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I Want to Discuss Depression In a Positive Forum

Join a group where you can discuss the ups and downs of depression safely, with helpful mediators. 147 People

    I Love This!

    It's interesting, because I just started a Facebook group called "Thank God I'm Depressed" to discuss this topic--please join the group if you're interested.  In the end, there are plenty of positive aspects of having Clinical Depression, I've found, and although...
    NovelGirl NovelGirl 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 13, 2009

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    I Joined This Group For One Reason.

    This is a very close subject to my heart. Many people walk about their lives depressed. Overwhelmed with life, over stimulated by our society, and spiritaully underdeveloped. all at once. This is the most intense formula to activate the "depression gland" The truth is, and...
    yellowwillow yellowwillow 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2010

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    Feed the Body to Heal the Mind

    As a person who is working to overcome depression and anxiety, I make it a point to be very conscious of my eating habits.   Food is medicine for my body and mind.  When I am in my normal, happy state, I love to eat! When I am depressed (and I mean REALLY...
    mimi28 mimi28 41-45, F 11 Responses Jul 11, 2009

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    Just Can't Deal Today...

    <p style="__styledocument: [object]">I just want to sit and cry, and I'm thankful I have a toddler that I have to mother, so I don't slip into that. But now he's asleep. <p style="__styledocument: [object]">I really should check my bank balance, balance my checkbook...
    VermontGal VermontGal 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 20, 2009

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    Today is frustrating!

    Having had such a positive run of days I am frustrated at how this illness can cloud your thoughts into negative ones on days like this!
    bluedragon79 bluedragon79 31-35, F May 14

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    Darkness Consumes the Light and Beckons His Return

    I've known I wasn't like everyone else from a young age. I was always different, always the outcast. I was a loud, extroverted entertainer. What no-one realized or appreciated is that behind that entertainer facade was someone who suffered depression. At first it was more like...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jul 12, 2009

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    I am positively battling depression.

    Yes I have had the down days and thoughts but I like to focus on the positives. I hit meltdown and sought help earlier this year. I am currently taking 30mg Sertraline and 60mg Duloxetine (Cymbalta) and having talking therapy and for once after many years of dealing with the...
    bluedragon79 bluedragon79 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 27

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    What I Learned From My Depression That Made My Life So Much Better!

    1. I learned to be less attached to the way my brain attaches meaning to things. By this I mean that if I really like something, or really hate it, or have any strong reaction to something, my depression showed me that my reaction was how I attached meaning to what I was...
    JohnDBG JohnDBG 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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    Ebony Here

    Hi, My name is Ebony. I am retiredfather's summer pysch intern. My specialities are stress and depression. Ready to help if I can. Great site - Piscesgal.
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 3 Responses Jul 12, 2009

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    I Love This!

    It's interesting, because I just started a Facebook group called "Thank God I'm Depressed" to discuss this topic--please join the group if you're interested.  In the end, there are plenty of positive aspects of having Clinical Depression, I've found, and although...
    NovelGirl NovelGirl 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2009

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    What Is Going On Inside My Mind? I Just Want To Understand

    Hello, I know i might be over analyzing this. I usually do. Im a fun loving and friendly person but i have trouble making friends and keeping them due to common inconveniences life can throw at a person. Im 19 now and ever since being bullied in middle school, i have these...
    NagemD NagemD 18-21, F Jan 1, 2013

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    Depression and More

    Hi, I'm a 56 y.o. guy that tipped over from PTSD 11 years ago and fight depression from that as well as other problems.  It's pretty rare to find depression by itself, that's not connected to other problems. I've had alot of therapy/help,  more bad than good and would...
    mysihba mysihba 56-60, M 6 Responses Jun 23, 2009

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    The Grady Effect

    I’ve been fighting this wall I hit for over a month. Last night I stayed up too late watching "Doc Hollywood". In this place of "Stuck" I’ve been in for awhile, I have thought often about just moving away...from all of this. Seeking greener...
    mysihba mysihba 56-60, M 10 Responses Jun 29, 2009

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    I don't like the bad days

    when I try so hard to positively battle every day. On the whole I am doing well but I don't like this demon that keeps appearing in my head on the bad days. I am looking forward to ridding him (yes it's a he for me lol) once and for all. I wondered if anyone had any tips for...
    bluedragon79 bluedragon79 31-35, F 1 Response May 5

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    Related Experiences

    I had enough of people pretending to be something that they're not or pretending to be your friend but they're just using you... I dislike bad people who mess with your head or...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    It's hard to become positive at this point. For the past 3 years my family and I are suffering big time. We lost our house I grew up in, my dad is back in the hospital and possibly...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Be kind to yourself. Stop telling yourself that whatever you are struggling with “should” be easy. If something is hard for you, it is hard for you. There are probably Reasons...
    MeJustBeing MeJustBeing 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I like how people say "I'm always here to talk" but then when you want to talk nobody's ever there
    victor26 victor26 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 31

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    No matter what you've gone through in the past,no matter how many setbacks you've suffered or who or what has tried to thwart ur progress,today is a new day,and god wants to do a...
    cataleahg cataleahg 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    But jerks wont let me. They lock me up. Or ban me. Or sedate me. Even when i try leavin city life for health. They prove to be out here trying to rule.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jul 31

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    No one really cares , no one noticed me
    ggboo ggboo 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    So completely bummed. :( I didn't get to see my best friend today like I had hoped.
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    When life gets tough I take a look around at all the blessings in my life. I know my life is hard right now, but I got so much to be thankful for. I have food to eat, clothes, a...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Aug 3

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    I have been really down for the past 2 years. It happened because of lots of things, but the main ingredient was a broken heart. Either way, lots of other things played a factor...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 20

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    But need words at times. Trusted docs and got wrecked. Beyond insurance and dental. Jerks rule so i should have known. But was busy seeking how to fix that. Lmao.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    Every now are then we have a wake up call. We realise life isn't as bad as we think it is! We realise how lucky we are in fact! Working in the hospital I meet people who need me to...
    cjay89 cjay89 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    In the end we jus regret the chances,we did not take.
    cataleahg cataleahg 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I've posted my experience about wanted to be a mom already but I just need to ramble. My boyfriend and I are trying to get pregnant and we haven't been trying for long but I am not...
    Smalltowndamsel Smalltowndamsel 18-21, F Aug 17

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    Well sort of! It's a constant struggle but one that I manage. I have bad days but I also have good days. My official diagnosis is a list so long and overwhelming that if I was...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    For once I feel positive about my prospects, because yesterday I had my first appointment for "weight clinic". I guess my psychiatrist thought my weight had something to do with my...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    This isn't my story, this is a "rant" you could say. There have been alot of stories about what "real depression" is and what it is not. Teenagers without any "real problems" that...
    JustBreathe4J JustBreathe4J 18-21, F 4 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    It's really sad with all the money and fame that he still felt bad enough that he didn't want to live anymore. He was a well loved celebrity. Goes to show you that true depression...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    On a somewhat more positive note, I wanted to share my response to someone on another "I battle depression" post that I wrote. I THINK, in my opinion, Depression is a brain trying...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F Aug 8

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    I've started to think positive. I try to keep myself as busy as I can to avoid any negative thoughts and depression. It doesn't mean that I don't feel lonely and sad. Depression...
    themosthated themosthated 22-25, F Aug 10

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    i can remember the day i first experienced severe depression very clearly . i was 10 years old . being mixed race , i did not belong with any group (im latina and filipina) . noone...
    Chulazon Chulazon 31-35, F Aug 20

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    I founded this group several weeks ago....and now i notice 73 people have joined .. And been posting your positives.... well done.... to each and every one of you... keep positive...
    marklovescoffee marklovescoffee 46-50, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I just read about Robin William and it very sad knowing that I have same issue that he has. Except the drug, I don't do the drug. I'm fun, humble, smile, that only surrounded by...
    colonaileen colonaileen 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I am 53 and just realizing I have many issues, they all lead to depression. On huge battle I face daily if my negative thoughts. I can find negative in almost everything. I am...
    Dlgadlga Dlgadlga 51-55, M 8 Responses Aug 17

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    I am not depressed. I have depression. Yes, yes it does suck. Some days are much harder than others. But instead of letting this take over my life, let it defeat me I chose to rule...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    When I was 5, I was suffocating with a pillow over my head. I was screaming until I stopped. I thought it was going to be the last of me. But then the pillow was lifted. That was...
    Artz4Life Artz4Life 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 16

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    I want to get out of my depression. Already decided to try to et out of it, but I know I will need help from others. I have always had ups and downs but could never see anything in...
    RedUnderground RedUnderground 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    Negative Confessions, Inner Vows & Curses - Spiritual Housecleaning*** Ever get disturbed by the massive amount of 'positive thinking' guru garbage that's out there? Why is it so...
    Heavenbound5511 Heavenbound5511 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    Hi guys I wanted to post this, something a good friend posted for me the words struck me like daggers, and cleared some of the haze that was before me, I was shown compassion and I...
    Deemonz Deemonz 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Hey guys I thought of something that could maybe help us with our depression. What if we kept a Fantasy journal? When we feel really sad we could write down happy fantasies with...
    fallenstar23 fallenstar23 22-25, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    Even when I manage to find strength, my depression and loneliness are still there and they threaten to take over. I have to wonder if it still lurks about because I choose to fight...
    jamie1292 jamie1292 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    Three positive things - I am loyal, caring, and a beautiful person inside and out !
    hopeliveshavefaith hopeliveshavefaith 16-17, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Today if has been a very difficult day. Rather than vent to the world my troubles , I would love to hear one or two lines about something wonderful or happy. Then I would feed on...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 7 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Today's positives are that I was able to take a nice walk with my dog, I saw the beauty of the sky as the sun set, and I feel like I went above and beyond at work.
    an2012 an2012 22-25, F 43 mins ago

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