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What impact does/did depression have on your life?

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Last Updated: 05/29/2018 at 2:58pm
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December 14th, 2015 1:48am
depression effects my ability to socialize and to get out. It makes me feel tired all the time to a point where sometimes I can't even get out of bed for days. I can't eat, I can't talk to anyone. When my depression is only in mild form I can go get up and go to work and be around people and even put on a good pretend face but deep down inside I am numb and want to be alone in a dark place.
December 14th, 2015 3:05am
Depression is hard to deal with, it has made it hard to talk to people and deal with people. It has made me stronger in many ways.
January 25th, 2016 1:19am
It has destroyed my livelyhood, my financial life and my relationships. It has pushed me to the point of suicidal idealation.
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February 15th, 2016 3:25am
Depression changes you as a person, it makes you question your life and those around you. You struggle to find joy or purpose in life, and things are a constant struggle.
February 15th, 2016 12:26pm
It makes you sad, literally making you feel like there's no point in living, or that you're worth nothing. You feel you're not important anymore. and that it's all dull. Sometimes you can also wanna quit. End your life, think there's nothing more to it.... But life in itself is the challenge. Endure the strain, and you shall live your success
March 14th, 2016 10:45am
It made my life miserable but at the same time I'm glad i went through it, i learned a lot and met the people i love because of it. i only regret the self harm...
March 14th, 2016 9:06pm
Depression was like a big dark cloud over me. I was always tired, sad & felt worthless. I always thought bad about myself. Depression caused me to be insecure, self conscious. My self esteem was very low, I didn't think highly of myself & til this day I still don't .
August 15th, 2016 7:18am
A huge one.. Depression affects home, school, relationships. It's like it ruins everything. It has a huge impact.
August 16th, 2016 2:28am
Depression changed completely my relationship with my parents and my brother. Not in a positive way, though. No wonder since they are one of the reason of it. It's quite difficult to get out of bed. My mum would always yell at me for it. The school keeps sending letters about me being not at school and not doing my homework. I have so much imagination and inspiration to paint and draw but I feel unmotivated. You become a good actor, though. With some many faking smiles.
September 5th, 2016 5:02am
My depression makes me stronger in a way because I learn from my mistakes and low periods. I also feel like I get to know myself more. But of course it makes me incredibly sad and antisocial.
September 6th, 2016 3:21am
It affected my marks in school, my friendships and later on my relationship. It's very difficult to be with someone who doesn't know what it's like to not be able to get out of bed in the mornings.
October 4th, 2016 12:49am
To me, depression is an obstacle to overcome in regards to getting out of bed every day. It's having trouble planning your day and actually carrying it out. It hurts my relationships with people in my life.
November 14th, 2016 7:43pm
I pretty much shut down when I got depressed. For a while it was mild but at one point it was very severe. I could not feel any emotions, nothing made me happy or sounded fun, even things I used to enjoy seemed like chores. I hated interacting with others and yet I hated being alone. It was very frustrating to go through, and so much of it is hard to explain in words.
November 17th, 2016 1:11am
Depression has really changed me, from my perspective. I used to be able to talk to people, and now it's like I'm drowning. I've slowly gotten better, and am still. It's made it harder to get up in the morning, and go to bed at night. I avoid people like the plague because I don't want to deal with them, because become irritated easily. But, all in all, I haven't given up. No one should. One day, I will overcome this, and others will too. It takes time, and a lot of "metaphorical" band-aids.
November 18th, 2016 8:19pm
While I'm depressed, it's absolutely terrible. I can't do work, have fun, or even move sometimes. But, on the other hand, it's also made me value the time when I'm not depressed even more. Having seen and been through "the dark side", so to speak, it means even more to me when I come back into the light.
November 27th, 2016 5:49pm
Depression keeps me from trying new things, meeting up with friends and family (they stopped inviting me a long time ago), and makes me feel like I'm all alone in this and that I'll be this way the rest of my life. The more I keep to myself the worse it gets. It's like a vicious, never-ending cycle that I'm constantly struggling with.
January 17th, 2017 12:01pm
Depression made life really limited and dark. It makes you lose your friends and feel distanced from your family members and everyone who loves you. However, it makes you grow into a better and stronger person and most importantly kind and sweet!
October 24th, 2017 6:33am
Depression taught and teaches me kindness. All the time. I try to be gentle with those around me so long as they don't tread on my personal boundaries. While joyful 98% of the time, I know the 2% darkness that could push me to the edge of ending my life. And so when I see anyone living any less than that 99.9% joy, I am aware. Perhaps that helps and perhaps it doesn't. I live aware, and work from that platform.
May 29th, 2018 2:58pm
It had make me suicidal and self harming then i got on here and people had helped me tremedisly and now i am a listner