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Depression - Why You Should Be Careful of What You Say [A rant, persay.]

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Hi guys, I'm Greytopher, and I'm here to talk about depression among teenagers and minecrafters.

Through these past days, I've been trying to help people deal with depression. They've slumped down to a point where they think life is pointless, noone wants them, and life sucks. I've tried in every power of my might to help them stay optimistic, and I've tried to cheer them up. So far, I've been smacked down by one, and the other is starting to recieve help.

The reason why these two people have even gotten depression, is because of home life. They have parents or gaurdians that just don't really care about their well being, and by having noone that cares about you makes them feel unwanted. They just want someone who actually CARES. These people come onto Minecraft to have fun, forget about their real life, and build/survive. Until one cruel weekend, something terrible happens.

I play as a staff on a popular server, and through this came out two different staff members and a lower ranking player. Now, the kid who has depression is a somewhat high rank, and sometimes he gets high/drunk to forget everything that happens in his life. I, for one, can't help him since he lives in the UK, and I try to help him on Skype. But one day, he shoots me a message containing a converstation between him and another player on the server while he was high. The other person was dead serious.

It contained quotes of "go back to slitting yourself..." and "u slit yourself to get attention..." and one more "start slitting yourself."

What. The. Heck.

No matter what, you shouldn't be telling someone to go and inflict pain upon themselves because they want to relieve stress. When you tell someone to go hurt themselves, or that kind of thing.. you must be messed up.

And for some of you who think "Well, just help him cheer himself up, that'll make him feel better," It won't work. Depression is a mental illness when you can't produce enough Dopamine inside your brain. Dopamine (sorry if I spell it wrong) is a drug inside of your brain that makes you feel euphoric/happy. Without Dopamine, you feel depressed, and worst case scenario, you commit suicide.

Short version: Please watch what you say, you don't know who's hurting, and if they're on the verge of taking their life.

Thank you for reading.

I just got back from Mexico, and the blog should be up either tomorrow or the day after. I'm waiting on certain people to post pictures about it so I can share it with you guys!
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  • Candycane
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  • New Explorer
  • November 5, 2014, 5:12 pm
we live in a sad world..
what is ur serevr name
  • candle_
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Botanist
  • November 15, 2012, 9:12 am
Looked through the list of your posts and found this. Often I'm insulted/trolled by people in different ways, which makes my day worse than normal... At least I don't have depression. 80% of days I'm not really happy throughout them, but this makes me feel somewhat better, especially since you are so big and so many people will see this :)
Not proud to admit it but I think I have depression ._. It feels like there's some monster inside me trying to take over my whole body and I have nobody I feel I can talk to ._.
  • Domokun124
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • September 8, 2012, 9:20 pm
Everyone on this server even a moderator told me to kill myself.. ):
lol this is completely different but look:
http://www.planetminecraft.com/member/sign_in/favorites/
  • samsor10
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Dragonborn
  • September 17, 2012, 2:54 pm
lol when it asks me to sign in sometimes it shows me the character XD
You should be a mental therapist.
  • Greytopher
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Pig
  • July 1, 2012, 12:47 pm
Eh, I can handle people up to a certain point... if I can't get my point across, I'll just rage at them and throw a chair across the room. Anyways, I want to be a Graphic/Web Designer, so that foils your plans :O
  • evan839
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  • Journeyman Dragon
  • June 30, 2012, 9:12 am
*facepalm*
  • Greytopher
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  • Grandmaster Pig
  • June 30, 2012, 11:17 am
Bro, I'm not lecturing you, I'm giving you the facts and presenting it. You don't have to go out of your way to comment and even read my blogs.
Its sounds Infinity is trolling you...
  • InfinityDood
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Warrior
  • July 2, 2012, 1:40 am
[size=10pt][color=#252525][size=12px]"I'm just giving you the facts!"[/size][/color][/size]
[size=10pt][size=12px]---[/size][/size]
[size=10pt][size=12px]You have one of the most annoying personality types. Ever.[/size][/size]
[size=10pt][size=12px]You firmly believe that everything that comes out of your mouth is therefore a [/size][/size][size=12px]solid[/size][size=12px] fact. You are completely closed to any reasoning whatsoever and will quickly anger and play the victim if someone challenges you. Which is fine, many people are like this, but what sets you apart and in the annoying category is that you feel the need to rant and preach all of your opinions as if they are some sort of proven well-known fact.[/size]
[size=10pt][size=12px]It's annoying and you look foolish to any properly educated person. Stop it. [/size][/size]
  • Greytopher
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  • Grandmaster Pig
  • July 2, 2012, 7:49 am
From the looks of it, you're the only person that seems to have a problem with me and my blogs. My facts, they might be off, I'm open to that, but what I'm trying to get at that the person I was replying to was completely missing the point of the blog. If you don't like it, don't comment, try not to go out of your way to do something like this.
  • Flutters
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Unicorn
  • June 30, 2012, 12:32 am
Can we play on a server some time?

I would rly like to hear what u have to say and ill like to talk to u at all possible
  • Greytopher
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  • Grandmaster Pig
  • July 1, 2012, 12:48 pm
Sure; look at the servers on my bio, I play mostly on Insomnia and Pwegoserver.
  • Monomstar
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Miner
  • June 29, 2012, 10:05 pm
My best friend's parents whip her with belts, etc. She is on the brink of suicide and I need to help her! At school, my other friend gets in fights with her, and since she used to cut herself, attempting suicide, theys boys and some girls tell her to "go back to being emo" and call her "emo girl". And, as you said, "[size=12px][color=rgb(37,37,37)]The reason why these two people have even gotten depression, is because of home life. They have parents or gaurdians that just don't really care about their well being, and by having noone that cares about you makes them feel unwanted." [/color][/size]
[size=12px][color=rgb(37,37,37)]The reason why these two people have even gotten depression, is because of home life. They have parents or gaurdians that just don't really care about their well being, and by having noone that cares about you makes them feel unwanted." Please help, I need to do something about this!!!![/color][/size]
  • Greytopher
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  • Grandmaster Pig
  • June 29, 2012, 10:32 pm
You NEED to talk to a trusted parent or gaurdian (like a school counselor, or an adult friend). If this is getting too serious, you need to tell someone. She does not deserved to be abused, and she needs help from people. Please tell someone that you know about it! It's the only way to really help her.
  • Flutters
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Unicorn
  • June 29, 2012, 10:44 pm
actually i agree with him!!
  • Flutters
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Unicorn
  • June 29, 2012, 10:26 pm
I wish I could Help ,But ima no better.. I could try and help her
  • Flutters
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Unicorn
  • June 29, 2012, 9:08 pm
"And for some of you who think "Well, just help him cheer himself up, that'll make him feel better," It won't work." Very true
  • Greytopher
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Pig
  • July 1, 2012, 12:48 pm
Yep, it definitely is.. some people just don't understand the realism behind depression.
  • Flutters
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Unicorn
  • August 31, 2012, 11:52 pm
that is true..some just dont get it
  • Flutters
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Unicorn
  • June 29, 2012, 5:00 pm
"The reason why these two people have even gotten depression, is because of home life. They have parents or gaurdians that just don't really care about their well being, and by having noone that cares about you makes them feel unwanted. They just want someone who actually CARES. These people come onto Minecraft to have fun, forget about their real life, and build/survive. Until one cruel weekend, something terrible happens."

Very...very..very true!

I suffer from deep depression (well maybe not that bad) For serval yrs now and yea...you rly hit the nail on the head
  • Greytopher
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  • Grandmaster Pig
  • July 1, 2012, 12:49 pm
Thank you, I'm glad that you liked it!
  • TevRIKKK
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Princess
  • June 29, 2012, 2:45 pm
That happend to my sister :/ i want to make her happy but she tells me to get out whenever i come :/
  • 1trueJ
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Mage
  • June 29, 2012, 1:23 pm
God, how come all of your blogs somehow directly relate to my life?
  • Greytopher
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  • Grandmaster Pig
  • June 29, 2012, 1:24 pm
I don't try to relate to someone elses life, only mine and what I think of it :p
True. So true. Very true. Diamonds increased.
  • Greytopher
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  • Grandmaster Pig
  • June 29, 2012, 10:38 am
Thanks, it really means a lot by you supporting my posts :)
  • Flutters
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Unicorn
  • June 29, 2012, 9:13 pm
Because you Give those ppl an insight to our world and as a girl who has been through depression for yrs...I thank you for that
True.
  • Blingdaddy1
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Engineer
  • June 29, 2012, 6:24 am
I have depression. Mild depression. Read the other post on bullying and add the depression in there. Not good :/
  • Thadrious
  • Level 40
  • Master Nether Knight
  • June 28, 2012, 2:11 pm
well if i may express my views i think there is only one way to true and full happiness, (and I'm not budgets or Muslim)...
I don't know if i have depression. But whenever i don't focus enough of myself on keeping my mental barriers up, i feel it rushing in like a flood. These mental barriers pretty much keep me from feeling any emotions. I find it great. My brother doesn't help either, hes almost constantly calling me a fat pig, or useless piece of shit. And i have been beaten before, spit on, and people are always talking about me when they think i cant hear. And i'm only just going into the 9th grade. Games in general are my only escape to a world where i can actually feel positive emotion. I've actually tried cutting before, and even now i have the urge to do it, which is very hard to control.
  • Greytopher
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  • Grandmaster Pig
  • June 28, 2012, 2:14 pm
I'm sorry that happens to you... I hope it stops soon. I'm mad at myself that I can't really do much at all, but I hope all becomes well soon.
  • Gawfield305
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Spelunker
  • June 28, 2012, 4:53 am
I had my first depressing thought one day during school, and this popped in my head: "Everyone I know is going to die one day. Including me." That scared me half to death. It turns out I was hungry and dehydrated. but ever since that, I have depressing thoughts almost every 48 hours. I don't go too far after thoughts. I just sit in my chair and just play it out by thinking of school and what I'm going to do tomorrow. Nothing much happens because I don't do it... My major problem IS because of school. The reason why is because, well I don't really want to tell but here it is... It's because of my crush... Uhhh hots for a girl. Well I don't know what to do really because I only have talked to her like once and sent her one message. Also about school, is that there are bullies. I've been running an essentials command that would be on a server: /suicide. Then I hear the words in my head Gawfield305 took his own Life. Goodbye cruel world.
  • Greytopher
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  • Grandmaster Pig
  • June 28, 2012, 2:16 pm
I have those thoughts all the time in my head. I push myself into my own depression, and then I push those thoughts out of my head, saying to myself "If I'm going to die soon, might as well live every moment to it's fullest."
  • Gawfield305
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Spelunker
  • June 28, 2012, 4:54 am
Thank you. For saving me.
  • fergs05
  • Level 25
  • Expert Unicorn
  • June 27, 2012, 7:52 pm
So true, diamond granted
  • Greytopher
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  • Grandmaster Pig
  • June 27, 2012, 7:53 pm
Thank you, sir!
  • Charri10
  • Level 1
  • New Artist
  • June 27, 2012, 4:54 am
Wise Wise Words,
Diamond for you !
  • Greytopher
  • Retired Moderator
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  • Grandmaster Pig
  • June 27, 2012, 10:00 am
Thank you very much!
  • Charri10
  • Level 1
  • New Artist
  • June 28, 2012, 5:01 am
Btw Im having great Fun on your server !
It is excelent and amazing !
  • Greytopher
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  • Grandmaster Pig
  • June 28, 2012, 2:14 pm
Thanks; it's not mine, it's my friends (MovieMaker2). I'm only an admin there :)
  • vener
  • Level 20
  • Expert Toast
  • June 10, 2012, 1:53 pm
I have depression pretty bad and I can perfectly relate to this post, thanks for posting it this really made my day a whole lot better :)
  • Greytopher
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  • Grandmaster Pig
  • June 17, 2012, 3:18 pm
Your welcome :) I'm glad you could read it.
  • Greenbeans51
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Archer
  • June 10, 2012, 11:02 am
It just goes to show how immature and careless some people can be.'Ohhhh im behind a wall of animosity,i can say anything i want lolz :D'
  • Greytopher
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Pig
  • June 17, 2012, 3:18 pm
Exactly. Everyone should be aware of how they can hurt other people, even over the internet.
  • CalPal_
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Cake
  • June 10, 2012, 10:59 am
+1 Diamond. Wise Words
  • Greytopher
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  • Grandmaster Pig
  • June 17, 2012, 3:19 pm
Thank you my good sir.
So glad I saw this in the Pop Reel and clicked it! It was SO worth reading! ^w^ Have a diamond! (76th diamond)

-Squishy <333
  • Greytopher
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Pig
  • June 17, 2012, 3:19 pm
I'm glad it was worth reading, I only wrote it because I was worried about a friend. Thank you!
Aww.... :( So sad.
Hey, no prob! You deserve it!

-Squishy <3
  • Greytopher
  • Retired Moderator
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  • Grandmaster Pig
  • June 17, 2012, 4:30 pm
Thanks man :)

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