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Depression is not sadness.. by rationalhub Depression is not sadness.. by rationalhub
So much this. I appreciate people trying to help, but shit like 'look at the bright side', 'others have it worse' etc. just makes it worse.
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WhiteBlazingPhoenix Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
It's like a voice in the back of your head constantly telling you that you suck, that you're worthless and that everything is just dark.....even if that's not really the case. It isn't something that can just be switched off....some days, you CAN tell it to do one. Some days, it hits you like a ten ton truck.

You pretty much got it spot on. :thumbsup:
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MyLoveForYouEternity Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed completely. I have Major depression for about 3 years or so now.... It sucks :/
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KuraudoKoneko Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Same major depression for 3 years... how fun how fun...
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Yu-tan9 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student General Artist
I know what you mean.:hug: I have a mood disorder (unspecified) and part of it's depression, and when I'm depressed people like my family will ask what's wrong or what happened when most of the time it's NOTHING. Then the person get irritated because they think that because there IS no cause I should just look on the 'bright side' and "get over it." It does nothing but make me feel worse and piss me off. :(
Sometimes I just really want to tell people like that to shove it up where the sun don't shine! :lol: Of course it would just make it worse, so I just scream that at them in my head. Makes me glad I don't have telepathy! :XD:
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doodler89 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
"Life's shit, so your bound to be depressed" I was told this, by a PSYCHOLOGIST!
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Raika-Boss Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ugh - when I was younger I had this a lot in school ~ It's so deep and you are just stuck in an everlasting vortex of darkness - When people say - OH COME ON, PLEAAASE- just get off your ass and do stuff (or get happy!)

Won't help one bit - In ways,it makes depression worse.

I found a good way for depression,is to just have someone with you if there is someone that is. Sometimes talking about how you feel even if you don't get out of it will help.

Anyway, Depression isn't just a feeling - I will seriously agree with that - depression is an illness, a state of mind that people do not choose to be in.

I've been there, but to be honest we all mixed it up ~ I was actually bipolar so when it came for help - antidepressants? Never worked.
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Fluessiges-Feuer Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I had depression not too long ago, and I still have flashbacks in which I feel totally useless and ask myself why I acted as I did. Why. Just why?!

Those sunny side people make it worse. most definatly. I, for one, just needed someone to hold hands with, just to have a shoulder to cry on. Not necessarily talk to, but just to hold on to.
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Raika-Boss Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ya agreed
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Fluessiges-Feuer Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer

I felt so bad for a while, thinking I had no business to think of myself as depressive.
Now I know what I am :/
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Raika-Boss Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahah ya xD
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Fluessiges-Feuer Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer

sorry.
Its not funny.
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Raika-Boss Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no its not :/ but sadly I have nothing to say considering I'm not in the position to be happy - Why do you think I act like so? to fool others ^^
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Fluessiges-Feuer Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer

Don't try fooling others. It'll make yourself unhappy and there will surely be a day you cannot hold the facade up anymore.
Better to show who you are.
I'm not saying that you should show everyone your feelings, but not to pretend.

Ugh. I'm horrible at giving advice.
I'm better at :hugs:
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Katherinemoon Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I suffer from it. And its just there. its not that im sad about anything particular. I just am sad. Does that make since?
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Raika-Boss Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's something that pops up out of no where - I agree - makes sense completely - hang in there sweetie ;n;
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Katherinemoon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student General Artist
always am!
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Raika-Boss Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*HUGGG
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rationalhub Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Yes, it does :huggle:
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Katherinemoon Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks
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Zereverefano Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very well spoken my friend... depression's taken the lives of 3 people I know, and... if only I knew this speech...
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Empath-L Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Very, very true. It's amazing how many people think they can make you feel better with their best motivational speeches. *facepalm* Thanks for sharing!
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rainsdance Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
This is so true. And when people say stuff like that it either feels like they're trying to get one up on you or that they just don't care about the way you feel. It's not helpful, and sometimes the best thing they could possibly do would be to just shut up and be there for you, not saying stuff about things they don't understand.
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1000yearseternalmaze Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
I am there sometimes too.:(
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Ani-Eimi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:paranoid: It's rather "convenient" that I ran into this today. I just lost a couple of people who were important to me & I logged onto DeviantArt to find something to cheer me up. *Sigh*

:cry: This is very true, though. I also suffer from depression. Unfortunately, most people really just don't understand. They often say things in an honest effort to help, but they just as often end up saying something that seems to set one back even further.

:paranoid: It bothers me most when people mention medication... Some people I know have it so bad that medicines don't work. Sometimes a prescription just isn't strong enough, while other times, one's body eventually gets used to it & becomes immune to the medicines' effects.

Depression really is a horrible thing & very hard to deal with.
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Lammergeier13 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Thank you so much for this! So many people just don't understand!
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CorvusCorax92 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, you can tell people how 'lucky' they are compared to others in the world all you want; it doesn't make their own pain go away, or make it any less real.
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ChristineIsDEAD Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Very true. I've been there.
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