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Old October 12th, 2017, 02:09 PM   #1
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Question What is it to be depressed?

I need to clear something up that I'm sure you guys can help with. I don't know if I can count as I was a depressed person or if i was just very sad. About two years ago I had a few months where I felt the worst i've ever felt in my life. To the point I was crying every weekday morning because I didn't want to go to school. It wasn't anything to do with the people it was the teacher. She made my life a misery. She made me feel worthless because I wasn't very good at maths and she made out that I was doing amazing when I really needed help. I thought I would just share my story. Please don't give me loads of hate saying you didn't have the mental health illness. I know I didn't, but I think everyone should be able to feel depressed and hopeless because then it is the job of the people to help them out. Please reply below and I can truly understand what my feelings are...
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Old October 12th, 2017, 02:55 PM   #2
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Everyone will face a "depressive episode" at some point in their lives. Sure, it's a characteristic of a depressive disorder, but you don't need to have depression to suffer from depressive episodes. They can sprout from:
- A bereavement
- Stress
- Changes in the routine (usually negative ones)
- Trouble at school or work
- More.

They can last from a couple of weeks to a couple of years. With the right help anyone can get through depressive episodes and overcome the feelings like you clearly did. I hope this helped at all.

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Old October 14th, 2017, 02:03 AM   #3
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Constant social anxiety, stress, suicidal thoughts, silence...
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Old October 14th, 2017, 03:13 AM   #4
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Thank you all I’m feeling a lot better x
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Old October 18th, 2017, 06:21 PM   #5
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Old October 23rd, 2017, 05:35 PM   #6
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Default Re: What is it to be depressed?

Clinical Depression cant be self-diagnosed. It requires a professional because there are too many causes and triggers to look at. stress is of course huge, but self worth, social anxieties, sexual anxieties, family issues, etc etc. Being sad is just one symptom of depression but doesnt mean you are depressed. Its OK to get sad sometimes, feel emotional, and need alone time. That's normal for everyone, even though i think most people hide it. I know I do. Anyway -- if your sad, cry it out. Then after, ask yourself why? If you don't know or cry often for no apparent reason, have a talk with a councilor at school. Sometimes - they do help.
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I need to clear something up that I'm sure you guys can help with. I don't know if I can count as I was a depressed person or if i was just very sad. About two years ago I had a few months where I felt the worst i've ever felt in my life. To the point I was crying every weekday morning because I didn't want to go to school. It wasn't anything to do with the people it was the teacher. She made my life a misery. She made me feel worthless because I wasn't very good at maths and she made out that I was doing amazing when I really needed help. I thought I would just share my story. Please don't give me loads of hate saying you didn't have the mental health illness. I know I didn't, but I think everyone should be able to feel depressed and hopeless because then it is the job of the people to help them out. Please reply below and I can truly understand what my feelings are...
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Everyone will face a "depressive episode" at some point in their lives. Sure, it's a characteristic of a depressive disorder, but you don't need to have depression to suffer from depressive episodes. They can sprout from:
- A bereavement
- Stress
- Changes in the routine (usually negative ones)
- Trouble at school or work
- More.

They can last from a couple of weeks to a couple of years. With the right help anyone can get through depressive episodes and overcome the feelings like you clearly did. I hope this helped at all.
This is right, you don't have to be diagnosed to have a depressive episode, people like me who have depression have chemicals in their brain that are used up too quickly, produced too much, and not produced enough. Outside factors can cause that in any person if they're bad enough, just like what you experienced. Even if you don't still experience it anymore, it doesn't make your pain any less valid. What you were experiencing sounds like panic or anxiety, it can give off many of the same symptoms, and I experience them frequently. Sorry you had to go through that.

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Old November 29th, 2017, 08:49 PM   #8
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For me depression was not really sadness. It was more I felt so empty and unmotivated and just completely vulnerable and useless
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Old December 7th, 2017, 01:37 PM   #9
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I think that qualifies as mental illness. The symptoms that you've mentioned make it sound like depression and I'm sure that's what it was. It's good that you've recovered so well.


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