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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 3/26/2005 5:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey!  I'm new to the site and was hoping maybe meeting some people who were on the same page as me would be helpful.  I wouldn't really say that I'm new to depression, but until now I was never willing to admit it.  I almost feel guilty for being depressed because I know I have so much more than so many people.  I don't know the root of it, but I guess if I did then I would be in this situation huh?!  I like to be one of those people who brings everyone up when they're down.  I think it's more for selfish reasons though, it gets my mind off of my own problems.  It scares me that I feel so down and so helpless.  I've gotten to a point where I don't even know if the 'pursuit of happiness' is worth it because it seems happiness is only temporary and that the pain always trumps it.  I'm sure I'll meet many great people through this site.  Everyone take care! 
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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 3/28/2005 1:54 AM (GMT -6)   
feeling guilty about being depressed is quite common

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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 616
   Posted 3/28/2005 4:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey cincychic, your not alone there is lots of people here like you. i get called selfish all the time as well, not just bymyself but my family members. for me also the persuit of happyness seems sometimes not worth it because its always "temporary happyness" as well. but i try to live everyday by itself and not link all days toghether. sometimes keeping things simple and taking it step by step helps. try not to worry to much about tomorerow. do the job your supposed to do today or do the things you'd like to do today and let tomorerow for tomorerow and try and let go of your pain by keeping your mind buesy doing things.

For instance to keep ur mind buesy, either reading a book or talking to someone, walk or do anything you like just as long as its not something abusive like drinking or addictive things. cooking something special for your loved one perhaps? anything you enjoy doing.

Bringing people up when they r down is primary reason why most of us are here for each other, helping others and such is a great thing to do and gives us a satisfactory feeling :) we are all here for each other.

and good luck to u !
                                                     To be or not to Be

New Member

Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 3/28/2005 12:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Thankyou both for your comments. I appreciate you taking the time to read my message.

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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 3/28/2005 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey cincychic,

Welcome. I too was depressed for years. I have a chronic illness and never wanted to face the emotional realities associated with it and so I ran from all feelings. This only drove me deeper into depression. Admitting that you need help is a great first step. I needed to get professional help to come to terms with the pain and where it was coming from. The root cause is still there, but I am slowling learning the tools necessary to help me through the pain. Good luck and hope you find the friendship and support here that I have.

We can respond to irritation with a smile instead of scowl, or by giving warm praise instead of icy indifference. By our being understanding instead of abrupt, others, in turn, may decide to hold on a little longer rather than to give way. Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness.


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