I Feel Guilty About Feeling Depressed

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    I Hate Feeling Like This.

    I don't know... I just feel kind of guilty now for being depressed because I don't even know why I am depressed to be honest. I mean all my life nothing major has ever happened to me... I read some peoples stories on here and they've had so many bad things in my life and I just...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 31, 2009

    Changing

    I feel guilty about being depressed because I know I shouldn't be, and i used to not be. My mom thinks I'm happy and sometimes I am, but most of the time I just act like it. I've been acting like it for so long that it has become pretty easy now, at least at home. When I'm at...
    rainbowxveins rainbowxveins
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Mar 22, 2010

    It Doesn't Make Sense

    I have a home, enough food, money, warm clothes for the winter.I have a few close friends, my parents are still both alive, I'm alive.I am getting a great education, I have caring parents, I am getting help from a therapist.And yet, I am still depressed. It doesn't make...
    purplecrayons purplecrayons
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2010

    "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
    3 Responses Aug 22, 2014

    One of my parents always told me I shouldn't

    feel bad because others have it worse. I guess it's been burned into my mind. Any time I get depressed I feel guilty. It doesn't help that my dad would say "stop crying you big baby" in those exact words. I know that everyone feels bad and they have a right too, but I can't...
    AfterFall AfterFall
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 1, 2015

    Why Settle,i Want More

    Let me make this clear first Nd foremost,i love my boyfriend more than anything.Despite the small things,ive deceided to stay here in florida but god knows how unhappy I am ;( I find myself in a state of "settling" ive had better,ive seen better.i dont want to be here but he is...
    GambinoGEEK GambinoGEEK
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 16, 2012

    Sad And Trapped.

    I live on a farm in almost complete isolation, my only solace is going to school during the year. These walls are thin, and I'm not allowed to express any emotion except for joy or general apathy. I've gained quite a bit of weight from no longer having the urge to leave my room...
    JustLazyLittleMe JustLazyLittleMe
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 18, 2012

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 22, 2014

    They Think They Can Help..

    Everytime I feel depressed and people try to help, I hate that. Nothing will work on me. They'd have suggestions and I know I would say "Yeah sure, I'll try that" ButI know I won't. I stopped putting negative moods on ep, because instantly people will...
    puzzles100 puzzles100
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Sep 9, 2009

    I've decided to stop trying to talk about my

    depression. I'm also ignoring the irony of talking about it right now. I just need to get this out of my mind. I've seen doctors for both medicine and mental therapy and spoken to family and friends about it and I now understand no one cares. Depression is common. It's...
    NeverTrulyWanted NeverTrulyWanted
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 11, 2014

    I feel guilty for not functioning like a human

    being. I haven't left the house in a week. The most I've moved was from my room to the kitchen, and only when my mom screamed my name and followed with a "or I will drag you here by your hair" for food. It's tiring.. I'm tired of doing nothing. It's not a lazy day, it's not a...
    Sickntiredoflife Sickntiredoflife
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 25

    I even feel guilty when I tell people how I

    feel. I even feel guilty for feeling guilty.
    NotActive NotActive
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 9, 2014

    I constently rmeind myself that

    so many other people have a much worse life then the one i have. That i should be able to just shake off this depression and be happy instead of whatching life pass from the side lines and looking for what i feel is missing. But no matter how many times i remind myself about how...
    SkyliteRouge SkyliteRouge
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 10, 2014

    My Fault

    My ex broke up with me because he couldn't stand me being depressed, it hurt him and he chose to cheat with someone else, someone better than me. Nuff said.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    8 Responses Jul 22, 2009

    I see what it does to you.

    You can't stand to see me in pain. I know you'd take it all away from me if you could, but you can't. I know you hate feeling helpless. I'm sorry for dragging you down with me. I'm trying really hard to get through this. I just need to know that you won't give up on me.
    oddpodd oddpodd
    22-25, F
    Jan 30

    I Dont Think I Feel Guilty About Being Depressed

    I grew up in a place where my sisters and I got everything equally. My father was the only one working at the time and he still managed. When I was 13 I began to see that my father had a drinking problem. My sisters and I tried to talk him into going to seek help, but he refused...
    agirldisguised agirldisguised
    26-30, F
    3 Responses May 29, 2013

    I told my father figure about my depression

    because I was tired of it, I was tired of feeling empty, I wanted his help, but he said all I wanted was attention. Now I feel guilty even considering telling him about my suicidal thoughts and alcoholism. After all, he thinks my feelings aren't real, but it's to the point I don...
    Mathers1722 Mathers1722
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 29

    One Word- Yes.

     Wow... didn't know anyone else felt this way. I get depressed because I think I've somehow caused my true love not to love me (as much) and then I feel guilty and depressed about THAT because I don't feel he looves me when I'm depressed. Damnit, he wants someone *strong...
    CinderellaDreamer CinderellaDreamer
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 21, 2009

    Feeling Guilty

    I feel guilty about being depressed because I know that I could have more if I wanted it.  I find it too hard to make difficult decisions, and I just let time pass by make me feel worse and worse.   I know that there is alot that I could have if I truely wanted...
    nonmihi nonmihi
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 20, 2010

    No Need To Guilt Trip Me...I Can Do It Myself

    I've had quite a few bad things happen in my life, but who hasn't? People that meant a lot to me and I loved left me whether through a break up, a move or death, but many of us have been there. I was diagnosed with clinical depression at the age of thirteen and since then it's...
    philosophicmyth philosophicmyth
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 3, 2012

    Wish Others Would Leave Me to It and Stop Trying to Help

    When i'm feeling depressed i just want to be alone, in a dark room, sleeping it out. When people i'm close to sense somethings up they try to suggest things that'll help, phone me when i'd rather not talk and it makes me feel SO bad. I don't want to feel low and appreciate them...
    selfdiagnosed selfdiagnosed
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 9, 2009

    Having A Battle With Depression.

    Stuck living at my parents house with my 2 kids. I don't get any child support and I can't afford a car. I don't ever get to go anywhere or a vacation. I don't have a boyfriend or even any friends and I don't get along with my parents. I have to hold my head high for my kids...
    blueyedsoul blueyedsoul
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 26, 2013

    It Can Always Be Worse

    You know I can always tell when someone is genuinely disgusted at my depression. You can always tell when they see it as a First World Problem. The main reason is because they suddenly bring up how stupid I am being. After all, their are people starving around the world, there...
    ForgottenMale ForgottenMale
    26-30, M
    2 Responses May 13, 2013

    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 with my family or out socializing and making friends. Blah. Soon it shall pass hopefully!
    freeebird freeebird
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Oct 20, 2014
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