. Not nice to downplay a very serious disease u don't even suffer from. Alot of people struggle with whether what they are feeling is beyond their control, struggle with whether they should seek help, your thread is telling us that we're being stupid and just need to get over the incessant sad feelings. Yeah easy for someone who doesn't suffer from depression to say.
  15. StonerBill

    StonerBill Learn

    well, ive gone through periods of non stop crying and constant self pity myself, i cant see why id be excluded from having depression just caus i handled it in the end. some people do have diseases. but many people just do it for attention (the worst, but i dont think the majority, for msot really depressed people tend to keep it internal, and self-pity which leads to a sense of comfort for many.

    im not saying depression is not real, im saying that it is something that can be overcome and is being treated badly, and i believe suicide rates are due to two large thigns in today's world, social view and response to 'depression', coupled with the age old belief that death brigns peace and alieviates pain.
  16. MadScientist

    MadScientist Member

    Lame. New Topic. Get over yourselves.
  17. I'd gladly do it. You can interview me
  18. Rafaela

    Rafaela Member

    even i feel pretty low at time. S.A.D - its like seasonal depression, winter is a the harshest drag
  19. ~*HuggaTree*~

    ~*HuggaTree*~ Member

    Hey I have add did you see that kid riding the bike.....wanna go see a movie, i like dancing, i learned a new song on my guitar today.

    I'm just playing witcha....I'm sorry i will totally shut up now.:& wrong thing to put on a suicidal post...:confused:
  20. stop stereotyping

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