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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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    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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    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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    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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    Wow didn't know so many users are depressed. Wonder what we're all hoping to find here or are we all just passing the time venting our lives in different experiences?
    tangledweb94 tangledweb94 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I never have any energy. I'm like a zombie. I feel lifeless. I basically live in my bed and have for 6 - 7 years. It's hard for me to do small and necessary tasks. My motivation is...
    cutemuffin524 cutemuffin524 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    if you dont accept crossdressers or transgender ppl read on cause this could become your son/daughter unless you stop it dont become a murderer this childs death solely lies in the...
    guyindresses1991 guyindresses1991 22-25, T 2 Responses Jan 15

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    There are a few choices, whether you just want to just deposit a set amount of money and get interest. Each has an advantage, since you will find various monies used around the...
    Darronbanksso0 Darronbanksso0 31-35, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Its just really frustrating, one moment I am happy and doing fine and the next one I am depressed and feel like crying. Does anyone have tips to deal with this?
    Galantis Galantis 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    That's how it happens. Some version of that story is true for almost every homeless person out there. It happens because of not being loved. Because of not having supportive...
    Ajushi Ajushi 36-40, M Jan 10

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    Is the expression of desire, want, lust from a woman that isn't overtly flaunting herself surprising? A woman having set standards, high intelligence, and knowing what she desires...
    Nyx1978 Nyx1978 36-40, F 14 Responses Jan 11

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    Sometimes this thought gets me down. Sometimes I feel isolated and lonely. But sometimes I also see the reality of my situation. I am naturally an introverted loner. I do well in...
    lucidsoul lucidsoul 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    Haunted Place - Casa de Estudillo ADDRESS: Old Town, San Diego Historic Park San Diego, California 92110 LOCATION: One can visit the La Casa De Estudillo Museum at Old Town...
    timothyc31 timothyc31 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 21

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    Whenever I'm too afraid to cut, or I'm just too tired of everything, this is how I let my feelings go. I'm almost done with my 2nd page now too. I only started it recently, but I'm...
    connieawaller connieawaller 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    People have always liked my eyes. They are very expressive. For a period I had trouble looking people in the eye, but that's over now. Eyes are beautiful, but I love the rest of...
    Nakedness8 Nakedness8 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    Today was my 17th birthday and just like last year, I did nothing on my bday, I was sad I didn't hangout with anyone and I was home with my family. I got presents and I'm grateful...
    itscarolina27 itscarolina27 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    So this Girl and I have been dating for 6 months (long distance relationship) and now she's my ex because she broke up with me yesterday by text :(. Here's is what happened: So we...
    Daudi96 Daudi96 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 20

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    I have been feeling depressed for so many years now I'd rather not count, but I am really starting to question will ever get any bettet for me. As every time I allow myself to...
    dstarbuck dstarbuck 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    tired n depressed feels like nobody listen 2 me ,dnt know why i even bother talking‏,most people just label me weird /stupid/crazy and everything i say just goes out the other...
    AndeleAndele AndeleAndele 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 15

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    I have a lot going on right now, mostly things that are out of my control. Maybe I am a bit of a control freak, I'm not sure, but having so many things "up in the air" is making me...
    PuertoRicanPrincess PuertoRicanPrincess 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Story Time: (Warning: This is kinda long) I will not be saying anyone's names in case anyone on here goes to my school. These are wonderful people, inspiring people, and I respect...
    xCrowSong xCrowSong 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    This is my first time back to this website in over four years. I have been trying to fight my depression other ways. Lets just say it hasn't been working. The last time I was on...
    SecretAbby SecretAbby 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I really do think i'm depressed. My guardian won't take me to a doctor to see if something is wrong with me because she says i'll just use it as an excuse for the rest of my life...
    ImYourLady ImYourLady 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    It's weird to admit that. Actually it's almost scary to admit being depressed. Until recently I couldn't even form the words 'I'm depressed', and honestly I still have trouble...
    TrappedInAWonderland TrappedInAWonderland 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    I have so many creative ideas, but I'm too depressed to execute any of them. I'm just burnt out. My body doesn't handle stress well. Too much and it shuts down like now. I just...
    JJjenniejones JJjenniejones 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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    I don't have a good enough reason to be depressed, there's so many people here who have to deal with heart breaking events. But still even though Im complaining about mine problems...
    Crower Crower 22-25, M Jan 17

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    I have had suicidal thoughts. I have had too many failures. I cannot handle more. My mother feels I am worth nothing, she has even asked me to leave home. I am technically disowned...
    evanescentme evanescentme 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    I used to have this best friend named Audrey. We were best friends for 5 years. Audrey made me feel special and like I belong. We had many good memories and we also had a lot of...
    kostchuk kostchuk 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    When people constantly regurgitate the saying "a new year, a new me" I can't help but laugh! Often times, these are the SAME people who "advise" people that if they want change...
    honestcloud honestcloud 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    So many guys and girls call me cute and adorable and within the first two days of meeting they tell me they love me? They are never in my hometown and most aren't even in my state...
    EpicBrotato EpicBrotato 13-15, M Jan 20

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    Chocolate and mathematics..My days pass , without noticing. One day I will be an old woman. I will be wondering why I missed so many years crying. When I was young, healthy and had...
    sparkydream sparkydream 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I work in customer services, and I was very surprised today - someone greeted me like "Hi how are you" and then /didn't wait for an answer/. I always understood questions like that...
    YuEvans YuEvans 18-21, F Jan 5

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    It's like a paper cut, a sharp little pain you feel. I know it's there. On some days I just ignore it and put a bandage on and keep going. ..Other days, I can't ignore it. The...
    hazellmo0n hazellmo0n 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I haven't been on here in a really long time. But I'm getting really desperate. I've been in so much physical pain I can't even watch tv anymore. I just wandered around my house...
    Invisibleninja12 Invisibleninja12 18-21, F Jan 14

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    I don't know what to do. There are only three ways I've found to live: 1. I can live a lie and pretend to be something I'm not for the sake of escaping my situation. 2. I can be...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    I've never had sex I'm the only person my age that I know who is still a virgin I get pretty depressed bout it sometimes and I just wanna to atleast try it to see how it is I've...
    Tenchimasaki13 Tenchimasaki13 22-25, M 6 Responses Jan 16

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    So ive had so many bad things happen to me since 2011 major things. I really don't know how to deal with anything. It started with my ex and two children. He wanted the kids full...
    ImortallyInsane ImortallyInsane 26-30, F Jan 17

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    To be or not to be? I think therefore i am? Such questions I ask myself, everyday. You see, i am good at being here. I am a good thinker. But, with what purpose? Why should i be...
    SerenForYou SerenForYou 18-21 4 Responses Jan 17

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    I'm a huge Packer fan. Stockholder. Been to many games. I don't want to go into all the detail about the game with Seattle but if you are a football fan you know what I'm...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 6 Responses Jan 20

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    I've about had it with my family. Especially my dad. I've struggled with all kinds of mental crap for the most of my life and I want to see a psychiatrist, the only problem is...
    piiinecone piiinecone 13-15, F Jan 20

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    I've got 11 more days of being 15 and then I turn 16, I feel like I'm getting older to fast, I also just am ready to give up, so many things are happening and It's hard to keep up...
    RyRyOfAwesomeness RyRyOfAwesomeness 13-15, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am writing this incase anyone else finds themselves in a similar situation . . . Please do not worry about me, I have been free of this relationship for 7 years now. I am a lot...
    elimarie7 elimarie7 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I feel like the reasons I keep things to myself is due to past friendships going down the hill. I feel like when whenever I over do something, like trying to be more honest to them...
    50shadesofsena 50shadesofsena 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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