A lot of people say they have this when they really don't. This is one of my biggest pet peeves. Depression is such a serious thing and so many people don't realize that. I've heard people say "Depression is just someone being sad." Ummm no. It's so much more than that. I've been battling for 5 years now. It's not just sadness. It's a feeling of a mix of things. It's like someone rips out a part of you. For me, it was my part of me that cared. I just stopped caring. About everything. I didn't care if I lived, or died. All I wanted to do was stay in my room and sleep away the pain. Its like when I was sleeping, I could be in my dream world where things were happy and they didn't hurt. You can't just be happy when you're depressed. You can try, but succeeding is doubtful. If I've learned anything in my years, it's that talking to someone helps. I know there's the feelings of sadness, anger, loneliness, emptiness, coldness, all of these are parts of depression and talking to people helps. That's why I love this website. I'm a recent joiner but I've learned that I can open up and share to ya'll anything, and I don't think I'm judged because there are so many people that are just like me. I don't know you, but I love you all and I know ya'll can get through this.