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    why can't I be normal???
    bmt71 posted:
    I have suffered from depression for a very long time, I have had some long and severe battles, but mainly on a daily basis I just feel unhappy, hopeless, and inadequate. I dont understand why I am the way I am....or if I can be fixed? I dont understand why some ppl can handle life's ups and downs, yet to me....they seem like devastating set backs. I question if I'm more of a hindrance to my family than a help? I just want to curl up in bed and fade away.
    rohvannyn responded:
    It can be fixed, but it does take some commitment. I'm working on that myself. The first thing to do is look at your environment and see what might be contributing to your depression. See if you can do anything to improve that. Then do a little reading online about ways to manage anxiety and depression... there are a lot of good techniques out there. Find something you are drawn to. Sometimes the tide can be turned by deciding you don't want to live this way. Sometimes it can help to decide that you are your own first priority, and begin taking back control. Also, there are online support communities like this one where you can vent and get support.

    Good luck to you!

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