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I Am Not Surprised So Many Are Depressed

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    Get Up And Get Out - Unfortunately, people have bought into the idea of what will make them happy instead of just being happy.  They think that having a certain type of car, job...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 7 Responses Mar 9, 2012

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    I Think, Therefore I Am Too - Anyone who is at all aware –awake, alive- would have to feel depressed, at least sometimes, about the state of our planet in the 21st century...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous 51-55, M 6 Responses Jan 26, 2010

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    Hello, Addiction - Internet addiction. He'll be in denial forever that its abnormal to spend so much time on the computer. I won't be able to live this lonely life forever. There...
    dylanfreak76 dylanfreak76 31-35 Jun 7, 2013

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    Surpised? Yea Right - I am not surprised so many are depressed: watch the news or the junk they call movies in the theaters these days. Notice the commercials about how you are...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Mar 13, 2010

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    Not At All - How can nobody ever be depressed even just sometimes. I'm surprised most are even still alive in this messed up World...
    GreenManley GreenManley 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 5, 2013

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    Not Surprised At All - With so many things going on in life, it's no wonder people are depressed, there are so many things that get you down. Work, Home, and everything that comes...
    bloodmoon bloodmoon 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 28, 2010

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    I'm that happy girl you see sitting at the lunch table with her friends laughing and having a really good time. I can make anyone smile and make them feel important. I do good in...
    olivias78 olivias78 13-15, F Mar 25

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    I have learned that things don't always go as you think they should go......that life is full of opposites you would never dream of......that some things are not easily explained...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I have written on here once before, about a comment my husband had made awhile ago about our marriage. Now, within a short week, everything has completely crumbled. First let me...
    mbackman678 mbackman678 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 18

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    Had a fight with my husband. Every time when we have a fight, I'm depressed....
    hotwifeWA hotwifeWA 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    April 17. Taking Care of Ourselves. We often refer to recovery from codependency and adult child issues as self-care. Self-care is not, as some may think, a spin off of the Me...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 hrs ago

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    I am totally confused. Please tell me what you think. I sat out side in my car for 2 1/2 hours yesterday to see what my husband would do or say. (Say I'm crazy but that is ok...
    Fluffyandsexy78 Fluffyandsexy78 36-40, F 1 hr ago

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    Oh my god, I'm so tired of this. I'm so sick of being alive. I hate myself in every single way. I don't want to keeping living anymore. I want to die. I don't want to go to college...
    mysteryhatcat mysteryhatcat 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Ever since this school year started, I have been overly depressed. So many things have been going on in my life-school and home. At home, my parents have been fighting. I've been...
    sassysarah98 sassysarah98 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    All I want is to have my bladder and prostate ultrasound done, and receive the correct treatment, but it's so hard. The hospital I went for two times the doctor were not helpful...
    sadboi sadboi 26-30, M 10 hrs ago

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    I was pursuing a course, Diploma in Interior Design last year but I lost interest during mid-term. I couldn't see myself going any further, or getting any higher than 2.0 gpa so I...
    falzwakluu falzwakluu 18-21, M Mar 30

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    Not in a good way.. I never thought i would ever in my life be depressed but here I am struggling to get back on my feet. I really don't want to be here.
    flytest flytest 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    I widowed 49 days ago. I'm 29 and I have two small daughters, 1 and 3. There are days when I'm ok..ish and more or less accepting. What else can we do.. Really.. And there are...
    Tisimi Tisimi 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Anyone who thinks that they are just fine aren't really being honest with themselves...are they? The Leave it to a Beaver family is non existent. That's entertainment! I can only...
    Shewolfiie69 Shewolfiie69 36-40, F 11 Responses Mar 19

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    April 9. Giving. Learning to be a healthy giver can be a challenge. Many of us got caught up in compulsive giving - charitable acts motivated by uncharitable feelings of guilt...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Apr 9

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I don't tell many my life and it's killing me. I am 13 years old and for the past 13 years things have happened. when I was younger I had to deal with my severally autistic sister...
    sniffew sniffew 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    I have a "free day." No money, so I don't HAVE to run errands. Nothing urgent, no appointments...and what I wish for on my busy days, my "good" days - time - I can't use because I...
    dragonflEYEfly dragonflEYEfly 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    April 8. Self Care. "I don't precisely know what you need to do to take care of yourself. But I know you can figure it out." —Beyond Codependency Rest when you're tired...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Apr 8

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    March 21. Considering Commitment. Pay attention to your commitments. While many of us fear committing, it's good to weigh the cost of any commitment we are considering. We need...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Mar 21

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    March 26. Gifts, Not Burdens. "Children are gifts, if we accept them." —Kathleen Turner Crilly Children are gifts. Our children, if we have children, are a gift to us. We, as...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Mar 26

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    March 27. After-Burn. How could I do it? How could I say it? Even though I meant it, I still feel ashamed, guilty, and afraid. This is common reaction to new, exciting recovery...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Mar 27

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    March 30. Experiment. Experiment. Try something new. Try stepping out. We have been held back too long. We have held ourselves back too long. As children, many of us were...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Mar 30

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    Dear depressed people, you know you mean a lot to some people okay maybe not a lot but there is still that one person that cares,,, always. you know you have one life,right? so why...
    SAVEtheHER0 SAVEtheHER0 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Yeah since I have depression. I don't know its just a lot has been going on. My parents don't trust me driving and neither do I. I feel awful at everything I do. I feel fat. I...
    rosepetalsgirl rosepetalsgirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    Hello this is my first post. I am 21 years old and I have no friends and family. My mother died when I was 11 and no one has ever really taken any real genuine interest in me...
    ImAlive3000 ImAlive3000 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    And I try to avoid them whenever possible. Possibly sometimes it's cultural; many cultures discount females as weak and insignificant without dreams save that which the community...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 10 Responses Mar 20

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    Hi there , im totally depressed and i dont know how to handle my emotions .. Im a christiam believer And im a bisexual .. Im married .. Im happy .. I really want a friend to share...
    daffodils1975 daffodils1975 36-40, M Apr 5

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    im turning 19 this year and have been found to be suffering from anxiety and many other health issues. I have had many suicidal thoughts from a young age due to certain events that...
    zai3 zai3 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    Well, it is no secret because I know. Is that all matters? No, but it seems like it. With my circumstances and the live and "family" I am stuck in, I suffer depression and nobody...
    ColourmeAmb ColourmeAmb 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    April 13. Enjoyment. One of the prohibitions many of us learned in childhood is the unspoken rule — don't have fun and enjoy life. This rule creates martyrs — people who will...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    I am very depressed due to my prostate problem and my mum with cancer. Yesterday when I went to see the doctor and the doctor said maybe it's prostate enlargement but he said...
    sadboi sadboi 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I just went to the wash room and starting to feel abit difficult to let it out. I guess there's really something serious about my prostate. I hope is not cancer. I feel really...
    sadboi sadboi 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I feel depressed almost everyday.... Just a sad thought... It hard not to fall into depression :( i feel depressed a lot and i dont feel like doing much when i am depressed...
    Coolrocker Coolrocker 22-25, F Mar 19

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    Damn it , if you see my dreams, you will wonder what the hell was going on through my head during the day that I am dreaming this at night, you might even feel threatened thinking...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    March 22. Letting Go of Being a Victim. It's okay to have a good day. Really. It's okay to be doing okay and to feel like our life is manageable and on track. Many of us have...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Mar 22

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    My bf of a year broke up with me a month ago. He was my first love and he cheated on me. We havent spoken in a little over a week now, and I am feeling very alone. My parents are...
    iloveoreos113 iloveoreos113 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 22

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    I could write a 30,000 word prose of why I am depressed and why life has led me to the way I feel right now. But none of that really matters. It doesn't matter what life...
    Isabel13 Isabel13 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I really don't know what to do right now. I am a 13 year old girl. I feel suicidal. It comes and goes. Some days I will feel really worthless and try to go without food or water to...
    cyberblah cyberblah 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    {Note: I had already posted this recently but I think the title was too obscure and nobody was reading it. I better title might be "Where do I stand?" but I haven't seen any posts...
    ModernJob ModernJob 16-17, M 3 Responses Mar 22

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    Every time I become close to someone, that person changes on me or either that person stop communicating with me. It has been so many years. I have been very patient by waiting on...
    ashthenobody ashthenobody 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    My boyfriend doesn't see me for weeks at a time and when I ask him to, he says sure but makes up a reason not to. Now he wants me to spend more time with my friends or even date...
    ateamgirl ateamgirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I have too many problems that won't go away. My friends are leaving me, I'm getting lonelier. I have gotten to the point where I have to have pills to function properly. People don...
    NeonPurple NeonPurple 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I never realized it until today but I actually have been depressed for almost 3 years. Probably longer. I used to be super depressed everyday. But now I'm just depressed in general...
    allytoledodiaz allytoledodiaz 13-15, F Mar 29