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Smiling?: I don't know what the person's smiling means to you, but you're saying it triggers you to want to be "mean." what kind of mean? Sarcastic comments? Physical attack? Do you feel their smiling is directed at you in a negative way, somehow? It may help you to discuss these responses with a therapist -- maybe then you can discover the answer to your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am on antidepressants but so tired keep thinking about dying different ways always smiling but inside crying. Tried therapy didn't help. Almost done?
There is hope!: Never give up! depression is a terrible experience. . A hallmark symptom is hopelessness. You're expressing a significant amount of hopelessness. Don't give up. Psychiatrists have an arsenal of medications and modalities to help you! it is imperative you disclose thoughts of nearly being done with your provider asap or sooner. For immediate support call 1800273 talk. It will get better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Social smile: People smile to ease tension in social situations, sometimes when they are nervous or embarrassed, sometimes to defer to others. These are situations when the feeling inside is not happiness, joy or delight, but something else. ...Read more
I know there are benefits to smiling. Is there something i can do to smile more? Specific triggers i can use?
Give yourself a cue!: Agree with yourself that everytime something specific happens, you will smile and give yourself a positive message. For example, every time you are stopped at a red light, smile and tell yourself "good work hanging in there!" maybe you can even use your own thoughts to trigger that smile. Each time you feel discouraged, smile to yourself and remind yourself that you are alive! that's wonderful! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer