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I Am Very Shy and Feeling Very Depressed

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "Depression is a choice" that is what i realised when i was depressed . You can use to be depressed or make things better is all up to you
    keij10307 keij10307 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    Its the worst feeling ever
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F Aug 26

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    The inventor of feelings can go shove it i hate this depression but im just so ****** up all the time from it
    BlakeA101 BlakeA101 16-17, M Aug 20

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    It's like there's this agony inside me and it's keeping me stuck in this trench of dirtiness. It consumes so much of my life sometimes I'm pretty sure I won't make it out alive...
    RexxTheDinosawr RexxTheDinosawr 18-21, F Aug 26

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    I hate being like this , I used to be so happy and now I just feel like **** all the time, I hate myself, I just hope no one else hates me.
    Verix Verix 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I really wish I could find a friend with benefits it's been six months since my wife has given me any. But there are certain things I like in a woman. I think my wife is having an...
    jokerstwn jokerstwn 46-50, M Aug 17

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    I feel so awful about my depression when there is so many people with so much less than me fighting for their lives when i am throwing mine away
    abby9305 abby9305 13-15, F Aug 22

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    Just when I think I have it beat, it hits me full force again! Yesterday should have been a great day with the great news I got, but I was still sad inside. Didn't sleep at all...
    Saram1985 Saram1985 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    I am a nobody, nobody is perfect. Therefore, I am perfect!
    Jpfunjunky Jpfunjunky 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    I used to suffer a lot from low moods and high stress, so I created a Mood Booster! For £5 I will send you 1 PDF of 10 interesting ways to boost your mood in under 3 mins each...
    LOAcoach LOAcoach 26-30, F Aug 28

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    But. Have been for over 3 decades. Meds did nothing. Or made me worse. Therapy was me meeting ego fools. But helping others for decades won pals. So life was...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 28

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    It started last week . Coming home from work , I was pulled over by the police . The car was impounded because of a mix up with registration . Then the next morning I twisted my...
    naughtybloke naughtybloke 41-45, M Aug 29

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    Haven't seen or felt it in such a long time. But now it's starting to creep back up again. I need it to go away. And the one person I desperately need who kept it away isn't here...
    JackSkerington JackSkerington 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Can't eat. Whatever I just ate feels like it won't be there much longer. Please don't let me lose weight like this. I've done it before.
    JackSkerington JackSkerington 18-21, M a week ago

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    One of the worst combinations
    UnderworldNymph UnderworldNymph 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    You see, this may sound stupid because I'm very young but I feel like if I don't say this I will keep thinking it over and over and just get more stressed. I am fourteen and I...
    ValeriyaIvanov ValeriyaIvanov 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    I am 38 year old single i am feeling depressed since my childhood. Now everyday of my is more depressed and i am looking as end of life. Each night i am taking sleeping pills and...
    amarindersingh amarindersingh 36-40, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    September 16. Revenge. No matter how long we've been recovering, no matter how solid our spiritual ground, we may still feel an overwhelming desire at times to punish, or get even...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    it seems like i can't catch a break. i don't deliberately try to be bad, but everyone thinks that. i am in trouble almost all the time, and i don't even know why. i'm not rebelling...
    KatieRosess KatieRosess 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    My shyness shall be my downfall as well as why I got so fat 😩😩😩. I got depressed when I couldn't make a connection so I would eat but now I am working on losing weight...
    lostdream4 lostdream4 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Hello, About 2 weeks ago I was diagnosed with depression, though I would say I have been depressed for a few months it has really got me to a point where I need to write this...
    guethary guethary 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    I love someone, he was once my close friend, we sometimes spend our times together, swimming, bicycling, and many more. Everytime i looked at his face, i just want to say, i love...
    Freimm Freimm 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    What's the point of not being depressed still being shy and expressionless, I can't even react why would I ever wanna be out of depression. I guess I'll just stick to my...
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Just in case something happens to me... Been depressed for: two years Symptoms of depression: >loss of interests: music and playing the flute (last year) >there are some days when...
    mokona95 mokona95 18-21, F Aug 23

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    Depression is complicated. Like your sad but you have no real reason for it. I have reasons but there excuses. Because in the end I'm not sad because of things happening to me. I'm...
    alyssakayart alyssakayart 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I'm destroyed! Ill give you an example. Imagine a mom and dad putting seeds in the ground to "grow" a beautiful plant. as the plant grows they start to forget about the plant. They...
    kjonesr kjonesr 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Things in my life at this every moment just seem to be out of my control and its overwhelming. i feel like i lost all sense of direction. I’m constantly feeling lost and no idea...
    tony183 tony183 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    I can't take it anymoreee everyone leaves me even on ep they just leave don't say goodbye or why I'm always replaced. I just found the love of my life again and she doesn't want to...
    lela201465 lela201465 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    Please forgive me if this post is extraordinarily long. I'm well aware that anyone out there shouldn't be asked to sit through this, but I would really appreciate it if someone did...
    jojo2450 jojo2450 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 4

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    Feeling particularly depressed today. Went through some stuff, cleaning and getting rid of stuff, but still not used to being alone. Definitely feeling blue. not sure what to do...
    widower2014 widower2014 41-45, M Sep 5

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    Shyness is a cat. This crushed for another cat she saw. Shyness tryd to be friends with the other cat. Confidence. Shyness and and confidence fought to the death. In humans eyes it...
    LifeBeingCereal LifeBeingCereal 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    Hi, I'm a 29 year woman who has been depressed since I was 12 for many reasons, the main is that I'm ugly. I live and 3rd world country that I hate, I had many family problems...
    MinekoChan MinekoChan 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    I am not on EP to express my depressing feelings. I am on EP to find people like me to see that I'm not alone in what I'm feeling. I am NOT suicidal and I am NOT depressed. Ain't...
    laurynnm43 laurynnm43 16-17, F Sep 7

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    The worst day of school I've had all year so far. Had a complete gasping for breath ugly crying panic attack in front of my old teacher who held my hand. He sat with me for a bit...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I have days where I have ups and downs or just occurrences that make me depressed. It just really depends on the situation but most of the time I am usually happy or just have...
    MiZShortiiE MiZShortiiE 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Seriously, there is nothing worse than thinking you have been playing a major part in somebody's life only to have them completely forget about you. You know what...
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    That feeling when u are talking to someone on cam and suddenly you just feel shy so just end the call without even saying anything before leaving. I just cut it out :D
    ElleFrancene ElleFrancene 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 29

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