Do you ever get depressed for no particular reason?
September 10, 2008 6:25pm CST
I think i often suddenly feel sad. And then I actually have to examine and ask myself why. Sometimes I get sad because I feel like noone likes me, whether its true or not, or im afraid they dont. but mostly i get sad if i wonder if i did something wrong, i feel bad if i think i did some things wrong with my life, if i make mistakes, I don't know why i cant get over it. I think its just the state im in too, i feel lonely, and by myself. I hardly can go through the normal everyday tasks, like cleaning my own apartment or not, and I wonder how other people do so many things, like they are busy with everything, and happy and normal and always busy busy busy, but it hurts sometimes just doing nothing. it hurts sometiems hwne u think ur life is a mess, whether it is or not. How do you feel better?
10 Sep 08
I'm not particularly stressed, actually not stressed at all atm. I'm just sad. I'm just sad about being in society, i feel awkward. Sometimes i miss my ex, because i liked some parts of our relationship, sometimes i wonder why im not with someone else, someone who was interested in me and who i liked too but i didn't do anything about it and now i dont know if he still likes me anymore. Sometimes im just sad like seemingly everyone seems to get on with their life with ease, or at least deal with it, like they enjoy their work, and they have fun, they look nice, and hang out with friends and stuff, and i dont know if i can even feel that. If i dressed myself up better, it always feels as if i would still feel this way. i think its something with my brain, with just how i think about things. i can be happy when im with other people, and happy in moments and events, but when im by myself i get tragically sad sometimes. i just feel so broken and isolated like i cant do anything and i feel frustrated if i waste any time, and it feels like everything moves so fast but i stick myself behind in one spot. like everyone moves on in their lives, my friends etc, and stuff is just constantly changing all the time except i cant keep up with it.
• Orangeville, Ontario
11 Sep 08
I am depressed because I'm not doing what I want to be doing, what I SHOULD be doing. I can't motivate myself... or perhaps this dang computer and internet are just too distracting. In your situation what I think you need to do is sign up for something where you will meet new people. When I was single again after my first marriage I signed up for bowling. I had never ten-pin bowled in my life before that but I learned and had such fun and made great friends. I also played softball for one summer, then I got pregnant and had to drop out the second summer. I have joined a writer's group and I love it because a) it gets me out of the house and b) I have made great friends there. Instead of sitting around feeling sorry for yourself you need to be proactive. I know of which I speak. I have fibromyalgia. I spent five years on the couch feeling sorry for myself. Seeing a therapist would be most helpful and I agree that not every therapist will be a match for you. You may have to hunt around until you find one that you are comfortable with. Good luck!
• United States
11 Sep 08
Nope. I have a reason. I'm not going to go into the whole 'life sucks' speech, but mine isn't the brightest. I wish I had more highlights in my life, but I don't think that would change the way I feel. I think I'm one of those few people that truly feel like life has nothing to offer them. I honestly don't think I would be genuinely happy, so I fake it.
10 Sep 08
If you often experience depression then it is best for you to go and see a psychologist to help you. It is not healthy for you to think so much of sad stuff. Everybody had its shares of mistakes and wrong doings. You should not let that make you feel so bad to the point where you feel depressed. If ever this happen so often you must take into consideration finding a psychologist who can help you. In that way someone who is an expert about this kind of problem can help you find a way of diverting your sad thoughts into a happier thoughts. Normally people try to ignore things that makes them feel depressed by going out with friends or do stuff that they find interesting. Avoid thinking of sad stuff when your alone. It is not good for you.