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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 days ago

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    With the crazy weather and bad economy, people are just acting out of their minds. Many get depressed and can't live their lives...or enjoy the sunrise. Negativity seems to be...
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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...
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    When ever we are in public my husband leaves me and ignore me. He always chooses his friends above me. I don't feel like he truly loves me for so many other reasons although he...
    msg1814 msg1814 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr 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 Jul 29

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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...
    Faiithh Faiithh 16-17, F Jul 27

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    It's really sad with all the money and fame that he still felt bad enough that he didn't want to live anymore. He was a well loved celebrity. Goes to show you that true depression...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    I came home this summer to get away from my own home. To actually try and function with my parents. The first 14 days went okay. After that I was miserable. Depressed. Anxious...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M Aug 13

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    I am so depressed that I have been questioning why I am alive quite a lot lately. Seriously, why am I alive? What do I do other than doing a sh*tty job for which I leave home early...
    2095TwistedTransistor3684 2095TwistedTransistor3684 26-30, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    August 27. Procrastination. Procrastination - not acting when the time is right - is a self-defeating behavior. It produces anxiety, guilt, disharmony, and a nagging consciousness...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 15 hrs ago

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    NoOneImportantNow NoOneImportantNow 46-50, M 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Blackangel4u Blackangel4u 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    A good friend of mine has a early 20- something daughter and I recently had a conversation with her . I found it to be a bit disturbing . She was hyper-critical of herself. This...
    bugaboo2001 bugaboo2001 46-50, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    There are 14 posts on the popular page posted by females. And guess how many there are by males? 0. Apparently females are a lot more creative than males. It's either that or...
    ray9725 ray9725 18-21, M 11 hrs ago

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    I had a friend living with me.... Free of charge (5+ years) so he could get his life back on track, I consigned on a car for him and even made the down payment. He couldn't hold a...
    Z00Z00Z Z00Z00Z 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 2

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    And everyone thinks I'm a happy kid. They were quite surprised that my physiological test resulted in high levels of depression, stress and anxiety which is true because I answered...
    Kywen97 Kywen97 16-17, F Aug 18

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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...
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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 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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...
    livingwallflower livingwallflower 18-21, F Jul 31

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    I have been lonely from my birth. Family never loved me. Only wanted to make their names shine....and it doesnt matter how many times I do it..i wasnt appreciated much...i never...
    divich01 divich01 18-21, M Aug 13

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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 a week ago

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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 5 days ago

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    Today on the nightly news they were interviewing the Christians who were pinned down on a mountaintop in Iraq by the ISIS group. As they were describing the atrocities the grown...
    xxLionessxx xxLionessxx 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I think it is funny that according to this test, I really don't have much of a tendency towards any of them. They were all slight preferences towards one over the other. ISTJ...
    SolitarySummer SolitarySummer 22-25, F Aug 16

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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 Jul 30

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    It's so hard to find your true soul mate in this world, and those who do are truly lucky. I was in a four year relationship with the most amazing man on earth. He was truly my soul...
    adantist adantist 22-25, F Aug 7

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    Fabihurtado123 Fabihurtado123 18-21, F 1 Response 3 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 Jul 29

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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 Jul 30

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