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 was in a deep depression state 8 months ago. Unnecessary for me to go into detail about it right now but this was a big factor along with others.

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.

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

I like being alone, but being depressed and dying alone is the worst thing for a depressed person

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.

I get so much stress but I don’t get depressed

Now Number 3 8/10/16 they lost hope in themself now I have lost hope and have depression but the main reason why was stress I could not work becuase of stress stress made me stupid stress made me hate school but school is the building of stress why am I saying stress so much

3 They got sexually assaulted

Yes, being sexually assaulted can be extremely mentally damaging... I'm not exactly sure how people can get depression because of this... Depression is constantly feeling that you're alone, sad, and that nothing will ever get better.

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 feel they suck at life

No, you don't suck at life.

6 They are getting bullied

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

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

Bullying is for losers.

4th and 5th grade left me mentally scarred.

7 They have been exposed of their worst sin
8 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.

Don't be disheartened if this happens,you'll be fine

9 Not successful in school
10 The people around them are depressed

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

The Contenders

11 Unemployment
12 They have poor sleep habits

School, school, school, it causes us depression.

I do... It takes 1-4 hours for me to fall asleep every night. Plus, I wake up several times a night and usually can’t fall asleep.

13 Their favorite television show ended
14 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.

15 Trying to be emo

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

Not all emo's are depressed.

16 They feel like they don't deserve it
17 Too much debt
18 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 come 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.

19 Getting insulted or insulting someone for a small mistake

True. A kid insulted another a few days ago then he looked sad. Why

Depressed does not mean sad. It's a state of near CONSTANT negative emotion.

20 They have been rejected from the person they love
21 Loss
22 They are hurting
23 They use TheTopTens too much

A lot of users in this site keep disrespecting marginalized groups and also opinions of others, they keep spreading negativity and compare other things too much. TheTopTens is a terrible site that actually cause people to become depressed and anxious nowadays. And I'm not referring this to all users who often use TheTopTens. I'm saying 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.

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