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I Am Not Surprised So Many Are Depressed

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I've been so deeply depressed as though I have lost all hope of anything I thought I wanted life. I feel numb and helpless as though I don't know what the meaning of life is...
    gongetit121 gongetit121 26-30, F Aug 23

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    Today I had to run the mile in gym while on my period. Which as you can imagine was fantastic. My entire body aches. I find it hard to tell if it is from physical activities or my...
    BlueSailboat BlueSailboat 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    friedplantains friedplantains 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 2

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    Why do they degrade themselves by doing this. Also fed up of the usual moans, he does not spend time with me, he goes back to her some using nasty words to describe the one at home...
    vampirish vampirish 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    I want to learn Spanish, Japanese, French, and Russian, and maybe Korean. Of course I kinda focus on only one. That's Japanese. It's be nice to know them all but I don't have...
    Sacryfice Sacryfice 26-30, F Aug 31

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    So many things have been changing in my life. University is a huge step. I just wonder if it's in the right direction. I am playing my 1st year of basketball and it's been really...
    CobaltDusk CobaltDusk 16-17, F 19 hrs ago

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    Am i depressed? I don't know when someone is diagnosed as depressed but i think i am. I have felt like this for maybe 2 years; always feeling tired and sad. I like to be alone...
    leaskyy leaskyy 18-21, F 5 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    "THE MUD HOLE - The Story of a Premonition" Thursday evening to Friday morning, 1st November 2013 (after Halloween) I woke up, after a disturbing dream. In my dream, there was...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 4 hrs ago

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    Hello, About 2 weeks ago I was diagnosed with depression, though I would say I have been depressed for a few months it has really got me to a point where I need to write this...
    guethary guethary 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    September 20. Spontaneity. In recovery, we're learning to let ourselves go! We're learning to be spontaneous. Spontaneity may frighten some of us. We may be afraid of the loss of...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 14 hrs ago

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    I feel so broken now. I just want it all to stop. Everything in my old life is gone, I just live on to fail again and again. Being a victim of child abuse and rape have tainted my...
    Oldwounds Oldwounds 18-21, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    sometimes i feel like i lose faith in humanity. ie, I saw that PSA about sexual assault. it's just some PSA, basically saying how it's 'on us' to raise awareness about it. I don't...
    crumbles3 crumbles3 22-25 6 hrs ago

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    I went to the counselor at school and told her I've thought about offing myself so much but because I don't have a "plan" , she can't do anything to help me... She has called my...
    LittleBlackSubmarine LittleBlackSubmarine 13-15, M 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Please forgive me if this post is extraordinarily long. I'm well aware that anyone out there shouldn't be asked to sit through this, but I would really appreciate it if someone did...
    jojo2450 jojo2450 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 4

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    Hi, I'm a 29 year woman who has been depressed since I was 12 for many reasons, the main is that I'm ugly. I live and 3rd world country that I hate, I had many family problems...
    MinekoChan MinekoChan 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 7

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    ...but I'm not anymore. Just a year back, I was so badly depressed. I thought it would be the end of my life: actually, I didn't even look forward to any life. I thought there was...
    sunflowerheaven sunflowerheaven 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I don't know what else to do. Well, I should start at the beginning. Back in January my Mom got really sick. She had double pneumonia in both of her lungs. She came close to...
    JepMasta JepMasta 31-35, M Aug 20

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    So many depressed people just want it all to end. I'm no different. I hate when people say it's so selfish. I used to think that, but I realized that I was wrong. Why is it so...
    LoveandLoss17 LoveandLoss17 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    September 8. Stopping Our Pain. "Some of my feelings have been stored so long they have freezer burn." —Beyond Codependency There are many sources of pain in our life. Those...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Sep 8

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    Spectacular area with quick access to beach together with sufficient sunbathing terraces on-internet site. Very helpful and useful staff.The Plaza Cavana Hotel is situated in the...
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    I am a 32 year old woman. I have been single for 7 years. I have only had one "serious" boyfriend and since then all I have experienced is heartbreak. Disastrous dates, flings, no...
    firecracker1 firecracker1 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 20

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    About 2 years ago, a friend of mine started becoming very self conscious. Her self esteem lowered to the size of a grain of rice. I tried so many times to talk to her, to help her...
    mcrlegacy mcrlegacy 13-15, F Aug 22

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    August 31. Denial. I've been recovering many years. I've used denial many times. It has been a defense, a survival device, a coping behavior, and, at times, almost my undoing. It...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 31

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    I am always tired, having problems concentrating. I feel so hopeless, angry, and sad. I dread having to go to school or step out of the house now because I just can't tolerate...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F a week ago

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    Have you ever sat and thought about what the person your chatting to on here sounds like, i know i have many a time. Wondering if there voice matches your thoughts of them and...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 8 Responses Aug 31

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    Don't even know why i am doing this, but here it goes. I am 22 year old guy, who had his share of sorrow trough most of my life. My first memories as child are of my grandfather...
    TheLostSoulTravaler TheLostSoulTravaler 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 10

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    I used to be such a happy, active child. I used to love doing so many things. Running, biking, going to the beach.. Now, thanks to my lovely father... I've lost myself. I gave up...
    Fabihurtado123 Fabihurtado123 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    My sister states that she was sexually abused by our father. We haven't spoken about it in much detail all she ever said about it is that she remembers his weight on her and she...
    ShareToHeal ShareToHeal 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 25

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    Does anyone else have that feeling that you know you shouldn't be depressed but that is all you can think of. That you drive down the road and imagine you miss the turn around the...
    jacqueline1972 jacqueline1972 36-40, T 2 Responses Sep 2

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    I don't know if anyone can tell, but right now I'm really very depressed. I an hardly keep my eyes on the screen without tearing up. I'm lonely, it's true, and I don't know what I...
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Just in case something happens to me... Been depressed for: two years Symptoms of depression: >loss of interests: music and playing the flute (last year) >there are some days when...
    mokona95 mokona95 18-21, F Aug 23

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    Everyone there are times in life when we realize wow I am actually grown up or wow I really am not ready for this. Many eye opening and self discovering moments happening. In the...
    smilebigalways smilebigalways 18-21, F Aug 26

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    I have been depressed before~ People I knew had cancer 2 died 1 is surviving 1my grandma -died 2my friend -died 3 my mum -lived I was depressed The first time is when I found...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I feel like nobody gives an effing **** about me. That nobody cares about me, nobody notices me, nobody wants to talk to me, that everybody hates me, that everybody talks about me...
    gotohell227 gotohell227 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 7

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    Ok, I know I shouldn't feel depressed but I do. I have always had a great relationship with my dad and thought I did with my mom up until I lost my job of 12 years, 3 years ago. I...
    bluefireball4949 bluefireball4949 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    September 15. Getting Through Hard Times. "We are sturdy beings. But in many ways, we are fragile. We can accept change and loss, but this comes at our own pace and in our own way...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    I have been depressed like always and I tried to make myself feel better and I couldn't and a lot of things that are not ok crossed my mind suicide/cutting and I curled up in a...
    joshjudgment joshjudgment 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 27

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    August 29. Owning Our Energy. "Learn to keep your energy inside." —From Women, Sex, and Addiction, Charlotte Davis Kasl, Ph.D. For many reasons, we may have mastered the art...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 29

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    I completed MBBS in 2003, after failing few times. It was hard work.Finally I qualified as a doctor. Since many years after that I have been attempting the post graduate entrance...
    tryingforMD tryingforMD 31-35 Aug 31

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    I am living in Northern England, rapidly approaching the age of 35, depressed that I've never been able to have a real social life. The problem is that I'm still living with my...
    CodemonkeyNE CodemonkeyNE 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 10

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