Just realized, my problems with persisting negative mood/sadness and feelings of emptiness first started when I was 11/12 (had been prone to crying easily and for longer than made sense as long as I remember). At 14 actual depression began (still mild at the time, but then the 'mild/moderate/major' classification never really lined up with me). I think that later things, while exacerbating it, didn't "cause" it ... I think I would've always struggled with disordered mood of some sort.
AUTOCORRECT HATES ME
but I hate everything, so I win.
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