Sometimes It Can't Be Helped...

Everyone feels bad at some point in thier lives. Sometimes that sadness throws you into a dark abyss. I think it's completely normal for this to happen. I don't believe in anti-depressants, because I think that it's a normal process of life that we all have to go through. Some people never get out of it, others, find some light through the darkness. It depends on if you let it consume you or not. I don't for one second think it's a matter of selfishness.

LylaRocks LylaRocks
26-30, F
1 Response Mar 3, 2010

I don't think my depression is a normal part of life and I take anti depressants as well as try other things. I don't think it is normal to feel like jumping off a building, walking into oncoming traffic, stabbing your self ect. My brain just does its own thing and I hate that it sends me signals of killing myself I try my best to over come this but it is an inbalance of chemicals in my head and I was born this way just like my mother. One of my family member over dosed and she left behind a small boy and devoted husband, there was no reason she just killed herself. So I don't think its normal, its anything but. Short term depression caused by something depressing is part of life though, crying at funerals, being sad after getting dumped and so on but there are some people who really suffer from "clinical" depression. I would give anything to mentally overcome this but its not possible in my situation i'd have to have brain surgery lol. Anyway I know thats not what you meant I just got carried away.