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I didn't even know I was depressed until I decided to go to a therapist, that's when I was told.

Lack of motivation to do anything, but being bored because doing nothing. That's how it is for me. That's a bad feeling to have and it's tiring, luckily I'm getting help and my boss at work understands my problem and isn't very severe with me. Most of my friends however don't know, and I don't feel like telling them because they wouldn't understand. To most people who don't know, depression is just being sad and the cure is to just stop being sad.

After a few therapy sessions I'm feeling so much better, though far from "cured", I notice I'm starting to go back to how I used to be. Full of motivation.
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Nothing is pleasurable anymore. Everything feels like a waste of time. Voices telling me to end it all.


Good stuff.
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wststreet wrote:

I didn't even know I was depressed until I decided to go to a therapist, that's when I was told.

Lack of motivation to do anything, but being bored because doing nothing. That's how it is for me. That's a bad feeling to have and it's tiring, luckily I'm getting help and my boss at work understands my problem and isn't very severe with me. Most of my friends however don't know, and I don't feel like telling them because they wouldn't understand. To most people who don't know, depression is just being sad and the cure is to just stop being sad.

After a few therapy sessions I'm feeling so much better, though far from "cured", I notice I'm starting to go back to how I used to be. Full of motivation.



oh dang, you know actually something similar to me happened, i thought i got better i was not being nagative or anything until i talked to one of my friends who happens to be a therapist and i told her about my lack of motivation to do anything and how i just didnt look foward to anything and she told me i was depressed :T
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_MissTake_ wrote:That is quite beautiful. And I mean that in earnest.


I am honoured, that you would find my simple words to be beautiful.

... on another tangent ...

I pondered this a little more, and a new thought came to me about depression. I reflected on how society tends to treat depressed people, how it is typically viewed as a disease or some personal flaw that needs to be overcome. But what if that isn't always the case? What if depression, at times, is a natural response to life being so broken that the individual begins to break too?

We may desire to be strong and heroic in face of what confronts us, as that is a response esteemed by society. But couldn't depression be another valid response? Is it so wrong of us to say, "No, things are terribly wrong and I cannot be a part of this any longer."?

Certainly, the pressure from society to not be depressed doesn't help much but usually only further boxes the individual in. I think this thought, although imperfect, helps a little in that it frees us to at least have our experience be valid.
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How do you guys get rid of the feeling of being depressed or what helps you to get over it?

Well maybe i'm ... Depressed but didn't admit it until i felt deeply depressed to the point of non been able to come back to my normal and cheerful mood. You cannot sleep even tho you want because you reach a point where insomnia becomes one with depression. It feels like a big empty that drain all your energy and feelings at the point of not knowing yourself anymore to the point of wanting to come back to your normal and cheerful mood by thinking about all your life goals and giving a f*** and feel indifferent. Not wanting to tell to nobody for fear thinking you're weak and a piece of shiet for feeling like that way for no reason and expecting to be shouted and blamed instead of being understand and the worst is that when you discover how it feels to be depressed you realize that mostly of ppl you know in real felt that way before and you didn't know and even tho you knew you wouldn't be able to do something to help because you wouldn't understand how it feels until you suffer it. Feeling useless and worthless in everything you do even you try hard, not knowing what you really want because of fear to failure and because you're sick of critics. Gosh! I feel kinda of weird and pity for myself typing all this but anyways ... That's my description.
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It feels horrible. It makes you think like you wanna do something negative, like committing suicide and stuff. Hence, you can't think properly cause you're surrounded with negative thoughts and you're self-centered cause you're thinking no one understands you. This is based on my experience .
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For me, it felt like nothing. Just imagine yourself devoid of any emotion, thoughts, drive, or goals. Just sitting in the chair staring at the monitor. Luckily for me, I usually recovered pretty soon. So can't tell what's like to be in a depression and don't really want to find out....
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For me it feels like walking in a narrow path aimlessly...

Getting nowhere.
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TiredOfYou wrote:

How do you guys get rid of the feeling of being depressed or what helps you to get over it?

Well maybe i'm ... Depressed but didn't admit it until i felt deeply depressed to the point of non been able to come back to my normal and cheerful mood. You cannot sleep even tho you want because you reach a point where insomnia becomes one with depression. It feels like a big empty that drain all your energy and feelings at the point of not knowing yourself anymore to the point of wanting to come back to your normal and cheerful mood by thinking about all your life goals and giving a f*** and feel indifferent. Not wanting to tell to nobody for fear thinking you're weak and a piece of shiet for feeling like that way for no reason and expecting to be shouted and blamed instead of being understand and the worst is that when you discover how it feels to be depressed you realize that mostly of ppl you know in real felt that way before and you didn't know and even tho you knew you wouldn't be able to do something to help because you wouldn't understand how it feels until you suffer it. Feeling useless and worthless in everything you do even you try hard, not knowing what you really want because of fear to failure and because you're sick of critics. Gosh! I feel kinda of weird and pity for myself typing all this but anyways ... That's my description.


I have been checking this thread for a while, and i finally decided to post here. I hope people can find some sort of solace and belonging with what i'm about to say.

I've had clinical depression with co-morbid anxiety and thrill-seeking since i was around 10-11. Life was a struggle, but it did get better as cliché as that sounds. For some people the journey out of depression can take a while, and that's okay. It took over 10 years for me.
What really helped me, because i had a lot of trouble with psychologists/therapists not being equipped to handle what i had gone through and thus was passed around quite a lot, was to try to do things i felt were positive.
I would find the smallest things and decisions i made every day, that i didn't regret and felt positive about, and I would cling to that. With time things got easier. I stopped listening to what people wanted and expected from me, even if it was hard in the beginning. If i couldn't do something...that was okay, it didn't HAVE to be the end of the world.
The world doesn't end because you missed a meeting, gathering, schoolwork, or a work opportunity. All these chances come again, and if they don't, that's okay too. You can create your own luck once you are better, without heavy shoulders.

You are the one who matters, so please put yourself first when you need to. Not all the time, just enough so you don't crush yourself.
Don't bury yourself by trying to fix everything by yourself, or help everyone but yourself. You can't help someone if you are wounded, heal yourself first and then heal others. You'll be able to help and be kind to so many more people that way, and the people you can't help in the moment will understand. Because you matter to them too.
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Its like a big weight on your body. You don't want to move, eat, or live. You pretty much want to sleep all the time and don't care about the outside world.
Posted 10/12/16
I usually feel super sleepy/low energy, uninterested in everything, everything seems pointless, I don't want to talk to anyone or see anyone, I just want to be surrounded by darkness and and silence... then I'll sleep for 12 hours and I'm back to my regular self haha
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Yes, indeed you're right in all that you listed. Thanks for the comment. I'm ok but not back to normal. Just hope this doesn't take soo long like it took you, bet it was a torment to you handling it during so long. I better fix up myself soon so i can cheer up others around and yes, don't worry, i'm sure you'd find comprehension and nice buddies to hang around. Everyone here is mostly nice. I'll follow your advices, hope they work on me.
Posted 10/12/16 , edited 10/12/16
Depression is a bit like



But you're too depressed to even do that
Posted 10/12/16
Feels like suicide
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it feels like there will be no tomorrow, that no matter what I do I cant win , at anything, I cant succeed, everything I have done has been in vain, im suffocating, my chest is heavy my head is heavy, you don't want to do anything, not even sleep, you try to be happy but it just wont come, its dark, there is always something, just SOMETHING has to happen to me, I cant get a break, my mind has failed me and my body has failed me, my mind hurts, my body hurts, my heart aches, I feel numb, have lost empathy

you feel like you are drowning, you want to be something else, anything else to escape it,
sometimes I look at my cat, and wish, I could be a animal, so that I don't have to deal with things humans have to, just eat, sleep, be care free
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