[hackerspaces] [Noisebridge-discuss] Please reach out

Mitch Altman maltman23 at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 25 14:57:19 CET 2011

> Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2011 12:34:59 +0100
> From: gmc at sonologic.nl
> To: felix.sargent at gmail.com
> CC: will.sargent at gmail.com; discuss at lists.hackerspaces.org; noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> Subject: Re: [hackerspaces] [Noisebridge-discuss]  Please reach out
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> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 01:47:13PM -0800, Felix Sargent wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 1:27 PM, Will Sargent <will.sargent at gmail.com>wrote:
> > >
> > > 1) Direct sunlight.
> > > 2) 8 hours of sleep.
> > > 3) Movement outside.
> > > 4) Social interaction.
> > > 5) Regular meals.
> > > 6) Satisfying work.
> These are all very good suggestions, and doing the above will help you feel
> better overall.
> Yet, there is a chemical process at the heart of depression, the serotonine
> balance in the brain is a huge factor in this. I've been depressed ever
> since I remembered, even while all of the above were part of my upbringing
> for the first decade and some of my life. If you are born with a small
> defect in the production or re-uptake of serotonin, you can exercise all
> you want: it won't fix the defect.
> SSRI medication can help with that in part (always in combination with the
> above as far as i'm concerned), even though many in the community are very
> eager to bash anti-depressants. It can be a life saver! Everyone is unique, and so everyone will have various results with various methods of dealing with depression.  If you're suffering from depression, and have time to explore, then it's way worth exploring all the methods that may work for you -- see what works, and do more of it.  If you are feeling suicidal, or feel that you do not have time to explore on your own, please know that you can seek help, either from friends or people in the geek community (if you can force yourself to do so, people *will* help), or from a professional (most places offer free services, including calling 911 in the US). Mitch.  		 	   		  
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