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I Used to Be Depressed and Still Get Depressed Sometimes

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    When I was depressed I used to run away from things to avoid them but found that didn't work.  Took some meds and that didn't work so am back to feeling on top of the world sometimes and others, not so hot.  Not bipolar so no med that will actually do the right thing...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M May 11, 2008

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    finally divorcing my husband was the best thing that I ever did. I still sometimes cry and get scared, and I am a little crazy still but I am getting better. I feel more beautiful...
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    I tend to admit to someone what I am feeling and that sometimes leads to me being ignored or used. I think sometimes they just stop talking because they are thinking "weirdo"
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    It used to be sometimes, now it's full time. And I'm taking estrogen... haha I'm not sure if I can even call myself a fem boy anymore. I'm turning into a total girl :D
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    I don't know if any of you will read this but anyways. Hi, i am Melanie, 15 years old, and i used to be a really happy girl. Probably the happiest you've ever seen. I've never...
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    I still think about you Every once in a little while I think about your love of life Your tenderness, your smile How is it that someone who meant so much was not my play, but just...
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    My heart aches. My soul crushed. You can read about why, in detail, in my other stories. I don't feel I can truly relate to many people. The one woman I thought I had truly...
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    My story is probably similar to a lot of people's but I just wanted to get it out there in the world to tell somebody how I feel. I've grown up in what many would call the...
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    About one or two years ago, I watched a Chinese show named Amazing China. There was a very interesting and adorable performance of a three-year old kid in that show. I still...
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    Cartoon Network is still my favorite channel, I like a lot of Disney stuff, and sometimes when I'm feeling nostalgic, I like to watch Little Bear and Blues Clues. They were my...
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    Most people that know me do not no know me as much as they would like to think. I have always wanted a relationship, just like all of my friends. Someone to say i love you to me...
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    September 25. Peace with the Past. "Even God cannot change the past." —Agathon Holding on to the past, either through guilt, longing, denial, or resentment, is a waste of...
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    I have always been the happy, go-lucky type of person. I always had a smile on my face...even now i smile more than the usual person, and to most i seem to be the same person but I...
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    After all these years....... I haven't seen my dad ever since i left Philippines on 2009. its been 5 years since that day. I haven;t been able to talk to him a lot nor see his...
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    I do miss my one ex because he was just so perfect so loving and sweet but yet he still knew how to make me laugh and how to take a joke. But I guess the only thing I really miss...
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    Feel guilty all the time for not having a job. I am disabled, but that should not be an excuse. My rent was increased by 60 dollars. I got scared of being poor, so I applied for...
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    After a decade (maybe more) of depression I finally feel happy to be alive. I spent years convincing myself that I didn't matter; that I was not worthy of love and I wished that I...
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    In sixth grade last year, this jerk named Jesse decided that in a desperate bid for popularity, he would make my friends hate me. I'm major nerd, so I wasn't very popular already...
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    It was at it's peak around middle school. I would often be too depressed to do much of anything. I wouldn't eat or sleep, or get out of bed unless I absolutely had to. After I...
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    Yes i am depressed i tried so hard not to be and to keep optimistic and all that **** but its just not working! I have no reason not to be depressed! Im a senior so i should get...
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