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I've been depressed my entire life, what is it like to not be depressed?

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Last Updated: 04/23/2018 at 6:17pm
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January 8th, 2016 3:22am
it feel like you dont have the world over your shoulders, isnt all happyness and fun, it have those sad moments when you fell that everything is fallin' apart.
February 6th, 2016 10:22am
When you go to the bed in the night , you got a little smile becouse the new day is so soon to comming.
March 6th, 2018 2:20am
To not be depressed is the fact you are happy all the time, joining clubs and also making a lot of friends and trying new things.
April 23rd, 2018 6:17pm
Interesting question. I think everyone who deals with depression wonders the same. It’s a strange world not to be depressed if that’s what you are used to, but it takes some getting used to. You’ll get there one day, I believe in you.
September 14th, 2014 11:46am
When you wake up in the morning you will feel as though today is going to be the day when you have nothing to worry about. Anything will feel as though it is a success
October 26th, 2014 8:17pm
Not being depressed is a feeling like a release. I used to feel repressed a lot as well, but once you aren't depressed, its like walking down a path of endless wonders, and of peace.
July 20th, 2015 2:59am
Like you can be happy for yourself, but not happy enough unless you can help those who are suffering.
September 4th, 2015 8:29pm
While there is no specific answer for this as everyone is different. Perhaps counseling or therapy is needed to help get you through these emotional times and help to sort out your feelings. Also seeking advice from a healthcare professional could help if medication is needed. Good Luck!
December 24th, 2015 3:25pm
It feels so free and happy after you get over depression. Work really hard to get through it; you can do it!
December 24th, 2015 9:30pm
You're more motivated to do things, you see the good in things before the bad, you're ambitious, more determined, you find joy in most things etc.
December 25th, 2015 9:09pm
It's like finally getting to eat ice cream after a while of having a sore throat. It's like receiving a hug from the person you love the most. It's the most uplifting experience - not being depressed. It feels amazing not to be down all the time and simply enjoying the blessings you have in life.
December 27th, 2015 5:26am
we all have our own ghosts even if we dont tell the world about it, the first step is accepting there is a problem, the next one is trying to change things
December 27th, 2015 9:47pm
I get you really well. I was so depressed, I've tried to kill myself several time. Once, I almost did. And now i feel happy. I'm just stable, and that's the best feeling in the world. It's worth it ;)
December 30th, 2015 2:08am
I always learned talking about it can make you feel better! Being open minded to speaking about it is great! Knowing you have that struggle is the first step to comping with it and overccomming it.
December 30th, 2015 4:58pm
I think everyone at one point in their life have experienced some form of depression, if you have continual experience of depression it is best to mention this to your GP(General Practitioner)
January 1st, 2016 8:11am
You are just you. You enjoy the littlest things about life. You appreciate everything and are thankful for everything. Try these things. And/ Or Try to think positive.
January 1st, 2016 8:01pm
you just feel like your life has a meaning, you actually enjoy living... there aren't word to describe the feeling, you have to feel it yourself. you only have a life, you're time is limitated don't waste it.
January 3rd, 2016 7:53pm
not being depressed is something like knowing santa clause do not exist but still wait for christmas presents
January 7th, 2016 9:29pm
Not being depressed is being able to wake up in the morning and being excited and ready to get out of bed and starting your day.
January 8th, 2016 8:02pm
Not being depressed is hard to achieve. I would say that most people live with a certain amount of depression, however small. But in my own life, when I haven't been depressed, it has been very pleasant, peaceful and calm. It feels like being content with life as it is, and it truly is a blessing when it strikes, no matter how rare.
January 9th, 2016 4:27am
Well I personally don't know bc I have had depression for all of my life and it has not gone away yet
January 10th, 2016 12:29pm
its a great feeling you may have a type of depression that never goes away because its a brain imbalance medication can help speak with your therapist or dr. which ever you have
January 10th, 2016 3:24pm
well, depression is a special state of mind. When you are not depressed, you are perceiving things from all around you and interpreting them according to your real nature. Which then puts you into different kind States of mind, it depends on how you perceive a particular thing.
January 13th, 2016 10:18am
It is a balanced path between all emotions. You don't feel sad all the time. You are able to feel other things. And you get to feel happy which is really cool. You start to enjoy the things that you are passionate about and love. Don't give up, there is hope for you!
January 14th, 2016 3:05pm
I wish I could answer this, because I suffer from depression aswell, but you start to deal with it in healthier way's, and it gets better with a positive mind
January 21st, 2016 1:52am
I don't know what it's like to not be depressed seeing as I have not yet reached that point in my life either.
January 22nd, 2016 3:49pm
try to come out of your shel and see nature. breath in fresh birds fly..seee water flowing..go for a nature walk..ull will feel relieved..jus try..keep smiling :)
January 28th, 2016 6:17am
It varies for different people. It all depends on what you think is being "depressed" and what you think is being happy.
January 30th, 2016 6:12am
Not being depressed is liberating. It''s all about finding a way too love myself with all of life's quirks and downfalls and concentrate on my strengths and what I have to contribute to the world. If i change one life for the better, I'll have possibly changed the course of existence for all.
February 7th, 2016 9:13am
Not being depressed is focusing on things that you are thankful for and happy about, it's also keeping self-love like you would for others.