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I Am Not Surprised So Many Are Depressed

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 118 People

    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Hey, lets create a group for all the insecure teens who dress dark and are depressed and play video games all day. We can all just be a huge family (; Im in...
    DetachedCinnamon DetachedCinnamon 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    This is something that is terrible when a person is falsely accused of something they did not do. They cant find evidence to exonerate them and they are blamed. So many of these...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    I have been unemployed for six month, i try to apply job so many times. Mostly, i am applying jobs 50 times in a month, and i get test and interview until 8 times. I get tired and...
    Gwin184 Gwin184 22-25 2 hrs ago

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    So, I'm having a conversation with someone on EP and I mention that I'm not proud, in that I don't think that what I believe to be true might be wrong, and I used gravity as an...
    TooInnocent333 TooInnocent333 26-30, M 3 hrs ago

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    Seeing the lives of people who seem to be the epitome of perfection. Seeing the fun loving relationships, vacations with tons of friends. The new babies, engagements, weddings, and...
    sashade1990 sashade1990 22-25, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    What random thoughts go through the mind of one depressed person? I decided to expose myself just this once, if not any more in future. If anyone out there relates to this, I know...
    mysteriouseverything mysteriouseverything 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I have had a really tough year. I guess I have reason to feel the way I do. I don't know how anyone wouldn't. why do I feel so ashamed at being depressed. I know I don't really...
    wthdoido wthdoido 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Really depressed and miserable because there is so much negativity mixed into the good things in life it's hard to ever feel pure happiness. So many bad memories, prison...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 1

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    The saying "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me" is completely a lie. Words are very powerful things that could very much change someone's life...
    Whobody Whobody 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    For months I have been getting more and more anxious and depressed. I mostly feel fine through out the day...but when night hits, I always have so many negative thoughts about...
    CoreyG97 CoreyG97 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I am INFJ but only 1% on the J. I may also represent INFP. Introvert, iNtuitive, Feeling, Judgement. I am surprised how accurate thos test is. it said that my job niche is in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 19

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    I'm so depressed for so many reasons it's not fair ):
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 Mar 21

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    I've been depressed for most of my life and I hate it,sometimes I can't even remember the last time I was truly happy,it ****** me off when people think depression isn't a big...
    DepressedAngell DepressedAngell 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    If people knew the horrors and sorrow of my life than they would't say the things they've said or do the things they've done. my name is legend to some but for what. to be wasting...
    Sladetgx57 Sladetgx57 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I'm living in an abusive household, and it's made me depressed. When I wasn't living here, I wasn't suicidal like I am now, and I wasn't depressed. Tim (my father), yells at me...
    Maelui Maelui 26-30, F Apr 7

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    And I have valid reasons to be. My father passed away March 7 from Carbon monoxide poisoning. He died alone, in the pump room, in his own vomit. The last time I called him was...
    Exhilar8 Exhilar8 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    How do you stop thinking about someone.. i love this guy with all my heart its only been like a couple of weeks but i just love him his my world .. my everything .. and i screwed...
    MinnieMelaMouse MinnieMelaMouse 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I wish society would be more open about self sucking guys. personally I have the ability and im obsessed with it. people always tell me to perform for them whether in their house...
    nronic1 nronic1 18-21, M 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm not quite sure how it happened, how I became a loner. During my younger years I was always an extroverted person. You know, the bubbly, random type that didn't care about what...
    Misericordia Misericordia 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I am surprised of how people keep talking to me, I am just a crappy person, I don't give anything to anyone on their birthdays, never talk about my feelings or tell people how I...
    UneReveuse UneReveuse 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I fell in love with a guy who has a two year old. At first I truly believed I could handle everything that came with him and his child. The baby mama was civil and I actually would...
    howfarisheaven howfarisheaven 22-25, F Mar 30

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    People think depression is sadness.People think depression is crying. People think depression is dressing in black. But people are wrong. Depression is the constant feeling of...
    brok3ngirl brok3ngirl 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Hi Yesterday I went clubbing with friends for a birthday and had a goodnight. I was dancing all the time cause I love to dance and I can dance very good Shaking, twerking and...
    Bluerosered Bluerosered 26-30, F Apr 6

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    I am 15 years old and I would say I have been depressed for a about four years or at least about the time I began secondary school. Some days I just get to a point where I can't...
    safiya999 safiya999 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 10

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    One of the most attractive guy friends I have turned around and kissed me today. As if that wasn't surprising enough he said "do you know how long I've been wanting to do that...
    gottakeepyourheadup gottakeepyourheadup 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I don't know how to get passed this depression, it's completely taken over my whole being. Like I've been thrown into a pit 1000 miles deep with no hope of escape. No one can hear...
    Starvin9Artist1 Starvin9Artist1 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Whenever I think deeply of this life , how it works and think of people , I always get back to rule #1:- Reality is depressing . and what makes us happy is our imagination or...
    Bash94 Bash94 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Poem of Illusion A smile can hide a lot, from purposes, desires, and emotions. Nothing is what it seems, especially in the case of the human mind. I wrote this poem after a shower...
    nicias nicias 13-15, M Mar 26

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    Ever since it happened it became a weird habit . I've been depressed before when I'm out my buddies I show sign of happiness but deep inside I'm so depressed I don't know what...
    billyaldo billyaldo 22-25, M Mar 27

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    I mentioned "when I was depressed" to my sister while telling a story and she said "you werent depressed at that time" ... little does she know I was and was about to kill myself...
    Bigcat1697 Bigcat1697 16-17, F Mar 27

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    Im not good in english.. So it Will be hard for me to understand and Write, But i Will try. Yes im lonely! Im so lonely! I dont have A Lot of friends and Them i have, im not close...
    kamillemille kamillemille 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    I am sad a lot. But I am not depressed. I can be sad but I don't want to kill my self! I love life I don't want to leave so soon I just have a lot of sad days!! So whatever I say...
    Singingbutterfly Singingbutterfly 13-15, F Mar 31

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    Most are. Sad is rare now. Because depressed grew. And few admit that. But the disabled grow.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 2

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    I was very, very depressed during my teenage years. I've gotten somewhat better since then. Back then I never smiled in public, and I never looked people in the eye to acknowledge...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    a lot of the time, I can forget the reasons why. I'm depressed, sure, whatever. I ignore it, force my way past it, don't look at it, don't examine it. But then something happens...
    anata1 anata1 22-25, F Apr 4