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DonJorginho

@JoeBlogs Sent you a request mate, I will probably just chat for now but will learn when I can lol

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JohnnyShoulder

@DonJorginho I found Yoku's Island Express the ultimate pick me up game. Not the usual thing I play either, but definetly made me feel a whole lot better after playing it.

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.

There is no longer a good time to release a game. There are only less s**t times to release a game

PSN: JohnnyShoulder

RogerRoger

@DonJorginho Good luck at your appointment today (if you haven't been to it already)!

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

DonJorginho

@RogerRoger Thank you! I have it scheduled for after work, am s*****ing myself but it will be worth it I am sure.

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RogerRoger

@DonJorginho That's only natural. You should have seen me, walking up to my first counselling appointment. I was sweating bullets and shaking like a drunk, but I left in a much better place. I hope you'll be able to say the same (the leaving in a better place bit, not the other bit)!

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

Jessiex

I have schizoaffective, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. I barely leave my house except for groceries and group therapy once a week. I pretty much live on the internet.

Can't wait for PS5!

Unffclcntrllerpd

@DonJorginho
This is a really great idea and thank you for being brave enough to post and support. I too have had some issues with depression and anxiety and still do it can be hard for some people to understand and sadly there’s still some stigma. I too use gaming and tried to find a passion project like our podcast to give me something to think about other than the issues I was having that lead to me suffering from depression and anxiety. Gaming to be fair has been my biggest helper it focuses the mind and let’s me enjoy something without my mind wandering. I’d recommend to anyone firstly as a distraction but secondly as a way to build up your confidence and keep your mind engaged. Gaming challenges you , with obvious puzzles or just forcing you to think out strategies etc. More than all that it brings you in contact with other people and once people open up you realise your not alone and your not the only one suffering with these issues. Lastly don’t be alone with your thoughts , come here to talk if you have no where else. In my darkest I thought no one would understand or I’d be shunned, I was wrong people can be so kind and understand more than you could realise, please anyone who’s reading this whos in a dark place reach out , I for one will do my best to listen

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DonJorginho

@futaba I am sorry to hear that, and if you ever need someone to talk to then add my PSN at SamxSZN or follow my Twitter which is the same handle as my Push account, I will always be free to talk when not at work.

It is still good that you're getting out at some point from the house for GT, it will always do more good than harm and will improve your mental state in ways slowly but surely.

Just try and keep your head up and try and push yourself to go somewhere once a month, like something different to your routine, be it the movies or down to your local beach or just out for a morning coffee.

That will benefit you in the long run and will go a long way to your mental recovery

DonJorginho

DonJorginho

@Unffclcntrllerpd Thank you for your kind words and I am sorry that you still suffer from time to time with mental health issues, I agree a passion project can be an amazing thing to self motivate, I work on two things alongside gaming and my normal daily job in my Album and my Screenplay, just working on either one when I feel like I need picking up from a bad day or week.

And thank you so much, and I can assure you that if you ever need to talk too just hit me up on here or on my Twitter that has the same username, always here for people.

DonJorginho

DonJorginho

Took my time off since Friday and kinda went dark to focus on my appointment.

On Friday I met with my local doctor to talk about how I feel and my current mental state and all my issues, and I now have an appointment booked in for my local therapy counsellors to discuss in detail how I feel.

I was contemplating medication but decided I would like to go down a route without the need for remedies such as Prozacs and would rather see what Therapy/Counselling had to offer.

I then had the weekend and decided to dedicate 19 hours into beating the main story of Horizon Zero Dawn, finally getting it off my backlog and I loved it, it was a really relaxing experience aside from the whole massive robot dinosaurs trying to kill you lol and with my head a little bit clear it lead to me enjoying the game so much more.

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Rudy_Manchego

@DonJorginho Fair play going dark - sometimes you do need that. Taking time away from the net and the world does help a lot. Glad you made some progress. I think gaming can be a massive help with mental health. I know that sometimes it can have a dark side, addiction or too much escapism but I also find that spending a few hours in a game allows me to turn my brain off while still getting a feeling of accomplishment that is almost like meditiation. Plus HZD is awesome.

@futaba Sorry to hear that and hope we see more of you on the boards here.

@Unffclcntrllerpd Great post - I find that people are actually pretty caring and a lot of anxieties over their reactions are more to do with our worries than other peoples if that makes sense.

Now I may be an idiot, but there's one thing I am not sir, and that sir, is an idiot

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kyleforrester87

@DonJorginho I have suffered from mild depression in the past, but most of my experience comes from my partner and a good friend who have both suffered much more severely. My partner was on medication for a long time, and my friend still is. I think it can take a bit of trial and error to find the one that really works for you, but in conjunction with everything else they can be really helpful and it certainly doesn't mean you're on them forever.

kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

Unffclcntrllerpd

@DonJorginho personally I think your doing all the right things but never rule out the meds if it gets you out the dark - remember these things aren’t forever and your GP is the best guide for this - going dark is sometimes a really great idea and sounds like you enjoyed it , whenever going dark doesn’t make you feel good try a gentle walk which works for me

@kyleforrester87 agreed a lot of our reactions are based on our perceptions, have to say I’ve never been treated with anything but the upmost respect etc and supported fully by my work in a really positive manner with things such as counselling which was formative in my rebuild - I know I’m in a lucky position there but I’d recommend seeking it out.

As for your support for partners and friends that’s really good and yep medication can be a real trial and error scenario, keep doing what your doing and Thankyou to anyone who’s reached out it’s been really heart warming and again removes that isolated feeling that can manifest .

Thank you to all and I’m here 😊 we’ve also got a really nice community on Instagram that supports me and the show so stop by there if you ever want to talk to anyone especially other than me etc.

Have a great day and remember tomorrow is one day closer to stepping out the dark , one day at a time one step at a time

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QualityGeezer

Overspent at Christmas got into a cycle of debt again but worse of all started drinking again

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DonJorginho

@QualityGeezer That sucks man, debt can be a right pain in the ass, how bad is the debt? Is it feasible just a bit hard to fathom or a bit code red panic station kinda thing.

And how much you drinking man would you say?

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