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I Am a Teen With Depression

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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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    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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    Hey, i know this sounds like looking

    for attention and stuff but i know that my life wont take this long anymore. Doesn't matter if it's gonna end tomorrow or in a month but i just know. Nothing keeps me here anymore and all i do is counting down every single other horrible day of my life. It's the only thing i can...
    ninaaaxx ninaaaxx 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 21

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    I'm so sick of life. You always hear the

    expression, "Life is short", but it's not. Mines been way too long.
    calliejacobs97 calliejacobs97 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 26

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    TheSoulessWorld TheSoulessWorld 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 9

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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 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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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 2 Responses Apr 16

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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

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    I am a teen with depression

    but I know it is from chronic pain that been apart of my life. My life is unfair in so many degrees. But it is mine. No matter what I can't give up the fight and always remember to thank god that he gives me breath in my lungs. Fight On👊
    BrainLoading BrainLoading 18-21, F Sep 20

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    I'm angry. I wish I wasn't

    so sad and angry. I know things will get better but how do I deal with things now? Do I just keep telling myself that? It doesn't work. I've tried. I've tried so hard for so long. Now everyday I wake up I feel like I'm about to cry. I can't keep doing this. I want to die. But I...
    poppagee poppagee 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I can't believe that some point in the past I

    used to be happy. I can't even remember the feeling.
    ModernJob ModernJob 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 2

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    Facing The World By Myself

    People don't know how I feel. They don't know what it's like to be in a crowded room and still feel lonely. I feel like everyone eventually leaves, no one actually cares. That's the reason I started self-harming because I feel that empty loneliness inside and I can't help but...
    justahuman justahuman 13-15, F 6 Responses Dec 19, 2012

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    I'm more scared to face my fears

    than of my actual fears. But it's the only way I can get over them. The choice is so damn hard.
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    Just Wanna Leave.....

    I have always struggled with life, whenever I would try to ask for help or tell anyone how I felt they wouldn't understand and think that their was something wrong with me and leave, I tried telling my parents but they never listen to me and laugh, I just feel alone and sad and...
    Fezzii Fezzii 18-21, F 21 Responses Oct 20, 2011

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    One Day At A Time

    The feeling of worthlessness, lonliness, quietness, abandonment, fear for tomorrow, intolorent. I feel so unhappy sometimes, like last. I was up until like 2 a.m. repeatng to myself "why can't I be happy?" shedding tears along the way. The feeling of emptiness. I find myself in...
    idontseebeautiful idontseebeautiful 16-17 3 Responses Dec 29, 2012

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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

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    I am very insecure about myself in the way I

    look and behave. I think I'm really ugly every time I look in the mirror. I do a great job with comparing myself to other girls and usually I let myself down. I try to cover my flaws as much as can with make up but even that can't fix it. I always wanted to find love but every...
    StephanieGurla StephanieGurla 16-17, F Sep 30

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    I am 16 years old, and I know I have clinical

    depression. I believe I have bipolar disorder, because of occasional mixed or manic episodes i deal with. It's really hard, feeling like **** all the time and not wanting to do anything and just wanting to sleep. Feeling useless and hopeless and not cared for is not fun, it's...
    kaitlynnicole98 kaitlynnicole98 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 5

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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 9 Responses May 12

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    Dlebarzani Dlebarzani 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 22

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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

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    How I Feel All Of The Time

    i spend most of my time now depressed i have been told by different psychiatrist's that i have severe depression i self harm every other day now at one point it was every day and i was walking around with about 70 cuts on my arm at a time i try not to but to me it feels that same...
    elliottdudley elliottdudley 18-21, M 9 Responses Jun 12, 2011

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    everyday I wake up and cant seem to get happy

    and the women I call my mother makes it worse telling me things like my father had a daughter he didn't need me and like he didn't want me cause I wasn't a boy or that im the reason he left like i don't see why you tell you child that unless you want your child to hate...
    TheMistake TheMistake 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    4 and a half years now.

    Over the last 4 years I have had 5 overdoses of meds (2 put me in the hospital), Ive been anorexic at one point, I have cut myself several times on my right leg, I have binge ate, bulimia for 2 years, isolated myself for days straight, missed several days of school, missed...
    becky632 becky632 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    Consumed

    I want to share my story with hopes that it will make me feel better. Feedback from strangers who can relate would be wonderful. I didn't know it was possible to feel like this. I've been battling with my conscious for years and years. To start, it's apparent that my parents...
    Longxgonex102594 Longxgonex102594 16-17 3 Responses Nov 21, 2011

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    When you are surrounded with negativity all the

    time, it's so hard not to succumb to it yourself. I've never been a very strong person, although to most I give the appearance that I am. But when all around you there is hatred, sorrow, and negativity, what else do you expect? It's not like I can escape it, it's just my life...
    21cookielover21 21cookielover21 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    Idk what to do anymore everyone hates me i dont

    think anyone would care if i died. I doubt my bf would even ******* care i hate my life and i just dont wanna be here anymore. I wanna take the blade to my wrist but ik if my bf finds out he will leave me and if my parents found out ill be sent off god please just take me now...
    Fuckthehaters69 Fuckthehaters69 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 9

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    So today my mum booked me in

    for the doctors because I have been having these massive headaches lately and yesterday I almost fainted in class. When we got to the doctors we saw a lady who right away did all the normal doctor process like measuring temperature, heart rate and tonsils. After I gave her...
    SweetWolf2 SweetWolf2 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 16

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    Its Fake.

    I can tell you right now, I can not go one day without feeling depressed. Today was amazing, I loved hanging out with my friends, being funny, and what not. Then, we're walking around and a kid I hate goes "Hey, ****(talking to my friend), Can I borrow a razor ? I really feel...
    mentallysick mentallysick 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 30, 2012

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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

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    I've dealt with depression

    for 4 years now and I can honestly say that it gets better. Although, it didn't until this year. My best advice to anyone out there struggling is to find things that YOU like to do and find people who support you. If it's sitting inside on the weekends on Netflix or tumblr then...
    sm2597 sm2597 16-17, F May 27

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    Is it depression if you enjoy it?

    Does that still count?
    idontmindtherain idontmindtherain 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 20

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    She slowly drowned Down down down A mermaid she

    would be Letting the sea set her free
    gingerjillian gingerjillian 16-17, F 1 Response May 21

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    Does anyone else feel really tired all the time?

    I've been depressed for awhile, but this year I've started feeling extremely tired. I had a snow day today and accidentally slept for 14 hours straight. Everyday after school I take a 2 hour nap. I get behind on work because I'm so tired all the time. My parents accuse me of...
    mysteryhatcat mysteryhatcat 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 3

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    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Everyday I think more

    and more about life. Life has so many beautiful things. I don't have the ability to reach those things. I'm starting to cry everything and find more and more things I hate about my life. When I think of the future with my dream job I also remember I'm too stupid to become an...
    StephanieGurla StephanieGurla 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 9

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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 3 Responses Oct 8, 2013

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    I am having a deppression.

    .. I feel like some classmates are bullying me. It had already cut my ambition to write novels. I am a Christian and the only thing that is pushing me forward is the song "Hero"
    anondesu anondesu 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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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 struggle with depression

    and anxiety. I feel so Lonely, even when I'm around a group of friends, I feel like I don't belong. I feel like when I die, none of what i did will matter.
    AmJordi AmJordi 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 5

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    Sometimes I get really depressed at random

    times. Some days I wake up in the morning with no will to live anymore. Is this normal for someone my age to feel like this? Is there a way for me to not feel like a piece of ****? If so please tell me...
    ScareCrow24 ScareCrow24 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 6

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

    yea I'm smiling, but inside in dying!
    icantlive232677 icantlive232677 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 7

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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

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    Right now my life sucks.

    Nobody even cares that I'm alive.
    dwodfer dwodfer 13-15, M 3 Responses Sep 20

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    Fuckthehaters69 Fuckthehaters69 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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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

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    Sometimes I shut down

    for no reason, you can say anything or do anything but I won't respond. It's like I'm under a simulation and can't think for myself, my face goes emotionless and all I think about is cutting. I imagine the razor against my wrist slowly going deeper and deeper, the more the...
    kelsey9317 kelsey9317 16-17, F 6 Responses Sep 19

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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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    Today is my last day of summer,

    and for once, I'm glad it's ending. All summer I had to deal with my father who's been manipulating my family for a long time (my parents are getting divorced), I had to move away from all of my friends and my school, and I wasn't able to do anything but stay on my computer...
    BlaringBlackout BlaringBlackout 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 3

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    I really need someone to talk to I feel dead

    inside. Like nothing matters. Like I am an empty shell walking this world alone. I have hurt myself before to relieve the pain. Now I do it to feel something.
    Lance117 Lance117 16-17, M 3 Responses Oct 8

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    myrandomusername myrandomusername 16-17, M Feb 6

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    I have depression and anxiety.

    For over a year now, and it's getting worser and worser every passing day. My life has changed completely, and I feel like there is a giant hole inside me, and every day is just an endless dark void. Suicidal? Maybe.
    feir123002 feir123002 13-15, M 4 Responses Sep 2

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