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Readers Respond: Dealing With Depression

Responses: 200


Updated September 30, 2011

Fed Up

Im 13, ive been bullied since i was 8.. i just lost my granda and im feeling really down.. i cry day and night with out fail, and ive no one to talk to..sometimes i think of suicide the only thing that stops me is that i know my granda would hate me if i done that...
—Guest Hurt

I dont know what to do anymore

I dont know Why im depressed i just am ive tryed to end it but someone helped me get out but becaue of i left her for another reason i dont know what to do anymore i would not be alive if it werent for the love of music but im not even sure if i like it anymore. WHO AM I ANYMORE?

dying inside

I am 20 years old and have been depressed since i was 13. Chemical imbalances. I recently went on Cipralex To help with it but then everything started happening... I was homeless for a while after dealing with a drunk and abusive roommate, in july i went to see a doctor about female problems and am now involved in a series of treatments to find out it i can ever have a baby with my wonderful boyfriend. It seems to be stretching out so long. Appointments, blood work, an ultrasound to rule out uterine cancer... And today i had an appointment with a reproductive specialist... Which got cancelled because of the weather.. I am so depressed the thought of not being able to carry the precious gift of a child is ripping me apart ans i feel so alone. My boyfriend is trying to help but he doesnt understand and it makes me feel even more alone..i lost my best friend, and all my others along with her... And i losr my job. I am sitting at home watching tv and eating. To depressed to do anything....
—Guest Ashley

i hate my life

I don't know what to do kill myself or wait and see if my life gets better but I doubt it will. i am so tired of this life. no one really knows what am going through because i always smile and pretend that everything is ok, while deep inside am burning, i am an introvet ,i dont have friends,people find me weird because i normaly dont have much to say ,some call me gay. i tried to have a girlfriend, but things end up really bad,i got deeply hurt, and she ene up calling me gay . well i am a loner,sometimes i do things just to fit in, i have chatting with rondom people online,some are homosexual,so they used to tell me stuffs like they want me etc, and i was feeling about that, because that is want i wanted, to be liked,to be loved, to have friends, to go out on friday night etc,.i am tired of being sad all the time.i sometimes ask God to take my life away.im now 19, people hate me for no reason. i always do things just to fit in, i don't remember ever not feeling depressed
—Guest shawn

HELLO to my friends out there i am

Three weeks ago my boyfriend broke up with me. it all started when i Travel to UK to spend my holiday with my friend,i was trying to contact him but it was not going through. So when i came back from UK i saw him with a lady kissing, i was frustrated and it gives me sleepless night. I called my friend told her what happened and she introduce me to a spell cater who helped her long time ago. Which i contact him and i never believed that the spell will work so easily because i have contacted many spell casters to get him back all they do is to take my money with no result. I am happy to tell you all that my boyfriend is back and committed to me alone and he do whatever i ask him to do with love and care. All thanks to DR,TUBE the great magician who helped me to restore my boy friend to me:goodspelltemple@gmail.com , .. Email this powerful and authentic spell caster via email now goodspelltemple@gmail.com ,
—Guest Cathy

being depressed

I have been depressed for 2 mnths now since i left my kids father. It hurts deep down since he doesnt want to make it work. I dont know what to do anymore. I love my kids with all my heart and I think they know that mommy is sad because daddy is not around. I dnt like feeling this way. I want to enjoy my life without any worries and enjoy my life with my kids. what can i do to get my mind off of their dad.


I thank God for his blessing daily,for some reason I cnt find myself im always feeling alone and left out from my family.my energy level is always low so I lay in bed most of the day sad,i havent made love to my husband in six months,my oldest girl want take responsiablity for my grandkids,i suffer with high blood pressure and heart disease
—Guest Lmp memphis

EFT/tapping and law of attraction

I haven't read all the posts, but I'm very sure they have to do with some kind of frustration or emotional situation. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1997 and since then I have been looking for an explanation of my illness. I have gained awareness and have been taking control of things in my life that were disturbing, like time control, goal setting, and the idea that "I am the creator of my own reality" from the law of attraction, just took me to another new path. I also found EFT/tapping therapy that have provided an easier and more meaningful way to see at and live my life. I'd like to start a group to share this knowledge and start tapping.!
—Guest Tapping fan


Im 16 year old girl. I just moved to a city with 200,000 people from a small hick town. I switched school in march and i can barely even go to school . I cry a lot because i dont think i fit in and i have no friends . My mom sometimes understands . I have been diagnosed with Social Anxiety also so this move really hurt me alot! I havnt been to school in over a week and 3 weeks ago i missed another week , Sometimes i think why is it even worth going when the teachers hate me and no one notices me. I am Failing all my classes i feel like being done and just giving up everything in life . Being so depressed i dont want to leave my house or anything it is making me feeling physically sick . Im happy that my mom is considering online schooling for me :) But i am very ashamed for missing a lot but i cant help it but no one understands.
—Guest Machenka

16 and overly depressed

I'm doing my exams in my last year in school .. Well I'm meant to be, I never go in mainly because I have no friends there as I've only been there a year and as it was the last year everyone already has their friend groups, so I stay home everyday watching films Or I just stay in bed all day and then go to sleep really late, I use to be really popular and have all the boys fancying me and everything (I'm 16) I use to be happy but now everything's horrible i want my life to be like it use to, I have no friends anymore either I'm not really sure why either but my so called best friend never asks me to come out anymore she hangs round with other people.. I just hope things get better I'm so upset
—Guest Louisa


i have been through a family death, i have been sexual abused several times when i was young. i didnt told my mom untill when i was 11 yrs old. i have family issues right now i cant deal with cause i am only 13. i just want to let it go, i mean stop feeling depressed. i have trouble with lots of thing. i just want help cause it hurts inside. i dont have no body to talk with cause my mother thinks its easy to stop feeling depressed but its hard to let it go with all these issues. I dont knw what to do. i just feel locked up in a dark room where i cant come out or make a word. Any advise?
—Guest lein


After losing my job/house/dignity over the past three years, my past tendencies for depression came back with a vengeance. I can't afford happy pills and don't really think they would help anyway. I try to exercise because I've noticed it makes a difference - unless it really gets under my skin, I don't have the energy for anything but lounging in my pj's all day. So I spend a LOT of time alone, which I understand is not a good thing for the depressed. But I just have no idea how to meet people. I feel like this walking, talking pity party everywhere I go. The only advice I can give out is this: don't watch TV. All TV does is remind you of how much you lack - why you need this or that to be beautiful, or successful, or whatever. I stopped watching TV in the 90's and only watch movies now. So that's it - No TV and exercise - the best free anti-depressants. If I figure out how to befriend someone, I'll let you know how that goes.

bipolar depression

diagnoised bipolar 2 after 23 yrs,misdiagnosed as a depressive patient ,had 4 acute eposodes of major depresion but each time had a wil 2 live n fight it out. on 175mg lamtec 4 a lifetime. working too wel 4 me n i thank God.
—Guest anu



i know what its like

sometimes life just gets overwelleming you know what i mean you just want to say f it
—Guest gilbert davis

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