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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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    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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    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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    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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    i know what its like to feel like your worth nothing, have no purpose in life, and am never going to have a social life. i used to self harm but luckily i have stopped. i know how...
    that0one0guy7199 that0one0guy7199 22-25, M Mar 16

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    In March 2013, I lost the cat that was like a baby to me. He had leukemia. April 2013, I lost my best friend. She fell asleep going to college and hit head on with a semi. She died...
    LadyKayla LadyKayla 18-21, F Mar 4

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    I think it's sad how overweight people are treated by society. Many are overweight due to poverty, health issues and other things Don't be mean be encouraging and help them! Don't...
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F Mar 18

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    Unless you've been really lucky, everyone has had a bad relationship at one point in their life, but hopefully it doesn't become a habit in being drawn to the wrong kind of person...
    ladyPlum ladyPlum 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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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...
    Kathryn890 Kathryn890 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    Perhaps I should explain my depression in finer detail. Aside from all 4 of my girlfriends screwing me over for some other guy for no valid reason, I have no one to talk to or...
    MegaManZero97 MegaManZero97 16-17, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    No friends so lonely and depressed.
    Kathryn890 Kathryn890 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Whenever I am sad, and/or depressed I think of a girl named Madeline who I really do love. Whenever I think of her, most of my fears and sadness goes away.
    Ilovemaddie Ilovemaddie 13-15, M 3 hrs ago

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    I'm going through a tough time and have for a week. Just one of my moods. Counseling did not work, medication for almost three years is not working plus I don't want to be on meds...
    josh221992 josh221992 22-25, M 19 mins ago

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    This topic is so polarizing - I go back and forth on it. I really do understand the case for privacy and security, but at the same time there are SO MANY fakers here that the cynic...
    mattcr1 mattcr1 46-50, M 8 hrs ago

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    I'm at a mall, and I see soooo many people and it makes me sooo anxious and depressed. Anxious because I don't feel like I fit in and I feel like I stand out. I feel depressed...
    Thefightingangel Thefightingangel 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    My ADHD medicine gave me focus today, but all I could focus on was the negative, and then I noticed I was doing so and was trying to think of positive things in my life, and I...
    quike23 quike23 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 4

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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 Mar 3

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    I am not really depressed, I'd like to think I'm not at least. I am just constantly feeling angry at everything. I have a great hard working family. Two gorgeous sisters. I'd like...
    aDesperado aDesperado 18-21, M Mar 5

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    It's gotten a lot easier, the fake smile is easily plastered on. I'm always the person who seems happy go lucky, always helping out other people, and always with a smile and a skip...
    nicias nicias 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 6

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    If you have been feeling depressed and you are just tired of it and you want to be in peace, I invite you to surrender the war you have with depression. Our society judges...
    SatsangWithTathina SatsangWithTathina 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    I find the fact that today’s society finds it perfectly acceptable to judge a person based on appearance alone, or that the media would have us believe that in order to be...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M Mar 17

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    Depression is the worst. Not because of what it feels like, but because I feel more judged as a depressed person. everyday, people say "today is depressing", "I feel so depressed...
    WeArePilots WeArePilots 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    I'm totally new to this because I feel I've got know one to talk to. My wife thinks I'm crazy and doesn't want to discuss serious issues I've got. I assume she is right because I'm...
    Trex12001 Trex12001 56-60, M 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I've been going through a really rough patch. I lost my job at the beginning of the year. I went on one interview, tried to remain hopeful, kept looking for work but not really...
    WildWoman25 WildWoman25 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    Im sitting here in a bus of crowd. There are so many people, but why do I feel so desolated deep inside my heart? I look across the chair. I see you smiling, laughing and talking...
    Macyyyy Macyyyy 18-21, F Mar 11

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    i feel so sick...i lost myself again.. i feel so painful.... i only want to share these feelings who has been depressed many yrs. i don't need any advices. i just want company...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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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...
    simplyafriend simplyafriend 41-45, F 4 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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    My wife and I have been married for 34 years now. There's been so many times where she withdraws from me and expects me to pull her back all the time. If I feel withdrawn, she just...
    Allen54 Allen54 51-55, M Mar 7

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    I think I might be depressed. I have been in a lower mood than ever lately. I am shy, lonely, with no friends. I don't do anything except going to school and studying. I see...
    nowherewego nowherewego 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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    If you are suicidal, please get help if you can't find help within yourself. But, please, do not seek help from your teenage friends, especially if they struggle with their own...
    junipersun21 junipersun21 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    I've seen alot of posts here from suicidal teens. I was the same at their age but I battle thru. I'm not yet fixed but I know that death is not the answer. Why are so many young...
    hornyboy1983 hornyboy1983 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 15

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    I've heard too many stories of girls feeling depressed because they weren't beautiful. They feel ugly because they keep comparing themselves to photoshopped models in magazines or...
    jlove987 jlove987 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 15

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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 2 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 6 Responses Mar 2

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    when I'm feeling really depressed I listen to music and lately I've been listening to it constantly because it tends to help me. this time its not. I'm feeling extremely depressed...
    Imstillhere122 Imstillhere122 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    I think I am depressed. I am 16 years old and gosh do I feel like life is dragging on forever but also flying past my eyes. It all started last year. My family moved to...
    Rubyalexander Rubyalexander 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 11

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