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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. 1,415 People

    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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    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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    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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    No Way It's Selfish

    Anyone who has ever sufered from depression will tell you- it's like being gay or straight, you don't have a choice. It's a brain disorder,and though to the outside world depression looks like a giant pity party, it's a serious afliction and should always be treated as such. It's...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Oct 28, 2010

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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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    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 1 Response Jan 3

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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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    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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    I Think...

    I don't think depression is being selfish - I think it's more an inability to see the good in life. I know when I'm depressed all the bad things seem more noticeable, but when I'm happy, I find it easier to see the good things in life.
    sabergirl08 sabergirl08 18-21, F Dec 26, 2009

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    Not Selfish At All

    When I was depressed I didn't lock myself away from friends and family to be selfish, I did it because I didn't want them to have to deal with me feeling this way. I didn't want them thinking I was feeling sorry for myself and they had to try to cheer me up. It wouldn't have...
    bvb1123 bvb1123 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 26, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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 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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    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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    So Be It

    I'm in an ugly situation right now. One I wouldn't wish on anyone I care about. If the weather on my planet causes stormy wather on yours, just remember, I take your needs into consideration _WHENEVER_ _I_ _CAN_.
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 Dec 13, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Not At All

    Depression is not being selfish. It's an illness just like any other illness. It's just like any physical ailment it's just within the brain. People who really do have depression aren't just wallowing in their own self pity or just being lazy. They can't help it, it is part of...
    howsab howsab 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2011

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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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    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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    I Don't Believe Depression Is Being Selfish

    If people think that depression is being selfish, then they are retards. Having depression is a mental illness and I'm sure everyone who suffers from depression would have wished not being affected by it.  It is not a choice, depression is real and it hits when we least expect...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Jun 20, 2011

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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 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 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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    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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