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    Music - A Perfect Therapy - My go-to Albums

    Music has always been a fallback for me when I've been feeling especially low. Ironically, I listen to depressing music when in these states but I find they really help. Here are a few albums that have helped me through. What are yours? Led Zeppelin - IV Neil Young - Harvest Pink Floyd - The...
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    Bereavement - A Major Trigger

    Bereavement comes to us all at some point in our lives, sadly. At times like this, it's easy to hit rock bottom and fall to pieces and you're forced to restart your personal healing process. Any advice to the bereaved that can be offered will surely fall on welcoming ears.
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    Do your Children Know About your Mental Health?

    Two of my kids are far too young to understand. My oldest suffered depression when he was about 19 (he's 22 now). It felt good to be in a position to be able to relate and advise. He's coping much better now.
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    Any Gamers in?

    Any fellow gamers in? I play PS4 and I'm a bit of a trophy hunter. Recently hit platinum on Black Ops 3, probably my proudest gaming moment lol. Anyway, drop your PSN if you want to play sometime. Mine's Motorcycling.
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    Grumps Here

    Grumps by name, grumps by nature. It's great that I have finally found a solid forum surrounding the otherwise taboo subject matter. I'm here to learn and to offer advice.
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    Rescue Remedy, has Anyone Tried it?

    I haven't tried it but I've heard of it. I think the stuff has been going around for years. I remember my grandma talking about it once lol.
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    Relationships: Make or Break?

    My partner has been my rock through my darker days (pardon the unintentional pun). Don't get me wrong, there have been some tough periods, we're still going strong.
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    Alcohol and Depression - The Vicious Circle

    I started a year or two back, just drinking on a weekend. This was from a daily drinking habit (around 9 cans of lager a night). I stopped because I was sick of taking my children to the school hungover. I thought it would be hard but it's actually quite liberating.
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    What do you do to take your Mind Away from Depression?

    I usually play a lot of computer games but I don't see that as a wholesome way to keep the dog at bay. What sort of things do you guys get up to to help take your mind away?
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    Depression and Kids: Very Tough

    Yes, I couldn't agree more here. I have three kids and never have any relaxing time to try and unravel those knots. I'm lucky enough to have an office space but even then I don't get any peace.