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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, house, family, vacations, possessions will make them happy and they fall into a depression over missing their...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 7 Responses Mar 9, 2012

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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 bad or faulty either by weight or some other form of appearance and about how they are going to 'fix' you. Take stock of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Mar 13, 2010

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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 along with that.A friend and I were talking on the drive home the other day, both of us complaining and really upset...
    bloodmoon bloodmoon 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 28, 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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    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. Anyone with half a brain can see the enormous challenges that lie ahead if we are to solve the problems we have created for...
    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 is so little conversation between us. No cuddling, or intimacy. I clean, cook, plan alone. His heart is never in it...
    dylanfreak76 dylanfreak76 31-35 Jun 7, 2013

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    The thought just crossed my mind that there is no way to tell how many of the people on here are really wemon. Anyone can post pictures. And to some degree can respond like a...
    tsdia tsdia 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 27

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    THANKYOU!! On behalf of everyone who has ever felt like they wanted to give up. On behalf of everyone who has ever felt alone. On behalf of everyone who has ever felt loss, hurt...
    accidentalme accidentalme 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    I hate it when my friends are depressed. I try and talk to them about my own problems,so they know they aren't alone.
    ColetteMJ ColetteMJ 46-50, F Jun 28

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    Think it's about time I post this :S. Please do not judge me this is veryyyyyyyyy hard for me. I know it's long sorry ha. About 2 years ago when I was 13/14 (underage and a minor...
    lela201465 lela201465 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    Yesterday my boyfriend left the city to go holidays... He will be away for like 2 weeks... I had promised my self to party these weeks, and go out and meet new people and blah blah...
    evgeniaEv evgeniaEv 18-21, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Can't stand looking at the mirror and now I want to cry I'll give time a few months for the scars to heal if it doesn't fully heal I'll end it. I've seen the end result of acne...
    GrumpyMe GrumpyMe 22-25, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    July 25. Keep at It. Keep practicing your recovery behaviors, even when they feel awkward, even when they haven't quite taken yet, even if you don't get it yet. Sometimes it...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 15 hrs ago

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    My partner asked me to marry him 5 months into our relationship, and was very very full on and obsessed with me, he wanted to move in quickly also. I didn't really want to get...
    elliecara elliecara 22-25, F Jul 13

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    I read many experiences here make me surprised. People search true love and true relationship here. People feel real attachments feeling for some one not even no them in real. But...
    Smunai Smunai 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    Hi all I really don't know how to start well I am Asian guy before I start my story I would everyone to know that our culture is bit different then west we live together with...
    ahsanmehmood ahsanmehmood 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Hi, Im the type of girl who has absolutely no care in the world so it seems, but inside I'm so broken. People look at me and they see exactly what I show them. I show them my smile...
    believebeautiful believebeautiful 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I don't talk to my parents and to a brother of mine. I haven't talked to my dad for more than a year, after he did something really crazy after drinking. I haven't talked to my...
    mokona95 mokona95 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 27

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    I just joined today and am surprised by what people are willing to share and that so many people are so critical and judgemental. Just validates my reclusive behavior.
    SocialRecluse SocialRecluse 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    This home I am living in is so depressing, I cannot take it anymore.My mum annoys the hell outta me, she is wrong about many things when it comes to treating my siblings and...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    it hits me at the most random times lately, i guess depression isn't made to come when convenient, it just happens. i feel so guilty this time around though, because everything in...
    daydreamer27 daydreamer27 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    July 14. We Are Lovable. "Even if the most important person in your world rejects you, you are still real, and you are still okay." —Codependent No More Do you ever find...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 14

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    I was looking though Facebook comments. People were surprised that they were pregnant. How the F can you be surprised that your pregnant if you are having unprotected sex with...
    mypawshaveprints mypawshaveprints 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    People always talk about how men are competitive but I think women are more so. I don't understand why more women can't be happy for one another instead of jealous. Not every woman...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 6 Responses Jun 25

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    I really honestly do think this is true. I draw a lot of female figures and the form, the body of a female is so easy and beautiful to draw. But the thing is, when I say that I...
    maliciousMartyr maliciousMartyr 16-17, F 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I don't know if I am depressed or not, I think depressed people are likely to be more devastated while I still have some strength left in me, or maybe I am just too strong as I...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    From the beginning of this year I knew I had my work cut out for me. But I didn't know how hard it would truly be. I go to a Private school, we have a small amount of students at...
    rachelharperr rachelharperr 13-15, F Jul 6

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    How many of us have died? How many of us have let these individuals slip away? What are we doing to stop them? .. What will I do to stop myself?..
    Moweb95 Moweb95 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I was in third grade. I didn't have friends,I was bullied. One day,my friend approached me and asked "why are you so depressed?" I sat down and cried. I was depressed. I had just...
    Here2helpforfree Here2helpforfree 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    We as in my generation are so terrible at living . honestly we depend upon others and our social media daily to guide us thru . We as in my generation have terrible social skills...
    tupaclover tupaclover 13-15 Jun 25

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    honestly what is there to say but I'm depressed i wake up depressed go to sleep depressed i cry myself to sleep i can give other people advice but i can't take my own advice! i...
    breebreet breebreet 13-15, F Jul 4

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    I don’t mean to sound like a drama queen. To say 'I hate my life' seems like a heavy statement, and to actually think it makes me feel like I'm really pathetic and ungrateful...
    HelloBones HelloBones 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    July 12. Letting Go of Fear of Abandonment. "Where are you, God? Where did you go?" So many people have gone away. We may have felt so alone so much. In the midst of our...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 12

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    I have severe bipolar depression which means I'll have my extreme happy or clam moments when I feel like nothing's wrong and then something little will happen that will make me...
    DarkRun421 DarkRun421 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm mad depressed like I haven't been this depressed in a few months, I want to relapse and if you don't know what that is w.e. I doubt ppl will read this so if you do and don't...
    ImNotOkayWhyCantYouSeeThat ImNotOkayWhyCantYouSeeThat 13-15, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    This is true, and I don't feel the need to share the intimate details with the world. It seems that because I choose not to broadcast every minor detail I am labelled a drama...
    Bellastasia Bellastasia 31-35, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I know how it is to be depressed cos i was depressed. Now i look at myself like i look on a freak. I was wronged by some people in my past and somehow i allways had this memories...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F Jun 30

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    I know this sinking feeling anywhere. It's happening again. I've been depressed most of my teenage years. I have plenty of ups, but there are always downs that follow close behind...
    LettersToTheSky LettersToTheSky 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I wrote this poem when I was depressed one night. I was 13 when I wrote this and it has been stuck in a folder for 3 years. I want to share it with someone so here goes nothing...
    AnArtistsPrayer AnArtistsPrayer 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I am always surprised with the double character of people. Those people who act nice in front of us and back bites with other people. I mean what they get by doing that. They take...
    Simplegirlstory Simplegirlstory 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    July 22. Learning to Trust Again. Many of us have trust issues. Some of us tried long and hard to trust untrustworthy people. Over and again, we believed lies and promises never...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    I don't even know if I'm depressed. I don't know what I feel. I just feel.... Nothing. It's like I don't feel what I should be feeling, I feel less than what everyone else does...
    project46 project46 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    July 24. Denial. Denial is a powerful tool. Never underestimate its ability to cloud your vision. Be aware that, for many reasons, we have become experts at using this tool to...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    June 30. Accepting Change. One day, my mother and I were working together in the garden. We were transplanting some plant for the third time. Grown from seed in a small container...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jun 30

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