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How pokemon Go kind of saved my life

- Sat, 30 Jul 2016 17:25:37 EST GHVuyNVk No.228245
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So I don't typically talk about it, but I have bi-polar disorder and borderline personality disorder. I know what it feels like to not want to get out of bed, to not shower and I cant even count how many times Ive cancelled plans or even had to call out of work because of my mental illness.

Pokemon Go has opened new doors for me.

The day it came out I was very sick. I couldn't speak, I couldn't understand much, I couldnt walk much and I was just so depressed about it all. I had looked forward to this game for years and here I was, in a hospital dreading what was happening to me. A day or two after, my sister took me to my neurologist and the first thing we did when we got in the car was turned on pokemon go. It was the best distraction I have ever had. I felt hopeless but this game was just fun.

When I was finally able to speak properly and stand more than 40 minutes I decided to go out by myself and pokemon hunt. I was able to just focus on that thing. When I played the game I didnt think about what was happening to me, I could feel it but I was happy because I had this wonderful distraction.

It is now helping me through my depression. It is getting me outside!! I am talking to people Ive never met and we are bonding over the same silly game. When I feel my depression setting in I turn on the app and decide to go hunt pokemon. Even by myself it is so much fun.

How did it save my life? Here is a really big honest post. During all of this shit going on with my brain, I honestly would sit in my bed and wonder what is the point of me living. I just felt like I was suffering so much and I was so afraid of the unknown I just didnt want to be here any more. Then my roommate came home and said "Someone just put up a bunch of lures at the park. You should check it out!" I stood up. Put shoes on and walked out the door and had one of the best days of my life.

If you are still reading this I applaud you since I didnt expect for it to be this long.Say what you want but this silly game means a lot to me and I know I must not be alone. So to all of my friends going through a hard time, lets go set up some lures and catch them all.
Chief Sophie - Sat, 30 Jul 2016 20:08:53 EST JzkB4JFb No.228246 Reply
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Congrats OP, just don't go back to wanting to die after you catch all 721 someday. Video games are like a drug, they're just a distraction from your mental illness. I'm not saying that is a bad thing, just make sure you stay distracted.

You should also look into No Man's Sky if you want. Totally different but I'm also fucked in the head (used to hallucinate and brand myself, depression and mania mostly depression, probably bipolar, undiagnosed but history of it in my family), and it's my current obsession / thing I'm looking forward to.
Swimmer♀ Graham - Sat, 30 Jul 2016 22:46:40 EST n75JaIFJ No.228247 Reply
this is a pathetic post and a pathetic reply, you faggots are really disgusting, like wow lmao. Fucking millenials dependent on goddamn video games just to LIVE. Just find a better reason to live you goddamn morons, jesus.
Camper Hamilton - Sun, 31 Jul 2016 05:02:01 EST b58x+7C1 No.228250 Reply
Calm down. You're in the wrong board. Sometimes things are different for people than they are for you. Get over yourself and go catch a garurumon.
Maid Samuel - Sun, 31 Jul 2016 05:08:06 EST 13pf1QkD No.228251 Reply
oh leave him a lone, bitter is the only flavor he knows because his daddy's dick was seasoned with nettles
Drox - Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:18:22 EST tXeOu31M No.228350 Reply
Escapism isn't really a new thing that you can pin on millennials. Before video games people would just drink their problems away (Which some people still do). Different escapism's for different times bruh.
Jogger Martin - Fri, 12 Aug 2016 05:04:51 EST nFUUWjxT No.228360 Reply
You know you are on a chan that is literally about drugs, right? I need some of that dank leaf and Pokemon Emerald to get out of bed in the morning. Maybe if you had some dank leaf or bud and Pokemon, you would be more chill.
protomario - Sun, 06 Nov 2016 17:33:12 EST tTL3Lq83 No.228656 Reply
Who still plays pokemon go lol.
Galactic Grunt Cedric - Tue, 08 Nov 2016 07:02:54 EST /cLH/+op No.228664 Reply
That's it exactly. Every generation for centuries has had their "own" type of (for the lack of a better word) like you said escapism, traits and all that jazz.
Galactic Grunt Cedric - Tue, 08 Nov 2016 07:08:32 EST /cLH/+op No.228665 Reply
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People like what Swimmera is emulating, get too hung on the past, they decide and criticize everything that's new and different. Haha get over yourself, another man's trash is another man's treasure right?

I personally am not a fan of pokemon go nor smartphones, but they have their role on this weird world. I'm glad OP is feeling better.

Peace and Love mofos. Stay groovy. :)
Veteran Jarvis - Tue, 08 Nov 2016 12:42:49 EST Ga7EuKxO No.228666 Reply
>"peace and love guys lol"
>posts /pol/ race baiting memes
Hall Matron Eugene - Tue, 08 Nov 2016 16:39:29 EST 03j5drxy No.228668 Reply
Let's be honest, Pokemon Go sucks. It's a shell of a pokemon game and, for as much good as it may have done, that doesn't negate the fact that the game is objectively poor.

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