[Noisebridge-discuss] [hackerspaces] Please reach out

Christina Olson daravinne at gmail.com
Tue Nov 22 13:59:34 PST 2011


I just want to make a point, about depression-

Not all depressed people are equal in their depression.  There are a
range of emotional issues, including but not limited to depression,
that people can display, often at the same time.  The person whose
depression can be mitigated by a nice walk, some exercise and cleaning
their room, is NOT the same as the person whose depression requires
medication or serious therapy to overcome. The person whose depression
is a result of being in a rut, being broken up with, losing their job
or the like, is NOT the same as the person whose depression is an
expression of their inability to cope with some past abuse or trauma.
The plan of action that makes one person buck up and sort their shit
may have the effect on another of further pushing them towards self
harm or sucidal ideation.  There is no one size fits all "cure" for
depression.

Please don't take this as me disagreeing that exercise etc are good
things to do; they are.  There is a range of root causes for
depression, and often the people who are not exhibiting outward signs
or hiding the depth of their internal states are the most in need of
help from others.



On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 1:27 PM, Will Sargent <will.sargent at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 6:40 AM, Frantisek Apfelbeck <algoldor at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Hi to All!
>> I've to say that I do not have depressions very often and if I do they are
>> not very bad ones - I'm comparing my experience/feeling to what you are
>> writing about. However if I get it, there is one thing which works 95% cases
>> for me ==>> going to the nature and "being there" for several hours. I sit
>
> Here's a condensed list:
>
> http://tersesystems.com/2009/12/28/what-makes-people-happy
>
> 1) Direct sunlight.
> 2) 8 hours of sleep.
> 3) Movement outside.
> 4) Social interaction.
> 5) Regular meals.
> 6) Satisfying work.
>
> The extremely condensed version is "Human beings need walkies."  I
> think sometimes we think we're far more complicated than we actually
> are.
>
> Will.
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