Sarah

Newtown, PA

#93 Mar 4, 2008
Plug wrote:
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There is no such thing as mental illness. The symptoms of mental illness are all curable within the physical healing arts. Because they originate in undetected physical illness or injury.
The notion of chemical imbalance in the brain and all that hogwash was invented by the psychiatric and pharmaceutical industry to bilk billions from government and the public.
Worse, it doesn't even cure anything. All we are left with is a good percentage of the population drugged up and not dealing with their problems.
So "mental illness" can be cured. You have just been told lies that it can't be.
this is a load of crap. is schizophrenia made up? i think not. mental illnesses are real. yes, the whole chemical imbalance is used to make tons of money of people who dont understand it, but that doesnt mean its made up. just because you want to believe its all lies isnt going to make real illnesses disapear. there are many mental illnesses and they are very real and some are very hard to treat. no schizophrenic is gonna be cured by "physical healing". if its possible to even try to help a schizophrenic yea, its gonna take medication. meds arent a bad thing its just when parents use them as an excuse for a child misbehaving is when its been taken to far. or when doctors perscribe me abilify and i almost drop dead in the middle of class for no reason. medications all have risks but they are there for a reason. some illnesses are made just to fit the descriptions that so many have and to market it but that doesnt make people who have serious mental disorders fakers.people are born with mental illness so your hole theory is a load of crap. doctors can sometimes tell when a unborn child has a mental illness so blaming physical illness or injury is one hell of a guess.
shawn

Miami, FL

#94 Jul 6, 2009
God didnt tell elijah to stay busy to cure depression if you do that all it does is avoid the issue the bible says when you commit your works unto the lord he will establish your thoughts. Depression starts in your thoughts
Betty

AOL

#95 Jul 7, 2009
shawn wrote:
God didnt tell elijah to stay busy to cure depression if you do that all it does is avoid the issue the bible says when you commit your works unto the lord he will establish your thoughts. Depression starts in your thoughts
This is absolutely true Shawn. The LORD healed my depression, and got my attention directed toward him in the process. No one was more surprised than me. I'd already tried all the so called "modern scientifically correct" methods....pills, shrinks, etc etc etc. None of it worked. That's the problem with man today, they'll try ANYTHING but >gasp> GOD.
sidney

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

#96 Dec 18, 2009
MJP wrote:
I honestly think that is a wonderful Idea. I was feeling really angry and alone that day and I know I have to cut my swearing down some. I really didn't say god was a man. I didn't. I said that the bible wasn't written by god. It was written by a group of ancients a long time ago that said that it was the word of god so that people would adopt it as the real thing. It spreads wonderful lessons about life and loving thy neighbor and living a healthy, beautiful life. so who really cares if it's not the actual word of god? It is an important book. or maybe it is the actual word of god and Mankind (being the way we are) put our own twist on it so maybe the word of god is a little distorted. In any case, I am depressed and bulimic and I will say what I want, when I want, how I want because such things are protected by the constitution. My little rant was to let off some steam. Please allow me to vent and to not pass judgement. thank you.~~~~~~~~~MJP~~~~~~~~~~
i know we have freedom of speech and protected by the constitution but that does not mean we can abuse and say and do whatever things to hurt ppl... will you like to be treated by other person having the same attitude like you. i dont think so... i mean like God provide us hope and do you really make an effort to know him???? if you never done than please dont pass judgment on anyone and God when you havent really try. i have heard numerous testimonial how have God provide a abundant life to ppl..it really depends on us whether we sincerely open our heart to him. if you have love God with all your heart and soul , and love your neighbour as yourself (yes, it mean everyone even those you hate and do not like maybe then you will start to live abundantly as God has promis
Melissa

Vegreville, Canada

#98 May 23, 2011
I have to say, I have struggled with every kind of depression under the sun. Every kind. I have been hospitalized due to suicide attempt, and continued. I know life can seem WORTHLESS. And under that dark, black feeling, life itself can seem USELESS. I have had every reason to be depressed. I will not get into it. But believe me when I say I have hit bottom. One day I was strolling through the hospital aimlessly, and I was so angry at my psychiatrist and felt like the head nurse was 'out to get' me because they wouldn't release me, and I felt I was ready to leave! Keep in mind I have also been diagnosede with bi-polar. The bad kind. Well, on this day, I came across the chapel and felt like having a few words with God. So I went in and raged. So I don't remember the rest of it, but I felt compelled to take a cheap copy of the new testament sitting by the door, and a peace came over me. I wasn't alone anymore. The next day, I was released. I spoke plainly to my doc and calmly gave him my reasons, and there. He let me go. I laughed at that silly nurse on my way out! I've been rebuilding my life ever since! Do I still get depressed??? Ofcourse! But crying and whining doesn't help! Look at what Jesus has done for us! We don't deserve what God can offer us and yet we sit and question His very authority! All I can say is, we better cut that out and read the bible before making harsh judgements on our very own Creator who can heal us if we only accept his Love =)
Melissa

Vegreville, Canada

#99 May 23, 2011
Sarah wrote:
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this is a load of crap. is schizophrenia made up? i think not. mental illnesses are real. yes, the whole chemical imbalance is used to make tons of money of people who dont understand it, but that doesnt mean its made up. just because you want to believe its all lies isnt going to make real illnesses disapear. there are many mental illnesses and they are very real and some are very hard to treat. no schizophrenic is gonna be cured by "physical healing". if its possible to even try to help a schizophrenic yea, its gonna take medication. meds arent a bad thing its just when parents use them as an excuse for a child misbehaving is when its been taken to far. or when doctors perscribe me abilify and i almost drop dead in the middle of class for no reason. medications all have risks but they are there for a reason. some illnesses are made just to fit the descriptions that so many have and to market it but that doesnt make people who have serious mental disorders fakers.people are born with mental illness so your hole theory is a load of crap. doctors can sometimes tell when a unborn child has a mental illness so blaming physical illness or injury is one hell of a guess.
I'm sorry Sarah but people are not born with all types of mental illness, and if so, they shouldn't use it as a means to complain their way through life. They are missing out on the beauty of life itself. Satan wins, that is just what satan wanted. Depression can be overcome, through God. It's in the bible, read it!!!!
Bill Lauer

Charlottesville, VA

#100 Sep 8, 2011
Actually, not bad advice. Isolation is the worst for depression. But from a hard science side, you may also be interested in how inflammation contributes to it. A holistic approach. http://www.antiagingjournal.org/depression-an...
luvs2spooge

United States

#101 Sep 14, 2011
Markie wrote:
Read the story in the Bible(KJV) in 1 Kings 19 about Elija and his Depression and what God told him to do to cure it.
This is some advice from this passage and how to truely cure depression(you don't need any medication or psyciatrist):
(verse 11) "Go forth" (verse 15) "Go" God told him to "Go" because:
1) he was isolating himself from everyone (Dont do that, try to get around as MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN! Don't shut yourself away from everybody! Do the exact opposite!)
2) because he wasn't doing anything (GO AND FIND SOMETHING TO DO AND TRY TO STAY BUSY! GO GO GO!)
Lol that is the cure, God's cure, and it works.
i think there is some real truth to these 2 statements. i know that since i stopped staying busy i have become immensely depressed which has led to me avoiding socializing which has of course made it much worse.

the problems i have is that i get really anxious around alot of people now and it doesnt seem to go away after a while like it used to. as far as keeping busy i cannot find a job right now and everything else just seems like a drag, housework, etc blah, and i just cannot get motivated to do anything

it comes back to the old chicken-egg question do you need to feel good and motivated in order to do these things, or does forcing yourself to do these things make you feel good, i can see how it could go both ways, but for me its just not worth doing something if i am not going to be happy while doing it. and i have tried and tried forcing myself to do things while feeling depressed and i rarely feel good when i do.
Jesus Lover

United States

#102 Oct 2, 2011
MJP wrote:
I honestly think that is a wonderful Idea. I was feeling really angry and alone that day and I know I have to cut my swearing down some. I really didn't say god was a man. I didn't. I said that the bible wasn't written by god. It was written by a group of ancients a long time ago that said that it was the word of god so that people would adopt it as the real thing. It spreads wonderful lessons about life and loving thy neighbor and living a healthy, beautiful life. so who really cares if it's not the actual word of god? It is an important book. or maybe it is the actual word of god and Mankind (being the way we are) put our own twist on it so maybe the word of god is a little distorted. In any case, I am depressed and bulimic and I will say what I want, when I want, how I want because such things are protected by the constitution. My little rant was to let off some steam. Please allow me to vent and to not pass judgement. thank you.~~~~~~~~~MJP~~~~~~~~~~
2 Timothy 3:16
charliegman

Milwaukee, WI

#103 Oct 2, 2011
Hell, this page is so old most of you must be dead by now. I'm more depressed now than when I signed on.
Miserable on Medicare

Ames, IA

#104 Oct 2, 2011
You must be a complete moron if you are not aware that depression is plain and simple an illness. I don't think reading any amount of bible verses will cure diabetes.

It is a shame that all insurances don't realize this fact either. I was forced to purchase my own meds from Canada and India just to afford them. Pristiq is not covered by these fabulous medicare programs. Instead of paying for my meds they will now end up paying for me to be hospitalized because I have now run out.

If anyone has Pristiq they do not need get ahold of me.
Miserable on Medicare

Ames, IA

#105 Oct 2, 2011
charliegman wrote:
Hell, this page is so old most of you must be dead by now. I'm more depressed now than when I signed on.
What is more depressing if knowing the cure for it and not being able to afford it. Now that sucks.

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#106 Oct 2, 2011
Melissa wrote:
I have to say, I have struggled with every kind of depression under the sun. Every kind. I have been hospitalized due to suicide attempt, and continued. I know life can seem WORTHLESS. And under that dark, black feeling, life itself can seem USELESS. I have had every reason to be depressed. I will not get into it. But believe me when I say I have hit bottom. One day I was strolling through the hospital aimlessly, and I was so angry at my psychiatrist and felt like the head nurse was 'out to get' me because they wouldn't release me, and I felt I was ready to leave! Keep in mind I have also been diagnosede with bi-polar. The bad kind. Well, on this day, I came across the chapel and felt like having a few words with God. So I went in and raged. So I don't remember the rest of it, but I felt compelled to take a cheap copy of the new testament sitting by the door, and a peace came over me. I wasn't alone anymore. The next day, I was released. I spoke plainly to my doc and calmly gave him my reasons, and there. He let me go. I laughed at that silly nurse on my way out! I've been rebuilding my life ever since! Do I still get depressed??? Ofcourse! But crying and whining doesn't help! Look at what Jesus has done for us! We don't deserve what God can offer us and yet we sit and question His very authority! All I can say is, we better cut that out and read the bible before making harsh judgements on our very own Creator who can heal us if we only accept his Love =)
Wow! I love your story. It was kind of like my own. An overnight change that only God could do. I felt the depression leave and it was just like it a black cloud melted off me. It made a believer out of me and I KNEW for the first time that God could heal, and had the power to do it, and at just the right time when your at your very bottom and just reach out to him. I will NEVER doubt the reality of God again! Ever! Depression is like a living hell.
Not your business

Kowloon, Hong Kong

#107 Mar 29, 2012
Markie wrote:
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Lol, I hope you like this: Archeology is factual scientific discoveries and it confirms that 98% of the Bible is accurate.:-)
Dear u need a cold shower...no,not one,MANY!!! Depressed people solve the problem by getting involved in different actions.Sometimes the lazy ass its guilty for isolation and for feeling helpless,worthless and useless.If u everyday do nothing just stay waiting your life to change,u feel bored and many shit go in your mind until u forget what normal life is.And from that point,the person develop many other disorders and anxiety ,until he end up in hospital with crazy people.I know a loser he take pills for more then 10 years and he is still the same from the day `1..no! in fact he is even worse!! but u know why?COS HE IS A DAMN FUCKING LAZY ASS !! and he will stay that way till he die.. i was depreast i know what mean..i feel it on my skin,but i took action in time.
Not your business

Kowloon, Hong Kong

#108 Mar 29, 2012
upps i reply to the wrong persson ! sorry dear
REAL CURE FOR DEPRESSION

United States

#109 Jul 1, 2012
I'll start off saying I'm a Christian, saved by God's grace. I found this link because everyone can struggle with "depression" no matter who they are. I don't agree with many comments that I read on this link, but I'm replying because someone needs to clear things up.
First, the only way a person can have any hope of breaking free of depression is by accepting Christ as their Saviour. Being a Christian is not going to a "christian" church, it's realizing ur a sinner and u will go to hell for ur sins. Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." Because every human being has sinned, the only option is death and hell (Romans 6:23, For the wages of sin is death) No matter how good we are, what church we attended, or what religion us or our parents claim, we are all condemned to hell and we can't do anything. BUT...
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16. "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." After we realize our sin sends us to hell and Christ came to save us, we can accept Him as our Saviour. This is not a religion or God forcing us to live a boring, perfect life...it is avoiding an eternity in hell, and going to live in Heaven when u die.
Secondly, after a person is saved, God begins to make a big change in your life. "Fear thou not; for I am with thee; be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness." Isaiah 41:10. God promises to be with us and help us through whatever our life holds. This includes the depression we face. While being a Christian doesn't mean the depression will be instantly taken away, it does mean that God will be there to help and to hold us.
"Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you." I Peter 5:6, 7. God wants us to humble ourselves because depression can be a type of pride in our life. While I agree that there are real cases of clinical depression (I'm a nurse), most cases result from underlying pride. Depression can come because we are focused on things we do not have. I have struggled with depression because of jealousy or pride. I feel like I deserve better, but God has a specific plan for us. No two people are alike because God made us all special. Instead of looking at what we do not have, we need to be looking postively on the good that God has given to us. Even if your life is the saddest story ever told, you have something great...u have God and an eternity with Him when you could spend forever burning in the lake of fire. Instead of living a defeated Christian life, live through God!
I realize not every one will agree with this, but I also have the same freedom of speech that the people who cursed and ridiculed others on this link have. I have just as much right to comment what I believe God has put on my heart.
And please, if you are not saved, realize there is a God who loves u and wants to save you. If you are saved, don't give into the temptation to be depressed and live a defeated, unusable Christian life because God has great plans for you that no one else can do besides you. God promised, "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way of escape, that ye may be able to bear it." I Corinthians 10:13. Just please don't give up. God is with you and He loves u. You are not alone, and God has helped thousands of people before you and He's there to help you to. If you feel alone and need help, you can talk to me at least because i've been there plenty of times, and God has been faithful and gracious enough to help me through it, and He will help you too!

“benzo hunting”

Since: Jul 11

Newcastle upon Tyne

#110 Jul 8, 2012
lucy wrote:
This is ridiculous... you've got to be a complete jack ass to reject the fact that clinical depression is a malfunction in the amount of chemicals being produced in your brain. You cannot rewrite your own genetics just by putting yourself out in uncomfortable circumstances (depressed people tend to avoid large groups of people for a reason- it can make them physically sicker (panic attacks) without medication and/or therapy to aid them!).

Further, being busy doesn't always make negative thoughts dissapear. It can certainly help a lot for some people, but it just isn't a cure.

Lastly, consider that there millions of people that AREN'T Christian, and believe in factual scientific discoveries.

Damn, if our world were run by saps like you we'd still be in the fucking dark ages.
well said brother me been an atheist somes that up rather well! Good words

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#111 Aug 17, 2012
Real Cure for Depression...You are soo 100% right. I'm happy to see at least one on the forum that has experienced being healed by Jesus Christ.
People need to know that when God created man, God didn't create them with "chemicals" in their brains. Before I was saved and healed, I took a lot of that junk. All it did was mess up my brain and thinking while I was taking it and MAKE ME WORSE, AND EVEN SUICIDAL.
People need to do their own research. The "chemical imbalance" theory is a myth and a lie.
Bernie

Atlanta, GA

#112 Sep 19, 2012
There is no one true cure for depression because each person experiences depression differently. This is why some may feel good while taking some medications while others don't. The cause of the problem needs to be determined first to help the person get over the depression. See http://www.zoloftsertralinebirthdefects.com

“benzo hunting”

Since: Jul 11

Newcastle upon Tyne

#113 Sep 21, 2012
Religion cures depression huh..?! I'm atheist and cured myself

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