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How does depression feel?

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Last Updated: 10/19/2020 at 12:43am
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January 30th, 2018 1:35pm
like you aren't worth anything, like no one really cares about you and your in a dark circle that you cant escape.
February 6th, 2018 2:50am
It feels nothing like literally nothing there will be a time that youll just stare blankly and not think of anything but most common is you feel worthless ,alone, sad, lonely, hopeless and you cannot function really well that's how it feels
February 12th, 2018 3:57pm
It feels different for everyone, specially because it's often co-morbid with other mental illnesses like any form of anxiety, OCD etc. For me, it feels like life is drained off my body and everything aches, I can't even open my eyes sometimes. It's like a really bad flu but nothing physical is actually wrong with me. Everything in life seems hopeless and I don't feel like doing anything at all except for (sometimes) sleep. I also don't feel able to enjoy activities that I previously did or any other new thing I try to do. I used to have self-harm thoughts and actions, but not anymore.
March 6th, 2018 4:18am
depression is feeling empty inside. not feeling sad or happy or any kind of emotion. sometimes its feeling lonely while being with a group of friends and preferring to be alone.
March 20th, 2018 4:35pm
Depression feels like you are trapped in this world with no outlets to escape it, lack of interest on subjects or activities, frequently sad for an amount of days, not wanting to get out of bed as well as feeling like you are a burden to others around you.
November 20th, 2018 7:49am
It is this incredible pain and everything feels like it is coming apart. It feels like your emotions are ripping you apart. But yet, it’s also just numbness. It’s like everything you are is gone. All happiness is gone. All anger, gone. Sadness, pain, gone. You find yourself craving pain just to feel something, anything. It’s like your personality is gone. You find yourself in unspeakable pain to to feel a glimpse of emotion. It is like you are gone and justvwatching a shell of yourself go about life. Everything hurts. Yet you can’t feel it. Nobody gets it either. It’s when you know you’re truly alone.
February 12th, 2019 2:13pm
Depression makes me feel hopeless. I feel as though i have got nobody to talk to as my mum lacks compassion. When i told my mum that i have depression she told me that i am weak and that i have to get on with it. I am scared to cry in front of my mum as she views tears as a sign of weakness. I have stopped going out due to my depression. For me going out holds absolutely no enjoyment. I am thappier just to stop at home. The last time i did go out i felt as though everyone was judging me. Even the thought of going out makes me feel anxious. There are times when i feel as though i could sleep forever..
August 12th, 2019 10:54pm
Depression feels different to everyone. For some its a lack of energy and interest in things they once found fun. For others depression seems to swallow them up and they won't want to leave the house or talk to anyone. A good portion of people with depression may resort to some kind of self destructive behaviors (ex. cutting, drinking, impulsive things they wouldn't normally do.) For me depression was like all of that and more. I won't go into too much detail but like I often wanted to die, no matter how. I always was doing selfish things but I never really thought of them like that. In summary, depression feels like a messed up version of you. Depression feels like a bug bite you've gotten used to but you can't get rid of. Depression effects people differently but that doesn't take away from anyone's feelings
April 21st, 2020 3:13pm
It is tiring. I feel conflicted in the sense that I want to do something but I also don't have the energy to do it. Most of the time I am lost in my thoughts; making up scenarios or remembering old ones. My mind feels heavy and sometimes I feel as if my mind is a separate entity than me. Like another person living inside me. Constantly telling me what to do, how to feel, how to be. I don't want those thoughts but they don't go away. They keep coming back again and again and it's so tiring. I want it to end but it doesn't.
October 19th, 2020 12:43am
Depression to me feels like being on empty. I don't have the energy or motivation to do the things I love. I want to do them but I can't bring myself to do it. My body feels heavy and it just makes it hard to move. Sometimes it feels like the heaviness and emptiness will never go away. As if I am stuck in this state for ever. I feel hopeless and I hate that. To not feel in control of my emotions is one of the worst feelings for me. I feel so weak and unworthy. I am just waiting to feel better