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I Am a Teen With Depression

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    Unpredictable

    I can't see it coming. I'll be happy, carefree, excited, and then it just stops. Suddenly I feel empty. I feel like I'm being drained and then filled up with a cold sadness. I wish it would stop, but it doesn't. The reason is unknown to me. Why am I sad? I don't know if I'll ever...
    glassdreams glassdreams 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19, 2013

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    I'm about to give up.

    I hate feeling like this. I hate people who think that the world is bad. Why can't adults or others give credit where it's due. Yes the world is bad, it's full of sin! But that's not to say that our world is falling apart. Because let's face it, the world isn't, humanity...
    AmazonDaughter AmazonDaughter 18-21, F Jun 3

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    If it weren't for the horrendous pain

    that my death would inflict on my parents and those around me, I would have been dead a long time ago. Although today I am not particularly suicidal, and actually had quite a good day. I still feel as though its a shame that I can't just die. And I worry that this is as good as...
    GeorgiePeg GeorgiePeg 16-17, F 4 Responses May 8

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    Pradaxx Pradaxx 18-21, F May 11

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    Yes, I know this feeling all too well.

    I'm depressed and working on getting out of it. I'm taking medicine and trying to find things that make me happy. What I'm here for is for anyone to talk to. I want to help people get out of depression, just like how I am. Especially people around my age. I know it's so...
    screaminginshadows screaminginshadows 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 28, 2014

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    About a year ago I was in a really bad car

    accident. My sister and best friend were both in the car with me. Everyone survived. All I remember was crossing an intersection on an extremely foggy day and looking to my right and seeing a car coming at us at 70mph(the speed limit on that road.) I have extreme guilt because...
    Brittscoffy Brittscoffy 18-21 1 Response Jun 18

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    I just want to end it my dad died 6 years ago

    and I'm home alone 8 hours a day I have no close friends no one ever wants to talk to me....what's the point..
    Sodan66 Sodan66 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 4

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    chiana14512 chiana14512 13-15, F Jun 1

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    We're just suicide kids telling other suicidal

    kids that suicide isn't the answer.
    x0dollface x0dollface 18-21, F 3 Responses May 22, 2014

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    It's so fun being only 13

    and having to take Prozac. My brother says that's for the really f*cked up people. I've been taking meds since I was 12. It's fantastic. My favorite way of keeping myself somewhat sane is by writing on my notebook. Honestly, thank the lord they haven't found my notebook. They'd...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 10

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    They're so many teens

    who supposedly have depression. I think they see this as cool? Or they want people's pity? I really don't know.
    BrokenInnocence BrokenInnocence 13-15, F 3 Responses May 12

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    Hi, I'm a 21 year old medical student living

    abroad, I was diagnosed with bipolar nearly 3 years ago, and before that I struggled a lot. I let it get quite far before my family told me to seek medical help, and finally gave me the courage to take a step forward. I've dealt with severe depression and bipolar for as long as...
    lily449 lily449 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    I've always had big dreams

    for myself and this chaotic world. I believed and demanded myself to be the big change this world would face. I wanted to travel around the world and touch lives. However, as I grow older, I see the ugliness of this corrupted world. It's hard to want to change the world if...
    AmazonDaughter AmazonDaughter 18-21, F 1 Response May 25

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    Hi everyone, my name is Sierra,

    I am 15 years old, and I would like to share an experience with depression that I am currently battling. A few years ago, I was battling depression, but only for a little while. I used to cut myself and I actually tried to kill myself by cutting my wrists so I could eventually...
    Sierra346 Sierra346 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    By Declaring We Are Weak, We Become Weak, We Do Not Become Better.

    Whatever you dream and think of, you create. If it is hell, you die and see hell. If it is evil and Satan, you get a Satan. If ghosts, you get ghosts. Whatever you think, that you become. If you have to think, think good thoughts, great thoughts. This taking for granted that you...
    Abhih123 Abhih123 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 30, 2013

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    What Does My Depression Feel Like?

    You get out of it’s hold, take a breath of relief when you feel yourself relaxing slightly and then all it takes is one second and it all comes crashing back down, pulling you back in with 101 reasons as to why you’re not good enough. It covers your mouth so you can’t talk...
    AndForOnceIThoughtYouLovedMe AndForOnceIThoughtYouLovedMe 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 12, 2012

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    I just have nothing else,

    medication makes it worse & my depression has a mind of its own. Every night I cry thinking about how much I hate myself, from the top of my head to the tips of my toes. I'm so alone I hardly have anyone to talk to. I've been thinking about suicide since I was about 11 I am now...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 8

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    I Feel So Alone

    About 10 months ago my parents split up, it was shocking i had not seen this coming at all. My parents never even fought, it was so unexpected. i had people helping me through it my sister, my two best friends. My sister and i went to one cousleing session, i didnt really...
    missunknown912 missunknown912 16-17 6 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I thought I finally pushed past my depression,

    I thought someone actually cared. But when they disappeared I was left with nothing. I think about cutting everyday again, Yet I haven't done it (maybe I am strong). But then I think again, and I feel worthless. I feel like I'm not good enough for anyone, and I constantly feel...
    kelsey9317 kelsey9317 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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    I hate it when my depression randomly acts up.

    .. I was always depressed, but I chose to ignore it, to add more bandages to the untreated wound. But out of nowhere, I lose my will, I lose my color, I lose.. Myself.. I feel so drained and tired, and I can't do anything about it. I just feel so empty. I try to keep smiling, but...
    IAmJustMyself IAmJustMyself 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    ...yeah...its been getting progressively worse

    and I don't know how to stop it...the thoughts that race through my mind tend to be quite violent and gory...I've been cutting again too which I'm sure isn't helping matters. I feel guilty when my parents check my wrists and forearms, mere inches from where I cut (on my bicep...
    Inara24 Inara24 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    To my beloved parents,

    I always wanted to tell you two, that I was very grateful to have you two, that you always try to make me happy, protect me, and try to be around me when I need help... To my beloved brother, you have done good in your life journey, honestly, I was little bit jealous to you, you...
    GFrans GFrans 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 25

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    For once, I let my depressed side show.

    It was during dinner and my parents were wondering I wasn't smiling or talking much. I guess I'm a good actress...
    BeYou321 BeYou321 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 2, 2014

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    I just had a severe panic attack,

    I only just realised that I will be having my mental health assessment on Saturday and I will have to tell the counsellor that I self harm...
    EricaAudrey22 EricaAudrey22 18-21, F 2 Responses May 26

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    I'm only 12 and cutting my wrists

    and thighs. and pro Ana is taking over my life along with depression, my life is a living hell
    xXNeverGoodEnoughXx xXNeverGoodEnoughXx 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    I'm tired of crying my self to sleep every night

    and wake up every morning with the biggest smile on my face like nothing is wrong .
    fea00karlaa fea00karlaa 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 23, 2014

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    Everyday I go into school

    and everyone thinks I'm the awesome,perfect, happiest girl there. It's kind of funny. All I can do is sit in class and try not to cry. The hardest part is starting to tear up and having to force a smile. I'm so tired..
    endmypainn endmypainn 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    Depression is... An emptiness,

    that swallows us whole. It's not even just pure dark or light, pure sadness or anger, it's emptiness. My emptiness was caused by my sense of not belonging. Nobody likes me, or talks to me. Nobody wants to be my friend or ask me what's wrong. They just don't care about me. I don...
    machriskabensler machriskabensler 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 16, 2014

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    Ever since I can remember,

    whenever I got sick or sad or nervous, I would always think or even say out loud, "I want to go home." More often than not, I was already AT home. I don't have PTSD, I was raised in a loving and accepting home, and I've lived in the same place my whole life. I'm wondering if...
    hrhabrowdy hrhabrowdy 18-21, F 4 Responses May 24

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    I'm a teen with depression.

    .. And I know I'm not the only one. But it sure feels like it sometimes. If the faces around me are hiding their true emotions, then they're pretty damn good at it. They say "it takes one to know one," but as far as I know, I'm the ONLY one. At least, that's what it feels like...
    TryingMyBestToSmile TryingMyBestToSmile 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2014

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    Everything changed the day I picked up a blade.

    What many people don't realize is that their words really can hurt people. The person may not show that it effects them, however the minute their alone everything breaks. Some may cut, some may just cry, some may actually commit suicide! You should always be cautious of the...
    kelsey9317 kelsey9317 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 10, 2014

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    I was diagnosed with Chronic Depression.

    I take the real strong meds for it and go to a shrink, which is what I call my therapist, twice a week. It all started when my grandama died. Then we moved and I lost all my friends. Then everyone at my new school treated me like crap. Then my dog died. I just couldn't handle it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 21

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    I am so insecure about many things

    and Im going through a ****** momen right now and probably the rest of my life . Anyways, I am an only child and I don't really know how to talk about feelings etc. to other people but whenever I do , I feel like my "friends" don't really care . Everyday it gets worse and I feel...
    Winchesterr Winchesterr 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    I'd been on meds for a long time,

    and they really helped me, but a stupid mistake led me to run out of them. I've been withdrawing from Zoloft for a week now, and it's been a living hell. I'm constantly dizzy and nauseous, and have felt like I've had a horrible cold the whole time. If I turn my head just a bit...
    LordNexus78 LordNexus78 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 27

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    I don't know what to do anymore.

    I feel constantly depressed and my parents never do anything. I would've taken my life by now, but i fear hell (yes im christian) and i cannot find simple ways to kill myself. Please dont get offended by my statement of fearing hell, i just believe in those things, and thats...
    KUsernames KUsernames 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 12

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    The day I born was the day my innocence was

    taken. By the time I was 6, I've been through 3 families, 5 homes along with 3 orphanages. When I was 11, my life was taken from me suddenly. God gave it back. At the age of 12, I've been through 7 families. At the age of 12, I also wanted and prayed for death. Tell me I don't...
    AmazonDaughter AmazonDaughter 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 9

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    Today I was about to cry in front of my class.

    I tried to hide it by taking off my glasses and wiping my eyes but one boy saw me. Luckily he just asked if I was okay and didn't tell anyone. Everyone thinks I'm happy that I'm all by myself, but I'm not. I wish I had friends that actually like me and don't laugh at me...
    gorgeusgirlSky3 gorgeusgirlSky3 13-15 3 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    Depressed Teens Are Intelligent, Not Psycho!

    If you are sad about family stuff (yes, even abuse) or about conflicting inner personalities....you are smart enough to realize that this is not the way you want your life and the world to be. These things are at odds with your beliefs and thoughts.... Therefore they upset you...
    sacredArchitect sacredArchitect 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 8, 2013

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    let me just get straight to the point.

    I am depressed with my life, studies, parents, almost everything. I admit that I am a very fragile and emotional girl, even a small sarcastic remark, I can simply cry over it. I yearn to have friends, someone whom I can share my problems with, but my friends just practically...
    racoon15 racoon15 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 13

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    It's been almost a year

    since my hospitalization and i'm so scared of myself right now
    gingerjillian gingerjillian 16-17, F 7 Responses May 12, 2014

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    Well, how would it start.

    My depression and social anxiety has been an on going battle with me for a long time, but all of a sudden it's come to light, I've had multiple panic attacks, suicidal thoughts etc. This past year has been hell for me. My transition into year 9 started it all. I can never tell...
    KcCapes KcCapes 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 16, 2014

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    I wasn't even a year old

    and my life was a nightmare. I was 11 and my life ****** me up. Now years later and I no longer give a damn.
    LadyChina LadyChina 18-21, F Aug 22

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    i am going through this thing,

    i have a lot in my mind in the past 4 months. My name is Ray, i'll call the other girl ''R''. Before R, i like someone else, she was really good but the girl before she was really easy to get for me so i rejected her. Thats one reason, i fell in love with R at that time but i...
    raydang123 raydang123 13-15, M Jun 26

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    I'm sick of crying, I'm tired of trying,

    yea I'm smiling, but inside in dying!
    icantlive232677 icantlive232677 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 7, 2014

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    I get depressed a lot lately especially at

    night. Been dealing with this crap for over a year and I'm sick of it. And lately I'm very angry.
    Stimpy101 Stimpy101 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 19, 2014

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    I'm always running from someone

    or something. Yet I've never gone someplace better than where I was.
    AmazonDaughter AmazonDaughter 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 28