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Why do I have to be the one that struggles from depression in my family?

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Last Updated: 01/28/2020 at 1:44am
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Top Rated Answers
TheresAPlaceForUs
March 31st, 2015 5:25am
I think a lot more people struggle from depression than anyone realizes. Chances are, most people are or have been depressed at one point. It's almost like a natural part of life.
patientLily30
April 2nd, 2015 9:16pm
When you are depressed it is common to feel like you are the only one who is being affected. It may surprise you that there are other people close to you who are also struggling. If you need help and want to reach out to somebody who understands and can help you work through your feelings I suggest connecting with a listener here or consulting a therapist. If your depression is more chronic it might be valuable to consult with a psychiatrist as well as physician to get you on a medication that can help lift you up out of your funk.
beyourself101
April 26th, 2015 5:20pm
Millions of people all over the world struggle with depression each day. You are not the only one out there and the best way to get out of your struggle is to connect with a professional! Fortunately, depression in generally curable! Please found the nearest hotline near you https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/tcdQ3_MAa1rMU-7sf5hF-gw/htmlview?pli=1# and cure your depression once and for all! xxxxx
WarmBeauty46
June 8th, 2015 9:45pm
I always thing " depression is the silent suffering." It may seem like you are alone in this but you aren't there is a very good chance that someone else in your family that is suffering to. You should talk to them about it.
paperbunni
August 24th, 2015 4:18am
Who else in my family is going to teach everyone else patience and optimism in my family? I'm sensitive to other people's not-so-constructive criticism and irritation. I also happen to be the one reminding my family members when they're being rude or pessimistic. I guess that's why I'm the one in my family who struggle from depression.
Nassi121
September 21st, 2015 1:13pm
We always think it's always us. Do people in your family notice you going through a hard time? Most probably no. That's because you try to hide it. That is exactly how another member of your family might be trying to do.
YouGotAFriendInMe24
September 22nd, 2015 7:16pm
I'm sorry you are feeling this way . Do you know what could be making you depressed ? Have to tried speaking to a family member a friend or your doctor with regards to your depression? Your doctor can put you in touch with a professional therapist who can help you through your struggles . I hope this helps . Feel free to message me if you would like to chat .
olimaar
October 27th, 2015 3:12pm
It could be that you are more anxious than others in your family. That doesn't mean that you aren't anything like them. Try to find your sense of anxiety, and get your family help out. By them helping, you'll feel more connected with them and not like the odd man out.
calmLove29
December 28th, 2015 12:16am
because your the strongest and they wouldn't give you this life if they didn't think that it would make you stronger
uniqueSnowflake41
April 12th, 2016 11:57pm
I am sorry to hear that you are struggling with depression. Depression can affect anyone and can make us feel very alone. Many things contribute to depression including genetics or stressful events. It doesn't mean that there is something wrong with you who are as a person. Talking with those who care about us and those we love can sometimes help us navigate around these feelings of loneliness.
Anonymous
August 29th, 2016 10:21am
You don't have to be the one to deal with depression there's many different options in the treatment of depression available to you try seeking out a medical professional to gain access to various options
nayeli14
November 22nd, 2016 12:57pm
I know that when I was born my mom had depression. So part of it was genetic. But honestly this has brought me closer to my mom
autumnnightsstars
January 24th, 2017 5:33pm
Its something in which anyone in this world can have, we dont chose it but we have to embrase it and not to be embarrassed by it. It doesnt define who we are its just a part of us and your not alone. There are so many people in the world who go through depression so dont feel like your alone even if your the only one you know of in your family. And also to remember some family members may not want to share this so its never visible to anyone whether your the only one. But never feel alone
sharingmeanscaring
January 28th, 2020 1:44am
People pass by so much struggles in life, and facing depression is something that each of us passed through. It's fine to feel sad, stressed, depressed, but keep in mind behind the clothes the sun is still shinning and with each new day each of us should be changing at least one bad thing and create good one instead. Everything happens for a reason and the reason or results whatever it is should be considered as an experience that made us learn something, that made us strong, and give us much power and confidence of tomorrow as a good day