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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 6 Responses Mar 9, 2012

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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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    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 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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    Two people I went to school with have committed

    suicide, one died of asphyxiation, and more than 5 of them have gotten pregnant.
    emeraldisles emeraldisles 16-17, F Nov 4, 2014

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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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    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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    And today my depression and anxiety are winning. I'm not wanting to do anything but lay in bed and cry and sleep all day. I am so tired of these feelings..
    secretchey secretchey 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    im a broken person..im sad im depressed im lost..im an absolute loser im pathetic...death is the only option...i must die to get this feeling out of me ..i dont deserve anything im...
    LegendBattles LegendBattles 26-30, M 7 hrs ago

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    Hello. I have been feeling very hopeless and depressed lately. I'm sick of seeing how other people seem to have better lives than me. I'm only fourteen years old, and I have...
    EddieNashton EddieNashton 13-15, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Despite being depressed, and having a mental illness, and not being on medication, or forgetting to take your medication give you the right to do whatever you want and get away...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bAqz0AwLRjk A LOVE LIKE OURS COULD NEVER BE DENIED. I remember that first day I read her answer, it was back in the begining of december 2014, I...
    ChantouKimmy ChantouKimmy 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    One of life's cruelest jokes is that we want to be around other people but it's other people who start us on the road to depression. Usually abuse, rejection, bullying start it...
    Amioknow Amioknow 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    I think I am depressed. I relocated many years ago. I have yet to establish connections that would result in a friendship. What is bothering me, I just got home and been home for a...
    1LadyButterfly 1LadyButterfly 41-45, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    My moods to the point of being angry with everyone or everything I see, not only that but I also feel kinda depressed for everything that's happening to me. I'm thinking thoughts...
    Cooper802 Cooper802 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    ive been feeling suicidal recently. but im christian. im always going home alone. i walk down the hallways alone. i dont have anyone whom i can relate to. except for one person but...
    SolaCeEncE SolaCeEncE 16-17, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I think in the back of my mind, I'm always sad. But it's days like these that I know that I really am depressed. Those days where I'm lying on my bed, staring at my ceiling...
    AKGhost98 AKGhost98 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    It's not as bad as it could be (and it could be a lot worse), but I can't get myself to a point where I am content. It's only been about a week since summer vacation started, and I...
    dokidokiprayingmantis dokidokiprayingmantis 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    So I am really depressed. I think. I'm trying to just get use to the fact that I'm not gonna find the one. It seems like all guys ever want is just sex. I know there are guys out...
    manders831 manders831 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am a 23 yr old student in college and unfortunately to say, I have been extremely depressed for the past couple of years. This mostly has to do with the fact that I have no...
    lonelyman1113 lonelyman1113 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 25

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    Why does everyone come to me when they're depressed or sad or whatever? Just leave me alone! I have my own problems! I can't carry your problems on top of mine. I'm sorry, but I...
    HidingBehindTheShadows HidingBehindTheShadows 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 24

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    Someone please put me out of my misery my heart hurts so much and it's depressing me no one loves me and no one ever will im always a second choice it's feels like **** I wanna...
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 3 Responses Jun 24

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    I do not remember a time where I have been 100% happy with myself and with life itself. I was depressed at a very young age because of things at home but no one knew how I was...
    Charli101 Charli101 16-17 Jun 24

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    I always thought people could tell that I was insecure and depressed, but I have a mask that I put on and everyone says I look perfect. You can almost never tell that I'm depressed...
    sirianstarsoul sirianstarsoul 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 24

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    Just got some more bad news. Gregg, my “father”, got everything in the divorce settlement because the Appeals Court saw no error in the findings. That means he made off with...
    NikkiNINTR NikkiNINTR 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    Today I am. I'm coming out of it. Slowly but surely. Maybe too slow and I won't make it. Damn, just need a balance in my life. A woman is made to balance a man as a man is...
    Golfknar Golfknar 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 23

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    I get very sad and depressed at night when I'm alone in my room. It usually happens around 11pm and then continues until I can't distract myself. I get depressed because I am...
    JaxxBlackBlood JaxxBlackBlood 13-15, T 1 Response Jun 23

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    I remember having a bad day at school a while ago. I don't recall why I was upset but these two girls noticed and I heard one of them whisper behind me "I think she's depressed...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 18-21, F Jun 23

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    I wouldn't say depressed, just have a social interaction deficiency...
    Cosmic0Potato Cosmic0Potato 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 21

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    I feel so depressed. everything is grey. even though there is things for me to be happy for I just feel so depressed. and no one cares
    flo877 flo877 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 20

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    I just feel so broken. No one understands me. No one currently in my life right now understands me. I hate everything and everyone. I don't want to wake up to face the morning...
    Johnviolinist823 Johnviolinist823 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 19

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    I have many things in my life right now but the one thing missing is my parents. More specifically my Father. Both my parents passed when I was much younger at around the age of 17...
    ianbrewman ianbrewman 26-30, T Jun 19

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    Has anyone had any experience with ECT therapy? I've read many pros and cons on the Internet and was curious as to what the me too community had to say about it.
    trevor2525 trevor2525 36-40, M Jun 19

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    I finally opened up and became raw and vulnerable. I explained to my husband how I have no drive to do anything, I'm miserable, and I can't focus on anything. I rely on weed for...
    AmayaHoo AmayaHoo 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    I sometimes think school makes me depressed but i am depressed during the summer too..i just dont have to leave my house
    darkskies7 darkskies7 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    I get these few hours each day, where I'm really depressed. Other times I'm just sad or maybe slightly happy. I really don't know why. Nothing happened. I just think of every...
    Imahumanbeing Imahumanbeing 22-25, F Jun 17

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    So, I am depressed. Unfortunately it seems a good amount of people on here are as well. A part of me wishes I could move us all somewhere else, where we could try to be happy. I...
    CrimsonKnight117 CrimsonKnight117 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 17

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    I have been so depressed because I'm lonely I live alone not seeing anybody right now I am so tired of being alone its not fun to be so depressed
    satinbitch58 satinbitch58 56-60, M 3 Responses Jun 16

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    I texted her last night when I was having a mental breakdown. This was her response and it will restore your faith in humanity: "First off never apologize to me for expressing...
    Scal92 Scal92 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    I have a very strong energy about me. I usually very upbeat, funny, loud, and vulgar as hell. I have a very big personality. My best friend told me she can feel my energy when I...
    Scal92 Scal92 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    Does AnyOne Else Feel Like When There On Their Period They Feel More Depressed And Suicidal?
    JustASkinnyDream JustASkinnyDream 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    I don't have anyone to talk to so I'm going to write it on here in hopes to feel a relief I guess. For starters I'm a 19 year old woman I am from SLC, UT. I guess I'll just write a...
    chana801 chana801 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 16

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