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Plus the images of gorgeous beaches and even more gorgeous plates of spaghetti are tremendously satisfying. I love them. I have so many memories that make me so happy because of this movie. Join Us. You can also browse from over health conditions. Submit a Story. Join Us Log In. What would you add? Want the best Mighty stories emailed to you? Depression quote: "Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed. Depression quote: "There's nothing more depressing than having it all and still feeling sad.

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Quote on depression: "It's really sad how one day I'll seem to have everything going right then the next day I'll lose everything so fast. Depression quote: "Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion. Quote on depression: "Depression is like a bruise that never goes away. Depression quote: "The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. Quote on depression: "Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance. Quote on depression: "She hurts and she cries.

But you can't see the depression in her eyes. Because she just smiles Quote on depression: "What is depression like? It's like drowning. Except you can see everyone around you breathing. Depression quote: "I wish I could go back to a time when i could smile and it didn't take everything in me to do it". Quote on depression: "I am living in a nightmare, from which from time to time I wake in sleep. Depression quote: "My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known—no wonder, then, that I return the love.

Quote on depression: "So you try to think of someone else you're mad at, and the unavoidable answer pops into your little warped brain: everyone. Quote on depression: "I don't want any more of this try, try again stuff.

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I just want out. I've had it. I am so tired. I am twenty and I am already exhausted. Quote on depression: "It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you're so relieved. Iwoke up in to a nightmare. Depression quote: "Every man has his secret sorrows wich the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad. Quote on depression: "I'll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.

Depression quote: "When you're surrounded by all these people, it can be even lonelier than when you're by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don't feel like you can trust anybody or talk to anybody, you feel like you're really alone. Learn your way around loneliness.

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Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life. Welcome to the human experience. But never again use another person's body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings. Depression quote: "During depression the world disappears. Language itself. One has nothing to say. No small talk, no anecdotes. Nothing can be risked on the board of talk.

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Because the inner voice is so urgent in its own discourse: How shall I live? How shall I manage the future? Why should I go on? Bearing the burden of a secret storm. Insightful quote on depression: "All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you'll be quite a lot! Quote on depression: "The same girl who smiles and talks non-stop, is the same one who cries herself to sleep at night. Depression quote: "Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it. Quote on depression by Rebecca Wells: "Can you reclaim that free-girl smile, or is it like virginity- once you loose it, that's it?

Insightful quote on depression: "Maybe she laughs and maybe she cries, and maybe you would be surprised at everything she keeps inside. Depression quote: "When I cry about one thing, I end up crying about everything that's messed up in my life. Quote on depression by Douglas Adams: "I think you ought to know I'm feeling very depressed. Insightful quote on depression: "I don't want any more of this try, try again stuff. Quote on depression: "I don't want to see anyone. I lie in the bedroom with the curtains drawn and nothingness washing over me like a sluggish wave.

Whatever is happening to me is my own fault. I have done something wrong, something so huge I can't even see it, something that's drowning me. I am inadequate and stupid, without worth. I might as well be dead. Quote on depression by Elizabeth Wurtzel: "That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful. Quote on feelings of depression: "Some friends don't understand this.

They don't understand how desperate I am to have someone say, I love you and I support you just the way you are because you're wonderful just the way you are. They don't understand that I can't remember anyone ever saying that to me. I am so demanding and difficult for my friends because I want to crumble and fall apart before them so that they will love me even though I am no fun, lying in bed, crying all the time, not moving.

Depression is all about If you loved me you would. Depression poem by Amie Merz: "I want to tell you how to help me.

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I want you to tell me what I need. I wish I could. The real kicker is when they accuse you of being fake I totally agree with you especially the part where you state "to put on a mask so we don't ruin other peoples days and maintain our jobs". This is the reality. I smile not mainly because I want to hide my feelings, but because of those reasons.

In some instances also, not every person you know is willing to listen your story or to be part of the circumstances youre going through. I already experienced this a few times and I realized its better not to let them know what your dealing deep inside because if you do, you will only feel worse or should I say, worst.

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I dont want to be negative, but Im just being real. For me, I prefer to open myself to someone Im closed with or to someone who wont judge me for being me. I had a smiling depression person open up and confess to everybody out of nowhere on my birthday and now everyone including me have smiling depression kind of wished she would have kept to herself. This is not how it works I am truly sorry that this happened on your birthday, but I am sure she felt some relief to have some ears. Not everyone is able to be a good pair of ears, perhaps she chose to gain help in an inopportune time, but it is apparent that the setting allowed her to feel completely comfortable.

I hope someone from the night has stayed in touch with her to make sure she is doing well.

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And I hope she never reads this comment of yours. I completely understand where you're coming from! I have found in my own experience that the key is finding support people or groups you can feel safe being open and vulnerable with. It's such a relief to take the mask off not just in front of one other person but a whole group! Along the way I've also found a friend or two I can be vulnerable with and share my true self. The blog does a good job at pointing this out by mentioning the difference in energy levels that both types of depression exhibit. Smiling Depression allows for more energy to follow through on harmful acts.

Many people believe that those who are depressed don't smile. For many it doesn't make sense how can someone smile and at the sametime be depressed? Well, this blog presents some very good examples of this. At GoVa Hawaii's Counseling Center, we have psychologists that help with all types of depression and we see many of those who fit into the diagnosis of "Smiling Depression".

It is important to note that with any type of depression there is professional help available. Doesn't help when you can't get a psychiatrist to help you because you don't look like the others in the room. You get as t to psychologist after psychologist and you articulate your feelings and problems so well you are found fit. Off you go, no meds, you just "need a boyfriend," you need "me time. I know what you mean, my parents and my doctor would not even believe that I have depression. Even when the doctor confirmed my anxiety, he brushed it off like it was nothing.

I feel like I have to act otherwise someone will call you our, or everyone will act differently around me. I haven't told anyone about my depression as girls in my class literally respond with "ew" if someone uses the term and they use it so loosely. Also, my friend who thinks that depression is disgusting now seems to think she has depression I don't know if she does but she tends to do a lot of things for attention and has told everyone.

This honestly annoys me because everyone thinks that I can't be going through anything like that even though I am. I can't even get help from my doctor because neither he, nor my parents believe me.

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I have made it a goal to think positively and meditate I downloaded an app for meditation. It's funny you say that. I happen to know you personally and I do not think you're mentally healthy what so ever. I am not the first person to state this. I don't even believe you are seeking help, truly. For example, you often don't make sense, your stories are constantly changing, it's like you forget your story because their are too many.

It's apparent you have some sort of personality disorder as well as compulsive lying problem. I do not believe it's your fault but I do think you need anti psychotics. Your children are not happy. You are not taking care of them and many people have made remarks about calling CPS on you. They look unkept, they have bruises on them, they look dirty and neglected. You need help Brandi, please get it. PS and brush your teeth and the kid's teeth.

They look awful, Brandi.

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Are you still feeling badass? Yesterday I finally admitted that I've gone in and out of depression for many years of my life, most recently I've been in a period of depression for over two years with a big escalation over the past year. It's taken me so long to recognize this because my sister suffers from depression and finds herself unable to do anything, while I continue to pretend I'm moving forward, smiling outwardly even though I'm miserable. Learning now that "Smiling Depression" is a real thing, it all makes so much sense. I'm still not sure what to do about it but admitting the situation is helpful.

Thank you for your post. I am a year-old working adult. I saw this post and as I read it, I felt connected to it. And not sure if what I am experiencing could be termed as a smiling depression. Not sure if what I am experiencing is to an extent that calls for a counseling session. Perhaps it is just a mild one. In the past two weeks, there have been two instances my tears flowed and my energy came down but the next day when I went back to work, as I got back to my normal routine, it seems like I am okay. But what is written over here speaks to me.

I am always a smiling, laughing person. But underneath, it seems otherwise, just like what is written over here. I often imagine that it could be nice if there is a person who would just sit down with me and not speak or judge nor to offer any advice but just being very present and only listen to the feelings I am experiencing where I could pour out what is going on underneath. Just like Amanda, my tears flowed and then I was fine the next day, but the difference is that this has been happening to me for the past 9 months almost, and I'm a 14 year old girl Like the last line said..

The most important thing is to reach out. This is me trying to reach out. And, I have no idea what to do next. Also, is it like, seen before that someone young has suffered and got through this..? Hey Amanda, I know this post is old, but I'm just now getting to it and it has been the only accurate description of what I'm going through. Specifically your comment aligned with not only my thoughts and views on the issue, but my feelings as well.

It's almost a lucid knowing that I'm depressed, but I'm "happy" enough to deal with it. Anyway, I was wondering, did you get help? If so, did it help at all? What is your suggestion? I have noticed from experience that those with smiling depression and suicidal thoughts may often joke excessively about suicide, or have a generally dark humor to make light of how they are feeling inside. It may not only be suicide that is joked about, but whatever is center focus of their pain is: work, marriage, loneliness, or financial difficulties to name a few.

I never knew this was a thing. I've been hiding it for the better part of 25 years and have become quite successful at it.

I enjoy making others laugh, helping those less fortunate than I I found it very interesting that the article mentions "wearing a mask" as is this precisely how I've viewed it. Behind closed doors, I can take it off. This article made a lot of sense to me, thank you. Besides my own thoughts, this is the closest I've come to reaching out for help. I've had suicidal thoughts for many years but I've never spoken to anyone about it, I just go on wearing my mask and no-one knows.

Not even family. Most I've ever said about my world. People who have secrets and troubles that piles them all up and lock them away are misunderstood a lot. At first they can say they don't want to let their feelings affect their relationships. These are very selfless but very hurting decisions Because soon one day you'll realize no one really understands those tears behind that smile, those wounds behind that laugh.. Soon it feels like you put up with the most effort, and no one realizes it, and it just seems you're the one getting hurt the most.

But even then you just can't change because your heart just tells you, "lie, lie, lie". Before you know it, you probably came to not trust anyone anymore. How do you detect smiling depression? If someone appears happy all the time, has a good life, has friends, is smart, funny etc.. I would really like to know the answer to this question as I lost one of my fellow classmates to smiling depression and he was all of the things I mention above.

I know it seems hard to detect and if you don't have it you may never know someone else has it. I have only just realised myself that I have had smiling depression for two years but never wanted to admit it was anything wrong with me. But the only way to detect it is to try and see the pain in their eyes, when they smile look into their eyes you might be able to detect someone is wrong, if they say I'm fine or I'm okay if when you ask them, just say to them I know your not okay, and see if that finally breaks the mask they have been hiding behind.

Sometimes they may even show you a song that you might think nothing of but to them the lyrics mean something and they might want you to listen to the lyrics to know how they are feeling so they don't have to bring it up to you. I tried that but no one noticed, and now I'm going to tell my mum to her face but I can hardly bare it as I'm seen as such a happy and strong person I just don't think she will believe me, so if someone tells you they arnt happy don't say yes you are you always smile and joke around, as really that's to hide what they are feeling and then they will never want to tell you ever again how they feel.

It is hard to detect but if you do detect it dont give too much attention to them as the attention will make them realise something is wrong and they will try and hide again, just slightly help them and build up their trust in you, but dont make a massive deal of it. That's most of the advice I can give from my own experience and what I wish people did to me. This is very much how I am. I recently tried to get help and through administrative legal proceedings people accused me of lying because I was able to do my job.

I was surprised that many people I work with didn't know even though it was so obvious to me. I actually thought they just left to figure out my own shit. Luckily my lawyer pointed out that the reason I didn't say anything was because of how I was being treated by those accusations. Great article I only wish I had someone to confide in. Nobody understands and always always has an opinion or their very judgemental. I actually have smiling depression, but I'm afraid to tell my parents because I think she'll think I'm joking, because I joke a lot, heh.

I have been looking for the button for years. What is the button you might ask? The button I refer to is the button I could push and wipe out my entire history and have never have existed. Yes, I am sure I have 'smiling depression' and have for years. And I am a retired social worker Right now I am barely functioning because about 48 hours ago I had to put down a most beloved dog. She was quite possibly the sweetest, most loving creature who ever existed. Her health began deteriorating about 2 or 3 years.