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I Have Friends With Depression

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    My Friend Needs Help - I Don't Know What To Do...

    i am extremely worried about my friend... shes been battling depression, od'ing on common medicine (not actual drugs), and cutting herself. i have been trying and trying to be there for her and help her, but i dont know what to do... nothing i say seems to have an effect, and she...
    Randomname1 Randomname1 18-21, F Sep 5, 2011

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    Oh Crap

    my freind is not having a good time in the past few weeks he has been extermely depressed which is kinda ironic since he is ussually the one that helps everyone else and for about the past month it has been getting steadily worse he at one point ran out of the house and was...
    shiftu shiftu 22-25, M Oct 19, 2010

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    Yep...

    It's not always easy, being friends with someone who is depressed. But, I'm not one to judge nor turn away from them! I was there, not too long ago, and for many years. It's only been almost 8 months now, that I have been depression-free. Which makes me very new to this new...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 22, 2009

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    Not Just One Persons Problem

    My best friend of 15 years has been dealing with depression for 10 years. There have been times when I gave up things for myself so that I could be there for her when she needed me. Some of those times I did it unwillingly. I love her to death but she often uses her illness to...
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08 26-30 Jul 29, 2008

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    My Lovely Enemy's Pain Addiction

    *Yes I'm refering to my best guy friend (see My Lovely Enemy) as My lovely Enemy*   I sometimes get funny emails from My Lovely Enemy. This one however was different. He sent it to a lot of people including me. 'I want you guys to rant about me.About anything. The...
    reichan reichan 18-21, F Jul 16, 2009

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    I Am Worried About My Friend But I'm Also Angry And I Don't Know How To Change That.

    I met this girl, we'll call her Ann, last year and we became really good friends. The only thing is she grew up in a not very good household where she was neglected. Mental illnesses also run in her family. When she was 18, her best friend's mother had her move in with their...
    FireAndIce0o0 FireAndIce0o0 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2012

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    zrylism zrylism 18-21, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    why is it so hard for me to make friends? i don't think i'm a horrible person.. i just dont know how to open up to anyone, i'm terrified that they'll find me too boring or plain.
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    lostpedal lostpedal 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    bluecupcakes bluecupcakes 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    ive been suicidal and depressed for many years, i have done methods of self harm ect. ect. (im sorry for saying it, i dont want attention i just want to say how this is affecting...
    aquaticNerd aquaticNerd 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    To my beloved parents, I always wanted to tell you two, that I was very grateful to have you two, that you always try to make me happy, protect me, and try to be around me when I...
    GFrans GFrans 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 25

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    Over the past few weeks, I've begun talking to a certain coworker more... he has asked to hang out a few times, but we haven't had the chance to. He has a fiance (and I have my bf...
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    I suffer from Bi Polar depression. When I was first diagnosed with depression, they diagnosed me with chronic depression which is depression caused by the fact that somebody wants...
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    Sometimes, on the worst nights, the nights I just don't want to live, I scribble on my notebook. I just do this "art" which is not really art, in my notebook and number them. It...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 23

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    Tonight my depression came to creep up on me. Why did I have to be born ugly, not that smart, and not "normal"? Who defines normal? Psychologist and society. Why should I listen to...
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    I was diagnosed with Chronic Depression. I take the real strong meds for it and go to a shrink, which is what I call my therapist, twice a week. It all started when my grandama...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Truth is I use to fight once a while even with my best friends! Long time ago that was though and mostly when I was growing up.
    JuiceBoxRebel JuiceBoxRebel 26-30, M Jul 21

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    I met a girl one day on the playground in first grade and from that day forward she became my best friend. As time grew we became closer then friends. I considered her to be family...
    Curlygirly6 Curlygirly6 18-21 1 Response Jul 20

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    People always say it gets better.. But does it really? Depression takes over a lot, it makes everything feel ten times worse than it actually is. But can you honestly say you...
    danyellelakin danyellelakin 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I'm amazed at some of my friends who are the worst people on dates. There are some common trends with some of them, too. A few of them act really weird and distant and not at all...
    karlmartink karlmartink 36-40, M Jul 18

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    BuickLesley BuickLesley 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I really like this guy but maybe he only sees us as friends or something. I always thought if a guy likes you he'd stop playing games to reply then continue... But this guy takes...
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