Amarand26

200d

Everyone says I look “too happy” to be depressed. And my family constantly says I have a good life and nothing to be depressed about. I just can’t seem to be able to explain it to them and am so sick of feeling so alone.

Depression

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  • laceyandme

    200d

    Its doesnt matter if you had a good life or now depression effects alot of people. Its a chemical imbalance im sorry they dont understand

  • bookworm89

    200d

    For me, my depression is genetic and can get triggered by lack of sleep. Just ask yourself if you have any family members who are the same if not check your sleep schedule to see if you're getting enough sleep. But it could literally be a number of things. Just hang in there ok.

  • wispymoon

    200d

    I always tell everyone that it's a chemical malfunction in my brain. Sometimes I can be "fixed" by medications but not all the time. They help in the day to day but not the extremes.

  • wispymoon

    200d

    💕💕

  • Catlady121427

    199d

    I agree with laceyandme....I have a loving husband of almost 20yrs & we been together for almost 23yrs

  • Catlady121427

    199d

    And I'm still depressed

  • BethAA

    199d

    I feel that. I'm sorry you don't have the support of your family. If you need to talk I'm here.

  • Catlady121427

    199d

    Amarand26 we get good & pretending...that is me anyway

  • Wisteria

    195d

    If you're like me, you "look happy" to others because you've learned to use a "social mask". I don't remember where I heard that, but it makes sense. We learn to fake happiness around others so we don't have to explain ourselves. I'm also dealing with depression. I first noticed it when I hit puberty. I'm medicated now and that helps considerably. I also deal with situational depression. (My husband has late stage dementia and lives in a care home.) Anyway, you're not alone. You can't help how your brain is wired.

    • Catlady121427

      195d

      totally agree

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