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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by sullencab, Dec 15, 2020.

  1. sullencab

    sullencab Well-Known Member
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    This has been a depressive year for all of us due to the virus, so I'm thinking of giving someone an android phone cause I know she's been using hers since the beginning of time. Not sure it will take away the depression but thought it might put a smile.

    How are you doing during the lockdowns? Have you or someone you know had any issues like depression or anxiety?

     


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    Post #8 by sullencab, Dec 17, 2020 (3 points)

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  3. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    A ton of puzzles and something like that to keep the mind at ease, I have been struggling with light depression, and always puzzles get my mind off of it, due to the complex of each puzzle, been binge watching a person who does puzzles, and keeps the mind in awe :)
     
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  4. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    A puppy because a kitten grows up to fast.
     
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  5. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    A Claymore. Non-Explosive
     
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  6. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Sorry, DPB, but I strongly disagree with this. With the idea of giving someone a pet in general, not just puppies.

    Unless the person is ready for a new family member, AND has the financial and physical abilities to properly care for a new pet, AND specifically wants a particular type of pet, it's best not to get them one. Millions of animals are dumped at shelters every year following holidays, especially Christmas and Easter--so those occasions are bad, too.

    If you think the person would like to have a puppy--or kitten (they do grow up too fast, but they're still fun when they're older!)--why not give them a card with a 'voucher' in it, good for one adoption at a shelter/rescue of their choice? You'll pay for the fees and they'll get to pick their new child. But don't assume that a person, especially one whose mental/emotional state is troubled, will be happy to receive an unexpected--and perhaps unwanted--pet. They're living beings, and they should only go to forever homes.
     
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  7. rootabaga

    rootabaga Android Expert

    This is brilliant, Moody (“moody, but not depressed!”).

    Assuming I sanitize it, would you mind if I share it elsewhere on SM? I think it’s an excellent reminder, particularly in this year that is really out of whack, people are looking for “something different “ and god forbid it be some innocent little animal.
     
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  8. MoodyBlues

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    Thanks, root, and sure, feel free to use its message wherever you see fit!
     
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  9. sullencab

    sullencab Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for all your responses!

    That sounds interesting and fun. You really need a lot of patience and an interest in analyzing things.

    I agree with this. They deserve a permanent home and people who are ready to love and take care of them, not just because they are sad.
     
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  10. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

     
  11. sullencab

    sullencab Well-Known Member
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  12. I like the part that says "ground yourself in the present moment. Take a moment to slow down and bring back a sense of mental and physical control by engaging your five senses: what do I see? What do I hear? What do I smell? What do I taste? What do I feel?"
     
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  13. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    An illuminated Goose.
    Perfect for the Fens.
     
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  14. sullencab

    sullencab Well-Known Member
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    There are 5 steps of grounding. 5 things you see, 4 things you can touch, 3 things you hear, 2 things you smell, and 1 thing you can taste.
     
  15. sullencab

    sullencab Well-Known Member
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    Hi. Do you mean the table?
     
  16. joe71

    joe71 Android Expert

    @MoodyBlues you just gave me a great idea:D:thumbsupdroid::thumbsupdroid::blushDroid: next Christmas I am going to drop my nutty mother n law at a animal shelter :D pretty sure that my father n law will put me in for saint hood:)
     
  17. LOL she's that bad?

    Yup, I think that's what he meant.
     
  18. sullencab

    sullencab Well-Known Member
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    Hey you all. I hope everyone had a great new year. Thanks @overtureartless! Happy new year. How are you guys doing? So I gave my friend a phone and she loved it. Thank you all for your suggestions.
     
  19. It all comes down to the important people in our lives and how we are able to make a bright change in their lives. I hope this year will be a prosperous one in terms of wisdom and life perspectives.
     
  20. sullencab

    sullencab Well-Known Member
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    Good relationships are the foundation for better health that's why we must make sure that our relationships with the people around us are good for us.
     
  21. If you ask me, a phone is not a perfect gift for a person with depression.
     
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  22. The_Chief

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    IMO the best gift to give someone who's depressed is your time, and as much of it as it takes for them to know you really, truly care. Go all in, commit to having their back no matter what. Listen without judgment. There may come a day when you need them to be there for you.
     
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  23. msavcenko813

    msavcenko813 Lurker

    The perfect gift for a friend is to relieve his depression. I myself faced this situation not too long ago and realized that it can be corrected, but it requires quality products, without them, unfortunately, nothing will work. I gave my friend who was struggling with depression cbd as I use easy delivery from cbd2heal, as is this product is lab tested in a controlled environment and is perfect for dealing with depression and anxiety.
     
    #22 msavcenko813, Feb 2, 2022
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2022
  24. joe71

    joe71 Android Expert

    Maybe the best gift you can give to a friend with depression is simply being their friend. Being with them on the best days and the worst days. Letting them know no matter what you are going to have their back
     
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  25. Milo Williamson

    Milo Williamson Android Expert

    And food!!!! :) mmm... Time with them to cook up a storm for them, chill and have a beer with them too. Nothing like a homecook meal :)
     
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  26. Milo Williamson

    Milo Williamson Android Expert

    I love puzzles to get off my mind off depression and I have fidget play - dough, not so sure were to find it either. :)
     
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