Top 10 Reasons People Become Depressed

I personally know people who struggle with depression, and they tell me their stories. This list is based off their stories, and my own personal knowledge about depression.
The Top Ten
1 They feel alone

I've barely made any friends since I moved and can hardly socialize. I want to talk to someone in person but just can't bring myself to meet new people.

I was in a deep depression state eight months ago. Unnecessary for me to go into detail about it right now, but this was a big factor along with others.

No one liking you, fake friends, and your lonely relationship status can fall into this category.

2 They have too much stress

If you are stressed out, most likely you are going to become depressed one way or another.

This is true. It's why I can be seen as "emo." And not the poser kind.

3 They got sexually assaulted
4 They lost hope in themself

Feeling fat, stupid, or ugly can fall into this category.

This is how I got severe depression...

5 They are getting bullied

You can absolutely get bullied to the point of depression, sometimes even death.

I get bullied a lot and I'm usually punished for defending myself. -DarkBoi-X

I got a wedgie from this bully at school and now I'm depressed about it.

6 They feel they suck at life

Me. I have very low self-esteem and feel ashamed of myself for every little thing. Sometimes, I share too much of my thoughts and start feeling shameful because I'm exposing too much of myself, even if it's about something very harmless like my love for art.

7 They have been exposed of their worst sin
8 Not successful in school
9 Their friend or relative passed away

Eventually, you will get over their death, but in the meantime, you have a justified reason to be depressed.

10 The people around them are depressed

Remove yourself from such people. They will only bring you down.

The Contenders
11 They have poor sleep habits

I do... It takes one to four hours for me to fall asleep every night. Plus, I wake up several times a night and usually can't fall asleep again.

12 Unemployment
13 They are hurting
14 They're treated as less deserving than everyone else

Here is a good example. I wasn't even interested in relationships at first, my first plan in life being to live as a single adoptive parent. But early on, I came to discover I'm seen, for medical reasons, as legally unworthy to adopt. This set everything else in motion that puts me in my current situation.

15 Their family mistreats them
16 Their favorite television show ended
17 They feel like they don't deserve it
18 They use social media too much

A lot of users on this site keep disrespecting marginalized groups and also the opinions of others. They keep spreading negativity and compare other things too much. TheTopTens is a terrible site that actually causes people to become depressed and anxious nowadays. I'm not referring to all users who often use TheTopTens. I'm explaining how this website strongly affects others, and I suggest that you should not get affected by a website with a toxic community and don't dwell too much on it.

19 Best friend left

Actually, I had to leave my best friend... I moved a year and a half ago and haven't seen her since.

20 They have been rejected from the person they love
21 Loss
22 Too much debt
23 Trying to be emo

You don't "try" to be emo. That's called being a poser.

24 They don't have enough money
25 They’re unprivileged
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