10 thoughts on “It is what it is.

  • April 18, 2017 at 9:14 am
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    Your so brave Shannon. I hope that speaking out about your depression in this way does, as you say, help in some way. I really do feel for you. I was in tears watching & listening to you & wanting to reach out to you.
    You are an amazing person & I am sure that you have the strength of mind & that there is the support out there, if you need it , to help you to get better.

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  • April 18, 2017 at 9:42 pm
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    Hi mate. I hope this video is a step towards you feeling better about yourself & your situation. I’m sure lots of us wish we could help, but I guess this is something you have to do. Just know you have lots of friends wishing you all the best.

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  • April 18, 2017 at 10:00 pm
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    So Brave brother. You are an amazing person and dont forget that. Keep doing whats best for you. I pulling for you and that cloud to soon lift!

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  • April 19, 2017 at 12:26 pm
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    You sound dangerously close to being clinically depressed. I’ve never understood why you’ve refused to try even relatively benign SSRI anti-depressants, but in any event you should see a psychiatrist as soon as possible before you fall further into this hole. This situation needs more than talk therapy. Just look at your film; you really are looking desperate and that’s not a good sign at all.

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  • April 19, 2017 at 7:03 pm
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    hey Shannon babe, good to see you still around and chillin in London.
    hang in there bud, you will be fine in the long run and remember what makes you feel good. Even tho you don’t feel like doing it make sure you hit the gym. you know how it makes you feel.

    it’s good that you are talking about it and making it public. Any kinda of mental illness should be out the in public, which makes it easer to get the help you need.

    Nothing wrong with taking something to help out thru the tough times. (the right type of stuff of course.

    Take care bud and be strong. You are stonger than you realise and braver than you believe.

    *HUGS*

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  • April 20, 2017 at 9:15 pm
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    great raw and honest video. I am no expert on what is best for you, but think there is value in others seeing that life of in online personality is not always exciting and happy. Recover well and hold on to all the great stuff in life.

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  • April 24, 2017 at 3:32 am
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    You’re awesome Shannon, even when you’re not in good spirits!

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  • May 4, 2017 at 11:19 am
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    Hey Shannon,
    I’m not one to leave comments but here I go.
    I have been struggling with depression since my mother passed away two years ago. I know how debilitating this can be. I don’t have any other family and sometimes it is easy to fall into a deep loneliness. I have gone through moments were I isolate myself from all my friends and have even gone months without seeing them. It is very easy to get lost in the ins and outs of each day. I am a school teacher in a performing art conservatory and have always put my students ahead of myself. They mean the world to me but sometimes not even them can get me to see the better side of things. However I find joy in some very simple things, like when one of my kids says “thank you” after a grueling rehearsal or when an old friend calls me on the phone to laugh about the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”. I will sometimes look into the big eyes of my Boston Terrier and smile at his silly face. Those small things remind me of how much I still have to do and how my mother would have wanted me to enjoy the world around me. I hope you find those small things that keep you going. I know that one day I will work my way through this darkness and I hope you believe in yourself enough to know that you will too. Anytime you are feeling down know that there is someone on the other side of the world that understands what you are going through. That is what is so great about sites like this. You can reach so many people and connect with others who are going through the same things you are. I know you may not even read this but I hope my positive energy and thoughts find there way to you. I’ll be thinking of you and looking forward to those hairier days.
    Take care love,

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  • May 5, 2017 at 1:51 pm
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    More gratuitous advice: The science of depression has proceeded at light speed since the 90’s. We know for sure that it results from chemical imbalances in the brain. The neurotransmitter serotonin keeps us on an even keel, but is absorbed by brain tissue periodically. Most modern antidepressants are designed to slow the brain from reabsorbing serotonin, and thereby enhancing mood. Most talk therapy now is centered on breaking the obsessional spiral that throws you into the pit of desperation because of your fixation on the depression itself. If you keep obsessing you won’t escape the psychological black hole. Chemical intervention is often more efficacious . You needn’t resort to powerful anti-psychotics to fight it. There are so many less invasive anti-depressives on the market now that it is possible to find one that has no side effects for you, the most annoying being the “limped dick” syndrome which often allows you to get it up but not get it off. I discovered that the chemical compound known as citalopram has no such side effects, but you have to choose among this box of medical chocolates to find what’s right for you. What I’m afraid of, my thoroughly sweet but stubborn friend, is that you won’t avail yourself of all the resources available to you. This is why you should consult a psychiatrist who has some knowledge of psychopharmacology.

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