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This short video explains far better than I can what I've been going through for the past 15 or so years up until I had my major 'melt-down' about 4 years ago.

The book that this is based on was a real help in me getting my life back together and I can now confidently say I'm in a better place than I can ever remember being.

So, for anyone who may have depression, thinks that they may have depression, or would like to know what having depression is like..... then the 4:19 minutes spent watching this video will be time very well spent.

Oh! And if you ever hear someone say "snap our of it" or "cheer up".... then give them a big slap, please.

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Damn , I thought it was about the old trucker legend, if the Black dog runs in front of you you will die!

I'm sorry you're depressed, but that video sounds like a drug ad.
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My black dog comes around this time every year.Part of it stems from my childhood but most I think is because like he said exercise is the key to tiring out the BG.I can't get out like I should during the winter months,my bones can't take the cold no more.
Trying to find something to divert my stinking thinking into a positive thought is very difficult somedays but I'm not hiding in a bottle or pipe anymore.
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I'm sorry you're depressed, but that video sounds like a drug ad.
I think you've missed the point there, Brian. I'm not (anymore) and that video couldn't be less like a drug ad.
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My black dog comes around this time every year.Part of it stems from my childhood but most I think is because like he said exercise is the key to tiring out the BG.I can't get out like I should during the winter months,my bones can't take the cold no more.
Trying to find something to divert my stinking thinking into a positive thought is very difficult somedays but I'm not hiding in a bottle or pipe anymore.
Thanks for that video.
Mine is also worse this time of year. I spend 1 hour each morning (October to March) sitting right next to a very bright light (while browsing the xlf) and that helps. It's not too cold for getting out for a brisk walk most days (it is too wet though - this is England after all) and I've got a pair of dumb-bells to throw around.

An excercise bike and some weights, perhaps? Put some loud music on and have a 45min indoor work-out? I find that getting into a routine is really important.

This an excellent book: Quiet The Mind, (by the same author as the video) and even though it took me many months of 'training', I now find that the Mindfulness techniques I've learnt from it really, really help. I can 'quiet my mind' in a few minutes when I feel the waves of anxiety and worry approaching.
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The book "Mind over Mood" was instrumental in my personal turn around. Still suffer from the effects of SAD at this time of year.
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