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I Am Not Surprised So Many Are Depressed

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    CheeseBomb500 CheeseBomb500 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It is the most horrible feeling ever. You feel like someone is choking your neck every minute and you just wanna go home and sleep away your troubles. When you are depressed, every...
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    Not sure where to start with this one. I dated my high school sweetheart for 4 years. I was head over heels; however, we were forced to break up because I was moving across the...
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    You're trapped in this room. There is no windows. There is no doors. There is no light. Though, you hear faint sounds of voices. They sound familiar, like they've been said before...
    catherineeac catherineeac 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    I have had 8 therapists within my lifetime, so I've told this story more than once. I'll summarize. I don't have a mental health issue. I might have some kind of hormonal imbalance...
    Ealasme Ealasme 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    July 31. Letting Go of What We Want. "For those of us who have survived by controlling and surrendering, letting go may not come easily." —Beyond Codependency In recovery, we...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 3 hrs ago

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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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    I'm not sure if I'm just feeling depressed or If I actually am. But I just need to write my feelings and thoughts right now because I can express myself on here and ONLY here...
    Littlewallflowerx Littlewallflowerx 16-17, F 3 days 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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    My boyfriend of four years asked me to marry him on my birthday, in 2012. I had already been a bridesmaid several times (and was two more times before our wedding), so I was so...
    Leather430 Leather430 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 3 Responses Jul 18

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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 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 Jul 19

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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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    My current bout with depression has lasted for ten years. Today is July 25, 2014. On June 25, after feeling pretty bad after work, I sat down and wrote this. If there's one...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    To be honest I'm still hurt. My ex moved 24 hours away! He didn't even say goodbye to me and he didnt even spend one day with me at all. He just stopped loving me I guess. He...
    Zozolove Zozolove 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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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 1 Response a week 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 a week ago

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    I've had periods in life where I would have deep connections/conversations with good friends, girlfriends, relatives, and feel absolutely confident and social. However I would...
    afinechap afinechap 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    July 29. Have Some Fun. Have some fun. Loosen up a bit. Enjoy life! We do not have to be so somber and serious. We do not have to be so reflective, so critical, so bound up...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    so theres this girl that use to be in my group, ill name her allie (not her real name). any who on her birthday party she was super happy, but she invited a girl she liked who was...
    brownzugar brownzugar 16-17, M 1 day ago

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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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    July 17. Love, in Words and Actions. Many of us have confused notions about what it means to be loved and cared about. Many of us were loved and cared for by people who had...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 17

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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 Jul 18

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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 Jul 22

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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...
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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...
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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 Jul 22

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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 Jul 22

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