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I've been frustrated about feeling sad without any reason, I kept blaming myself. I realized that I have depression and that is part of me.

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Last Updated: 12/24/2019 at 6:20am
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Alex DS Ellis, MA, LMFT

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Feeling depressed or anxious can be so overwhelming. I want to help you feel better and be able to enjoy life. You are not alone and you deserve emotional support.

Top Rated Answers
April 15th, 2015 11:46am
I am so sorry to hear about that, I think you need to Join 7cups Depression chat room and also try 7cups Self Help Guide.
August 18th, 2015 4:15pm
Depression is not apart of you and it never will be. Depression is something people let become apart of them but you shouldn't let it build a home in your soul. Second chances are apart of you. So take it and wash away the depression
January 4th, 2016 2:22am
It is good that you have found out that you have depression. I have depression and I know how it is.
March 31st, 2015 12:03am
You are never alone..please know that! There are people everywhere who can understand what you are feeling. You will get through this, trust me
April 7th, 2015 1:28am
I have suffered with depression for several years and i have come to realize that it is something that never really goes away. It's something that you figure out along the way on how to better handle it. It takes a lot of time sitting down, really trying to figure out who you are as a person and what sorts of things make you happy as well as coping mechanisms for times when you just cant bring yourself to be happy.
June 1st, 2015 4:25am
I think you have made a great first step. Realizing that you have mental illness is the beginning to recovery. I wish you well. :)
July 14th, 2015 11:53pm
And that is completely okay! Depression takes over your mind, thoughts and feelings, it becomes part of you. Suddenly your not yourself anymore, you're just someone controled by this mental illness. But here's the thing, you can't let depression wins, you have stop it from becoming something so big and unberable that, well, you know what would happen after that. If you think you really are depressed, you should see a psychologist and maybe even a psychatrist. But I swear to you that you will get better
August 11th, 2015 12:38am
I'm sorry you feel this way. Please, remember that depression is a real, tangible thing; it's an imbalance of chemicals in your brain and can happen to anyone in any situation. Mental illnesses are just as valid as physical ones. Even without depression, feeling sad without reason is still valid. If someone is hurt, they should be helped regardless of the cause.
September 1st, 2015 2:43pm
I personally think that depression is due to over thinking and worrying about either past events or future events often we tend to live in the stages of life and forget that we are actually living in the now so if one can take the time to step back and look inside one will make room for growth.
November 24th, 2015 1:29pm
No. You should never be frustrated of feeling sad. You have every right to feel this way. Everyone gets sad
December 28th, 2015 5:35pm
Realising you have depression is the first step in tackling depression. Once you've identified it you can talk to a health care adviser or a friend about the next steps. Maybe there is a trigger for your feelings, maybe you've been feeling this way for a very long time. Either way there are a number of options available to you. Perhaps medication may alleviate some of your symptoms, maybe a combination of medication and exercise. Talking through your feelings can also help you deal with issues that may be responsible for making you feel the way you do. It's important to remember that depression is not a stigma, social attitudes towards it are changing and you should not feel ashamed of your condition. Instead, feel proud that you recognised a problem within yourself and that you have the option of making things better for yourself.
August 16th, 2016 8:11am
You have to not be too hard on yourself. You are already struggling with depression and you need to focus on helping yourself fight it. It is not your fault for having depression it can happen to anyone. Its how you deal with it that matters.
December 24th, 2019 6:20am
Definitely something I have experienced myself. It's easier said than done to encourage you to not beat yourself over feeling sad. What helped was writing in my journal. I wrote not only what I felt. I wrote about things I did. Goals I had. Even just drawing characters or swirls. But something about doing something consistent in my life felt structured and helped. And maybe writing may not be something that may help you. But maybe finding that you can encourage yourself to carry out. For example, singing, dancing, painting, going to the park or gym, etc. Hope this helps! You are strong. :)