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I Am Very Shy and Feeling Very Depressed

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    How Do I Get Over It? R

     I just been really depressed lately. I have even thought about jumping in front of cars, hurting myself. I don't know how to not feel this way. How do i get over this feeling? Will it ever go away? I am also a very shy person so i wont tell anyone how i feel. 
    Dancer6 Dancer6 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 16, 2009

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    Very Shy and Depressed

    Like many others in this community, I feel very shy and also depressed. I am not always like this but it is getting worst.  It has affected me with my friends a lot. They have seen the change and they are started to worry or reject me. It is not the first time that this...
    acuadeterra acuadeterra 31-35, F Sep 22, 2009

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    Battling Shyness

     Hi! I'm a 20 year old girl who has been shy pretty much my whole life. I'm so sick and tired of it that i've now decided to start to change. Obviously i know its not going to be easy at all. I've feel like i've tried so many time before to not be shy but i always fail...
    Laila1324 Laila1324 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 25, 2009

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    No Friends

    I've never had any friends I'm just so shy I find it so hard to speek to people its like I just freez.   I have no social skills and i'm always so scard that i'll say the wrong thing and offend someone by mistake.whenever I am in a social situation i fill like a fish out of...
    katemum katemum 26-30 3 Responses Oct 28, 2011

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    It's Never Going to End, So Just Learn to Accept.

    I've suffered from shyness and depression my entire life.  I don't really know how to communicate with people verbally, so I write.  There are things that I want to say to people, people I want to be friends with and discussions I want to join, but I have this inherent...
    devilgrrl devilgrrl 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 6, 2007

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    Shy.. Or Am I?

    I am very shy at school, and feel the constant need to hide away from people. I'm quiet and non-social, but I really dont care. Because it's all an act; at school I'm that girl who sits silently by her friends and does her work, but as soon as I'm out of those gates I'm (most...
    nothingtogive nothingtogive 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28, 2010

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    I Hate Being So Shy

    I feel so frustrated at myself, no matter what i do always ripples back to me negatively.... i was'nt always so shy and withdrawn when i was really little and it becomes very tough at work, when some one says something and puts me down i get horribly tied in knots... other...
    crimsongoddess crimsongoddess 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 6, 2008

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    Shyshy

    i think im very shy...and i know i am very depressed, all i do is walk around, with my head to the floor, thinking about how i will or how i would want to die, the very few friends i have barely want to talk to me anymore, i feel like i just bring everyone down around me. i...
    Dragonites Dragonites 18-21, M 8 Responses May 3, 2010

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    So Hard To Explain

    I was a shy child... and very nervous then I learnt to cover it up ... but during my teens and twenties it got worse and worse. I couldn;t mix with men and was getting panic attacks around men... its laughable now but even still I get nervous in the classroom or around men... it...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Jul 20, 2011

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    High School + Depression= *sigh*

    well..my lack of social life has brought me here...i hate everything in my life right now..nothing ever goes my way [ yes i know typical depressed dialogue] i dont know what im gonna do if i dont start mking friends..well i have friends but what good is having friends if u cant...
    EaSiLYBR0KeN EaSiLYBR0KeN 13-15, F Oct 1, 2010

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    I Am Shy

    I personally have been very shy and quiet for as long as I can remember. I remember it becoming a real problem when I entered middle and highschool. I hardly had any friends in school and I was a big loner. I remember i could go all day without saying a word when I was in school...
    vinnyblade57 vinnyblade57 22-25, T 2 Responses Sep 13, 2011

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    ofnoimportance ofnoimportance 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 21

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    My college has free counseling, but I for the past 7 weeks I haven't been able to build up the courage to go in for help, even though I probably really need help. Today I went to...
    ofnoimportance ofnoimportance 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    Feel guilty all the time for not having a job. I am disabled, but that should not be an excuse. My rent was increased by 60 dollars. I got scared of being poor, so I applied for...
    confessing confessing 46-50, F Oct 10

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    I've been depressed for quite awhile now I sleep pretty much all day, I'm just constantly so tired, then I feel guilty for sleeping the day away when I could have been hanging out...
    freeebird freeebird 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 20

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    I even feel guilty when I tell people how I feel. I even feel guilty for feeling guilty.
    NotActive NotActive 18-21, M Oct 9

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    My friend that died weeks ago, I'm feeling that pain again..... Why can't I ever move away from the grief and be relieved? I don't get it, I don't want to be like this..... I can't...
    InvolutionWolf InvolutionWolf 13-15, M 2 Responses Oct 17

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    I've been like this since 6th grade and I'm a senior in high school right now. I thought it was going to pass and it was just a phase I was going through but now I can feel it...
    LostCause LostCause 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 18

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    Those words above? Yeah, that's me right now. Someone say something hot quick! Boy or girl!
    DarkOnTheInside13 DarkOnTheInside13 13-15, F Oct 17

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    I really need help. I'm feeling depressed :( and I'm very alone right now because I feel no one cares to talk or to even listen to me . I try my best to care for everybody but...
    helpmeplease10 helpmeplease10 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 30

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    October 30. Self Value. We have a real life of our own. Yes, we do. That empty feeling, that senses that everyone except us has a life - an important life, a valuable life, a...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Well sometimes when life hits you hard...its so devastating that it ruins and shakes your life to the very deep to ur soul. U fall and become numb from inside so much that you just...
    divich01 divich01 18-21, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    For the longest time I'd rarely, if ever, talk to anyone while in school. That started to change around my sophomore year, when I began opening up more to others and started making...
    ZeroShadow ZeroShadow 22-25, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    My story is probably similar to a lot of people's but I just wanted to get it out there in the world to tell somebody how I feel. I've grown up in what many would call the...
    goodloot3 goodloot3 22-25, M 5 Responses Oct 10

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    Very depressed. Don't want to live anymore!!
    justyouandme123 justyouandme123 41-45, F 4 hrs ago

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    I don't know where to start. I am a college sophomore that reflects on the world in a negative manner. I feel that the world despises me and that I am a self-loathing person. This...
    zosozeppelin95 zosozeppelin95 18-21, M Oct 5

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    Being shy sucks. I just need to put that out there. IT SUCKS. Nobody is ever like, oh yeah that quiet girl in the corner, she's so cool! I wanna party with her! Nope. That **** don...
    popcorngoo popcorngoo 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    I seriously have no idea why I am writing this down. I've told a few people that I haven't been feeling well, and some even know how depressed I am. All they could say was "I hope...
    Esturrr Esturrr 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 21

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    I'm shy about my body. I am smaller than the other boys in my class. They look like men compared to me, tall and muscular with some hair on their faces. I blush at the sight of...
    2tfx 2tfx 13-15, M Oct 9

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    My emotions are probably the craziest thing about me and I feel about everyone's who's close to me because they are the ones who have to put up with it. I can change emotions...
    differrentt differrentt 13-15, F Oct 12

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    Hello everyone! I am at a very low place in my life and would like some insight. I have no one to turn to and I will try to explain the situation the best that I can. And I will...
    B3autiii B3autiii 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    "Ugh. I'm depressed." We've all said it, and even the most happy-go-lucky among us will have an occasional bout of the blues. Sometimes it's the big stuff that triggers it—like...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 12

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    introvert [( in-truh-vurt)] a person whose motives and actions are directed inward; tend to be preoccupied with their own thoughts and feelings; minimize their contact with other...
    freakmagnet freakmagnet 36-40, F Oct 11

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    Hi :) My name's Luca. I've been feeling really lonely these past few years,don't have many friends and I'm depressed.I moved to a new country 5 years ago and it wasn't what I...
    MeAndMySelf98 MeAndMySelf98 16-17, M Oct 2

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    This is why...I remember every damn negative thing my parents said to me. "You know your friends and family members they're nice to you only because on us. Without us you're...
    SwanNual SwanNual 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    I have always been the happy, go-lucky type of person. I always had a smile on my face...even now i smile more than the usual person, and to most i seem to be the same person but I...
    babybop12 babybop12 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    I am a very shy person and getting close to someone is very hard for me. I always feel like im going to say something lame. I start feeling really hot and my hands get clammy.
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Oct 15

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    October 6. Taking Care of Ourselves. It's healthy, wise, and loving to be considerate and responsive to the feelings and needs of others. That's different from caretaking...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Oct 6

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    I depressed because of the loneliness. When can I ever change my life. Going through a routine life can be very depressing, how to get this of this feeling... ...
    Steve2186 Steve2186 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 30

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    It has been 2 months now , I have never been this depressed , the girl i like just told me that she just doesn't want to ever get into a relationship or ever like me back because...
    randomguy16 randomguy16 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 3

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    After all these years....... I haven't seen my dad ever since i left Philippines on 2009. its been 5 years since that day. I haven;t been able to talk to him a lot nor see his...
    Sib232228 Sib232228 13-15, F Oct 5

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    Today I woke with the same feeling that I go to bed with every night. When I open eyes I see the same room and it feels like the same exact day over and over again. I didn't want...
    bellac19 bellac19 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    October 11. Recovery. How easy it is to blame our problems on others. "Look at what he's doing." . . . "Look how long I've waited." . . . "Why doesn't she call?" . . . "If only he...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Oct 11

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    As fall goes on, I'm becoming more and more dissociative. Suddenly, I can't stand all the people that I used to love. They didn't hurt me, my heart just changed. I have no reason...
    WiredCritter WiredCritter 22-25 Oct 11

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    I didn't find anywhere else to share my feelings or anybody to talk to, I am really depressed, I used to be a fun girl can't lie about that I was always smiling and happy and...
    iiii12334 iiii12334 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    Sense I was targeted, I've been feeling very lost and depressed. It's gotten so bad, I can't even function anymore. My grades are suffering, and I just do t have the will anymore...
    iBoy2017 iBoy2017 16-17, M a week ago

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    Feeling super depressed today. 😞
    Crispy25 Crispy25 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm depressed and today was one of those days when I just couldn't overcome it. I had a really disturbing dream last night and when I woke up this morning I couldn't get the image...
    LorelaiSky LorelaiSky 26-30, F