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I Am a Teen With Depression

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    I just realized today

    that I am loosing a friend. She and I were so close last semester but now we never talk. I am really upset about it, and I know that part of it is my depression talking but I just feel so tired and alone.
    TryingToLoveLifeNow TryingToLoveLifeNow 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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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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    How I Told My Mother

     Hello, my name is Elizabeth. I've been self-harming for two and a half years now. I cannot explain why I feel depressed. I just always get this restless feeling, a nasty thought of how useless, ugly, stupid, and a worthless loser I am. I punish myself by slitting my wrists with...
    SoundofPoisonRain SoundofPoisonRain 16-17 2 Responses Apr 10, 2012

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    So I wrote a speech about depression

    and my friend just heard it for the first time. He asked me why nobody could figure out that I am depressed. I told him I had no clue. He knows that I cut and stuff. I told him that nobody cares enough to listen. He said there is always at least one person who cares and in this...
    thatgirl413 thatgirl413 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 6

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    I will write my full story

    as soon as I get the energy to move.
    MellifluousMilkshake MellifluousMilkshake 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I am 14, with depression.

    I need someone too talk too.. Someone please help me .. I feel like I'm done here.. I just need someone.. Please, if you message me or whatever don't be a perv..
    Thatonegirl5678 Thatonegirl5678 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    It seems that my pills don't work anymore.

    .. The first day I took them after a while I was fine. It was the day after my breakdown. But they slowly started to creep back into my head. The thoughts of cutting and suicide. My parents ask me each day "are you okay? No thoughts" and it breaks me to lie, but I don't know how...
    ThatOneWeirdGirl ThatOneWeirdGirl 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    vicwilliams79 vicwilliams79 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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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'm tired of having to be careful with what I do

    because there always someone there wait for me to mess up..
    fea00karlaa fea00karlaa 13-15, F Feb 3

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    Trapped Inside A Mind Of Hell......

    I watch the minutes go by as my heart gets more anxious. The not knowing what is to come tomorrow is sending signals to my mind to start panicking. Thoughts are repeating in my head over and over of the things I still haven't done. The mistakes, the regrets, the words that were...
    MKM17 MKM17 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2012

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    funnygirl32226 funnygirl32226 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I'm Depressed, But How Do I Tell Someone?

    My whole life (or at least most of it), I've felt this sick feeling inside of my stomach. It isn't all the time, but very often I get this feeling that is best described as 'homesickness'. My uncle and aunt are both diagnosed with depression, so I could tell them and they'd...
    Blahblahblahhhh Blahblahblahhhh 16-17, F 5 Responses Jun 17, 2011

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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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    Everyday is the same

    and i hate it. I go to my horrible school and see the people i hate. I'm the class clown and thats all i am to them. If i stopped being funny they would all pick on me like they used to. I have to go live under the same roof as the people who constantly belittled me and be with...
    KIRa53 KIRa53 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    Depression Hurts

    I became depressed last year. I felt like my world was crumbling down around me. I had no one to talk to, as of this year. All my friends started to ignore me. No one wanted to hang out with me or talk to me. I made one stupid mistake. I confessed to all of them. And, what did...
    em3476 em3476 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 19, 2012

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    I just learned that I have mild depression a

    couple of months ago; I don't self-harm or have suicidal thoughts, but I have little self confidence and self esteem. I am always tired and would rather be alone. I feel awkward in social situations especially with people I don't know or people who have other friends there. I...
    soulbeing soulbeing 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I Love My Sister To Death I Would Do Anything For Her!!

    Look the other night i was woken up around twelve or one by my mom. she was all worked up and worried because my sister had made a really really big mistake. See she has depression she has had it for years now.but that night things finally got to her head she had lost all...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 17, 2012

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    What is a Panic AttackA very important question

    if you're struggling with this condition. You should really understanding exactly what's going on behind the scenes.So what is a PA?A sudden feeling of acute and disabling anxiety.`Ok, that's the textbook definition, but i don't think that clears things up too much so let's go l...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Feb 23

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    What It Feels Like So Far

    Some days I always think "Whats the point? What can the future give me?" And some other days its "This is what life should feel like. No day can beat today, Im flying in the clouds!" LIFE is amazing but at random times its just too much be bare. Sometimes the grown ups say that...
    SisteroftheNight SisteroftheNight 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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    I Need Help and I Know It.

    When I first noticed my depression was when I was in 6th grade. I can't remember what exactly happened or why I got set off, but I popped pills, maybe 10-14 pills. All I did the next day was puke, unable to keep food down, barely even soda. 7th grade got worse...
    MaggotGirl666 MaggotGirl666 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 10, 2009

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    well long story short.

    . I have extreme depression here is my whole story. I only remember from the time I was like 5 my mom was into drugs and never had time for me my dad beat my mom and left when I was a baby I never got to met him. when I was 7 my dad would write me letters from the jail telling me...
    letsdoit2014 letsdoit2014 18-21, F Dec 8, 2013

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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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    I got bullied for being skinny

    when i was 10 i didnt understand why but i made my mind to gain weight i did and now that i moved i get bullied for being a bit chubby or being "man sized"
    brendithaa12 brendithaa12 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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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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    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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    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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    myrandomusername myrandomusername 16-17, M Feb 6

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    Having panic attacks?

    Here's some advice from Tyler Durden
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 7

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    "Because i was depressed.

    .." Doesn't seem to be a good enough explanation as to why some things are completed. Lack of motivation and happiness seem to be taken for granted in today's society
    owlabyss owlabyss 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I Am Depressed, Again

    You know what the worse thing about depression is? you keep thinking its gone and it will not come back, and it does come back, EVERY TIME. and You, being dumb as You are, KEEP BELIEVING its going to magically go away. You feel so proud, accomplished, and egoistic inside, then it...
    Shamandora Shamandora 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 18, 2013

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    Sometimes I forget that other people can feel

    as bad/worse than I do and in that sense I can understand why my councillor would say that those who are depressed can become selfish and self absorbed. The thing is we need to be selfish and put ourselves first to be able to get better.
    emmysauraus emmysauraus 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    I can't stop cutting myself.

    Last year my family found out about me self harming and I promised my mother I wouldn't do it again. She always jokes around with my cutting and it really makes me mad. Lately I've been slipping back into old habits. My body is filled with cuts my thighs, wrist and stomach have...
    StormyxStabber StormyxStabber 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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    I don't think my depression pills are helping

    me. I think they're making it worse. I haven't taken my meds yet and I feel fine and happier than ever. But whenever I take my meds, I get depressed and have random crying spells. ;~;
    zbubbly603 zbubbly603 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 6

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    Today....

    Being 16 is becoming such a pain...dealing with depression for a year makes it even worse. I don't have a tragic story to go along with it like a family member dying or a divorce...this is just how i've been. I don't fully understand why I'm struggling with this and I don't know...
    Stargirlml Stargirlml 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 13, 2011

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    I feeling down. I can't

    even go to work this past week.
    zhaneylhuv zhaneylhuv 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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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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    I.cant really feel anythinganynore.

    Its like when I look into the mirror I dont recognize myself.everyone expects me to be so great. Im not, and I cant take the pressure anymore. Im trying everything to feel allthe drugs , cutting , writing about it, but notnhi is even working. I tried running away ive been to a...
    anthonymusto55 anthonymusto55 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    Damn you fox! Second attempt:  Having

    panic attacks? Here's some advice from Tyler Durden. 
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 7

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    I Don't Know If I Have Depression...

    So, I've been wanting to tell this to someone for so long, but I'm scared and afraid (all words synonymous to these words) to tell any one once again. Yes, I've told my mom about my feelings and thoughts towards certain things yet, it's her reaction which sends me to my room...
    NeRdLoVE0123 NeRdLoVE0123 13-15, F 13 Responses Jun 28, 2013

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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 1 day ago

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    I feel so depressed today.

    I'm sick of smiling on the outside and dying on the inside. Life sucks. The only time I get a high is from the razor now a days. :(
    HC12345 HC12345 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 11

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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 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 3

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    What Next? Is It Even Possible To Break Free? How Long Must I Face It.

    I hit one of my lows again. But this time it's so low I don't think I can pull myself out of it. I don't feel like doing anything apart from curling up somewhere and crying. Even typing this was as easy as stabbing both my palms  again and again. I've been ignoring emails...
    WordHustler1995 WordHustler1995 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 20, 2012

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    Hi guys. I've been having problems with

    depression a lot lately, which is basically how I found this app. First of all, I've been having trouble getting to sleep. Too much to worry about. Second, I have lost my appetite once about a month ago. Now, I have been having random twitching of the head or arms and back. Yes...
    Meganbelieves Meganbelieves 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    life can really ******* suck sometimes.

    depression is one son of a *****. it does crazy things to you. but we can't let this disease control us.
    sixtiesgirl sixtiesgirl 13-15, F Feb 5

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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 13-15 2 Responses Dec 29, 2012

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    No one loves me. No one cares about me.

    I'm surrounded by people, but no one ever notices me. My dad left when I was 4, my mom just hates me, and she's just blaming me for everything. She wishes I was never born. I wish I was never born. I have no friends. Everyone in school hates me. I've been told so many times I...
    Josephineong Josephineong 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    I Am Strung Out On My Own Pain

    My mind in numb. My heart bleeds. My soul is dwindling. I feel so alone and at the same time crowed. I feel a fire in my brain and a cold tundra in my core. I am apathetic and disgusted with my state of mind. My depression has been brewing for a long time and it recently hit me...
    americanidiot87 americanidiot87 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 5, 2012

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    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Bullying Destroys Lives

    i have been suffering depression for many years due to constant bullying. i suffered alone forf many years and i needed to tell someone and that was a mistake they just said i was taking it all out ofd proportatuion when stealing my stuff isnt enough espically after 5 years. i...
    nimah123 nimah123 16-17 7 Responses Oct 28, 2010

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    My name is Sam, I'm 14 years old

    and I have chronic depression. I became depressed about a year and a half ago. I now battle with self harm and anorexia. I have tried committing suicide multiple times. I am now trying to overcome my depression and it's getting a little better.
    SamCarpenter SamCarpenter 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 5

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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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    I Feel Myself Slipping Away Again...

    I realized.... I can truly say that if I know who I really am. Slipping away, I mean. But anyway, I have been depressed for about 4 or so years. And ever since I was young, I've distanced myself from people without even meaning to. Family, friends, everyone. I would just stay to...
    OnlyReason22 OnlyReason22 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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    Hanging On With Nothing To Grip

    At any moment I could slip. Trapped in this bubble, a constant struggle. Hide your feelings, hide what you feel inside. Put on an act even though inside you feel like your gonna die. Push people away before they get to close. That's what I hate the most. I'm like a ghost, not...
    15ShadesOfBlue 15ShadesOfBlue 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2013

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    Omg I really hate this feeling.

    I have depression but I haven't felt this way for a while :( just relapsed and self harmed again after ages :(
    battlescars177 battlescars177 13-15, F Feb 17

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