How depressed are you?

Posted by: PetersSmith

Everyone gets depressed, but how deep does it go? If you choose one of the more severe options, you can talk to me if you want to.

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26 Total Votes
1

I was, but I no longer am

Some people move on from depression. Whether it be from medication or they just saw the luster in life. Either way, they are hopefully better now.
12 votes
7 comments
2

I'm fine

I listened to them talk and all I could do was smile, that was all I had to do. Their attention suddenly turned towards me and I could feel my heart pound against my chest. "So, how was your day today?" I turned to them, staring at me like wolves. ... They didn't care about me. It was okay, I'm fine, I'm great, it was fantastic, life is just perfect; please leave me alone. "I'm fine; let's talk about something else, okay?   more
5 votes
0 comments
3

I want to kill myself

I want to tell you a story. Once upon a time there was a woman. Everyday this woman lived her life as normal. She went to school, put on a smile when she had to, got good grades, and everything was all and well. For sixteen years this woman carried ... on with this, for sixteen years she hid behind a porcelain mask. When alone, she sat on her bed and stared at her dresser, occasionally glancing at the ceiling fan above her head. She got up, one day, from that bed and proceeded towards her dresser. Her mind was in a daze as she opened the first drawer that was slightly popping out. She gazed at its contents: the rope, the note, the razors; everything that she felt most attached to. The razors helped her feel, they helped her forget. The note, what was the point? She knew that no one cared about her. She was all alone in this world and even when she tried to reach out no one could understand, no one would understand. The note was wrinkled from the countless tears that dropped onto it, the words smudged and hard to read. What did it say? The note spoke of a helpless woman: "I'm alone, I'm afraid, I'm broken; I don't want to do this anymore. Every day I live I feel the crushing weight of wanting to escape from this world. The words of others breach my ears and wrap themselves around my mind, slowly crushing it to the point where I need pain to relieve myself. I sit, rocking back and forth, in the bathrooms sometimes. I hear people come in, laughing, smiling, and without a care in the world. They didn't know I existed and why should they? I hear them talk about me sometimes, I hear what they say to my face and what the feelings they try to hide from me: worthless, fat, insecure, moronic, useless, waste of space; why do you even bother trying? You should just kill yourself. I guess I'm doing the world a favor then. Every day I think why am I still here? I can't smile anymore; I quit, I'm tired of fighting. I want to lie down, close my eyes, and never wake up. I need the pain to stop. This isn't your fault, it's mine. Goodbye." The rope? The rope was found tied around her neck, she got what she wanted. The thing is, I noticed this woman every day. I saw her suffer, but I never did anything. I knew that I could have helped her, I could have saved her life. Yet, here I am, writing this; doing the same thing. I just don't get it, why does everything have to be so cruel? Why can't I be happy, why couldn't we both be happy? I'm suffering and I need it to end, I hope you can understand that. Life has lost its luster, but I don't think I ever had any happiness to lose. Even nothing is better than this. Goodbye   more
3 votes
2 comments
4

I consider myself moderately depressed

Everyone experiences a certain degree of depression. Depression seeps into your mind and can definitely bring you down. However, this doesn't mean it needs to be drastic and most people deal with it.
3 votes
2 comments
5

I consider myself to be greatly depressed

Major depressive disorder is a mental disorder characterized by a pervasive and persistent low mood that is accompanied by low self-esteem and by a loss of interest or pleasure in normally enjoyable activities. This cluster of symptoms was named, de... scribed and classified as one of the mood disorders in the 1980 edition of the American Psychiatric Association's diagnostic manual. The term "depression" is used in a number of different ways. It is often used to mean this syndrome but may refer to other mood disorders or simple to a low mood. Major depressive disorder is a disabling condition that adversely affects a person's family, work or school life, sleeping and eating habits, and general health. In the United States, around 3.4% of people with major depression commit suicide, and up to 60% of people who commit suicide had depression or another mood disorder. The diagnosis of major depressive disorder is based on the patient's self-reported experiences, behavior reported by relatives or friends, and a mental status examination. There is no laboratory test for major depression, although physicians generally request tests for physical conditions that may cause similar symptoms   more
1 vote
0 comments
6

I'm too drugged up to tell

I don't even know what's funny and what isn't anymore. I'm so incoherent that I could laugh at salad.
1 vote
1 comment
7

Not much

People find happiness in life and they stick with it. They move on from the events that attempt to bring them down.
1 vote
1 comment
8

I don't consider myself to be depressed

Some people can look past the bad things and see the good in them, and that is what makes them admirable. Life can be beautiful and some people just need to see it that way.
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PetersSmith says2014-08-05T23:32:47.4661993-05:00
I hope those who vote for "i'm fine" realize that it doesn't actually mean that you are fine.
PetersSmith says2014-08-05T23:35:45.9649871-05:00
Seeli: You okay?
JasperFrancisShickadance says2014-08-05T23:36:58.9280579-05:00
This is turning out to be a depressing poll.
YamaVonKarma says2014-08-05T23:37:32.1881107-05:00
To any ladies who feel down: Feel free to talk to Yama any time. Comforting girls is a specialty of mine.
PetersSmith says2014-08-05T23:38:13.9428808-05:00
It's about depression, what else did you expect?
PetersSmith says2014-08-05T23:39:24.0818296-05:00
YamaVonKarma: Really?
YamaVonKarma says2014-08-05T23:40:58.3599197-05:00
You'd be surprised. Lot's of people die here... No idea why. Comforting girls is something I do a lot, none the less.
PetersSmith says2014-08-05T23:42:06.3451555-05:00
YamaVonKarma: I feel you.
reece says2014-08-05T23:43:40.8939682-05:00
The best people to talk to about emotions are gays and females.
PetersSmith says2014-08-05T23:44:01.7700170-05:00
Reece: I don't know about that.
reece says2014-08-05T23:45:10.2524866-05:00
My belief is coming from personal experience.
YamaVonKarma says2014-08-05T23:45:29.3004529-05:00
I do. I'm bisexual as f**k.
PetersSmith says2014-08-05T23:45:29.5200170-05:00
Reece: As is mine.
PetersSmith says2014-08-05T23:47:41.4661945-05:00
Seeli: I can't force your hand, but if you want to talk to someone many of us, including me, always have open ears and open minds.
reece says2014-08-05T23:48:20.7300017-05:00
@PetersSmith When i told my dad that i was thinking about suicide, he shouted at me...
Adam_Godzilla says2014-08-05T23:49:40.7574887-05:00
Depression is a choice. Took me a while to realise that or even believe that but when you really look closer at why you're depressed, you realise it's only you who's holding on to those reasons.
PetersSmith says2014-08-05T23:51:08.8822190-05:00
Reece: Well, family is sometimes not the most important thing. I know this from personal experience as well. Sometimes you need to make your own family out of those you care for and trust.
YamaVonKarma says2014-08-05T23:51:09.4493941-05:00
By the Gods. Seeli.. Buddy. Yama's willing to listen. No one should die an unavoidable death not by my hand.
Adam_Godzilla says2014-08-05T23:51:59.3859544-05:00
Also, I once thought I was bisexual. I was wrong, I'm straight as a pole.
PetersSmith says2014-08-05T23:52:04.7524576-05:00
Reece: Family is sometimes not the most important thing, I know this from personal experience as well. Sometimes you need to create your own family our of those you care for and trust.
Adam_Godzilla says2014-08-05T23:52:50.3365342-05:00
But well, that pole can be bent at any given moment.
PetersSmith says2014-08-05T23:53:04.3612039-05:00
Dam_Godzilla: I disagree with you that depression is a choice, but I'm glad you found a way out of it.
PetersSmith says2014-08-05T23:53:22.3795504-05:00
Adam_Godzilla: I bet, handsome.
YamaVonKarma says2014-08-05T23:56:06.7911121-05:00
Dangerous women and feminine guys are the only way to roll!
reece says2014-08-05T23:57:58.5516613-05:00
@PetersSmith I don't truly trust and care for anyone.
PetersSmith says2014-08-05T23:58:26.7726040-05:00
Reece: You can trust me.
reece says2014-08-06T00:01:14.7878350-05:00
I reckon "trust" is irrelevant on the internet.
YamaVonKarma says2014-08-06T00:02:50.5569183-05:00
Damn straight, Reece.
PetersSmith says2014-08-06T00:03:04.4408293-05:00
Reece: You're probably right.
PetersSmith says2014-08-06T00:03:30.0870649-05:00
Reece: But you're going to have to trust me on this one.
reece says2014-08-06T00:09:16.1729584-05:00
@PetersSmith Trusting someone on the internet doesn't matter for me.
PetersSmith says2014-08-06T00:10:03.6224047-05:00
Reece: Then seek what does matter to you.
reece says2014-08-06T00:11:16.4290048-05:00
In other words i don't put emotional baggage on trust, not even IRL.
PetersSmith says2014-08-06T00:12:18.0969907-05:00
Reece: And rightly so.
PetersSmith says2014-08-06T14:15:24.6391878-05:00
Guys, I really hope you realize that the "I'm fine" doesn't actually mean that you are fine.
BblackkBbirdd says2014-08-10T14:44:25.1776119-05:00
What does it mean?
PetersSmith says2014-08-10T14:47:49.2087040-05:00
BblackkBbirdd: People say "I'm fine" a lot when they're depressed because they either don't want people to know about their true feelings, want to be left alone, or some other related feeling. If you actually feel that you are normal choose "I don't consider myself to be depressed." Read the description if you want to understand why that option doesn't truly mean "I'm fine."
seeli says2014-08-19T21:09:19.6581768-05:00
I read your descriptions...The one I voted for reminded me of something.

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