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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. 167 People

    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 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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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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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    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 61-65, M 6 Responses Jun 23, 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 36-40, F May 14, 2014

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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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    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 36-40, F 1 Response May 5, 2014

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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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    My friend has started her own blog about

    suffering depression and anxiety. Check it out! https://karabethb.wordpress.com/
    SupernovaxxGirl SupernovaxxGirl 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 11

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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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    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 61-65, M 10 Responses Jun 29, 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 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 27, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    As the older kid in my house, my mother expects me to be the New house support since my dad left us months ago. I got a job, I teach English classes for adults, and I'm doing fine...
    dvblue dvblue 18-21, F 24 mins ago

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    There is someone that I think checks my writings. I write them down here as a way of ridding myself of hurtful or sad moments in my life. I don't do it to hurt anyones feelings...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F 2 hrs ago

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    I wanna be that happy girl, the one that is known by her smile, the one that lights up the room, the one that everyone is comfortable around, the one that never gets hurt, the one...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I can't it's hard being a person who thinks they might be bi urgh! I don't know what to do with my life urgh!
    heythere100 heythere100 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    No I don't think I want. I am positively sure about it. After 13 years of marriage, of which the most part in silent pain, I am beginning to feel I am drowning and I can't take it...
    andy7rs andy7rs 31-35, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I don't feel like living anymore
    ForYouIwillWaitJoey ForYouIwillWaitJoey 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Zoraster was asked , "on what basis did you establish your life?" He said : first , I knew that nobody does what I should do , so I tried to do it myself . Second , I knew that God...
    Sia17 Sia17 18-21, M 12 hrs ago

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    I've been bullied with nobody to defend me, I've lost friends who said they would be there for me, and I've been used by a girl I liked for material things only for her friend to...
    Thalassophobic Thalassophobic 18-21, M 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    First of July. Since it's a new month. I decided, I'm going to try to stay positive (as much as I can) and I'm going to "try" to defeat depression. Trying not to give up. 12:42Pm...
    Extrano Extrano 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    There are some days I wake up and wonder: what the hell am I doing here? Why would I be given a life, one I know I should be appreciating, when every day is a constant struggle? I...
    VioletMerryweather VioletMerryweather 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Coping skills. Showrrs. Video games. Dogs. Kids. Creative writing. Comedy videos. Advising peers. Seeking advice. Sleeping. Chocolate. Listing positives...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I feel like I write in here too often although it's been months since I've been online. I don't know what's going on with me. I went on vacation and became all positive. 3 days...
    kitakat00 kitakat00 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Some of the things you encounter on forum websites like EP, & Reddit are just so moving. Some are shocking. sometimes these posts are so sad they are dismantling. Sometimes you...
    yolo19 yolo19 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    G'day all.....Im curious... Would love to hear how others manage their depression?? What steps do you take to improve life and living with depression???? The word depression...
    Redridinghood69 Redridinghood69 51-55, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    So after a horrendous last night, im still not gonna give up on being positive and working on myself hahahahaha.. The world can suck my ******* nuts and still i wont give a damn...
    Sublevarse Sublevarse 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I will do my best to stay strong and thankful for the bad things in life. Because they open my eyes to see the good things I wasn't paying attention to before.
    Amani95 Amani95 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    There are so many days I want to give up. But I push myself to keep going. And I'm glad I do. Life is beautiful. Even though it's hard to see that many times, I appreciate the...
    emyay emyay 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    **VERY, VERY LONG POST** Seven months ago, a close friend of mine was in a bad place. She wasn't happy, motivated, or cheerful. She was heartbroken, confused, and didn't know how...
    MyEpochStory MyEpochStory 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    1. My name is Liz. 2. I have a very large fear of spiders. 3. I hate waking up early in the morning. 4. I love watching movies and shows off of Netflix. 5. My main purpose...
    lovemeforever9787 lovemeforever9787 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I've been thinking about death ever since I was a teenager. I turn 24 tomorrow and things haven't changed a bit. I try to stay positive every day, but it seems that I can't find...
    lgy800 lgy800 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It's been a long run already since i experience this. Before when i thought of depressed people , i would say why they had the hard time to get out of that phase of their life...
    Pisces1991 Pisces1991 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    So for a week or so. Ive been doing my best to overcome depression, neglecting all the negative aspects in your life as in how worthless you are, what a useless trash bag you have...
    Sublevarse Sublevarse 18-21, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    It's my bday next Friday 😎😎
    Meshaaaa Meshaaaa 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Today is a lot better just a lil more feeling to numb some of these thoughts it sucks having depression but I will seek positive be happy I'm blessed with a family who loves me as...
    robertl30 robertl30 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Wrecked by meds. And cigs. And caring bashed. Future bleak. More moronic doctors not caring. Pushing pills never explained honestly. Plus pills me knows fail...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 22

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    I'm learning to be positive every moment of my life. It's so important to take control of what you say and think. Your thoughts can change how you feel over time or instantly.
    aloveforever aloveforever 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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    But society gets worse. Every two to five years.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 21