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Lots of people every day take their own lives as they are unhappy with them . I made this photo to just spread awareness of it , because when I was taking the bus to town today and 3 boys were laughing and mocking at a person who had killed themselves . "How pathetic ! It's like , come on , cheer up !" It made me really disgusted . Depression isn't something people can just stop , it's not like they wake up thinking 'Okay , today i'm just not gonna be depressed' . Sigh , I don't know .. The drugs look a bit too much like sweets :/ but their not , they're actually vitamins .

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Hollowcyclone Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
those people if I'm in a depressive mood myself I usually yell at in a rather angry tone and posture I tend to rather hate people like that and these boys are jerks because they don't realize some people say "hey you know if you're gone a lot of people are going to care even you bullies" and then I bring up the fact that there will always be idiots like those 3 boys. and not only that depression drugs can basically, pardon my french, fuck you up even more than you started. I myself I am bi-polar so I have some what experienced with depression a few times but not for very long. 
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student Photographer
I'm sorry to hear that you've with depression as it's a very hard thing to deal with. But always remember the fact that you won the battle with it and that's something to be very proud of (: 
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Hollowcyclone Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Well thanks. it means a lot. :) 
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MEnonimus Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Oh, no you suicided yourself with vitamins, and now nobody can save you from a horrible rich in vitamins death   :(
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Student Photographer
idk if you're trying to be a troll or anything but I obviously wasn't going to get real suicidal pills just for taking this picture, and you can actually die from over-dosing on vitamins - if you have loads it can lead to some pretty bad symptoms that can possibly kill you. 
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MEnonimus Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
oh, about being a troll, sorry, I guess not every can like my strange sense of humor
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student Photographer
ah no it's fine, it's just I get a lot of trolls commenting on my pictures, so sorry I thought you might've been one
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MEnonimus Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Oh, no it's ok, well I guess its bad to be troll magnet,
or maybe it is just a bunch of people who got 
strange sense of humor as well :)
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student Photographer
:hug:
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MEnonimus Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Yes, I know, lol, after all everything in excess is bad, you can even die if you drink too much water
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Tobassinesia Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
;(

Before my mother started homeschooling me, I went to a school where guys would pick on girls. They would gang up and say nasty things. Some were very popular among the girls as well. A few nasty females would also group up and pick on people like me. It was cruel and degrading. But I turned out to be more trouble than they bargained for, since I would insult them back or even resort to violence. I got into far more trouble than they did, sometimes. I also got incredibly stressed from exams and I would go to school with an aching stomach. My friends always managed to make me laugh, though... even when I thought I couldn't.

That was awhile ago, though. I was only around 12 when I left school. And I was 12 when I went through a full 3 month depression. I haven't gotten depressed since then, though, despite being friendless now.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student Photographer
wow that's really tough ! I'm sorry to hear about your past ): but I guess you get people like that wherever you go to be honest . At my school , there was a bunch of girls that would always and only pick on me for no reason at all . I only had one lesson with them a week and that was P.E/gym (or whatever you call it) and they would always bully me . My friends got sick of it and stood up to them for me which I will always and forever appreciate . One of my friends reckons they were being racist as my background it mostly Arabic . It hasn't been the first time I've been abused of racism . But hey , school sucks in that way that people can be mean towards others , i'm just glad that they've gone to a different school now . 
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Tobassinesia Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Sounds like you've had a tough past too. I'm glad you had such awesome friends to stick up for you like that, ahah. What kind of things would the nasty girls say to you?

I once lived in Australia and went to school there until I was 8. I'm actually half Pakistani (and proud of that side far more than my Aussie side, to be honest), and also a Muslim, so the kids at school usually thought me weird. I only made 3 friends (all boys), and they were... well, boys. They treated me like a boy too, so I got pushed around a bit. It was all right with me, because I could push back. I never got picked on by racists, though. Lucky me I guess. |-D

And obviously, in Pakistan I was never bullied for being Pakistani or a Muslim, although I was made fun of for my accent and the fact that I couldn't speak any Urdu (but I suppose that was called for since I still hardly know Urdu and I've lived here for years). I was just one of those kids that bit back when bitten. I wasn't even afraid of snapping at teachers when I was in the mood. I would often get that "teacher glare" though, and I don't like the teacher glare. Sigh.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student Photographer
hmm yeah . Idk those girls would say mean stuff like 'oh erin go fuck yourself you massive fag' or they made fun of my hair because I cut it short 3 years ago and were like 'omg a blind person could have cut it better' or 'haha bowl hair cut' (it was never even that short - it was up to my shoulders wtf) . But they mostly did actions that got to me the most . Like they would always push and shove me or yank on my hair and try to trip me up , and since we were doing sports , they would literally do it all the time to me .. argh it just annoys me so much how they thought it was funny making someone's life completely miserable ! I could never be that mean to someone - even if was for a joke or something . But , even though my friends stood up to them , they just carried on doing it , but far less as my friends would try keep them away from me which I really thank them for . the teachers ? I had a really shit teacher for p.e. that would literally do nothing all lesson apart from just let us "get on" with the game , and she never saw what happened . Plus she hated me because she pushes everyone into doing sport they don't like and I was like the first ever person to stand up to her . I'm so glad i'm not at secondary school anymore .
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Tobassinesia Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
That's... really vulgar language. I would've beat those girls up, were I you. I was also used to being disliked by teachers, although all of the teachers that taught me eventually went soft and called me "very mature for my age". Ha ha ha. :sarcasm:
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Ambrosia-Ashcrofte Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I so woulda ripped those boys a new hole! ugh. They are the kinda people who don't get it, and don't care to get it. I have attempted suicide a few times back when I was depressed, and I'm glad to say I not only lived through that, but escaped depression. I certainly couldn't have lasted very long staying in it...
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Photographer
I know I felt very angry to hear them boys say that :/ and I'm glad that you're alive now (: Depression is a nasty thing , and it's very good you've escaped it . It's a shame I couldn't say the same for my friend , but oh well , that's life I guess - if only more people knew it's a very serious problem
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Ambrosia-Ashcrofte Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very serious indeed. I'm glad I am too, thanks! For me, I had to train my mind to think in a different way. Not very easy, but when I decide on something, damn, I commit! And yes, if only. :(
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Royalguardian Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kill yourself with advil and aspirin... kinda cruel
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Photographer
Excuse me ?
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Royalguardian Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The pills in your photo, aren't they aspirin and advil? they're painkillers can cause renal insufficiency if you take together for prolonged time, never mix them. A very ugly way to die.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Photographer
Urm no . I said in the description that they were daily vitamins . I like one was vitamin D and the other was vitamin B . And I only used them so it could reflect being suicide pills or somethin
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Royalguardian Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh sorry, didn't see that part. Is a good advice anyway
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shadowleigh Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If I was on that bus I would have smacked those boys, I have attempted suicide twelve times in my life, in a four year span. I hate when people don't understand depression or suicide.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Photographer
Seriously ? Wow , i'm so sorry to hear that .. and yeah I was tempted to smack them boys too . Hopefully things will get better , even though I know that it's hard to recover from these type of things .. but please don't try to commit suicide anymore .. think about all the people you'll hurt . I had a friend who commited suicide as she was depressed and it was one of the hardest things I ever had to go through , hopefully things will get better for you sweetie (:
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shadowleigh Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm taking things one day at a time, certainly won't say it's better but they're not exactly worse.
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Freezingsteelmurder Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
mmmm. yay. poisonous vitamins. should come in handy.

thats so mean! those kinds of people dont even GET what people with depression go through.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Photographer
I know , it's actually very sad ): telling someone with depression to be happy is just annoying because they don't understand what it's like
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Freezingsteelmurder Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student General Artist
thank you ^_^ youre on one the sensible people in life.
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BloodyCutter Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Depression isn't something a person can just stop but someone can be there for that person.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Photographer
Very true (:
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beautyhidden Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
That place is familiar and addictive. You can't help go back down there again and again...
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Photographer
:hug:
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OceanSunset22 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I had a friend at my school a few years back( I'm homeschooled, and we kept contact through school email) When I heard from his mom he was depressed, I became extremly worried. He went back to public school, and his depression went away. But I care about him, (in a platonic way) and still worry he might commit suicide, or do something insane like that.

Suicide is no laughing matter, if you know someone suicidal, seek help IMMEDIATLY. Asking them can help, but they won't say if they are or not.
Sometimes they will respond with,a "my roof is really high" or "I know where a gun is". Like a suicide plan

sorry for the lecture, but i really appreciate this deviation :aww:
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Photographer
Cool thanks (: and yes I already know all this , but it's good to post things like this to let other know .
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OceanSunset22 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, the whole lecture was more for other people that didn't know, it's good to spread the word. :)
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illionore Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
The boys' behavior... that's just sad. THAT is the pathetic thing here. Extremely dramatic deviation today, ErinBird!

But good to read they're vitamins (also THOSE you shouldn't overdose!) and that you're not actually planning anything like this. Having that said, overhere the "dark days" before the snow lights up the winter are upon us and it's the time that the suicide rate is at its top around here. :(
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Photographer
Oh no , that sounds awful . By the way you don't have to call me ErinBird haha , just call me Erin (:
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illionore Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
*nods* it is. The country where I live is one of the top countries in Europe when it comes to suicide rate. :/
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dIzzEE94 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
they die because they confuse the collour of their pils?
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Photographer
Is this meant to be a joke ? Because suicide is no laughing matter . If this was actaully meant to be serious , then of course they don't die from getting the colours mixed up -.- They die because they are unhappy with their lives and have a drug overdose .
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dIzzEE94 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
yes
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mrento Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Depression seems to be one of those problems that unless people have gone thru it (themselves, friend, or family), they absolutely don't understand. Chipper comments feel like jabs. And almost anyone you try to talk to about it makes you feel alien... and the alienation really amplifies the depression. The old British word for psychiatry is "alienism", right?

On an absurdist note, if a french fish did this photo it would say "FIN" near its fin. :fish:
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Photographer
Hahaha oh yes it would say 'fin' :aww: and I agree with you , people don't know what it's like unless they've been depressed themselves .
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Scaleeth Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for helping to raise awareness of this. I suffer from clinical depression as well and, while I do get by, its tough.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Photographer
Well , you're welcome :aww: and I wish you the very best of support for you :hug: keep strong !
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S-P-OBrien Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
finally.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Photographer
Finally what ?
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Gothenem Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Wow! Amazing Picture! I love how it really tells a huge story! It's powerful, motivating and subtle all at once. Well done!

It's hard for people who do not suffer from depression to really understand it. They don't get how depression can affect your life, and so they tend to belittle people who do have it, which often compounds that person's depression.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you so much ! And you are very , very right . :aww:
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