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Posted 1/24/15 , edited 1/24/15
My advice is to listen to happy music and either accept being alone, or go join a club to make some friends. I used to be depressed, but I'm really glad that I snapped out of it. Life actually isn't so bad. And one isn't required to have many (or any) friends to be happy. When I was depressed, I didn't notice the friends that I already had. By the time I realized, we no longer talked as much. But I'm still fine. I'm still okay, and I'm plenty happy. And finally, dead people can't listen to music, eat ice cream, play video games, and etc.

Back when my hormones were raging, and I was an unhappy jerk (I guess you could say a lot like Tomoko from Watamote), I would have reacted negatively to this post that I just wrote. But my suggestion is still just to try your best, and avoid wallowing in it.
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Posted 1/25/15 , edited 1/25/15
If I'm left alone for a long period of time then I get better with whatever I'm dealing with. However, in the future I plan on getting professional help.
Posted 1/25/15 , edited 1/25/15
I put all of my negative emotion into creation- whether it be drawing and writing or working with metal in the shop; depression is friggin' steroids for creativity.

I end up feeling fulfilled because I made something, and my negative emotions were put to good use making it.
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However, I've been wondering, what kind of person would be most affected by this?



The problem is theres no answer to that. Depression can happen to anyone from any background at any time
Posted 5/17/15
Anyone can succumb to depression at any point in their lives. Talking to friends on the phone sometimes, being with someone , helps.

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Posted 5/17/15
Well most of my depressed moods happen when I'm at work. So I generally just tough it out until I can get home, where I'm usually better. Then again, I'm not certain if you can really cure depression...at least not all of it.
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Posted 5/17/15
Depression to me is anger held back. I've found transforming depression/anger into empathy works well.
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I had problems with depression since I was like 7, but over the past few years it dawned over me how I don't really have a normal life, I was an accident, and that led to feelings of being unwanted and being worthless, parents only staying together because of me and they hate eachother, most of my friends are older then me so not fitting in, and those are the main ones. Recently things have been getting better because of my friends, I tend to rely on them a lot. While being alone can help sometimes while just sorting through your thoughts and letting it out, don't turn down your friends, if they want to do something with you, do it, take your mind off things.
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Posted 5/17/15
Depression is a scary disease. You might be under lots of work stress, or social tension, etc. and you could find yourself feeling in a slump, for days, or weeks, or months. It doesn't happen to everyone, but it can happen to anyone. My good friend fell victim to depression, and he claimed his own life in January.

The best thing to do is to always tell yourself that things can and will get better. Understand that some flaws might be within yourself, but know that they usually aren't a big deal at the end of the day. Suicide may seem tempting, but it honestly doesn't solve anything; you steal your own chances at a happy life for eternity.

Take care of yourselves, guys.
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Posted 5/17/15
That's something I never thought about until the OP said it......and I am willing to concur that depression is practically an epidemic, at least in this country. As for it being a trend, I'm kind of fifty-fifty on that declaration, but maybe I haven't done enough research.
Posted 5/18/15 , edited 5/18/15
Being sad/depressed isn't a trend. People just throw the word around now. They say "I'm feeling depressed right now." instead what they mean is "I'm just feeling really down at the moment."
That & people just romanticizing depression is the reason why people think it's becoming some kind of trend. Nobody can actually become depressed if they wanted to because everyone else is.
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Posted 5/18/15
Sometimes you need to hit rock bottom to push off and move upward that's my 2 cents if your spiraling down
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Posted 5/18/15
I went through depression about 7-8 grade. Ive gotten alot better and I know some people in my family have had it alot worse.
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Posted 5/18/15
Most of the time, I isolate myself, put my headphones in and listen to music.

Other times I would play video games or draw for a while to forget about things around me.
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Posted 5/18/15
Though I don't believe I've ever been depressed, I've been told often that I seem like I am. I think people simply misunderstand that for me being an apathetic person. In the rare cases I actually do feel something I simply suppress it. So I guess that's my way of "dealing" with it. I'm not sure why people in general let emotions get to them, but it's probably something I wouldn't be able to understand and different for everyone anyways. I'm an extremely analytical person and deem emotions as unnecessary so depression is a foreign thing to me.
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