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I Don't Think Depression Is Being Selfish

for people sick of other judging them from their depression,anxiety or other problems. 1,653 People

    If it weren't for those pesky laws,

    I think it would be satisfying to jab a needle into the arm of someone thast blames you for your depression. Then you can say, "Oh just get over it already" or, "I have a hang nail, that's painful too but you don't see me whining." Please don't literally do this. It would be...
    SonOfTheDelta SonOfTheDelta 46-50, M Jan 22, 2014

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    Third Week

    I'm on my third week of medical leave. I can't shake this. Don't wanna: Get out of bed Go to work Eat Be around other humans. Just wanna: Disappear YOU don't understand what it's like to be me. YOU see ALL of the changes in me from three years...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 6, 2013

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    We're all different. We cope in ways

    that we consider suitable for our own well being. Some use constructive coping mechanisms, while others use destructive ones. Along the lines and lanes of destruction, majority develop depression. Don't be so quick to infer that it's all about selfishness. Remember that it's an...
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    Yh it's true... I prayed

    for good results but maybe god has something else on his mind for me. But i am devastated about my results and all the time i was wondering y??! Y did i not got wat i desired??! N then i realised i was probably selfish because i was thinking about myself only when ppl are...
    nimra1296 nimra1296 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2014

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    I have suffered with the big D

    for 5 years now. It started with a car accident. An accident caused by a change in a disability. Epilepsy. Is it selfish to feel down because a disability has "returned", you have crashed your car and now can't enjoy driving anymore, with no car or license? When a Justice Dept...
    DelanaWenbe DelanaWenbe 46-50, M Aug 14, 2014

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    Nothing to do with selfishness

    but lack of energy and power to do things or be there for others.Depression is a b**ch.
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2014

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    Personally, I think depression is about caring

    to much about the pain around us. My pain comes from the fact that I grew up too fast. At the age of 10, I knew people will always judge you without even getting to know you, that people are mean and almost everybody will be mean to you for the rest of your life. And then you...
    mammou mammou 18-21, F Jun 13, 2014

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    how can it be selfish?

    because someone feels alone, like there suffocating in there own body and that brings you down? its selfish to expect them to just be optimistic. thats easier said than done
    kittycat1598 kittycat1598 18-21, F Apr 10

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    It Certainly Isn't.

    I got over my depression a fairly long time ago, yet I still today find myself feeling annoyed when I hear someone say that depressed people are selfish. Having dealt with it myself at one point I am very well aware that you can not help it and it isn't possible to "act" happy...
    tjlkitty tjlkitty 18-21, M Apr 19, 2012

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    I don't appreciate it

    when people say that having depression or being depressed is being selfish because, yes there is a lot of things in the world that are going on and for people to be depressed about themselves, it may come off that way but people can't help but to feel depressed and it definitely...
    theultimatesashacourtney theultimatesashacourtney 13-15, F Jan 4

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    Poem..take The Time To Be Sad

    one day a weak but strong souled women Wished and wished that she could get out of bed she heard a voice echoing thru her head “I have heard you’ve been wishing” the voice says “yes” the women cried I cant get out of bed! “I can grant you a...
    bluegrassmanda bluegrassmanda 18-21 1 Response Dec 10, 2010

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    This Makes Me Mad

    It makes me mad that this group even needs to exist. IN WHAT WORLD IS DEPRESSION SELFISH?!?!?! IT'S NOT MYYY FAULT! How is it my fault that my life can suck? I'm not being selfish by being depressed. It's not my fault at all. How is it being selfish? Whatever. If you think it's...
    Veronica4 Veronica4 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2011

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    I'm Not Selfish Because Of Depression

    Is it selfish to not be able to get out of bed sometimes, when it feels like every fiber of who you are is burning in pain? Is it selfish to not want to help somebody, when you know you can't even help yourself? Is it selfish to not care about someones emotions, when you can't...
    Norealidentity Norealidentity 22-25, F 9 Responses Jul 22, 2010

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    it's not being selfish I've been through it

    and it was my hell on earth I hate it but I got through it with a couple of scars
    LoverOFCreepy LoverOFCreepy 13-15, M Apr 10

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    I Was Not Selfish...i Just Felt Selfish

    Late one night I had been cutting and I broke down. I went to my mom and she was shocked. I've always been good at hiding my depression. To her it was like having a perfectly happy child one day, and having a messed up kid the next. I went to a doctor and he said...
    CrazyGirl93 CrazyGirl93 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 3, 2010

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    False. Depression and selfishness go hand in

    hand. Withdrawing from the world hurts the people we love. What is more selfish than wallowing in self-pity? Most of us want to believe we have no choice, that we have an illness that can be managed with a few pills every day. What if we do have a choice, after all? What if...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 3

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    To all the ill informed people

    who like to say suicidal people are selfish and self obsessed, people who have clearly never spent a day depressed, depression is NOT about self obsession. Depression is about lots of things but not that. You're confusing depression with attention seeking. I suggest you read and...
    tamee40 tamee40 46-50, F Mar 2, 2014

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    It Is Often Times The Case....

    My mind cannot stay focused long enough to let out any of the things that burden me in this life, to share my doubts, or my troubles. I can never write down the proper words in the right order, so that they reflect any of my sufferings that I will often times feel throughout my...
    PogueMahone PogueMahone 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 24, 2011

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    Does This Sound Selfish?

    NO everyone can see this sounds desperate.How could anyone see depression as selfish???!!!
    zuzi57 zuzi57 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 29, 2012

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    You Should Be Selfish Every Once In A While

    I think being depressed gives you an excuse to be a bit selfish at times. Maybe instead of helping a friend out with their problems, you feel like you need to deal with your own. That's not being selfish; that's being self-aware. I do this all of the time. I have stopped...
    AliceinWonderland121 AliceinWonderland121 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 20, 2010

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    I have been in depression

    once when I was 5. I know its a young age but I actually had to take pills. But no I'm have never been in depression again. But I always hear people say that depression is selfish as well as suicide but I think that it is not for ones person comes before all the others.
    AlexV0707 AlexV0707 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    See You At The Bitter End

    Theres nobody around at home. They've gone away and im loving the opportunity Ive got to leave this place today. I'll let my head go heavy. I'll watch my blood drain out. Don't want my pulse to be steady. Is this s'posed to be what life's about? Here im good girl that's why they...
    Anto815 Anto815 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2010

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    It's Definitely Not Selfish...

    I don't understand how people could think suffering is selfish. No one wants to suffer through every day thinking they'll never be happy again. I've been depressed in the past. It was the absolutely hardest time in my life. I didn't think I could be happy again, or that I even...
    animallover110293 animallover110293 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2, 2013

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    Sometimes It Can't Be Helped...

    Everyone feels bad at some point in thier lives. Sometimes that sadness throws you into a dark abyss. I think it's completely normal for this to happen. I don't believe in anti-depressants, because I think that it's a normal process of life that we all have to go through. Some...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2010

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    These last couple of days have been the worst

    of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but I mean I'm 21.. I didn't seriously think of it. My sister yelled at me and called me a bunch of things for worrying enough to even go to the doc...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 27

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    One of the worst things someone ever said to me

    was, "how can you be depressed when you have everything". We're told we're selfish because they believe we don't appreciate what we have... the truth is, we do. It's just that the emotional and mental weight depression carries, has become a lot heavier. Telling me "others are...
    willibemissed willibemissed 22-25, F Jan 4

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    Depression is like a general loss of interest

    in common interests or something.
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M Apr 10

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    So There's Problems In Your Life

    Fólk þarf að skilja að allir hafi vandamál í lífi þeirra. Stundum vandamál okkar gagntaka okkur og við renna í þunglyndi. Við erum ekki sjálfselskur við erum bara glatað og þarft að finna ljósið aftur. Það er engin þörf á að vera dónalegur.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 6, 2013

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    I think Depression is a dark beauty in a

    person's soul. Depression surfaces from subconscious mind to conscious mind which manifests in the daily life and activities of a person. It is a time to cleanse and resolve past karmas and conflicts. I experienced major depression in the last years of my college. All throughout...
    22depth 22depth 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    We Can't Help It

    I know it affects others. But it is there, stuck in your brain...weighing your body now. why just today and tonight, I couldn't get out of bed. Luckily, I think my roommate has the constitution of not being bothered emotionally by it. But it's not like we're trying to upset...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Dec 12, 2009

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    Deppresion is a plague

    when people got small pox you didn't say "that ***** selfish getting small pox like that." I mean it hurts like hell and nobody wants it. I have to force a smile on my face every day just so it hurts less I cry myself to sleep every night just so less people feel pain like this...
    sadnesskillsme sadnesskillsme 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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    I just started on Xanax

    for my anxiety...in what can only be a catch 22. I worried about becoming addicted. I don't need another problem, and I have taken it 3 days...2 in a row. @ 1 mg. before that I was taking Ativan with the same dose and the same amount of times. Can someone tell me I'm crazy!?!
    findingolivia findingolivia 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 31, 2014

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    Definitely Not Selfish

    Its not like we put this upon ourselves. Depression sucks! Badly!  Also, I found that depression makes a lot of people care more. The depressed people here on EP are much better than the normal people in real life who are such ********.  Especially when depression is...
    reset reset 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 17, 2009

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    I have depression and I don't think it's

    selfish. I mean why is it selfish? I didn't ask for it! it comes and hits me and that **** feels like the whole world is crashing down on my chest how the hell is that selfish? I'm not seeking attention infact I don't want anything of yours so why should I be ashamed and feel...
    sadmistak3 sadmistak3 18-21, F Jan 4

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    I want to die now, but the thought of leaving

    my son growing up without a mother breaks my heart. i feel like I'm trapped into living but I'm afraid I might be hurting him more this way. I don't want to hurt him!
    justspeechless justspeechless 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    ANYONE WhO LeGit doesn't have this experience,

    or feels this way, go get a traumatic life and see how you feel. Go get a father who was an alcoholic who did pills then killed himself. OH HOW SELFISH OF ME TO BE SAD ALL THE TIME AFTER THAT!
    Hiiamawhovian Hiiamawhovian 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I Never Asked To Be Depressed.

    I never wanted to be like this. I wanted to be fine, normal - I had a decent life once, where I was achieving all A's and hanging out with friends every week. It just happened that in the beginning of 2005, I started thinking more often about my existence and started feeling...
    lntel lntel 22-25 Apr 9, 2012

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    Selfish ???

    I have been called that alot lately , Why ? Ever since i was little all I wanted was For My fater to ben proud of me and love me as his Son , I grew up doing virtually erverything He told me to I have no life of my own the first thing that pops into my head is what would daddy...
    AZNlooNaticMurdeReR AZNlooNaticMurdeReR 22-25 2 Responses Sep 24, 2012

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    How Can It Possibly Be Selfish

    I've known many people who think those who suffer from depression are just being whiny, refusing to solve their problems. Teachers, friends, parents of friends have all reiterated the same worn-out message: you don't have to be depressed, you're just refusing to deal with it...
    CrabnPickle CrabnPickle 18-21, M Jun 23, 2011

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    Depression Isn't Being Selfish

    For some people it's the opposite. You hate to load other people up with how you feel. So you bottle up your emotions and then depression forms so some people start cutting as a coping mechanism. But it's not selfish.
    AlleyFreakingKat AlleyFreakingKat 18-21, F Sep 26, 2012

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    unless you've experienced it yourself then you

    shouldn't judge. my ex used to tell me"oh just get a job and you'll be fine" i remember when i eas suicidal. and depressed he said"what does she have to be depressed about"
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F Apr 10

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