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Amarand26

641d

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.

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    • Catlady121427

      636d

      @Wisteria totally agree

    • Wisteria

      637d

      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

        636d

        @Wisteria totally agree

    • Catlady121427

      640d

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

    • BethAA

      640d

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

    • Catlady121427

      640d

      And I'm still depressed

    • Catlady121427

      640d

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

    • wispymoon

      641d

      💕💕

    • wispymoon

      641d

      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.

    • bookworm89

      641d

      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.

    • laceyandme

      641d

      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

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