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Am I depressed? If not what am I? - April 28th 2013, 08:52 PM

For the past 5 years, I haven't been very happy with myself or my life. I was bullied for two years, then I switched schools, but didn't make a lot of friends. This year, I've been trying to turn things around for myself. But, over the past few months, I haven't felt like myself. Everyday I have times where I feel normal, and happy and can laugh with friends, but I also have times where I am sad. Those take up the majority of the day. I don't feel numb inside like some people with depression say they do, I feel like I have some sort of huge ball of anger, sadness and stress inside of me. I just want to sit down and yell and scream and cry, but I never can. When I feel like this, I can't enjoy anything, I feel impatient and just downright awful about everything. The most overwhelming feelings out of all of these is the sadness and my want to cry. Am I depressed? If not, what am I?
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Re: Am I depressed? If not what am I? - April 29th 2013, 07:49 AM


I can relate so much, you have no idea. I feel like this so much. I'm really sorry you're feeling this way and for the fact you were bullied. Nobody deserves to be bullied. Although I'm glad you've been trying to turn things around for yourself, that's good.

Do you usually keep your feelings to yourself and not talk about them? I do that and I experience the same thing as you a lot. You pass each sad feeling and nobody's around to talk about it with, well, the person you'd like to open up to and these feelings build up. You can be happy in the meantime, laugh, enjoy things but then they eventually catch up to you which results in overwhelming sadness, anger and impatience. I get all of those.

Not sure if this is depression or not but overwhelming sadness is part of depression. None of us can say if it's depression. It could also be other things like lack of certain vitamins and nutrients that give you energy which helps your mood, it could be hormones. Could you could talk to a therapist or counselor about this?

Best thing you can do is to try and talk to others about how you're feeling, like your family maybe. And start expressing yourself better by writing your feelings in a journal or writing poems. Drawing and painting are helpful as well. In the meantime you could try to distract yourself when you're feeling sad. I know when this happens, playing a game or something won't be enjoyable because you have to put focus into it. So I watch my favorite tv show or Loony Tunes which helps get me in a laughing mood. Maybe you could do that? Going for a walk is refreshing as well.

Hope I helped! Things do get better, okay? I'm here if you need someone to talk to.

Stay Strong <3
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Re: Am I depressed? If not what am I? - April 30th 2013, 01:30 AM

Hey Christabel, thanks for the reply. Yeah, I usually do just keep my feelings to myself. I told my closest friend recently about what I've been feeling like, and she was able to help a little, but now I'm really mad at her. I won't get into the detail of why I'm mad, but it's making me feel worse and worse every minute. I've never felt like I want to burst into tears as much as I do today. I've tried talking to my school guidance counsellor about it before, but that was a couple months ago and I haven't been able to go back because I don't have the time.
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Re: Am I depressed? If not what am I? - April 30th 2013, 01:47 AM

Hi sweetie,

I know how you're feeling - I get the same thing all the time. I'm really sorry that you're going through all this.

Sadly, since none of us on here (as far as I know) are professionals, we couldn't officially diagnose you with anything. However, you do sound like you have a lot on your plate, and this does sound like something along the lines of depression. I suggest you see a mental health professional about this, so you can get an official diagnosis and help.

And also know that we are all here to support you. You can PM or VM me at any time of you need to talk. I would love to help you.

Stay strong and keep your chin up, sweetie. We are all here for you - you know where to find us if you need us.

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Re: Am I depressed? If not what am I? - April 30th 2013, 03:41 AM

Well I'm really sorry that you're more upset. I hope you get the situation worked out because it's good to open up. I think talking to your counselor when you get the time might help as well.
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