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I Am Not Surprised So Many Are Depressed

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 119 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Today, a senior at my school sent out a long email to every student, teacher, and staff member at the school (very small school). Basically it was saying that he, the student, had...
    fragilegirl6 fragilegirl6 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    People always say not to self harm, as if it's that easy, and it makes me think that they simply can't understand what they're saying when they say that. They couldn't possibly...
    fragilegirl6 fragilegirl6 13-15, F 1 Response May 14

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    PLEASE STOP HATING THE PERSON THAT YOU ARE BECAUSE OF YOUR BODY WEIGHT.Body weight has many factors involved and sometimes it comes from illness. I got as heavy as 335 pounds on my...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    I feel absolutely awful. I am confused, down and paranoid. I feel like I'm trapped in a place where I'm unwanted, surrounded by people I can't please. I don't understand as...
    Lalaleia Lalaleia 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    continually I am surprised at how misogynistic society can be at times. of course it can go both ways there are times when society can be very misandric as well but still. damned...
    Anuska23 Anuska23 22-25, F 14 hrs ago

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    My mind is racing, it's buzzing. I can't clear it. It makes my head hurt, so I cry. I don't like to cry so I try and stop myself. I guess I'm overwhelmed. Thoughts of School...
    MDCollegeMan MDCollegeMan 18-21, M Apr 27

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    Dear relasping14 I just want to say that my cuz is really depressed because you have blocked him on everything and he just wanted you to know that you helped him not kill himself...
    MASTERSHERE MASTERSHERE 36-40, M 1 Response 33 mins ago

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    a long time ago i was at my best friend. and her husband's home with my other best friend, all the kids were there and we were drinking. usually my one would get buzzed and the...
    Breeze82b Breeze82b 26-30, F 1 Response May 19

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    I got INTJ, which accounts for 2% of the entire population, 3% of males, and 1% of females. •Quick, Imaginative and Strategic Mind – INTJs pride themselves on their minds...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I wrote this Poem (or whatever you can name it) when I was in my Industrial biotechnology class.Feeling really sick and so much depressed I just started to scribble these lines at...
    MaddyBale MaddyBale 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    I have a very close friend that has a very low opinion of herself. She is the most beautiful woman I have ever met. She is beautiful inside and out. Now to her, when she looks at...
    davideo1952 davideo1952 61-65, M 3 Responses May 5

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    I am Russian, I am fluent in English, I try to review French I once knew and learn German. If I'll be successful with them, I have my eye on a couple more languages. Any language...
    Chiffa Chiffa 36-40, T 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I'm new here at experience project... I am really depressed. A sophomore in college struggling to figure out if I want to change the career path I have been on for so long. I had...
    BlueFields BlueFields 18-21, F 2 Responses May 5

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    Tracii Lynne Show is a veteran, talented professional with more than 20 years of expertise in the entertainment as well as services industry. She has received a bachelor's degree...
    stepenjovs stepenjovs 31-35, M 14 hrs ago

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    It must be said that the rate of rape cases around the world is unacceptable and it is even more disturbing that instead of fighting the perpetrators of this insane act, some...
    deepakrajput deepakrajput 22-25, M Apr 28

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    I'm twenty years old. Female. Born and raised Italian, but recently transplanted into the UK. I've been depressed since as far as I can remember. Not clinically, though, just a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    If you're in Northern New Jersey and have a high degree of empathy, join my meetup group. Http://meetup.com/NNJ-Empathy-Meetup/ We already have over 40 members. Our next Meetup...
    Roxvox Roxvox 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I think im at the point where I don't want to live, yet too scared to die. When I get into these moods I often want to take my own life, but I never do, because deep within me I...
    OerbaDiaVanille OerbaDiaVanille 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    The worse thing of all is being uneasy within myself and uncomfortable; its as if there is somebody in my head shouting lies at me and i am struggling not to listen. I am...
    indigo34 indigo34 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    To anyone who is struggling from depression or sad ness just remember it will always get better. You are beautiful. You're amazing. You may be down a lot. Or all the time. But...
    Caine135 Caine135 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    Okay, so I'm a girl n i told a guy friend something i shouldn't have told him cuz now all my girl friends are mad at me in class. so i don't know what to do, since they are...
    par371 par371 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This sounds really selfish, I know. I've just spent my whole entire life surrounded by depressed people. Family, friends, other halves. I'm very quiet and am naturally a very happy...
    Invisibubble Invisibubble 31-35, F 2 Responses May 3

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    I don't know why I get depressed. Sometimes I'll just be sitting there and get super depressed for absolutely no reason...and I have no idea why. I wish I wasn't depressed because...
    emylauren27 emylauren27 18-21, F 1 Response May 14

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    I have heard so much about how suicide is selfish. I feel so much more selfish for staying alive and burdening everyone with my invisible intangible problems. My mental health...
    theoctopusesbowtie theoctopusesbowtie 18-21, F a week ago

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    There it is again, that feeling. Its creeping in, taking a hold of me. Soon there will be little of me left. I do what i can, I struggle, I fail. What use is it to struggle when...
    JickalisBlackthorn JickalisBlackthorn 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 27

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    I've made so many bad decisions, and so many mistakes. I've jeopardized relationships, hurt people I love most, and set myself way back than I should be at this point. I want to be...
    JustTiredOfTrying JustTiredOfTrying 22-25, F 2 Responses May 2

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    Alongside restless too one of those nights when nothing seems to work deep pangs of pain and loneliness questions questions! Too many questions heart sinking with a sense of...
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F May 9

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    People say I'm attractive but I look in the mirror and don't see how that is. Too many people have hurt me to see any good.
    hannahboo1614 hannahboo1614 16-17, F 2 Responses May 12

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    "Do you ever hear your silent cries. They call and call but fall on death ears, without knowing you are being consumed from the inside out. It's upto you to save you from yourself...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch 36-40, F 10 Responses May 4

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    My whole life was from all happiness to all this darkness and sadness. My family and I don't get alone so well. Even my friends I don't get alone well. I just feel sad. I get hurt...
    ImJulieTran ImJulieTran 18-21, F 2 Responses May 8

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    I keep getting depressed a lot more lately... Sometimes I really don't know why either. Like for the past 4 hours I've been depressed for absolutely no reason. Maybe it's because...
    brooketheunicorn brooketheunicorn 13-15, F 1 Response May 14

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    I am depressed. I used to be extremely depressed way back. It felt awful, of course. Everyday, I'd feel like my emotions were dead or not functioning properly. All I could really...
    MisunderstoodGirl69 MisunderstoodGirl69 13-15, F May 17

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    I admit. I am depressed. It's not because of the people around me that makes me feel of sadness but my depression goes beyond that. The things happening in this world, the society...
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M 1 Response May 19

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    It’s been quite a long while since I wrote. So excuse any pent-up flashes of brilliance and Oscar-worthy writing that you may encounter in the next few sentences. Well. So...
    spotsinsun spotsinsun 18-21 a week ago

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    The people that I care a lot always disappear and leaving me alone.... I'm not surprised this just confirm that....
    Healinghate Healinghate 18-21, M 3 days ago

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