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What was the darkest depression in your life and what have you learned from it?( i admire your courage )

I know that from tragedy has come a lot of happiness.
I know that no trees can stretch its branches in the heaven before its roots in the hell.
I guess i am young and not experienced,of course i have been through difficulties and struggles,but they are just small ones.
I would love to see someone share his/her experience with me,i am always perpared to listen.
And remember,everyone has his own depression,you are not alone.
I appreciate your participation,one really needs courage to talk about this.

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  • Sep 30 2013: My military service qualified. Easily the most miserable time of my life.
    Made me either extremely irritable or extremely apathetic (and switching at the drop of a hat), alongside enough stress, shifts and straight up physical pain to keep me at an average of three or four hours of sleep per night. Didn't take long for my health to suffer, which in turn deteriorated my mental state, resulting in something of a feedback loop.
    The funny thing is I was actually a model soldier before it started getting to me. Gradually, I just stopped caring and started picking fights instead.

    Didn't seem to have much of a long lasting impact though. I got better the moment I was discharged. I'm quite lucky in that sense, that my depression came from a solvable cause rather than a more deep seated psychological issue.

    Taught me how to appreciate the little things in life that most people take for granted. Like being able to sleep at night, not having anyone try to kill you, and not having an organization own you and treat you as if you were their guard dog.
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      Oct 1 2013: Nadav,you make me feel like your miserable time was a treasure after reading your story.
      Others may say "i understand you"or things like that.
      But only you knows how it felt like,it was your own experience and others can never steal it from you.Only yourself knows how this experience hurt you,and moreover,gain you.
      It's like no trees can stretch its branches in the heaven before its roots in the hell.
      The miseries introduces you new angles to look at the happiness and joy.As you've said"Taught me how to appreciate the little things in life that most people take for granted. It teaches gratitude.:)

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