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Link79

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Anytime I'm feeling down about things I just curl up with a good game and all my problems just fade away. Some say it's an addiction. I say it's a cure. Wouldn't you agree?

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That's true. I tend to do that with music, though, but video games have a way of making me happy no matter what, until I get pissed off because i can't beat a boss or something.

I'll spare you the details, but after my first serious girlfriend broke up with me, I really started getting into video games, and I mean really. Most of my wardrobe and my room is video game-related.

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I'm suicidal and i agree.

Counselling has worked for me but only for that day.
Games on the other hand make me happy.

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Yeah it's easy to forget about the troubles of your life when your playing a really fun game. I play them mostly to escape reality. If your bummed out about something just grab a controller and slip into your own little world. It's a great distraction from the suckyness of life.

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You're not talking about depressions, but about having a bad day because of some problem...depressions is a disease that doesn't necessarily have to be connected to some existing problem and saying that video games would be the perfect cure for that is just insulting. Sorry.

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KeeperBvK wrote:

You're not talking about depressions, but about having a bad day because of some problem...depressions is a disease that doesn't necessarily have to be connected to some existing problem and saying that video games would be the perfect cure for that is just insulting. Sorry.

That's not exactly true. Depression is a metal illness but it's also severe despondency or dejection, which is what they are saying it 'cures'. Except maybe Sean007s.

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Yeah, playing games helps when im feeling down, but when i had my depression it really didnt do that much for me, unless you count the times i played mario kart with my friends, that was my light in the dark.

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Well I didn't mean it would help to play games if you're five minutes away from slitting your wrist but just kinda feeling blue. You can be depressed without being suicidal. I'd say it's only serious if you are thinking of ways to end it all.

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What he meant:Video games are great when you've got the blues.

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Depression works fine, because I note he didn't say clinical depression. Games won't cure that, but they are very good for unsuccessful romantic life troubles like grenworthshero said.

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Do you think if we gave My Chemical Romance some video games they'd cheer up and go away?

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I don't know much of anything about them, so I couldn't say. :P

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Machu

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I felt OK, having read this thread, I'm now depressed.

It's all in the mind people, you don't need games to make yourself feel better, that's just avoiding the problem. You're alive for starters, which should be plenty of reason to be happy. Get over it! :)

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Cheezy

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Games really don't help me (some do, but others don't) so music is my cure :)

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Stuffgamer1

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@Machu: Sometimes people aren't so sure that being alive is reason to be happy. I think that's the whole point. That borders on the aforementioned clinical depression, but it doesn't necessarily fall directly into that category. I kinda felt that way a year ago when I had a MAJOR heartbreak issue, and gaming was pretty much the only thing that could take my mind off it. Don't downplay avoiding a problem you can't fix. It's better than wallowing, believe me!

And I'm sure reading this has depressed you further. Sorry. :(

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I saw a commercial on tv yesterday (so it must be true, right?) that stated 2 out of 3 people could be considered clinically depressed. That's a startling amount of people.

I'm not saying my particular view is 100% correct but I strongly believe that MOST mental illness is all in the head (ha!).

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another lesson leaned :(

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@Machu: Hey, I agree with your point of view on suicide (though not on the "there is nothing after life" bit). I do believe there can be a difference between "not wanting to live" and "wanting to kill yourself," though. To be honest, playing video games is more or less the only reason I DO have to live right now, at least the only one I can see. Doesn't mean I'm stupid enough to contemplate suicide. I just get random bouts of semi-mild depression because of it.

Anyway, I'm overall a reasonably cheerful guy in my opinion. Some people disagree, but what do they know? I'm the most cheerful pessimist around! ;)

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Machu

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Oh please dude, make some sandwiches and a bottle of drink, put it in a rucksack and go for a big long walk or a bike ride. Explore the area you live in, find somewhere peaceful with a good view, and relax. Go out for a few hours, just walking/cycling can help unravel knots in your mind. If I could, I'd drag you out the house this moment. Speaking of which, I'm off to get some fresh air. I hope you do too. ;)

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Klapaucius

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I always feel much better after a blast on Hitman 2. Any shoot-em-up will do, really, but Hitman 2 especially.

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