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Just finished bawling my eyes out

Laying in bed, crying over nothing. I haven’t had a depressive episode like this since i started Prozac.

I forced myself to go out with friends today, hoping it would it would spark some serotonin. No such luck.

I hate everything, but mostly myself. I’m not suicidal, I just want to disappear.

Thanks for listening :disappointed_relieved:

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My brother explained to me that tears are chemically like stress and when you cry you are actually releasing stress from your body. I don’t know if any of that’s true or if my brother was just trying to make me feel better about crying. But it stuck with me and every time I cried instead of feeling like I had given up and was a failure I felt that I was doing something productive.

I’m sorry you’re depressed.

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I hope you feel better soon. (hug)

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I know depression can be bad even if you’re not suicidal and I’m sorry you’re going through this

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@leafy @Blossom @Twialine thanks guys :heart:

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Aw I’m sorry you’re feeling down. I hope you will be okay soon. Hugs

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@LunaNoir @Blossom hugs received and returned

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Here’s a cute possum

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@leafy maybe that’s what it is, just stress leaving

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Oh, she’s so pretty :heart:

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I always felt better thinking of it that way.

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Think of stress as pressure building up, and then think of tears as the way to release that pressure, like little valves.

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I’m sorry @HannahBanana . You are such a good and amiable person. You deserve to be happier.

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Thanks @leafy , that’s a really nice way to think about it

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Thanks @Bowens :heart:

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He is right:

Tears act as a safety valve by releasing excess stress hormones such as cortisol. If left unchecked, chronic elevated levels of these hormones can cause physical ailments and play havoc with mood. As stress often precedes a good cry, the sense of calm often felt afterward is at least in part due to hormonal release.

The Science of Tears.

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@Aziz oh that’s neat

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Hope you get to feel better @HannahBanana

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Thank @Aziz :heart: I hope so too

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I’m sorry to hear you’re feeling down. Hopefully it’s just a breakthrough symptom and things will return to normal now.

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