What is your meaning of depression?

my meaning of depression is sadness,madness its like you wanna be happy but deep inside you can't , its like your alone in this world that your the only one with a problem it can cause you to slack off and do something you will regret


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Submitted by Fish S. on Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:48


Hi Anaestasia, thanks for asking people here about their experiences. I think that is a great first step to learning more about an issue -- seeing it from other people's perspectives.

I think your definition of depression is powerful; it resonates with me. Sounds like you have done a lot of thinking about this really important issue.

I think for some people, depression can feel like low self-esteem, worry that you are always letting others down, and guilt. For others, it can feel like total emptiness.

Here is a powerful description of depression (and it's funny, too!): http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2011/10/adventures-in-depression.html

Are you interested in starting a project to help folks experiencing depression? If so, we'd love to help.