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Have you ever been depressed in your life once?
If you like to, Share a moment or moments, and how you guys coped with it.

Well one thing that made me depressed a lot was how I had to leave my grandma and move in with my parents. I lived with my grandma for 9 1/2 years and leaving her was the worst thing I've ever done.

Anyway, share yours!
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All the time, i have clinical depression and bipolarism so i get depressed for no reason. Its not too bad but its annoying lol. I normally cope with it by watching anime or drinking a small glass of wine and black coffee.
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I am depressed 24/7.
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I've been dealing with severe clinical depression (diagnosed) for 8 years about, and GAD + social anxiety (which stemmed from a year of isolation) for 3 years or so now (also diagnosed). As for coping, I really can't tell you how in the world I managed to make it here through constant turmoil but somehow I managed. I've always been told that I'm very strong even though I feel far from it.

I'm not going to delve into my life story but I was born into a chaotic life. It sounds dramatic straight out but I was born during a War in my home country, my family lived in a refugee camp in a nearby European country for 6 months before moving to Australia. Everything after that went downhill due to my father. My mum, brother and I all suffer from mental issues/illnesses now as a result of our life with him. We've all seen/are seeing Psychologists/Psychiatrists. I suppose that speaks volumes in itself.

For anyone suffering, seek help. Honestly, if you can admit you need help and you can seek help from someone then you're on the path to a better life no matter how long or rough that path may be - it's also an accomplishment in itself to be able to knowledge such a fact. The moment you cut yourself off from help or are too stubborn is the moment that you're determining that you aren't going to change sh*t and as harsh as it sounds, it is on you, it's all on you. Even if all the people in the world want to help you if you aren't willing to cooperate, nothing will change.

Also, you'd be amazed what an impact music can have on you! Try a happy song out sometime, or find your personal happy song, maybe even make a playlist. It doesn't sound like much but even the smallest things can wield the power of change.
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kokorowohiraite wrote:

I've been dealing with severe clinical depression (diagnosed) for 8 years about, and GAD + social anxiety (which stemmed from a year of isolation) for 3 years or so now (also diagnosed). As for coping, I really can't tell you how in the world I managed to make it here through constant turmoil but somehow I managed. I've always been told that I'm very strong even though I feel far from it.

I'm not going to delve into my life story but I was born into a chaotic life. It sounds dramatic straight out but I was born during a War in my home country, my family lived in a refugee camp in a nearby European country for 6 months before moving to Australia. Everything after that went downhill due to my father. My mum, brother and I all suffer from mental issues/illnesses now as a result of our life with him. We've all seen/are seeing Psychologists/Psychiatrists. I suppose that speaks volumes in itself.

For anyone suffering, seek help. Honestly, if you can admit you need help and you can seek help from someone then you're on the path to a better life no matter how long or rough that path may be - it's also an accomplishment in itself to be able to knowledge such a fact. The moment you cut yourself off from help or are too stubborn is the moment that you're determining that you aren't going to change sh*t and as harsh as it sounds, it is on you, it's all on you. Even if all the people in the world want to help you if you aren't willing to cooperate, nothing will change.

Also, you'd be amazed what an impact music can have on you! Try a happy song out sometime, or find your personal happy song, maybe even make a playlist. It doesn't sound like much but even the smallest things can wield the power of change.




Just thought I would highlight those two lines of your very well put post.

I also suffer from serious social anxiety which also causes me to not be able to drive because of panic attacks.

If anyone reading this thread is suffering from depression or anxiety do not be afraid to go to a therapist or doctor to get help. Alot of people tend to avoid going to a therapist because they think its shameful and makes them seem like a loon; but I can assure you, they just want to help you and enable you to have the best life possible.

My medication has helped me greatly, but i still suffer an immense amount becasue of it. I am almost scared to think what i could have ended up doing if i never went for help.


Music is also the medication of the soul. Without music I would probably have gone crazy.
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The majority of the time I am depressed. I just don't ever let it show to anyone. It has been particularly bad recently so I have been considering actually talking to someone about it.

Either way, yes I have been depressed because I am depressed all the time. I just go full "genki mode" around my friends and they never really have to see it.
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Posted 12/10/14 , edited 12/10/14

AzazelOfNexium wrote:


kokorowohiraite wrote:

I've been dealing with severe clinical depression (diagnosed) for 8 years about, and GAD + social anxiety (which stemmed from a year of isolation) for 3 years or so now (also diagnosed). As for coping, I really can't tell you how in the world I managed to make it here through constant turmoil but somehow I managed. I've always been told that I'm very strong even though I feel far from it.

I'm not going to delve into my life story but I was born into a chaotic life. It sounds dramatic straight out but I was born during a War in my home country, my family lived in a refugee camp in a nearby European country for 6 months before moving to Australia. Everything after that went downhill due to my father. My mum, brother and I all suffer from mental issues/illnesses now as a result of our life with him. We've all seen/are seeing Psychologists/Psychiatrists. I suppose that speaks volumes in itself.

For anyone suffering, seek help. Honestly, if you can admit you need help and you can seek help from someone then you're on the path to a better life no matter how long or rough that path may be - it's also an accomplishment in itself to be able to knowledge such a fact. The moment you cut yourself off from help or are too stubborn is the moment that you're determining that you aren't going to change sh*t and as harsh as it sounds, it is on you, it's all on you. Even if all the people in the world want to help you if you aren't willing to cooperate, nothing will change.

Also, you'd be amazed what an impact music can have on you! Try a happy song out sometime, or find your personal happy song, maybe even make a playlist. It doesn't sound like much but even the smallest things can wield the power of change.




Just thought I would highlight those two lines of your very well put post.

I also suffer from serious social anxiety which also causes me to not be able to drive because of panic attacks.

If anyone reading this thread is suffering from depression or anxiety do not be afraid to go to a therapist or doctor to get help. Alot of people tend to avoid going to a therapist because they think its shameful and makes them seem like a loon; but I can assure you, they just want to help you and enable you to have the best life possible.

My medication has helped me greatly, but i still suffer an immense amount becasue of it. I am almost scared to think what i could have ended up doing if i never went for help.


Music is also the medication of the soul. Without music I would probably have gone crazy.


On the note of seeing a psychologist/psychiatrist/counselor/therapist - what have you - please note that it is possible that you may have someone that you don't mesh with, someone you don't like. It might not sound that important but if you don't mesh with your doctor and you barely even like them, then it's probably not going to be very beneficial and it'll just infuriate you. Don't be afraid to try again if that does happen! It's important to find someone you're compatible with.

Also, don't just rush to get on medication without trying other viable options first. In the past 8 years I haven't once been on medication for depression or anxiety. I've seen what medication can do to some people such as my older brother who experienced an extremely aggressive phase the other year due to his meds, if anything it worsened his condition. He got a lot better once he went off them, he's currently taking anti-psychotics and anti-depressants, among other things that I have no clue about though, but it hasn't been affecting him negatively. Don't be discouraged if something doesn't work for you either, one method may work for one individual and another may be more suited to another. All things take time as well. Trial and error is still progress. Don't ever think you've "failed" because you're still trying, even if it doesn't work. Chin up.

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I've had depression since high school. Although it got worse around February or so. I still have it now because of various reasons. Got prescribed antidepressants but haven't taken them cos I don't think they'll help.
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Got depressed when I entered HS due to social anxiety disorder. It died out when I left HS though... only for it to start up again due to stress problems. My brain even thought anime/music was dangerous so I had to stop for 9 months.
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i unfortunately suffer from Bi-polar disorder so being depressed is a regular occurrence for me strikes every 3-4 months so learnt to live with it anime helps alot to escape from reality for me so its not all bad it means that i understand people more and not to take them at face value so it has built me into a stronger person.

so to all you people suffering atm hang tough its not as bad as you think it is
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I have PTSD and schizo-affective disorder, so yeah I'm always depressed. I find listening to music (Hatsune Miku and other Vocaloids) and I take B-12 for energy along with my prescription meds (which do work for me).
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Yes I have been depressed, I bump in and out of it a lot.
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There were only two times in my life where I became extremely depressed.

One was right after high-school. I had absolutely no goals or ambitions in my life at that point, so I became a zombie. My daily schedule was literally wake up, eat, pop some pills or drop some hits, then go right back to sleep. The only reason I stopped doing drugs was because I had developed such a strong tolerance that I couldn't afford anymore. Kind of a weak excuse, but it is what it is.

The other time was about 2 or 3 years ago. I had gotten into a string of relationships where about 5 girls in a row all had randomly "lost interest" in me and ended our relationship. I was absolutely stunned. I took it very hard. But now that I look back, I realize that all of those hardships helped me find my internal flaws and work on them.

It's cliche, but I definitely would not be as happy as I am now if I hadn't gone through those tough times.
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Yes. A lot.
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been depressed for the last 15 years. only now i seem to have lost my drive, and hope.
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