Am I missing something? When did it all of a sudden become the cool thing to be depressed? I don't mean like my own "I'm gaining a few pounds depression" but these "my life sucks now, always sucked, and always will suck" depressions, or these "my mom and dad say I should seek help" depressions. When did it all of a sudden become the cool thing to go around telling the entire world that you think of yourself as an asshole, but it's just because you don't know what's wrong with you, and life just sucks right now blah blah blah When did it all of a sudden become the cool thing do do to be apathetic as much as possible, and yet every so often seem like you're on the verge of a break down? I've seen different teenagers on different forums who tell similar stories. Now, am I just naive as hell? Have times changed? Were there always so many kids like this? I'm the kind of person that I never really minded when someone felt they needed to let it out on a forum before. God knows I do it sometimes. But it's like it's become TRENDY for these kids to be... I don't know, I won't say I see them go as far as being suicidal, but MAN. Any thoughts? Is this just part of today's changing world? Is it just cries for attention?