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I Am a Victim of Extreme Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 208 People

    I'm not a typical teenager i know.

    I've been through things most teens could never imagine or hope to go thru, but yet i still manage to keep a smile on my face and take every opertunity i can to be happy, and be happy. I've been cheated on, abused, my mom and i have no bond i moved out her house to live with my...
    misscomplicated2013 misscomplicated2013 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    The Wanderer

    Yup, been wandering since hormones took over my body @ 12 years of age. Drinkin, drugs and boys were my self- medication back then. It has only excerbated over the years. Always runnin and hidin from society, yet tryin to fit into a middle-class life with my children for their...
    whitedove whitedove 31-35 1 Response Jan 1, 2009

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    Never Noticed.

    so. depression RUNS in my family. like more than 3 people have had it, AND i have obvious scars all over my right arm, and that is the last time im cutting. (always say that but then a year or so later im at it again)  parents dont even notice. nobody notices. in fact my mom...
    kimosabi kimosabi 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 13, 2008

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    Experiencing Depression

    People keep asking me to explain my feelings, to snap out of it. I'm just writing this to explain a bit of depression feels like. This is only a brief explanation because you can't "explain" being sad or suicidal sometimes, it's just your feelings. So here it goes. : Imagine...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 1, 2012

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    Letting Go

    I know I love you, I just feel dead. This unexpected grief and sadness that we have been battling for over a year now. We were happy, I was happy- Before. Until the cancer, Until the terminal Until the sickness pounding in her head. We're at the mercy of the ghost. She changed...
    jenniferxlove jenniferxlove 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2011

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    Bored

    Hi.I feel lonley very much.I need some one to talk to....oh god.I'm dying :(
    lonely1boy lonely1boy 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 2, 2012

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    My Story

    it hurts when all u can do is watch.. i used to  cut myself... it was really bad.. but thats felt like the only thing i can do. my family really didn't do anything about it at first.. but as i kept doin it.. the finally came around.. i dont do it anymore.. but...
    hottii12 hottii12 19-21, F 1 Response Feb 8, 2008

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    My Mind... Is Against Me.

    I become depressed and i dont know why. my mind starts to ask stupid questions and i start to think of ways i could die. i dont think if anyone will miss me or if i will be remembered. i just think of how i can die. i think and think, i start to cry and i become cold inside , i...
    VictimOfCircumstance VictimOfCircumstance 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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    New Research Regarding Depression

    H ello all, I am a fellow depressive. I am a pretty motivated person, so I did a lot of research on my own because the doctors didn't really help me all that much. 8 years later, I got it figured out. Now, I just wanna make sure that everyone else knows what I know, so...
    UV4D UV4D 26-30 2 Responses Apr 28, 2008

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    Depression is real. Why,

    depression is as real as emotions.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Aug 18

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    It's Back Again

    I have always had depression I just didn't know it when I was younger I got diagnosed at 14 and started taking all sorts of different Meds I just felt num So after a year an a half I stoped taking them and I started to feel really happy I was able to bond more with friends and...
    Izakay420 Izakay420 16-17 Oct 1, 2012

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    The Truth

    victim explains it all i hate it wen ppl lable me emo like i choose to b depressed i hate the word emo its such a ******* lable god ppl r ******* they don't even try to understand they r just so quick to lable*sigh* will it even end?
    SuicidalMess SuicidalMess 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 24, 2007

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    Suffering In Silence

    I'm 13 this year, I've been suffering from depression since I was bout' 5 years old. I don't have a father. My mother is more concerned about work than family. I have learnt how to disguise my true feelings, fake a smile, force a laugh, hide my hurt from others. I have constant...
    Josephineong Josephineong 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I have depression and ive had it for about a year but im clean with no cuts. Although ive had suicidal thoughts and self harm thoughts everyday so my mom decided to put me in...
    KaylaBiskup KaylaBiskup 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I need to say something. Please realize when you tell a depressed person (who actually suffers from true depression), that "things will get better" or "you have people that care...
    Jpeavey Jpeavey 41-45, M 9 Responses Aug 27

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    Hello, my name is Diane and I am a junior at Rutgers. After the recent news concerning Mike Brown/Ferguson and police brutality, and reading about the protests occurring in NJ, I...
    deekayyy deekayyy 18-21, F Aug 18

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    I have seen a lot of people on EP and in real life throwing this word around like a hot potato. The two most inappropriately used words in this generation, in my personal opinion...
    AlexandriaDark AlexandriaDark 18-21, F Aug 30

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    To Medicate - or Not. I hope my story & experience can help someone else that is struggling with Anxiety and Depression and is worried about taking medication. I think I have...
    ALynn007 ALynn007 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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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...
    SweetWolf2 SweetWolf2 13-15, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I've been so ******* restless Like im waiting for him to message me and tell me he loves me and misses and wishes he were here and can't wait to see me But he doesn't exist I don...
    MsVanessa420 MsVanessa420 18-21, T 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I dont have depression but loneliness is what I go through everyday,every year .At times I wish I could just simply share how my day went with someone I care.
    cluemisa cluemisa 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Why do people tell me to cheer up? Like I can just blink my eyes and pray to cure my depression. I can't that just wish away being raped, can I? I tried, I honestly did. Look where...
    Oldwounds Oldwounds 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 23

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    Again. I really could use someone to talk to..yet again? : I'm sorry people...I just could really use support rite now. I am recovering. But not as quick as I had...
    amtired amtired 22-25 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't even know how to start this out seeing as this is the first time i am ever going to write about this. Unlike many others out there who have far worse experiences then me...
    Alwaysfor Alwaysfor 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Well, it's been 13 months since my depression took over my life, moving my life from barely getting by to being unable to go outside...unable to have a job...unable to look other...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Depression is indeed a monster under my bed watching me all the time. Due to some new events in my life(getting a job) i am very stressed,tired and too busy to think much about my...
    lady2089 lady2089 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    During the past month I've spiralled into depression again. It all came from making decisions about university. None of my family are talking to me for a number of silly reasons, I...
    jalexat jalexat 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    I am hoping to connect with someone and make a friend or two. I am completely miserable right now, and like at this moment I just randomly break down. I'm not strong at all and am...
    sweetgoddess92 sweetgoddess92 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 17

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    Today is just shaping up to be "one-of-those-days" for me. Despite my constant Rx depression and anxiety pill popping, I am feeling extremely overwhelmed and crabby today. I hate...
    PhoenixLF PhoenixLF 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    When you are letting yourself feel trapped by your current situations, you really are putting your self at risk to an even more dangerous predictement. Your never trapped, that is...
    justkeepswimming89 justkeepswimming89 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I think this is the worst depression I've ever been in. I'm extremely suicidal. I actually have strep throat right now and I'm not going to the doctor for it because I want it...
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 27

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    I've been having extremely bad anxiety attacks everyday for the last month, and I've been suffering from depression and self harm for 2 years
    idontknowanymore101 idontknowanymore101 13-15, F Sep 2

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    The way my mind works is weird.. I'll be in class happy as can be, then bam it's like the depression just hits me right in the face. It's pretty much an everyday occurrence and I...
    fitzinator47 fitzinator47 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    Nobody is powerless. “Be not the slave of your own past - plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30 1 Response Sep 5

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    I had a beautiful baby girl 8 weeks ago, my third via csection and also had a tubal ligation. I was feeling really good until about a week ago when I went to doctor and started...
    joce32 joce32 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I hate this...ill be fine and then ill just be extremely depressed. I just feel numb and invisible. Tomorrow i have school and im ignored..the people who i thought were my friends...
    BabyGirlAtHeart BabyGirlAtHeart 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Ok......this is my life!! I grew up in a family where my father mentally abused my sister and I. My mother physically abused me & at the age of 8 not only did I have to watch my...
    lemolemo lemolemo 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I don't believe in true love. Never did. Never going to. Why do people keep trying to make me believe in it? What's there to do? Stay so doped up that I can't move to have a shot...
    Oldwounds Oldwounds 18-21, M 7 Responses a week ago

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    I am not really sure if anyone is going to read this, but I need to get this off my chest. I started dating my now ex-boyfriend my freshman year of college. We exchanged numbers...
    kburrs kburrs 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So I'm losing my full respect for my family. My dad and brother are extremely verbally abusive towards me. My sister and mother are always on their side. Look, I really am...
    damjenny damjenny 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I. Am. I also want to state right here that not just Woman are victims of Rape. There are men, chidlren of both genders, and yes women. Please don't sterotype this as a thing that...
    Cassadilla1822 Cassadilla1822 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I am an abuse victim survivor. And I think people need know that an abuser can be anybody. They can be black or white, male or female, mother or father. And anybody can be a victim...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I feel like I have a sign on my head that says "hurt me". hurt my feelings, hurt my heart ,do whatever you want to me because it doesn't matter.I wish I could stand up for myself...
    ALEYXI ALEYXI 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    My life has drastically changed in the last 4 months due to lack of sleep, I truly can't function and im extremely sad and moody all of the time. Should I just end it all :'( idk...
    ArmaniTsunami ArmaniTsunami 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    Tonight's one of those nights where I'm feeling extremely lonely, and I have no one to go to..
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Suicidal thoughts extremely overwhelming My parents who have shown to have no interest or sympathy for my well being and this was after all the screaming and abuse we all sat...
    Vaughn37 Vaughn37 18-21, M 7 Responses Aug 28

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    The tunnel is dark, very dark. The light at the end of it is so far away. That light is now a faint glow of a tiny flickering candle. It's become barely, ever so barely visible. My...
    Jpeavey Jpeavey 41-45, M Sep 1

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    I think that I deserve all this suffering and pain, that for me has become almost inhumane. I think that I don't deserve to be happy, or just calm, because I made wrong decisions...
    LookingForTheSunshine LookingForTheSunshine 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 4

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