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 8 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.

Yep! That's common. I've been single for so long

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 lost hope in themself

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

This is how I got severe depression...

4 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.

5 They feel they 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.

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.

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

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

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11 They have poor sleep habits

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.

School, school, school, it causes us depression.

12 Unemployment
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 They are hurting
16 Their family mistreats them
17 Trying to be emo

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

Not all emo's are depressed.

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 They feel like they don't deserve it
20 They use social media 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.

21 They’re unprivileged
22 Too much debt
23 Getting insulted or insulting someone for a small mistake

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

24 They have been rejected from the person they love
25 Loss
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