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I Am a Victim of Extreme Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 206 People

    Depression is real. Why,

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    We don't see it yet we feel it. Many a time I see articles about how to get into your teenagers mind and describing the teens behavioral outbursts as well as actions. But the real...
    messedupgirl167 messedupgirl167 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 21

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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 Sep 10

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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 3 Responses Sep 10

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    (Here's a poem for all of you.) Depression is quiet. Anyone can fall victim to it. And much like a mask, people hide it with a smile. And an "I'm fine." Nobody can detect it...
    TheShutout TheShutout 16-17, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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 2 Responses 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, M 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 Sep 12

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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 Sep 14

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    I battle an extreme case of depression and some times I just hate myself for it I really do I just don't know what to do in life so when in depressed I had myself away from other...
    kennyamazing kennyamazing 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 21

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    If you are reading this story then i assume that you are also the victim of this matter (more victims compared to the victims of politician's promises :)). I accept "LOVE is great...
    Dhanasri94 Dhanasri94 18-21, F Sep 22

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    I hate to admit this but the old psychologist cliché about your childhood trauma can apply to me. To be fair, nothing extraordinary happened but a lot of little things that piled...
    BogdanBolinski BogdanBolinski 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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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...
    StephanieGurla StephanieGurla 16-17, F 1 Response 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 Sep 8

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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 Sep 10

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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 Sep 10

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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...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 11

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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 Sep 14

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    I am a victim of child abuse, both physically and verbally. I've been a victim for as long ago as I can possibly remember. I've been slapped in the face, thrown across my room once...
    lonewolf2323 lonewolf2323 18-21, M Sep 24

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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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    Woke up an hour ago, or was woken up.. Didn't have the chance to even think about how I was feeling.. Right now I feel numb, I'm extremely tired, still in bed.. The pain is there...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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    I wish someone had told me when I was younger that my negative and depressive emotions did not make me less human. That it is alright to not be okay, it's alright to admit...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 3 Responses Sep 5

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    When i was six years old i had a mirror shatter into my right wrist. It took the doctors 48 stitches on the inside 48 stitches on the out to seal my wound. After that event i lost...
    DrakeTheWolf DrakeTheWolf 18-21, M Sep 10

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    Today was really rough for me. I am a mother of 3 who decided to finish her degree, I have done pretty well thus far maintaining grants, scholarships, and financial aid to get me...
    PhoenixLF PhoenixLF 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 19

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    I know he's a nice guy a people are allowed to make friends of the opposite sex and I completely trust him with the whole of my being. But when I see pictures of him with new...
    chikkita91 chikkita91 22-25, F Sep 22

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    i can get extremely self concious because i am one of the only kids in my grade who hasnt hit puberty, im in freshman. I know ill hit i but does anyone else have this problem
    peterhill12345 peterhill12345 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 22

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    I have been extremely depressed over the past several months. A year ago, I was hospitalized for 2 weeks with double pneumonia and influenza. I fought through it and came out...
    childlessat40 childlessat40 36-40, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    About age 7 my mother left our family. She came back and left multiple times until age 13 when she came back pregnant. My dad loved her and accepted that and took responsibility...
    username4all username4all 31-35, M 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Looking back, there was great intelligence in my 20+ years of depression. There was actually grace inherent in life bringing me to my knees. (Sometimes life brings you to your...
    Shanti00 Shanti00 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    Depression. We feed our minds that we can not do things, that there is no solution for the problem. We think that we are not worth the effort, not worthy of anything. Our...
    TheChosenOne32 TheChosenOne32 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    I have been a victim of domestic violence 2 times, I feel so depressed, no friends to talk to. My life feels stuck and I don't know what to do, where to go, I don't even know me...
    Grace8grace Grace8grace 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 22

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    So. I'm sitting here. I'm reading over peoples depression statements. Asides the trolls thinking this is a joke. Depression that is. Others. Mixing other feelings in with...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 23

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    I had a rocky childhood. My parents are pretty abusive, my step dad molests me and my parents had a nasty divorce. I was diagnosed depressed at 8, anxiety at 11, bipolar at 13 and...
    QuinnMac12 QuinnMac12 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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