I Am High Functioning and No One Knows I'm Depressed

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    I'm successful in my field.

    You cannot BE successful in our shallow world unless you portray yourself as a happy, complete person. Nobody respects a broken, depressed person because we are seen as weak. So just like waking up every morning and getting dressed in business clothes every morning, I put on my...
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    6 Responses Feb 19, 2016

    No one would ever know.

    I can fake a smile like no body's business. But no one really knows me anyways. I don't have any friends to fool... Only acquaintances
    Jackiebh Jackiebh
    22-25, F
    Aug 24, 2014

    For So Long, I Have Missed These Connections

    I haven't had a story in a very long time. My life had gotten better and things were good with my best friend. We were together. we were more than friends. but things became strained when I asked her to make us official. It's hard to be a real lesbian couple when one of us has a...
    gmiller201 gmiller201
    22-25, F
    Jul 15, 2013

    I don't want them to know.

    they can't fix me....others knowing would just make things worse.
    cycffuff cycffuff
    26-30, F
    Feb 13, 2015


    I get straight A's, I have friends, a job, a girlfriend, and am successful in 3 sports. I take difficult classes, and do a lot of charity work. Perfect. On the outside, anyway. In truth I couldn't be further from perfect. My girlfriend and I have stagnated, and we really don't do...
    jusydeadnotsleeping jusydeadnotsleeping
    18-21, M
    Aug 4, 2012

    Trying Too Hard

    I'm your typical straight A student, really. I always tried really hard in school and I was always extremely upset when I couldn't succeed. This has taken it's toll on my personal life...and while I have yet to admit this to anyone, I often times think people are disappointed in...
    prettyducky prettyducky
    18-21, F
    Jun 30, 2010

    I Am

    i am highly  functioning but i am depressed and try and hold it in and have no one know what is going on. I do this becuase i don't want people to think less of me or think of me as weak.
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    Jun 30, 2010

    well sometimes tears are a sign of unspoken

    happiness and a smile is a sign of silent pain
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    2 Responses Jan 29, 2016

    The First Step...

    I know what it's like to feel one way on the inside but have to put on a different face to the rest of the world. I want to help others never have to feel like this and let them know they are now alone. With the Producers of the show Intervention, I am casting a new documentary...
    secretlivesproject secretlivesproject
    Jan 4, 2011
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