Why is it so hard to talk about depression?

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 I have not been to a doctor, or a psychiatrist, or what ever they are called to be diagnosed with depression. I just know that this is how I feel. I just want to shut down and ignore everyone, including my children and husband. It seems I can't talk to anyone in my person life about things. I still haven't fully recovered from the mental abuse I went through from 2013 to 2017, and then a miscarriage my husband doesn't want to talk through in 2019. Everything is just getting worse, and all I seem to do is bottle everything inside, then when I start talking about things, everything comes out. The anger, the sadness, the tears. I say things I don't mean, and can't change any of it. 

Beginning of the discussion - 8/24/21

Why is it so hard to talk about depression?

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Hello Lostsoul17, thank you for opening this discussion. Depression and mental health in general can be difficult to talk about as they are so deeply personal, but also because many of us weren't raised to be open and communicate what we're feeling with others. Going through trauma can also make it hard as our brain tries to shut out those negative memories and protect itself. Being vulnerable is hard, but you've already taken a big step by sharing with us here. Let me tag some members who can maybe share with you:

Hi everyone, how are you doing? Do any of you also have a hard time talking about your depression? Do you tend to bottle it up until you get to a breaking point? How did you finally find the strength to talk about it? Can you share any words of advice or support?
@Kelly1984@Manicherry6@Corkwellh@JMarie@Lucky4life@kjmaniace@Chancy44@Kkirkpatrick28@K2cshanni@Shae0625@Nikkee@mayah_griffin9@Meadow@BobbyRay@tyler1xx@hxnnahm@Willy2021‍ 

Take care,
Courtney

Why is it so hard to talk about depression?


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I have a really hard time explaining or expressing myself to others… my depression makes me feel like I’m the only one in the world who understands because I went through it and nobody else did. I often feel the need to isolate myself from others because it’s so hard to try and explain exactly what I’m feeling.

Why is it so hard to talk about depression?


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I have a really hard time explaining or expressing myself to others… my depression makes me feel like I’m the only one in the world who understands because I went through it and nobody else did. I often feel the need to isolate myself from others because it’s so hard to try and explain exactly what I’m feeling.

Why is it so hard to talk about depression?


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@Nayscott126 Yes exactly!! And even if I could put what I'm feeling into words I feel like it would just bore people or be like a burden to them... I don't want to give people another reason to not like me

Why is it so hard to talk about depression?

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I have the same issue every time I go to my therapy appointment or to my psychiatrist appointment, I tell them the medicines are not making much of a difference and that I am still feeling depressed, and when they ask "Why, or Tell me more about that" I have trouble expressing how I am feeling. I wish they could just plug a cord into my brain and download how I am feeling to get a better understanding, but I know that is farfetched. So what does one do when you struggle to honestly tell how you are feeling and come up with the words to say to your doctors and/or therapists? 

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