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I Am Not Surprised So Many Are Depressed

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 120 People

    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    For the last week, I've been really depressed over the memory of my parents. Even though it's been 13 years since they passed away, the pain is still there. I still remember the...
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    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have experienced a mild depression most of my life, and although it still affects me at times, it has been replaced by anger due to certain situations. I am not going to discuss...
    anothertheletter anothertheletter 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I´m feeling very depressed because I´m lonely already my whole life. I wish so much to have a person where I can share the lucky moments in my life and the bad ones, too. But...
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was depressed continuously for about a year and a half and now I get sudden waves of depression and my thoughts go wack and I start thinking of doing things I know are wrong and...
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am feeling empty, very empty for no reason. I just hope there are better days ahead of me. Been away for sometime and don't expect to be this quick depressed. Slept all day and...
    Afua77 Afua77 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am depressed because my friends have been leaving me out recently. I have been covering my sadness by smiling and pretending nothing happened when inside, I am crumbling down. I...
    kaonashiaway kaonashiaway 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I wrote to so many people about escaping depression. As a student of neuroscience, the first thing I'll exploit is the pill industry. Please read what I wrote to a depressed man...
    TrollingNRolling TrollingNRolling 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Sigh..what's the point. Highschool friends and my whole family would abandon me if they knew I was an atheist, so I keep them out of my head. But there isn't else inside. I only...
    aeinhardt aeinhardt 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I am new member but infact have been reading stories/experiences for about six months. It seems to be a good site to express oneself as well as seek advice/suggestions. My problem...
    sologhost sologhost 36-40, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I've taken the tumble into complete depression. It's been three years since i've experienced a moment so dark as this one. I feel like I can't breathe and the worst thing is I...
    Lila37 Lila37 16-17, F Jul 27

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    It's currently 4:41am where I am, I have to wake up for work in less than 3 hours and I can't seem to stop thinking... It's been a while since I've had a "low" like this... When I...
    Bu0611 Bu0611 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    As well as me being depressed, I make my friends depressed... Even if im happy, I still manage to make my friends depressed.... im such a bad friend..
    bpc2415 bpc2415 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    If anyone is depressed, I'm depressed too.
    laurenzerbe laurenzerbe 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 27

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    I'm constantly getting into arguments with my parents that, for the most part, I don't start. I'm constantly told that I have to respect them, but they don't respect me. They are...
    blackroses75 blackroses75 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    I become more and more depressed the more I visit or stay on Facebook. Approximately ten days ago, my ex became my friend on Facebook again after almost a year. That only adds to...
    Beth1218 Beth1218 51-55 2 Responses Jul 25

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    The reasons why I feel depressed is because i was going to go to a family wedding but now I'm left alone abandoned at home doing nothing and now I'm drinking more alcohol heavily...
    agdnn agdnn 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    My life is one big mess right now. I'm young and I want to accomplish many things in the future but I'm terribly weak and fragile. I believe that I do not deserve to live in this...
    AppleCakes25 AppleCakes25 13-15, F Jul 25

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    I don't really think I'm depressed. I've felt this way for a while, and I don't necessarily correlate it with one singular event or period. Maybe it started after I changed schools...
    amazingamelia amazingamelia 13-15, F Jul 24

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    One summer I was really depressed and had a phone with so many restrictions that I could not make calls or text anyone and I had absolutely nothing social. Of course that...
    L928 L928 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 24

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    I don't know if im the only one… but it annoys me when there are guys like "converted" who give bullshit advice and try to help, it's the same exact advice on every post and it's...
    Depressedgolfer96 Depressedgolfer96 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    In the past two years over time ive been getting quieter and quieter these past 8 months ive had to admit to myself that im officialy depressed. Its hard when people ask me are you...
    jessie8g jessie8g 16-17, F Jul 24

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    some of them, real as in genuine, but far too many are liars, perverts and theifs
    elisef elisef 51-55, F 10 Responses Jul 24

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    I refuse to be depressed. I have so many things going on in my life that most people don't even realize. I have family issues, health issues, financial issues, and social issues...
    sweetiepoo sweetiepoo 26-30, F Jul 23

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    I refuse to be depressed. I have so many things going on in my life that most people don't even realize. I have family issues, health issues, financial issues, and social issues...
    sweetiepoo sweetiepoo 26-30, F Jul 23

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    I refuse to be depressed. I have so many things going on in my life that most people don't even realize. I have family issues, health issues, financial issues, and social issues...
    sweetiepoo sweetiepoo 26-30, F Jul 23

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    I refuse to be depressed. I have so many things going on in my life that most people don't even realize. I have family issues, health issues, financial issues, and social issues...
    sweetiepoo sweetiepoo 26-30, F Jul 23

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    I'm on immigration process and am not allowed to work or get a driver's license until I'm authorized. My husband needs to take me places even though he is exhausted with hard work...
    VogueChloe VogueChloe 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I was talking to my mom about one of my friends. This friend got in an argument with her parents and needed to get out of the house. Knowing all too well how it feels to be in a...
    AKGhost98 AKGhost98 16-17, F Jul 22

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    My best friend punched me today. Although I know she didn't really mean to, she knew who I was and I don't know. She punched me in he lip and kept trying to fight me. I understand...
    EleanorSmithson EleanorSmithson 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I have come so far, have seen so much and in the darkest of places i always guide people to look up to the sky and see that light shining just look down on those concrete that you...
    Lugelogistics93 Lugelogistics93 22-25, M Jul 20

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    I need a change in my life, but so many things both inside myself and outside are holding me back. I can't get motivated to fix what's wrong because the depression overwhelms me...
    LonesumnTx LonesumnTx 51-55, F Jul 19

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