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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. 156 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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    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, 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    From today.. im gonna write daily positive journal on here...! Good luck for me to keep my resolution! Lets start from today. Its late night of March 2nd. New semester is...
    jellyfish3002 jellyfish3002 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    Don’t have a thought attack. This weekend was a true test to apply the principles I have been learning for the past couple of months. I was presented with a very difficult...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 16 Responses Feb 9

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    I was asked this great question and wanted to share this with all of you: I was wondering. One of my friends on here says "why not choose to be happy?" I totally get that. Because...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 14

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    I'm trying to think positive all the time.
    Arya098 Arya098 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    I try to think positive but sometimes thats just isn't enough
    CrimsonThePuppet CrimsonThePuppet 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I try everyday to be more positive and live life to the fullest!
    aclouse aclouse 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    "10% Happier" is a book I listened to this weekend by ABC’s Dan Harris. He was previously blinded by his own skepticism about mindfulness and documented his journey prompted by...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 17

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    And try to enjoy every detail. The sun in the back of my neck, the wind tossing my ponytail aside, the smell of blooming blossoms on the trees,... I try to forget about the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 18

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    Can you synthesize your happiness and is it just as good as "natural happiness"?The surprising science of happinessDan Gilbert, author of "Stumbling on Happiness," challenges the...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    To laugh...and to do it often :) To listen...and to genuinely care :) To learn...that it's okay to be sensitive :) To love..with all your heart :) To live...in the now...file away...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Why say "no one likes you" when you could say "there's no one like you"
    Ashthewolf7601 Ashthewolf7601 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    Today was a great day for once. I would like to talk to someone thought
    kpfoster1985 kpfoster1985 13-15, M Feb 1

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    I'm going to work to make everything better for myself and to take better care of myself. I'm going to stop trying to care for others and their problems more then my own. In the...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Dear life, When I said "can my day get any worse?" it was a rhetorical question, not a challenge.
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 4 Responses Feb 16

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    I always look on the bright side of things. Almost everything has one you just have to look.
    GayLittleFlower GayLittleFlower 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    there is something wrong with me, i dont know what is it. i just dont feel alive, i lost motivation. there is something else too but i dont know is it, when i try to figure it out...
    indirauliaa indirauliaa 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    Im getting tired of waking up and putting on my mask. Telling myself that things will get better. Trapping myself in this illusion. I cant keep faking it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 20

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    i might wear different kinds of expression but the ones who knew me very well can tell how i really feel inside. They knew it by heart that i am smiling to hide the pain, i am...
    ShadesofWhite67 ShadesofWhite67 26-30, F Feb 21

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    I'm just going to be the best of me. smile and say hi and one day I'll mean it.
    XxSxarletxX XxSxarletxX 16-17, F a week ago

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    Happiness is like a butterfly. If you try to catch it. it runs away but If you sit and wait, it may come to you, and even dance around you.
    player6598 player6598 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    I want to get better, I need to get better but those things don't matter unless I'm trying to get better. I need to get better for myself and for the people I care about . It's...
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I have been doing pretty poorly in everything in these past months since my cat died. I drink too much, I do not workout, I do not do anything that I should be doing. I just lie...
    ForgottenMale ForgottenMale 26-30, M a week ago

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    Depression is like a mite which eats a person from within,destroy all hopes and happiness.And leaves the person like a broken glass whose pieces are put together but will shatter...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    When my depression really kicks in I can't concetrate enough to read or watch t.v. Sometimes music will help, but for me I make myself get up and go outside. The sun the wind the...
    nobody54 nobody54 56-60, M 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Well for the last couple of days I've felt rather positive :) But something happened a few minutes ago and even when you're in a good mood depression butts in on everything. But...
    UnderworldNymph UnderworldNymph 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Today is a good day. I don't write this to brag, boast, or to make anyone suffering feel worse. I write this because I want you to know that there WILL be a day for you that is a...
    pollyprozac pollyprozac 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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    Hi everyone -- I'm here to share my story about how I halted the majority of my depression and PTSD symptoms through diet change. :) I've suffered from depression for my entire...
    annexthecelt annexthecelt 22-25, F Feb 9

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    Hi everyone -- I'm here to share my story about how I halted the majority of my depression and PTSD symptoms through diet change. :) I've suffered from depression for my entire...
    annexthecelt annexthecelt 22-25, F Feb 9

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    Hi everyone -- I'm here to share my story about how I halted the majority of my depression and PTSD symptoms through diet change. :) I've suffered from depression for my entire...
    annexthecelt annexthecelt 22-25, F Feb 9

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    Hi everyone -- I'm here to share my story about how I halted the majority of my depression and PTSD symptoms through diet change. :) I've suffered from depression for my entire...
    annexthecelt annexthecelt 22-25, F Feb 9

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    Hi everyone -- I'm here to share my story about how I halted the majority of my depression and PTSD symptoms through diet change. :) I've suffered from depression for my entire...
    annexthecelt annexthecelt 22-25, F Feb 9

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    I was recently diagnosed and i am devastated, I am looking for friends in the same situation, I want to chat and share pain :( I also would love to chat with some girls.... hiv...
    Ryole Ryole 26-30, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Lets face it. You can be as optimistic as you want, but sometimes there just isn't a bright side to somethings. Or if there was you can't look at the situation that way without...
    londonbr1dge londonbr1dge 16-17, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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