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    I have depression and like to recover, but I am mixed over the idea of "feel good" There must be much to read into it since events like Christmas and Valenties have such high rates of suicide when people are supposed to feel their best.

    Myself reading into it I can see how stories of how someone has overcome something terrible, like cancer or miscarriage or been single for years and finally met the person of their dreams etc are quite upsetting in some ways.

    As in the person talks about how awful things were and suddenly their life became amazing so they can no longer need to look back makes me think that my current life isnt getting nowhere and it makes me feel worse and almost as if they are gloating, not over me but saying how great their life is.

    Bah not sure how to word this well actually but hope someone knows what I mean.

    But at same time if I just heard miserable news I would feel quite neutral about things and not happy so you cant win.
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    Personally, I don't think so. But then I don't have depression.
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    I wouldn't say they are. I've had depression in the past, and I don't see it as gloating or anything. I can understand why you would, however.
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    'Feel Good' stories just end up making me feel jealous of the person whose life has miraculously taken a turn for the better because mine's just plateaued. But they are sort of cute, I suppose, ifI don't read too much into them.
    Christmas' high suicide rates are surely due to people being on their own / feeling lonely when everyone else around them seems to be so full of festive cheer?
 
 
 
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