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It seems like everyone's depressed these days.
Posted 6/23/16
It feels like everyone I meet is depressed, whether it be "openly" or not. I don't know why this crossed my mind, but it just seems kinda odd. Like everyone's questioning existence and super sad all the time. Personally, I think people just need to laugh and relax more, thoughts?
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Posted 6/23/16 , edited 6/23/16
Look up a list of things those with anxiety/depressed don't want to hear others say, and telling them they need to laugh and relax more is probably on the list. :P

I think that depression/anxiety needs to be acceptable, and there needs to be less of a stigma about it. If there is less stigma, people will be more willing to get help, thus lowering the amount of people who are depressed.

Earlier this year I fell into a fit of depression for a short period of time, I was under a lot of stress from being pressured into a university program that was difficult and not something I wanted to be in. What burst the bubble was when a family member died(this was also during exam season and it deferred my exams, which is surprisingly stressful..

Depression is a vicious thing. You don't want to get help because of the stigma involved so you try and deal with it yourself, and that usually makes it spiral downhill.
Posted 6/23/16
I'm neutral
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Posted 6/23/16
EVERYBODY DANCE!!!
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Posted 6/23/16
Well i have been depressed since i had a seizure (brain damage) and questioned my existance since i was 7-10? i would spend hours lying in bed fearing what would happen after i die wondering what really happens.
Posted 6/23/16

KnightOfZero1991 wrote:

Look up a list of things those with anxiety/depressed don't want to hear others say, and telling them they need to laugh and relax more is probably on the list. :P

I think that depression/anxiety needs to be acceptable, and there needs to be less of a stigma about it. If there is less stigma, people will be more willing to get help, thus lowering the amount of people who are depressed.


Well, what else is someone supposed to tell them? "Yeah it sucks, sorry"

I'm not saying it's not acceptable, it's just like, I don't know how to put it into words.
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Posted 6/23/16
I'm not. I'm actually pretty happy with my crappy little life
Posted 6/23/16

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EVERYBODY DANCE!!!


Yeah, you get it!
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Posted 6/23/16
I had a depression and anxiety spell in early high school, and then again late last year. I also felt it a bit this year because of some unfortunate circumstances, but now I'm not. For some reason, I've been feeling more optimistic and happy about the future than I've ever been. ^^
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Posted 6/23/16

PrinceGrimm wrote:


1stladyent wrote:

EVERYBODY DANCE!!!


Yeah, you get it!


Of course!! It's happy time!!

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Posted 6/23/16
Well thinking and being positive is definitely a good thing. Depression though is just something that many people deal with. I have my moments, but of course I accentuate the positive whenever I can as well.
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Posted 6/23/16 , edited 6/23/16

PrinceGrimm wrote:


KnightOfZero1991 wrote:

Look up a list of things those with anxiety/depressed don't want to hear others say, and telling them they need to laugh and relax more is probably on the list. :P

I think that depression/anxiety needs to be acceptable, and there needs to be less of a stigma about it. If there is less stigma, people will be more willing to get help, thus lowering the amount of people who are depressed.


Well, what else is someone supposed to tell them? "Yeah it sucks, sorry"

I'm not saying it's not acceptable, it's just like, I don't know how to put it into words.


Hmm, I'm a fan of something along the lines of, "Things take time, keep your chin up and remember I'm here for ya." I talked friends out of suicide before so I think it works pretty well.
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Posted 6/23/16
I've been depressed off and on throughout my life. Sometimes I'm up on highs but there are generally a lot of lows and they last for a long time. Right now I'm on more of a high because things have gone really well, but there's that side of my brain that's just waiting for the other shoe to drop, so to speak. Some nights bouts of depression hit me for absolutely no reason out of nowhere. It's just the way it is. And you can't tell someone to just get over it or just be happy, that'll only make them loathe you and clam up even more. It's best to just tell a person you're there for them / to lend an ear and to try their best, and that you know they're trying and you know it's difficult but you believe in them.
Posted 6/23/16
Happiness has never existed, we have always been miserable.
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Posted 6/23/16
everyone goes through those times, sadly.

and i agree with the other poster that sometimes it's hard to know what to say to someone who is depressed. i think in those instances when you don't know what to say, all you can really do is be there for them and maybe give them a good time so they can forget their worries for a while . honestly depression is a battle that can only be fought by the sufferer themselves, the people around them can only be there for them to help pick them up.
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