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I Think Low Self Esteem Causes Anxiety and Depression

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    I don't know where to start this off,

    but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to change that, but nothing I do is good enough. I'm slowly starting to rethink all of this. I'm starting lose hope. I'm not seeing a...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2014

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    Low Self Esteem

    Low self esteem,Not good,Causes anxiety,Depression too,Wouldn't it be great,If we could rid the world of these?
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 3, 2012

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    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.

    I heard it was about a tree and a boy. The tree was generous. Very generous, in fact, it may have been too generous. Perhaps a better word for the tree would be altruistic? Being altruistic is giving too much of yourself to someone else and not leaving...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Dec 18, 2014

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    Help? I dunno what's up?

    Dunno what to look for in anxiety and depression advise?
    thatslagsarah thatslagsarah 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 12, 2014

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    http://www.experienceproject.

    com/stories/Am-Lonely/5249647 Please read this
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Dec 14, 2014

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    It's All Making Sense

    I definitely think that my feelings of depression and anxiety have very much been cause by my low self-esteem. I always doubt myself and this causes me to be nervous/anxious and then I become depressed that I can't be "normal" like everyone else. and the cycle continues...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 14, 2012

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    It All Linked Together..

    your self esteem builds your confidence, high confidence reduces anxiety. depression is a long term effect of very low self esteem.. I know this because I've been there.. way down and helpless.. Its hard to build your confidence from way down there.. That's what my doctor said...
    amejad amejad 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 20, 2010

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    It Is What I Call The Blame Game

    I wrote on antidepressants site but what happens is your made to feel like every thing that goes wrong is your fault be it because you did something and the weather changed so in farming it could be mowing grass but it suddenly rained oh dear farther playes hell but he ended...
    David988 David988 41-45, M Nov 12, 2010

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    Ithink Low Self Esteem Causes Anxiety And Depression

    I have suffered from low selfesteem since i was a kid it is hard when you are young and feel bad about yourself,i took in all the negitive messages from my dad, anxiety was always present for i did not know what to expect next, so natually you feel depressed. i thinkit all ties...
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni 46-50, M 4 Responses Jun 27, 2011

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    I Completely Believe It.

    Hello out there, I have never joined a discussion group before. This is my first time. Anyways, I developed anxiety about 2 months ago and since it has been debilitating for me I have been on the interenet constantly. When I look for and find new information it makes me feel a...
    jspangler jspangler 36-40 3 Responses Jul 13, 2008

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    And Anxiety Can Cause Low Self Esteem!

    I would certainly agree to some extent that self-esteem can contribute to Anxiety and Depression, but i believe it is the other way around. When one suffers from anxiety on all levels and depression in all forms they simply are scared and filled with self doubt and thus spend no...
    FAFK FAFK 36-40, M Aug 19, 2009

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    well not low self esteem i may not like myself but i still think im better than mist people... i have a wierd mindset. any way jealousy? yeah i guess i am, same old story girl i...
    Idioticnerd Idioticnerd 13-15, M Jan 6

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    I used to think I was cool and had allot of friends..... But then I realized I was completely ****ing stupid...... And ppl started bullying me and I started getting bad grades and...
    Lolllipoop Lolllipoop 13-15, M 3 Responses Jan 14

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    Launch young always have been the black sheep in the family , always the typical problem child in school because always ending up failing when others can do it properly...
    asianahyang96 asianahyang96 18-21, M Jan 20

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    It sucks feeling this way. People say I'm an open book but I don't think I am because I cry in private and quiet when I'm sad but often smile when I'm around people whoever they...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F Jan 5

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    So here comes the day in which i feel like sh*t. I use the tinder app, you know, but i dont really use it for dating, which is ironic, i know. But, i use it because i want to know...
    iamnotbabe iamnotbabe 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    I wish I had higher self esteem and more self confidence but I don't. People who know me would think otherwise but they don't know what's inside me. I don't really know what to...
    SomeoneOutThere SomeoneOutThere 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 10

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    i feel unloved, lonely, bored, and sad. i just feel like my life is over and that i don't have a place in this world. i am am college student and i am in my 30s and struggling to...
    db174 db174 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    When God showered self esteem, I was sleeping..
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 9 Responses Jan 2

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    I only have self esteem issues when it comes to my job. I don't always feel like I'm right for this job. Maybe it's just the way some people treat me in regards to my job. Trust...
    ttbridge ttbridge 36-40, F Jan 19

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    Feeling really bad today. Got hit with depression. Sucks because I find more people online who hate me and also there is absolutely nothing good about me. Every single thing I've...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Jan 15

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    Does depression stop you from regular social activities? Or it's just me hating to go out? Seeing all the people having great time on the streets really do bring me down...
    52hell 52hell 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    No matter how many times I hear people telling me to get over my jealousy and insecurity I can't do it. It feels like a vast, solid wall that has taken years to construct so that...
    Incognitobae Incognitobae 18-21, F Jan 7

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    Holy smokes, how those in my early hears chipped away at me! My only freedom from worry and care came in my late teens and early 20s... But at a cost. I survived by not caring...
    OldNRusty OldNRusty 41-45, M Jan 12

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    When I was in 5th grade I use to think that all pretty girls were stuck up.. I remember being in grade 5-9 that people would look down to me cause I didn't look a certain away. All...
    chelseaalexis18 chelseaalexis18 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    I use to be able to look in the mirror and tell myself "damn I'm one sexy mofo" but now I can't even look in the mirror ;-; I got all the ugly looks and my sisters got all the good...
    FadingStarrr FadingStarrr 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    Im so tired of feeling unloved, worthless, useless... I want to love my self, but how can I? Im not thin, Im not as pretty as the other girls, Im not tall. The truth is I wished my...
    iamnotbabe iamnotbabe 18-21, F 8 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Every time I am having a stressful day at work and lack in self confidence, I open my notepad on my desk and repeat this is my mind.
    Bird488 Bird488 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 5

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    Truer words not spoken, gotta love yourself if you want someone to love you. Think about it - http://hailey2thequeen.weebly.com/blog/what-about-love
    sassyhelen sassyhelen 18-21 Jan 11

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    My ex best friend who I considered to be a ****, slept with a guy I had told her I liked and she knew all well about this. For me to come to like someone is a big thing and I was...
    opinionatorAli opinionatorAli 18-21, F Jan 18

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    I hate how all my friends are prettier than me. I hate how all my friends all have guys in their lives, even multiple guys, who fight over them. I just feel like I don't measure up...
    Xoxolife Xoxolife 16-17, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I constantly question my own ability thinking that I can ever achieve the impossible, psyching myself out
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Why do I always torture myself by seeing pictures of really pretty girls? This just makes me feel like I'm nothing compared to them. Why do I fall in love with guys I'd never have...
    iamnotbabe iamnotbabe 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I hate when the girl i like always mentions the same damn guy over and over saying oh he did this oh he did that, **** that. Go with him then
    Eldreamer Eldreamer 18-21 1 Response Jan 6

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    Constantly everyday I tell myself," I'm going to be ok" but I don't know when that will ever happen. I try to live life in confidence and bring joy to people but I am always...
    YoyoDuckyMomo YoyoDuckyMomo 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    i feel like im just not good enough
    deucesbae deucesbae 18-21, F Jan 9

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    No matter how hard but its true, no one can truly love us if we dont love ourselves. This sums it up so well - http://hailey2thequeen.weebly.com/blog/lovestruck
    sassyhelen sassyhelen 18-21 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I accept that I'm broken but that doesn't mean I like being this way.
    LionPrincess03 LionPrincess03 18-21, F Jan 15

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    When you're told two conflicting truths, its hard to see what is really there. On the one hand, you are told every day what an amazing and unique individual you are. On the other...
    coleslayer coleslayer 26-30 Jan 15

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    I'm just fat and ugly and I hate it. No one can ever love me. That's just it.
    jezebelmm jezebelmm 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 16

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    Very much so. I've been told my entire life I'm fat. I get bullied and I hate how my body looks. I used to cry myself to sleep at night. Now I stay as strong as I can, and I don't...
    Gabrielaaaa99 Gabrielaaaa99 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    I grew up all my life with this. My family never truly accepted me for being mixed. They wanted a whiter me. I was never really accepted socially in the usa. I was always "too...
    sfdrboy sfdrboy 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 19

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    It sucks. I could've done so many things if I have more confidence.
    Ciem Ciem 18-21, F a week ago

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    I must be completely stupid and ugly.....I have 1 friend, no girlfriend, people don't really talk to me unless they have too, or want something I have, normally money....maybe life...
    vyntharin vyntharin 26-30, M 11 hrs ago

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    Whenever I'm having conversations with people I often notice they complete ignore what I'm saying, or don't listen to me at all, as though I was not even there. This happens even...
    miloks miloks 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    I have no talent and I'm not actually good at anything. My passion for the things I think are cool or like is nearly non-existent. I don't have the motivation to keep up with...
    slofth slofth 16-17, M a week ago

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    I wish I could tell anybody that has harmed them selves in any way whether it's self harming, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, an eating disorder.. You CAN get through it but only YOU...