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I Hate It When People Say "cheer Up" To The Depressed

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    I hate it when people say anything

    when someone is depressed. Like they understand. Screw words, words often make it worse.
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    HighOnMisery HighOnMisery 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I hate it when people do this with any mental illness.
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    When I come to this site I feel more natural and all realistic. Everyone here got something not so nice to share about themselves which I believe that's how things are supposed to...
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    so theres this girl that use to be in my group, ill name her allie (not her real name). any who on her birthday party she was super happy, but she invited a girl she liked who was...
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    This girl at my school ALWAYS acts depressed! Her mom was raped at 14 years old and that's how she was born. She tells me all the time that she feels like a mistake because she...
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    I was at work last night & I came to a lady's bedside and she was becoming anxious and short of breath. I needed to help her breath by putting her on a breathing machine to sleep...
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I don't think true depression is identifiable by the person living with it....
    jjtoes jjtoes 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    It does work for romance novels.
    RealitysDesire RealitysDesire 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    Really irritates me when people say I haven't lived because of my age and I don't know what it's like to feel depressed. How can anyone judge how much someone feels just by knowing...
    maddieXxx maddieXxx 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I'm so sad, and tired all the time. I'm tired of being depressed I think of taking my own life almost everyday.😔 when I'm with my family I smile because we're going through hard...
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    I absolutely hate my family and it is not because I am a spoiled brat or am ungrateful, it is because they have mistreated me so bad throughout my life that I can no longer put up...
    rosesrthebest rosesrthebest 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 9

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    Men like this author are true gemsA Message to Women From a Man: You Are Not "Crazy"You're so sensitive. You're so emotional. You're defensive. You're overreacting. Calm down...
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    Honestly I just don't know anymore every time I try to be positive on life things just go bad again. Every since 7th grade things haven't been all that but things didn't really get...
    SimplyAmazingx SimplyAmazingx 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    honestly what is there to say but I'm depressed i wake up depressed go to sleep depressed i cry myself to sleep i can give other people advice but i can't take my own advice! i...
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    CaliforniaPsycho CaliforniaPsycho 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I screwed it all up, I can feel it. I don't get looked at the same, felt the same. I feel a lot of times things would be better without me around. The girl I met couldn't get...
    Lost42000 Lost42000 22-25, M a week ago

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    My sister is getting married tomorrow and the whole thing has been a royal pain in my ***. My sister was raised by her father (we are half sisters) and she was given every luxury...
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    I'm depressed angry and lonely, I'm so pissed off I hurt people around me which makes me sad because I hate hurting people and I'm lonely cuz I stay away from people so I don't...
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    Hi Ok, yes, so I was queen of negative. I mean its natural when you're depressed. I have just got out of hospital, my second time, this time its only mild depression. The last...
    Larutan Larutan 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I hate proving people right..like right now when i feel like the people who are no longer in my life,made the right choice to walk out on me..like they were right about me im a f...
    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    People say they wanna talk to me to help me feel better but then they say i'm stupid and need to get over it. They make me feel worse. Especially adults who like to say i too young...
    patches1999 patches1999 13-15, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I wouldn't say I'm fully depressed... I would just say my past isn't a good place to let my mind wonder... Yet that seems to be the only place it wants to go. I have a boyfriend...
    keepkeepinon keepkeepinon 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Not sure where to start with this one. I dated my high school sweetheart for 4 years. I was head over heels; however, we were forced to break up because I was moving across the...
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    So today was our school camping trip and i didn't go again because my dad says that i might be dating boys . God i hate my life . Why is my dad being so protective about me . I...
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    have briefly read some of the stories around this topic and I feel only some have merit as some are clearly petty and a joke! However I will tell all why I hate this f#cking c#nt...
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    Brain: Hello. Me: Hi. Brain: Are you enjoying the moment? Me: Actually, yes I am! Brain: I'm glad to hear that. Allow me to relash all of your failures and tell you everything...
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    I am so confused... I don't know what I should do with my life, and it stress me, and when I try to think about it i realize my life is pointless and I get so depressed.
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    rachelharperr rachelharperr 13-15, F Jul 6

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    I don’t mean to sound like a drama queen. To say 'I hate my life' seems like a heavy statement, and to actually think it makes me feel like I'm really pathetic and ungrateful...
    HelloBones HelloBones 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    Think it's about time I post this :S. Please do not judge me this is veryyyyyyyyy hard for me. I know it's long sorry ha. About 2 years ago when I was 13/14 (underage and a minor...
    lela201465 lela201465 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    Hi, Im the type of girl who has absolutely no care in the world so it seems, but inside I'm so broken. People look at me and they see exactly what I show them. I show them my smile...
    believebeautiful believebeautiful 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I feel depressed off and on constantly. I'm 16 and this started around this past December. I am lonely. It's not like I have no friends, but I go on social media and see all these...
    averageandalone averageandalone 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    I am a doctor. As a doctor I work 10 hours a day with a group of people that are perhaps the most mischievous people I have ever met. I think the cause of this behavior is because...
    vinylvanilla vinylvanilla 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I still feel a lot of hope in my heart even if my spirits get deflated and I want to quit. There are still things I can learn myself, and I do want to learn it. I don’t think I...
    SquirrellyGal2493 SquirrellyGal2493 18-21 1 Response 6 days ago

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    To be honest I'm still hurt. My ex moved 24 hours away! He didn't even say goodbye to me and he didnt even spend one day with me at all. He just stopped loving me I guess. He...
    Zozolove Zozolove 18-21, F 1 day ago