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Latest Activity: Jun 4
Started by Kaya. Last reply by Lady Cheriee Jun 4.
I have suffered from depression for years,health reasons ,financial reasons and liveing arangments are all involved ,Alot of the depression I brought on myself over 25 years ago befor I becom a vegan,I was a vegeterian at the time, I did an uninmaginable thing,and I have been riddled with guilt ever since.Suicide has been a constant thought.I just wish I could go to sleep and not wake up.
I've suffered depression and anxiety/panic attacks for a decade, and have been suicidal since I hit my teens. My family just tried to get me locked up in a mental hospital because I realized I'd been veg for 10 years and failed to change any of them toward caring about animals. :/
In my case, depression comes from seeing what others do not...life is like a war zone to vegans and the worst of it is, that the mass population are oblivious to it...even people who I love- family and friends, I cannot help but also hate as they are killing innocent animals everyday...
Also wanted to say I didn't really understand depression before my bereavements. now I do. Plus want to share this link - http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/ I found it rather insightful, funny, poignant and touching.
You are definitely not the only person experiencing depression. There are a lot of us about. My depression came way before I became a vegan. If anything being vegan removes some of the existential triggers from my life.
Don't focus on "cheering up" or trying to live up to others expectations. Just try to find a way to be in the world, seek joy where you can and cherish it when you find it, however fleeting.
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