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  • Once a week or more.

    15 13.16%
  • Once a month or more.

    17 14.91%
  • Once a year or more.

    13 11.40%
  • Once every few years.

    8 7.02%
  • Once or twice in my life.

    26 22.81%
  • Never.

    35 30.70%
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    Quote Originally Posted by littledarling View Post
    Depression in Western culture is usually brought on by something Viktor Frankl calls the "Existential Vacuum". If meaning is what we desire, then meaninglessness is a black hole. We all try to fill this whole with pleasure, eating beyond all necessity, having promiscuous sex, living “the high life;” or we might seek power, especially the power represented by monetary success; or we might fill our lives with “busy-ness,” conformity, conventionality; or we might fill the vacuum with anger and hatred and spend our days attempting to destroy what we think is hurting us. We might also fill our lives with certain neurotic “vicious cycles,” such as obsession with germs and cleanliness. The defining quality of these vicious cycles is that, whatever we do, it is never enough.
    I don't consider this depression to be a serious mental disease. I don't think we need to be placed in psych. wards or be put on an endless supply of medications. I think we need to look outside ourselves to find ourselves. I think we need to stop complaining, stop being so concerned with our greedy american "needs", and figure out what is really important. You can find your meaning in anything. Even hardships. And I bet that if all of these "depressed" americans sat down and really thought about it, they'd realize that they are not a victim. That they are in control of their future, of their thoughts, and that they have the ability to find meaning in their lives.
    Well said. Victimizing yourself is a sure way to get depressed. It's always "them" who made you the way you are. "They" have built your psyche wrong and "they" did this intentionally. No, there is no them, or if there is they are just as lost as you are. Everyone has only a relative control of their lives (which is at the moment more than ever, btw) and we have no choice but to accept it and stop complaining about "them".

    Oh, btw, I can't believe the statistics. Only 36% has never considered suicide?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    Oh, I have. It was invigorating.
    I was wondering if you tried something and it didn't work. . .

    Yeah, colmena. It goes back to that idea that some people are bad and need to be punished or elimiinated.
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    Yay, nolla!
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    Quote Originally Posted by colmena View Post
    Sounds a fine reason for Germany's NS.

    Is there any depression statistics based on country?
    (note, I did say 'any', I wouldn't expect them to be very accurate)
    As a general rule, the further from the equator, the higher the incidence.

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    Yes it would. (Minus the people. Okay, the people can stay, if they leave me alone)

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    That's what I've heard.

    Peoples of Northern European descent have high percentages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anja View Post
    Peoples of Northern European descent have high percentages.
    In Finland we have like one of the highest numbers of suicides in the world...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anja View Post
    That's what I've heard.

    Peoples of Northern European descent have high percentages.
    I've read some stuff saying that their suicide rate isn't that much higher than the US's, and that a high suicide rate doesn't necessarily mean they are generally happy region of the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nolla View Post
    Well said. Victimizing yourself is a sure way to get depressed. It's always "them" who made you the way you are. "They" have built your psyche wrong and "they" did this intentionally. No, there is no them, or if there is they are just as lost as you are. Everyone has only a relative control of their lives (which is at the moment more than ever, btw) and we have no choice but to accept it and stop complaining about "them".

    Oh, btw, I can't believe the statistics. Only 36% has never considered suicide?!?!
    Sometimes it *IS* other people...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemonday View Post
    As a general rule, the further from the equator, the higher the incidence.
    That's interesting. Although in Heima they said Iceland was the happiest country on the earth. I think many of the Nordic countries break the general rule.

    Like they've learned not to require strength through adversity.
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