Depression: Why is it so hard for us to admit that we're not okay?

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Depression: Why is it so hard for us to admit that we're not okay?


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I guess it is just easier to pretend to be happy than to admitted that i actually need. Anytime in the past that i have opened up to anyone they always tried to one up me and make their problems seem worst than mine so after a while i just quite opening up to people and started to pretend i was happy.

Depression: Why is it so hard for us to admit that we're not okay?


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In my family you weren't allowed to talk about mental health issues.  My mom's brother committed suicide and everyone had a theory - he was spoiled from childhood, he drank, he didn't want to be a responsible adult, he was crazy and on and on.  Years later I said in front of my mom that I suffered from depression and she said, 'don't say that, people will think you're crazy."  Out of 5 kids, I am the sanest.  I never ask for help in anything in my life because I grew up being told by my mom that I was not a baby, and she had 4 other kids that were more important. It took me a year after she died, to realize that I do need help, that I am not a baby, and that I don't want the chaos in my life anymore that I was raised with.  It has been 4years now and I have become stronger but I still need help. I think that mental health is seen as a bad thing, and not an illness.  It has a stigma attached to it and right away people think of the mental institutions of years ago.  I don't talk about my feelings with my family because my mom told my siblings that I was crazy.  I am not crazy, but a human being who makes mistakes and learns lessons from them.  But I don't care what others say about me because I know who I am and have a great group of people who are there for me in good times and bad.

Depression: Why is it so hard for us to admit that we're not okay?


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I'm always trying to put on a happy face and not let on i'm hurting.  Then once I get back home I become a recluse all over again.  I make up reasons to not go visit friends.  I don't think anyone else wants to be bothered because they have all their own issues.  I dont know how to get myself out of this mind set.

I hope maybe by joining this group I can find others who are struggling as I am and we can help each other.

Thanks for listening...

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