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I Am Not Surprised So Many Are Depressed

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Its funny how people use the word 'depressed' so freely. Some dont even know the true meaning of depression yet they seem to be saying they are depressed like its the same as the...
    shhyoudontknowme shhyoudontknowme 16-17, F Feb 21

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    Sometimes Internet friends don't even know how to be mean, many are better than the ones I know outside of my phone
    puggy64 puggy64 13-15, F 3 days ago

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      I came across this forum after searching for advice or similar stories online. Here's my story anyway; I'm about to turn 25 this April and feel completely at a loss with...
    Mardybum1 Mardybum1 22-25, M Feb 5

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    oke so i guess its time 2 post some stories so eh i was kinda always depressed already since i was young it started when my parents divorced i had to live with my mom that i hate...
    Mirasel Mirasel 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 8

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    So many people keep telling depressed people the same thing over and over and over "Depression is a disease, you can get over it". Like who the hell do you think you are telling...
    Vivrexlxamourxrire Vivrexlxamourxrire 22-25 Feb 23

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    So for the last few months my husband has been severely depressed. I've been on his side before, but never let others know about it. Plus it was way before him and I met. Not that...
    SecretScorpio12 SecretScorpio12 22-25, F 9 hrs ago

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    Whenever I see someone smiling or laughing I become depressed, whenever I see someone smart person smiling or laughing I become depressed, whenever I see a mother loving her baby I...
    pracie25 pracie25 18-21, T Feb 8

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    I am a 26 year old man who had to grow up faster than you should have I took on the role as a parent at 18 and I gave up everything to be the best parent I could be. now I am a...
    jaymoney0420 jaymoney0420 26-30, M Feb 7

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    Sometimes i feel like i shouldnt be allowed to call myself depressed because so many people have it worse
    Xychorite Xychorite 16-17, M Feb 8

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    It's been a long time since I've made a post on this website. I used to vent and express myself here quite a bit in an attempt to feel better, despite knowing that it wouldn't help...
    KnightOfJustice KnightOfJustice 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 4

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    My dad is the main root of my depression. I tell myself I should forget about it but I cant. my dad gets mad and beats me then apologises like nothing happened. People say to just...
    Atraxiella Atraxiella 13-15, F Feb 10

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    I don't feel like everyone's against me or that things are hopeless, but I have been hurt by too many people and finally just don't care what happens to me anymore and I know...
    thumper15 thumper15 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 23

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    Hello, not sure how to talk about this but I have been thinking about ending my own life. I have a good life, my husband loves me and I work from home with many hobbies available...
    Myhssweatshirt Myhssweatshirt 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I've been randomly feeling depressed since I was in the third grade. At least that's the earliest that I can remember, and remember vividly. I locked myself in my room and put a...
    Jaivous Jaivous 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    it just gets worse and worse,i used to be able to hide it but i don't even have the energy to hide it anymore or pretend i'm anything else then depressed.. everytime i wake up i...
    OccultumLapidem OccultumLapidem 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I've just recently come to terms with being depressed. I didn't feel I was. Depressed was for people who were sad, upset, hated themselves, cut themselves, thought about suicide...
    Haerodiel Haerodiel 22-25, F Feb 4

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    I spent my two week Xmas holiday depressed in bed, I'm on day 10 of lying to work saying I'm working, but I'm depressed in bed. My relationship is tearing me down
    RoseTintedB RoseTintedB 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I'm emotionally, physically, and mentally exhausted. I have a chronic illness, I've messed up and now I can't go to my dad's, and my grandma is dying. My friends and I aren't close...
    cheesecrackers99 cheesecrackers99 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    I love helping others and whenever I see a friend depressed and sad I always want to give them a big hug and try to help them in any way I can. But it's hard for me to ask help...
    swimswithcrocs swimswithcrocs 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    I know, I shouldn't let it get to me....but when it's Valentines Day, and I'm very romantic, and all I have is silence as my companion....then I get depressed. Which hurts my...
    Sinjintiger Sinjintiger 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    For three years now I have been depressed. It started out as repeated failure, then spiraled out from their to isolation, anti-social disorder and social anxiety. I thought that if...
    Guest4111 Guest4111 13-15, M Feb 18

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    I feel like I'm sinking. Seeing flashes of all the ones I loved that are now gone. All the people that left. I feel my body turn brim cold and I start to shake. I feel the blood in...
    DeathMayCome DeathMayCome 16-17, M Feb 22

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    Still always surprised when people say I'm attractive. I'm always like "excuse me, you're talking to me.
    mr8bitmonster mr8bitmonster 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I walk around with a smile. Joke around with everyone I know on campus. Though, no one knows that I'm depressed. No one truly understands and no one takes the time to actually see...
    DesignBlack DesignBlack 18-21, M 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Why is suicide so inviting? To know that it would be over, that I wouldn't have to do it anymore... It seems wonderful. I don't remember a time when I didn't wish for death...
    dreamyclouds dreamyclouds 26-30, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I hate LinkedIn. It's just another excuse to brag and another way for me to confirm that everyone is better and smarter and more mature than I am. I wish I could say I don't want...
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo 18-21 1 Response Feb 4

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    I hate myself sometimes and that sometimes is now. When I look in the mirror, all I see is a weak, ugly, insecure, talentless, pathetic little girl. I have too many flaws to be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 4

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    I am definitely suffering. Severe depression is like being in hell on earth. It's like crawling through the abyss in reverse. The pain, the anxiety and the feeling of...
    PiscesDream PiscesDream 46-50, F Feb 5

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    I haven't been on here for so long, I used to be here everyday every moment almost. I had nothing, I had broken into so many pieces that I had nothing left to break. I had no hope...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Feb 6

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    I suffer from depression. I have for the last ten years. I just can't snap out of it. I never asked to be depressed. I really hate when people say just get over it and be happy...
    themagijudal themagijudal 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I'm just all of the above and then it's heightened by my overactive mind. My main crush doesn't like me back and I know cuz I told him. He's not into guys, but he has an over...
    NobodyLove NobodyLove 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    I cry myself to sleep, have to many nightmares, I don't eat, I am losing interest in everything, I hate myself, I push people away, I am always alone, I hate people, and I can't...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    No I don't think I'm depressed. I'm just feeling down. So I write. This is the only place I can express. She told me not to blame others. So I blame myself. It's not others who are...
    CallMeShayYeah CallMeShayYeah 16-17, F Feb 21

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    I had an accident at work, i burn with oil yesterday, it was an accident, is true, but today i talk with the psychologist, yes i wanna die, do You want to live forever? I wanna die...
    Mysorrow Mysorrow 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    so im now at university, got a part time job, and got a caring (but very clingy) family. i hated being at home with parents being strict and everything and my school was so bad, i...
    dfm88 dfm88 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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