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Anxiety, Depression, and Being a Downer

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TAKOYAKI SENSEI PH (1 month ago)
Because we have alien genes charlie.. Humans has always this feeling like we don't belong here.. We seemed to have this feeling that we dont fit in. Because we dont.. We dont belong in this planet 100%
fall spring (2 months ago)
I hope you keep making videos. But if you're making them just because you want people to like you, you will die from anxiety and depression. I will pray for you. I feel for you... I've been there before.
Anna Chris (2 months ago)
<3
Candace Aryll (5 months ago)
Oh my God! Toronto makes me so anxious. I live a couple of hours away, so I drive out there sometimes. Ironically, I love visiting that chaotic city. Hahaha. Gotta love anxiety.
JIM Newberry (6 months ago)
Charlie, this Video just came back up in my rotation. To qoute you " I feel ya". I hope you're doing better these days... I really hope that you and your girl are doing good in Canada. Your Visa should be up soon. Renew it! I think the UK is bad for you - and Canada is GOOD for you! Come see us in Cincinnati Ohio Sometime- i think you'd like it. Anyway, hope you're doing better now than you were at the time of when you filmed this !!!!
mona lisa (6 months ago)
I always love your smile, please smile more & I hope you would enjoy yourself more 😊
Sekar Widiasih (7 months ago)
My boyfriend dumped me a month ago because he couldn't stand an anxious and depressed girl like me. I was trying so hard hiding my anxiety and depression, and as we got closer, I told him about my anxiety and depression. He told me that he's cool with it. I was so happy. But he left. I really hate myself. And new semester just started and I get sick a lot because of so many college stuff I have and being extremely busy only gives my anemia time to show up, and I still overthink about how bad I am. I'm really tired but I feel better after watching this video. I am not alone and we're all trying our best. I hope we can still be grateful and happy despite of our depression and anxiety. I'm sorry for my bad english because english isn't my first language 🙇 thank you Charlie! xoxo
ccherlynn (7 months ago)
CHARLIE YOURE BEAUTIFUL
Emmy82650 (7 months ago)
I still come back to this video when I'm struggling with depression. Thank you so much, Charlie
Sam JL (8 months ago)
I can relate to you
ethalinia (8 months ago)
Only finding this video now, but for everyone struggling with both anxiety and depression: the book "Reasons To Stay Alive" by Matt Haig really made me feel better. He talks about his own experiences with these illnesses, and he strongly stresses the idea that you are not your illness. In a world where the majority of people still don't seem to understand what it feels like (they try, they really do. You just cannot understand it if you haven't experienced it yourself), I found this book really comforting :).
vortiz5 (9 months ago)
Charlie you are such a beautiful light. I don't know you but you have a beautiful energy about you. you are helping a lot of people with sharing your life. Hope you are doing better. Sending lots of good chi from Cali.
A heart made wise (10 months ago)
My 3 children, 29, 27, and 10 all have anxiety, and the older two have also been diagnosed with depression,it’s definitely genetic I would say, I am really glad you are navigating treatments that help you.Thank you for wanting to support and encourage others with the same struggles and I hope you feel how genuine the support you get from us on the other side of the screen really is.
A heart made wise (9 months ago)
finalfantasy8911 .. Really Dude? Most people, including me had no idea that Anxiety and or depression could be passed down through genes, and I did not have any idea about my biological fathers Med history or that of my children’s grandparents on their fathers side. Why in the world would you make the jump to deciding that I or most people would have more children once they understood that the first one would have life long struggles that can be so difficult.
Neal Sprague (10 months ago)
People have this weird hangup about needing you to believe they care even though they don't. When they don't get the validation they're looking for from you they tell you that you might as well kill yourself.
Deuce Moncura (10 months ago)
One of my favorite verses of the Bible, which I'm still in the process of understanding, is how Paul says that it's better to suffer for righteousness or for no good reason at all than it is to be punished for suffering. I know, I know, it sounds counterintuitive, but there's a reason he said this. When you're punished for doing something bad, you don't learn much; the only thing you learn is "doing this is bad." When youre suffering for no good reason, you can learn a good deal of things. I like to compare it to optical illusions. We've been able to learn a good deal about the human eye and the brain through these "faults" of the eyes. If these faults didn't exist, how excruciatingly hard would it be to learn anything? In the same way, how hard would it be to learn anything about life if we didn't just suffer for random reasons? In the case of mental illness, we would never be able to learn that our thoughts are not us.
Deuce Moncura (10 months ago)
A thing I hate about mental illness is how it rather becomes a person's public identity, and it's annoying how family members say that you can use your experience to help others with similar issues. I don't want my whole life to be centered around an illness. I don't want people to only think of me as "guy with OCD." There's a whole lot to me, personally and publicly, that's isn't OCD. It's a part of my life, I completely agree with that, but that's not all it is.
Deuce Moncura (10 months ago)
Its not that im saying I shouldn't have an illness, but I don't like it when people respond to my identity when they know that part of my life.
Safiyah Moffatt (11 months ago)
I suffer from depression too, Charlie. I try hard not to let anyone see me in a depressed mood. I don't think anyone would know if I didn't tell them. But it hits hard sometimes when I am alone. I feel that its really important to get treatment because if it goes untreated, mild depression can suddenly turn into deep depression. Please take care of yourself, and thank you for talking about this subject. It should be ok to talk about it the way we would talk about anything else in life. And I think it would encourage those that need help to deal with it to feel ok seeking the help they need. So much better than keeping everything bottled up inside.
Cecilie Pagh (1 year ago)
I'm so medicated, I don't feel like myself. I hate that hazy feeling, but at least I don't freak out everytime I think I have a heart decease or a tumor, anymore.
Tammy Nickel (1 year ago)
Thank you for being courageous enough to be honest. For being raw and real and authentic. For telling it like it is for you and for many others who are experiencing depression and/or anxiety. And for using Social Media "for good" - for a dialogue around really important issues. I truly believe depression and anxiety are misunderstood by doctors and by society. There are so many factors on the physical, mental, emotional, energetic, and spiritual levels. I'm so glad you found something(s) that are supporting you as you navigate this life journey. Thank you for sharing, many blessings. namaste
Thomas Berg (1 year ago)
Keep up the Good work my man! You have all my respect and support❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😘😘😘😘😘😘
Tommy Shepherd (1 year ago)
It's been about 5 years since I paid attention to anyone on youtube, and I'm so happy to see so many youtubers talking about this now! It was really nice to hear you talk about the doctor brushing you off, because it's really important: you know yourself, if you feel that a diagnosis (or lack thereof) doesn't sit right, get a second opinion
Dawn Harper (1 year ago)
Sometimes it's okay that not everything is okay
Revetal Ungdomsskole (1 year ago)
I hope you kys
ayesha ahmed (1 year ago)
Revetal Ungdomsskole stfu
Zoë Rune (1 year ago)
Thank you for reassuring me. Love you
Faizan Siddiqui (1 year ago)
Came back on this channel after 7 years Didn't expect his voice to change so much 🙅‍♂️
Good and brave video Irrelevant side note: You're cute af
AsianZooeyDeschanel (1 year ago)
Appreciate your candidness. I hope people start to become comfortable with vulnerability as well.
Rosalina 90 (1 year ago)
Medication helped me A LOT, but it doesn't for everyone. My mom hates anti depressants, she says they make her feel bad - but they don't for me. They literally stop me having suicidal melt downs, which I had pretty much on a monthly basis(it was linked to my menstrual cycle, yeah).
Gabrielle Raz-Liebman (1 year ago)
i love you soosososoo much for this. This is the first time I have watched one of your videos after about 5 years of Charlie hiatus. It feels like you're an old friend who I haven't seen for years and I have just managed to catch up with after going on completely different journeys, but having come back together again at similar points in our life. that sounds so sappy but ah well hehe. It's beautiful to get to know the person behind the adorable cutsey but more or less 2 dimensional youtube character that was all we saw back in the day. It makes me feel like despite the glamour of screens and views that in the end we are both just humans struggling to get to grips with the complexities of the world that we have been thrown into. You've achieved so much despite everything you have been going through, and it gives me hope that I can too can do the same. xx
SWAluv 1980 (1 year ago)
I understand completely. However it was not the Doctor that diagnosed me, it was the Nurse Practitioner. I felt the same way you do and still do. However finding the right person to talk to makes all the difference. Your best is all you can do and that is what I try to do!
Taylor jerling (1 year ago)
you make a video like this every couple years we get it you're messed up in the head you don't have to keep telling us
Entre Brechas (1 year ago)
When I posted a video talking about my depression (and how I got better), I got a lot of support. It was quite ironical because I was trying to help others, and instead I got help for myself. Which is kind of what happened to you. I think most people are not used to seeing others talk about their disease with the intention to help, they might just see it as a cry for help.
ERL (1 year ago)
Two things helped my depression/anxiety. 1. Medication 2. Learning how to move my thoughts from Problem=Automatic Panic, to Problem=ok, what the f*ck do I do about it? Albert Ellis videos helped me a lot. :)
Moni (1 year ago)
I saw a video of PJ where he was basically telling you harsh advice and immediately when I listened I knew you had severe depression and he did not understand. People who haven't had it to the level we have (i'm assuming yours is as bad as mine from what ypu say) will never ever get it
Moni (1 year ago)
I relate to you very much here. I had severe depression since I was 11. I can pinpoint the year but iy never got better- it only worsened and I finally got diagnosed when I was 25 or 26 and the antidepressant helped me realize it was real and genuinely needed medication
ERL (1 year ago)
I had a similar experience to you. When I came off meds I slipped into a severe depression and wound up in the ER. It's a difficult thing to face, but I know now that without medication I'm likely to get very mentally ill. Depression is real.
Madhurika Moorthy (1 year ago)
I admire you.
C G (1 year ago)
I go through that and I can't take it anymore ugh
sweetylovespastels (1 year ago)
also I can see why doctors were hesitant to prescribe antidepressants at 16 as the brain is still developing and can become dependent on them when not needed. however if you have reached the point of high stress and often suicidal it is better to take meds to help balance things out. also people can get confused with other mental disorders such as bipolar and if you take antidepressant it can lead to a manic episode. that is why doctors need to be more careful before prescribing pills. takes a while before you find the right combo that works for you. then later in life due to stress/life events you may need to review meds and take another type for it to work again.
sweetylovespastels (1 year ago)
have you tried counselling? that works well and isn't dependent on medication. sometimes you just need to talk someone and they give constructive advise or help you problem solve and learn new techniques and make improvement in variety of areas in life emotional and social aswell as yourself. they are more relatable and at peoples level and tend to have more empathy than doctors or psychiatrists. they realise things take time and aren't as pushy for results
athena_bilah (1 year ago)
thank you for putting my messy thoughts in coherent sentences in this video. sending love from singapore 🌸
Kylie Carroll (1 year ago)
I haven't watched your videos in awhile. It feels like catching up with an old friend.
Emilie Mcamel (1 year ago)
Anxiety is a whole other world, always constant , never can get off your mind...
Sarah Oszter (1 year ago)
Keep on keeping on Charlie and everything doesn't always have to be ok. Side note-Woo Toronto!
Dolma Shackleton (1 year ago)
Have you read “Reasons to Stay Alive" by Matt Haig?
Maria Cragg (1 year ago)
I'm really glad you're trying to be as healthy as you can be.
The Caffeine in the tea you drink may be exacerbating the anxiety you experience, Charlie.
j awesome (1 year ago)
thank you for sharing bro. praying for you.
Toby Whaymand (1 year ago)
Niacin treatment (flush version) is the best treatment for stress & anxiety. You need to talk to a nutritionist first. Long-term use of niacin needs regular blood tests, it is very safe if monitored correctly. Niacin kills anxiety and depression dead with the right subscribed dosage.
Edit Lieb (1 year ago)
You go, Charlie! Sharing these sort of things is soo important! So thank you and I hope you feel better every day! Keep being kind to you x
Super duper Quad-man (1 year ago)
F off Charlie
Sarah Rubio (1 year ago)
I totally get what you're going through and I think you'll be ok
JJ Baker (1 year ago)
If medication works for you Charlie then who I am to judge, I would say however as woo woo as it may sound that our true answer is in gratitude, it changes everything. Simply focusing on the things in life that you are grateful for, programmes your brain for the good things in life. I know it's hard, in the midst of a depressive episode but if you can allow yourself - into that space - to say "I am grateful for..." I promise you and anyone still reading that feeling of dread loses its power exponentially. Loss, abandonment low self-esteem are crippling and yet, going through it rather than suppressing its symptoms with medication forfeits your comfort in the short term for happiness in the long term. Gratitude 'literally' programmes your brain in a way that serves you. It opens you up and allows you to give that feeling of good and when you do so; what you give is what you get in return. Let the upward spiral of gratitude become your new baseline, forget the medication and go 'through' the pain knowing you'll be stronger and happier on the other side.
ERL (1 year ago)
You're entitled to your opinion, but having read your follow up comments I really couldn't disagree with you more. I would be willing to try a natural substitute for my medication, but for me, like many, it takes many attempts at finding the right medication that works with my body; the evidence for effective natural remedies is scant at best. If it works for you I think that's wonderful, but extrapolating your experience out to the general population, expecting to find the same results is misguided given what we know about how different substances affect people in different ways. The med I am on now has worked better than anything I have tried for 20 years. Characterizing people like me as lacking in gratitude is confusing at best, and pretty insulting at worst, tbh. I have always tried to express gratitude for what I have, even in my darkest hours.
JJ Baker (1 year ago)
Heres the thing, it's not that "no amount of thinking" will enable someone to alter their brain chemistry it's that people like yourself - though you mean well as I do - are unwilling to commit themselves to a daily practice, considered abnormal by society.
JJ Baker (1 year ago)
"For people with a chemical imbalance, unfortunately no amount of thinking themselves through a situation will alter their brain chemistry.” A chemical imbalance i.e the disequilibrium of one or more neurotransmitters can be devastating, I take nothing away from that. What I’m suggesting is that you deal with the imbalance with natural treatments whilst being mindful of those things in life that your grateful for. Following years of depression and years of this practice, I am now living a “full life” without medication… You say that "for may... medication is the difference between living a full life and not being able to function at all." Each to their own and yet, I would argue that relying on medicine as a means to cope with life is not the same thing as living a full life. You see, people with clinical depression "are" lacking in gratitude just as I was. You become so habitually depressive that it seems out of your control, just the thought of gratitude seems impossible but it is a choice. I had to learn that is was a choice, one that you make every day and ultimately no amount of medication will make that choice for you.
ERL (1 year ago)
For people with a chemical imbalance, unfortunately no amount of thinking themselves through a situation will alter their brain chemistry. I know you mean well and are trying to help others, but please take a moment to understand that people with clinical depression are not lacking in gratitude or reaching for unnecessary medication. For many with depression and/or anxiety, medication is the difference between living a full life and not being able to function at all.
Annur Boom (1 year ago)
I love u charlie since my ITE college days.. I didn't have any friends... But i watch ur videos and i laugh so hard and am happy... U are perfect just the way u are. Have faith ok Charlie. Love from Singapore.
Dima b (1 year ago)
Wowwwaa
Doodle Dragon (1 year ago)
I've been watching you for years. Not joking you were one of the first youtubers I watched and I recently returned to your channel to re-watch some old videos and I saw this. For some reason this is one of my favorite videos on the subject even though it doesn't go in depth, maybe it's because I've been watching for so long it feels more genuine than any other channel, I don't know. I have no clue where I was headed with this but I guess I'm just saying thank you for making this video. It's probably been commented a thousand times by now but I'm going through some stuff myself (seeing a therapist etc) but I haven't been diagnosed with anything so I can't really speak for that. Though I can relate to the issue of spending hours thinking through social situations before going out. It's really helps whenever another youtuber (especially ones who I feel closer to) are able to talk about something like this because it makes me feel.... not alone? I guess. Thank you. I know I'm one year late don't touch me
john will (1 year ago)
Refreshing and true. Thanks for talking about this in the appropriate way, ie real.
Mdobri14561 (1 year ago)
I remember the Challenge Charlie long time ago. One of the first Youtubers I started watching in the early days. I miss your red hair though!
Mdobri14561 (1 year ago)
Charlie it never goes away just gets a little each day. I first realized I had depression was in grade 3. My teacher she liked to pick on me. Depression and anxiety run in my family but other things brought it out. From one 90's kid to another back than it was like "You feel like this and it is your own fault!" The teachers couldn't touch you but be verbally abusive. Couple with all these expectations especially from my grandparents you got to do this and this but it like I am a kid! Imagine hearing stuff like that every two weeks. And being a twin. I love being a twin and constantly being compared and if your friends with someone it is just like "their twins have to put up with that one!" Like a third wheel. My anxiety and depression has got better since I have got old. I have more coping mechanisms but it is not gone. I still get anxiety and depression. Last summer it was pretty bad! My sister was getting married. Do not get me wrong I was happy for her it was other members of my family like "When are you getting married?" Or W"Why?" I was thinking is their something wrong with me?" Anyway take care Charlie!
l o l a (1 year ago)
I get you Charlie we love you
Liv C (1 year ago)
i love you very much charlie
syg B. (1 year ago)
this made me think I've never done that separating the condition from who i am i just always addressed myself as that terrified anxious negative person. even tho i had it for 4 years now i never got myself a proper help i just watched bazillion yt vid and books thinkin that i could deal with it without meds yeah that got me no where
Saxophone 747 (1 year ago)
Hi Carlie! I've known about you since you uploaded your duet with yourself. I believe It was either 7-8 years ago. Saw this video on the suggestion videos. I never knew you had depression. I think it can help getting on video and talking about how you feel. You are loved❤️
Kiwii I Ate You (1 year ago)
I recently been diagnosed too and it was kind of a relief, like "wow, I'm not this awful cranky and boring person, I'm just ill" And I see myself getting better and that just makes me scared 'cause it puts me in a really investigating and alert state of my own mind, like I was doing everything wrong since sometime, you know?
Jenny Vidler (1 year ago)
When I discovered I have anxiety it was a revelation-I also felt like up until the point I asked for help and was diagnosed that "that's just the way I was" and I always felt ashamed of myself for being that way which I guess fuelled the anxiety more. I'm glAd you shared your story with us. The sayings are true, "you are not alone". Always keep fighting. Xx
What do u want? (1 year ago)
Marry me
JessicaLee (1 year ago)
So much support for this video, and you, Charlie. I have had anxiety all my life, and was only diagnosed with that, and depression, at around 17. I always felt like it was normal, and just the type of person I am. However since being told I have anxiety, it has made realise how I really did suffer with it growing up (if that makes sense). Thank you for making this video, to help people who suffer with mental illness know that they're not alone, and that so many others are dealing with something similar. Sending you all my love and support xx
addlotsofcolors (1 year ago)
You have such a kind and compassionate aura about you that I really admire.
Agata Jabłońska (1 year ago)
Charlie, I've been watching you for past 7 years now and never spoke here. Just enjoyed your brightness, openness, fun ideas and just being you, as authentic as it can get. Now though, when I am going through very difficult time myself, I find such comfort in your words. I could not relate more than I do now. I think acknowledging that you are doing your best is absolutely essential for people that struggle with anxiety, depression or mental illness. To not blame yourself that you are not doing enough, or that you are not having fun, not doing the things you were supposed to do. It is an illness, a tough and dangerous one I dare to say because it can get you looping and feel like you will stay in this limbo existence forever. I refuse to think so. There is whole world open with wonders and who knows, maybe in 3 months, 6 months, maybe even in 4 weeks I will feel better and something or someone will make me feel like life is worth living. I just wanted to say to you Charlie, that I am so so incredibly grateful for the past 7 years that I've been watching your channel. Now it is 4 a.m. in Sweden and I'm feeling so restless and hopeless and remembered you recorded a video on that. And I came here, to make myself feel calmer. Thank you for giving me joy throught the years and being so honest and open about stuff that many people do not dare to speak. I send you many virtual Polish hugs and sweets. Be well, Agata
Samantha Rausch (1 year ago)
i wouldnt wish anxiety upon anybody it literally has ruined most of my life since i was basically norn until now at age 29
BeccaForMyValentine (1 year ago)
I sympathize with you, Charlie! I have both Anxiety and depression too. My Anxiety kind of stemmed from having low self-esteem as a child, but was made worse when my grandmother died in 2010. And that upset slowly started growing the seed of depression. I'm glad I saw my GP and was prescribed the perfect medication and I'm on a Behavioral activation course for Depression and low mood, so I hope this helps me. I hate being told to cheer up by others when I have down days, others don't know how I'm coping, but with the right education, They will know me better! I have a Non-Profit Facebook page project about Social Anxiety and Depression, Feel free to check it out! : https://www.facebook.com/Violet-Rose-Foundation-1181021375308935/
Hossam Sami (1 year ago)
How can you be depressed while being so cute! :p
Samar Nasrallah (1 year ago)
4:07 I do that over any normal everyday activity and I feel so stupid cus I know i'm being irrational but my mind won't let me forget about all the different things that could go wrong.
ItsMeAlice (1 year ago)
I went to the doctors today and for the first time ever I spoke to him about what's going on in my head and how I feel and although I find it hard to talk about those topics and share stuff about myself face to face it was incredibly nice to be able to say it out loud and not feel like I was just making it up or feel g sorry for myself. I watched this video when you first posted it Charlie and it was because of people like you and Dodie who addressed the way it was that I had the courage to go and get help. I am now waiting for a call from the local mental health centre and am hoping to get my head better. Thank you Charlie i will always be greatful for how you have helped me 😊🍍
I love you Charlie
Tea Tea (1 year ago)
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😢😢😢
Brad Seltzer (1 year ago)
You're doing a good job with life, Charlie! Hang in there pal, I'll always support you!
David Bateman (1 year ago)
hi I didnt know you had these problems best thing you can do is breathe relax and know everything will be okay
Brie Mar (1 year ago)
thank you for being so candid in these topics. i REALLY get what you mean on the manufactured authenticity disguised as "support" and togetherness, and really thats just more dangerous to enter, as it can become a sickness competition. ive experienced that with depression as well as eating disorders. glad you understand that and brought ir up!!! (maybe not the comoetition part but you know what i mean) love you so much charlie. always will. youre doing so well. 💓💓
alliterati1 (1 year ago)
I fight the "I'm bumming people out" feeling in real life a lot. But intellectually I know that I don't need to be alone right now too much. I'm in therapy and have restarted medication but I'm still struggling with suicidal thoughts and desires to self-harm.
Aud Mo (1 year ago)
I have found this video extraordinarily helpful. THANK YOU.
Emily Davenport (1 year ago)
That bit about lunch really struck a chord with me. Today I talked myself out of walking to the shop around the corner because I was scared people would look at me and that the sales person behind the counter would judge me for buying food. As if they give a shit. I start therapy for severe anxiety in 4 months (waiting lists, damn them) and I'm hoping to see some positive results. Good look with your own issues, Charlie :)
Janet Bellantoni (1 year ago)
Don't feel bad about being a rambly mess... You don't have to be professional to be relatable or honest, we love you anyway...
Dana Bentley (1 year ago)
Some days all you can do is the best you can manage. And that is ok. Keep doing whatever it is you can do.
oomboo2 (1 year ago)
Charlie; I've been watching your videos since I think 2008? I've also been on Prozac since ~2010. It's lovely to be able to still be a baller even when you have personal humps to get over. Good for you dear, glad we can frankly discuss and overcome depression and anxiety together.
oomboo2 (1 year ago)
Man, just rewatched and honest unscripted Charlie is the best kind of Charlie
Pipe Garrido (1 year ago)
I think I am very depressed but I don't want to say that I am until I am formarly diagnosed (I don't believe in self-diagnose), but I don't want to go to a psychiatrist so they diagnose me becuase I may end up taking pills (which I don't want to do) and I go to therapy but I am afraid now it's not enough, I am spiraling down a rabbit hole (Danny Brown type shit) I'm scared
Anne W (2 years ago)
Thank you for your authenticity. It's good to hear someone say it doesn't really get better, acknowledging the not so nice side of life.
Graeme Cook (2 years ago)
Good job Charlie.
Serendipity861 (2 years ago)
I've had an anxiety disorder for 11 years, and depression for maybe 15. Mental health problems suck. I hope you get better :) Having therapy along side the medication is definitely a smart choice, meds by themselves can not cure anxiety. They are supposed to help you to function and access your therapy, they don't cure you.
SqueeMachine (2 years ago)
a lovely relatable rambley mess :3 it is really nice to get someone talking about this who didn't end on an "it gets better!!!!1!!!" note. it doesn't feel that way when you're in the thick of it and it tends to make me feel worse. I'm glad you are doing better
Olivia Dunham (2 years ago)
i had to do a speech in school and almost cried it was horrible. my mom says I should go to therapy for my anxiety but my dad refuses
evilmento (2 years ago)
Charlie i haven't watched you in ages and idek if you read comments but in case you do.. firstly, watching you gives me so much like happy nostalgia even though you've grown up you feel like someone I know and of course I don't actually know you but still the warm feeling of being at home is there when I watch your videos, and that's a good feeling that I've been lacking a long time lol. I am struggling with depression right now and watching you, an extremely influential figure from my younger days whom I have such a place for in my heart, open up about yours, (ik this was posted ages ago but I haven't been on YouTube) gave me a feeling that I can't explain but am extremely grateful for. So thank you. And stay strong. Just seeing your lovely face after so long cheered me up, so I feel like I need to thank you.
Connor Faist (2 years ago)
Is this the truth behind his smile ??? He always smile without any reason / laughs without and reason . Oh shit
meleastravels (2 years ago)
I haven't watched your videos for years. You still rock Charlie. Brave video.
Lori Zeppelina (2 years ago)
I feel super-frustrated when I tell loved ones that I'm struggling with depression/to keep depression at bay and they back away. I'm still the same person I was before I told them this, and I thought at least it might be helpful for them to know why I am the way I am sometimes... but no.
Ally Burr (2 years ago)
Thank you. That bit about separating yourself from the illness really struck home. I've been battling depression and anxiety for a while and have had a hard time letting things go. Hopefully separating myself and my illness will help. Good luck with your recovery!
Narisa Amel (2 years ago)
Thank you Charlie for speaking up. Sending lots of love towards your way
xaouqinz (2 years ago)
<3
Dimitra Chatziioannou (2 years ago)
I discovered your youtube channel today looking for ''fun science''. Then I bumped into ''unfollow your dreams''. Then ''stop procrastinating''. Then this one. Before I knew it I was crying my eyes out but managed to go running and remove all this tension off my shoulders. I am suffering from anxiety since I can remember me and possibly other stuff too. I don't know. Anyway, I just wanted to say that I relate to you. And a big thank you for sharing. Take care
wren smith (2 years ago)
I appreciate you sooooo much for having the courage to make this video. It's hard to find people willing to talk about depression and anxiety in a realistic way without trying to make it seem cute/relatable. They are serious illnesses and it's time people start taking them seriously. I've had depression all my life and I'm still trying to find the courage to tell someone because I want to see a doctor about this but I'm afraid to tell my friends/family. We need to end all stigmas around medication for these illnesses and that all you need to do is go outside and meet new people to be feel better.
PurpleMoonlight812 (2 years ago)
This actually really helped me. It's so real. Thank you.

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