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I Have Friends With Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 69 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    So I’ve been in this weird friends with benefits relationship with a guy. Over time I secretly developed feelings for him and we’ve been texting each other excessively...
    Maude01 Maude01 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 14

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    m from India. anyone available??
    7890pshah 7890pshah 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I rather be friends with people different from me we in up to have a lot of things in common
    ARIESLUV ARIESLUV 18-21, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    First of all.. How old are you? 2nd have you talked to your dr? Meds can help you.. If you use them right. 3rd anxiety is no fun. I deal with it too. I have been battling...
    InspireMeZilly InspireMeZilly 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am a great person. I can befriend any and everyone. Seems like once I start the friendship we can best friends til the end. As the relationship goes on, the time spent and...
    moeco moeco 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    It has been a little over a month since our break up. Everyday is hard but everyday is getting easier. I was best friends with my ex before our relationship, and we decided we...
    Hohjo Hohjo 18-21, M Oct 12

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    Most of the time, it's fine that I don't have friends. But not too long ago, I went through a period where I wished I had some. My last girlfriend had been my best friend, and I...
    chickiebos chickiebos 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My interests: 1. Minecraft 2. Anime 3. Game in general 4. Trying new things Traits I'd like in a friend: 1. Isn't trying to f*** with me (I mean this both figuratively AND...
    YuriXWolfram86 YuriXWolfram86 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Not i can be....but I am best friends with people who are totally different from myself...I have 3 best friends and people always wonder what we have in common or what has kept as...
    CurvyandChic CurvyandChic 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 3

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    I think I only text him in the morning to laugh at what he'll say. I swear I shouldn't be best friends with my best friends ex but it's worth every second of it!
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Oct 12

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    I am friends with people of all ages, races, religion and from all walks of life. I don't see differences between them, I think a lot can be gained and I think myself lucky to...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 6 Responses Oct 17

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    I want to make friendship with hot milfs wether that having sexual contact or flirty messages any milf that wants a secret fantasy message me!! Xx
    DEVILVILLAIN DEVILVILLAIN 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 8

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    So i like a guy and we treat each other like were dating but we cant be together..does that mean were friends with benefits?
    heatherella heatherella 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    Just watching, 3rd Rock From The Sun "So this is why we have friends, so we can hit them."
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 14

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    I wanna make friends with MILF. Send me a Msg?
    0bis0 0bis0 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    He's escaping. He doesn't meet her when he sees her now. He stands with others & looks at her. If she texts him, he doesn't show up, or it's more like a one word thing. Has she...
    Xyanii Xyanii 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 16

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    I love my mum but I have issues with her I never feel good enough and I feel like my problems are too much for her.I can't get it out of my head the things Shes said throughout my...
    Confused848 Confused848 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    I have a gigantic crush on my teacher! He's so hot! Everything he does is hot! And he favorites me over a lot of people. He often jokes around with me, and he is not the joking...
    ihatemytown ihatemytown 13-15, F 5 Responses Oct 14

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    Nothing happens until you take action. Please checkout the YouTube channel Douglas Bloch for depression. there is a way out.
    jon5400 jon5400 18-21, M 20 hrs ago

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    It just hurts when you open up to someone, opening up is so hard to do in the first place, and then you never hear from them again. Especially when you were pretty sure they wouldn...
    truthfullyyours truthfullyyours 36-40, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    My depression started back in high school around fifteen years old. By fourteen I finally knew what being gay was cause I had no idea despite having secret same sex attractions for...
    MachineEmpire1985 MachineEmpire1985 26-30, M Oct 11

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    I rarely meet anyone who understand completely how it feels to have lived a long life with anxiety. My fiance understands and supports me, but he doesn't know exactly how it feels...
    freespiritone freespiritone 22-25, F 14 hrs ago

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    I don't want to die. I don't want to be a number, I don't want to be a statistic, and I don't want to be a tragedy. In the past I have struggled. I have wanted to die. I have...
    Trahere Trahere 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    It's been three long years of self harm,depression, schizophrenia and social anxiety. I started self harming when I was 11, when I started high school. I've cut, burned, threw up...
    imtoughbutimnocookie imtoughbutimnocookie 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 19

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    I am 16 years old, and I know I have clinical depression. I believe I have bipolar disorder, because of occasional mixed or manic episodes i deal with. It's really hard, feeling...
    kaitlynnicole98 kaitlynnicole98 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    Hi, I really need your advice because I'm a bit confused and rattled. I was with my boyfriend for about 6 months when we first met everything was great, we laughed so much and had...
    Rainrebel Rainrebel 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I feel like i was mistake being born in the world I've done so much ****** up **** but my past is pretty ****** him itself nobody knows how it makes me feel . I was laying on my...
    miz0217 miz0217 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    People always say you should love yourself before you can love someone else but it's hard to love myself when I feel so empty. I have no real friends, people tell me I'm a great...
    tagmepurple tagmepurple 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I hate when people say, "Why can't you just get over depression?" Can you get over me knocking you the **** out??
    texan75 texan75 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    The battle still rages, both depression and anxiety allied themselves to fight what still remains of who I am. I am in no position to give up however I am weak, I am broken.
    MrIndeed MrIndeed 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    If you're facing depression please check out the YouTube channel douglas bloch it will save your life please
    jon5400 jon5400 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Please check out the YouTube channel Douglas Bloch if you are facing depression. Please it will help
    jon5400 jon5400 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I feel I'm going round in circles. I have no one to talk to who understands. I wake up, look after kids, go to work, come home, bath kids, feed kids, put kids to bed, study and...
    bj345 bj345 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 1

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    I have been invited to a "depression social group" for a craft day. There will be people there that I don't get along because they can't keep the past in the past. I'm thinking of...
    bj345 bj345 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    13 years ago i worked on some workplace. And i had crush on 2 of my work collegues. It didnt worked out with them. I was falling twice as they dissapeared in deep depression. I...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F Oct 13

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    As you guys can tell I'm not a teenager anymore. But the depression part I get because I have been dealing with mental illness most of my life at least since the 4th grade when I...
    mlcockrell mlcockrell 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I read this on the Internet once, and somehow, I couldn't agree more... You asked me how depression felt, and this is all I could come up with. It feels like I'm walking...
    Meloryne Meloryne 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I feel like **** and I don't know why, I should be happy. Like ya I know that I'm sick and that could be physically why I feel like **** but it's inside that hurts, I feel empty...
    l3x1l0v3 l3x1l0v3 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    I really need someone to talk to I feel dead inside. Like nothing matters. Like I am an empty shell walking this world alone. I have hurt myself before to relieve the pain. Now I...
    Lance117 Lance117 16-17, M 3 Responses Oct 8

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    Today is my birthday. I'm turning 17. But it seems like so far, no one has really remembered. I've been having to tell or remind everyone that today is my birthday, even my...
    Angel909 Angel909 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    Everyday I think more and more about life. Life has so many beautiful things. I don't have the ability to reach those things. I'm starting to cry everything and find more and more...
    StephanieGurla StephanieGurla 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 9

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