I Am Beating Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 488 People

    I have had a tough year.

    Well, emotionally I guess you could say I've had a tough ten or so years. That is how long its been since my marriage started to crumble, and its been about 8 years since my separation and divorce. But this year, I lost a lot of my savings in the stock market, I had to move...
    pbsurf pbsurf
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 12, 2014

    I Will Beat Depression

    I have battled severe depression since the age of nine, due to past abuse. It felt like the world had come crashing down on me. I lost my confidence and motivation. My weight fluctuated. I lost the will to live before I had even reached my teens. At age fourteen, I had a nervous...
    beaniebabies beaniebabies
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Feb 5, 2013

    I Am Doing It!

    I was having a major depression about 8 months ago. Since last December I have been getting anti depressants and I have been going to a therapist and a councilor. If you told me 8 months ago that by this time I will be a happy person I wouldn't believe it, but I am doing it. Day...
    newday770 newday770
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 18, 2013

    Some days it's really really hard.

    Today is a day I just want to pull the blinds and never leave my bed.
    deleted deleted
    Jun 5, 2015

    I spent most of my twenties feeling depressed,

    worthless and lonely (even though I had friends I regularly saw, I never felt connected with them). At times I felt suicidal and I wanted to be dead before I hit 30. 4 years ago, my partner and I got together. We had known each other for years but she was always with someone...
    tungsten4 tungsten4
    31-35, M
    May 31, 2014

    Some days I get sucked back,

    but now, I can't even imagine or think about the pain and sadness I used to feel. It feels so great to be free! :P
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 12, 2014

    And I feel as if getting help is harder

    than stating indoors locked away in my own bubble.
    TheWestlifer TheWestlifer
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 25, 2014

    Well sort of! It's a constant struggle

    but one that I manage. I have bad days but I also have good days. My official diagnosis is a list so long and overwhelming that if I was to buy into it, I would certainly end up on a mental ward. lol On to the good part. I manage my disorders fairly well. You see, I am...
    lagatta lagatta
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Aug 20, 2014

    Anniversary!! It's the anniversary of

    when I finally confessed to having struggled with depression. I never told anyone while I was going through it, and that just made it so much worse. By the start of last year I had realised that until I admitted to it I could never really consider myself to be over it and the...
    ZiggyG ZiggyG
    Jan 13, 2014

    One of my Tools: Creative visualization.

    Da pimpin bipolar poet has returned. Thats right he's back, he fell down In a hole and slipped into a role. He once had to shoot down this sweet boy h-mo name Cole ... got nothin gainst no one, I do l Love em All! especially dem Haters da Hoez! - but chix not dudez...
    SShawnO SShawnO
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 1, 2014

    Since 3 years I had depressions.

    I lived in a small town in Germany and my class hated me. From the very first moment 'til the last I had there.In 7th grade they started bullying me, I thought about suicide and started cutting.I stopped for a few months, started again. When I wasn't cutting I hit myself, took...
    LilySophieGreen LilySophieGreen
    18-21, F
    May 26, 2014

    Ok well this is a long story i will try

    and make it short.I dont wanna be judged by this either please i have done some wrong and i admit that.In 2004 i meet a woman and it was love at first sight for both of us,we had an instant connection.I still remember the day i first saw her,we both had partners at the time so...
    libbyy81 libbyy81
    31-35, F
    Oct 26, 2014

    I took this in Salou

    because I thought it was so beautiful. Just sitting here when I didn't feel myself made me feel so much better. It's so relaxing, it's perfect.
    gh0st13 gh0st13
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 31, 2014

    A Part Of My Life I Have Moved On From

    For longer than I care to admit, I believe I suffered from undiagnosed depression. I have never felt as low as I did during those years, it was the most horrifying and difficult part of my life. In fact, it's the reason I came to the Experience Project in the first place...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 26, 2012

    I have battled depression

    for many years. It has gotten worse as I have aged. Recently I decided to stop hiding this truth. I have decided to lay down the condemnation, guilt and shame that is attached to depression and start talking about it. I am finding the more I talk about it the depression that...
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Jun 3, 2014

    Mental health is so important!

    It's too bad there is such a stigma surrounding it, that people cannot have a conversation about it. You brain controls your whole body, and one could argue that it is the most important organ you have! Your brain controls your mind, and you mind is who you are. I have been...
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 2, 2015
    or19937 or19937
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Dec 4, 2014

    I have been battling depression my whole life,

    but it really came to a head about six years ago when I was in my car driving to a major bridge with the intent on jumping. If it wasn't for my cats, I would have. Thank G-d for them because they kept me from doing it. I go to counselling pretty regularly as part of my plan...
    mf1718 mf1718
    36-40, M
    May 28, 2014

    I've had depression since middle school.

    I've built countless relationships with people also struggling with depression. However, now that I've graduated and am beginning to feel better, I've realized that I've lost most of my old friends still struggling with their depression. I miss them. We've all been through a lot...
    ashley719 ashley719
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 27, 2014

    I suffered with serious depression

    and anxiety and it freaking sucked! I was on anti-depressants due to my self harm and suicide attempts- the main reason was that I didn't get along with my parents at all and I had very few friends at school, who actually made me feel like rubbish! a lot of the time I cried...
    thatgirl1410 thatgirl1410
    18-21, F
    Nov 8, 2015

    although this has been a long journey,

    I'm determined and have been for the past 4 years to overcome this beast. and recently I've been doing wonderfully! I'm actually prescribed to Prozac however I don't believe you can properly overcome depression if you're depending on a pill to make you happy sooooo I've quit...
    lizshiv lizshiv
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 5, 2014

    Hi everyone -- I'm here to share my story about

    how I halted the majority of my depression and PTSD symptoms through diet change. :) I've suffered from depression for my entire life -- mood swings, crying spells, thoughts of suicide. Even when I was a toddler, I felt like the world weighed heavy on me. This continued into my...
    annexthecelt annexthecelt
    26-30, F
    Feb 9, 2015
    gh0st13 gh0st13
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Jun 25, 2014
    sighselly sighselly
    13-15, F
    May 6, 2014

    Ever since I was 8, and I still battle

    depression. I have been on sooo many anti depressants I lost count. Right now they put me on Cymbalta, (I used to be on that when I was 15) so I figured I'd give It another shot. I think it works a little bit, but most days all I think about is horrible things, and I am an...
    SammyHopkins SammyHopkins
    22-25, F
    Feb 8, 2014

    Depression is not something we should be

    ashamed of. There is a stigma in depression and I wish everyone would just be open about it and not jugde. That will help the world alot. Reality! Millions all over the world have this problem. We are not alone. Everyone has a breaking point but let it not defeat us x
    riseandshine18 riseandshine18
    26-30, F
    Jul 22, 2015

    Nothin' But Blue Skies Ahead :)

    When I look back at where I was just a year ago I can't believe I've made it as far as I have. Just two years ago I lost everything because of this illness - my company, my home, my friends, everything. It almost cost me my life - three times! I had to move away from my 5 year...
    maxximiliann maxximiliann
    36-40, M
    1 Response Apr 26, 2012

    I am finding the more I speak out about my

    battle w/depression the more it is diminishing. PRAISE THE LORD!!! Again I say, PRAISE THE LORD!!! I am also finding that the depression is much smaller than God. As I stay focused on Him and His matchless Word I do not get depressed. As I praise Him more and more in all...
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Aug 24, 2014

    We're born into an ocean of problems,

    and not all of them can be solved, but solving them is what we do, our natural state. Death is the ultimate unsolvable problem, so we're all drowning swimmers or swimming drowners, but usually we can choose which to be. Depression is a false rescue out of that ocean -- "Finally...
    WattDeFalk WattDeFalk
    56-60, T
    Jun 25, 2015

    My Experience With Depression

    I was a little surprised to find this group already started.  I had the intent of starting it myself.  It's good to see that there are others that are beating depression.  I've decided that if there is anything that I should share on EP, it is my story about...
    zenandi zenandi
    31-35, M
    6 Responses Sep 6, 2008

    Depression is something I have found you never

    truly beat. No matter what happens, once your shadow has been invited into your life its there to stay I'm afraid. No matter how far you can go, how happy you make yourself to be it will always be there and anything and anyone can easily tip you back into that hell hole you just...
    lmpulsive lmpulsive
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jan 30, 2014

    Fair amount of success too.

    .. Getting out and about instead of lying in bed has helped wonders, and with my weight loss comes self confidence and happiness that seem to push the sadness away for the most part. I won't lie, I have the occasional day or two where I get down and want nothing to do with...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 6, 2014

    Hi All

    Hi my name is Mikayla. I have been battling depression for 2 years now. It started after my close cousin was killed in Afghanistan a few days after my 17th birthday. It got worse while my bestfriend got sent to Afghanistan. Recently it has gotten a little bit better. I still have...
    MElm94 MElm94
    18-21, F
    Nov 14, 2013

    How I Beat Depression

    Let me start by saying that sometimes in life, you have to do WHATEVER it takes to make yourself happy, After years of feeling down- a number of events happened to make me realize that I really needed help, and even may have suffered from (undiagnosed) depression.I had had...
    pineappleexpress410 pineappleexpress410
    5 Responses Feb 23, 2011

    My Depression Has Become Commonplace

    I have not been happy 4 sometime now. There is something missing in my life. At first I thought it was the fear of rejection. Then when I got over that, I found that I was still unhappy. In my work I always tried to do better. Some of my wants were unrealistic, and when I had...
    junkit71 junkit71
    70+, M
    1 Response Nov 23, 2012

    Wow. So many find it helpful to think of

    fighting, beating, battling depression... it was different for me. I noticed when awful things happen to me, my naturally responding feelings are quite different from this depressed ****** outlook assuming "everything sucks and why bother?" That's a bad habit, an exaggeration...
    WattDeFalk WattDeFalk
    56-60, T
    Jun 19, 2015

    I am so depressed today

    and I'm sorry to say that I just want attention. I want someone to see me. I think people assume that I don't feel this way. I'm the star of my own trite, sad story.
    Ghostling2600 Ghostling2600
    31-35, M
    1 Response Sep 2, 2014

    I don't know what is wrong with me.

    I am fine but sometimes I get a bit down. Sometimes I feel worthless and feel the psychological effects of my past. Sometimes I just don't want to live. I can't wait til the day I die will be a day of victory. And being a good person means NOTHING. But how come doing wrong don...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Feb 10, 2015

    My Story

    When I turned 14 I started being bullied. There really isn't any sugar coating it. People say all the time, "You don't know what depression is" and "You aren't bullied!". Well, to everyone who thought that I had and have no idea was depression and bullying is, you can stick it...
    HipstaChick23 HipstaChick23
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jul 3, 2012

    I won the battle with prescription drugs .

    Seraquel saved my life... Now I actually feel happy... I can taste food! I can see colour!! :D yaay!!!
    Britters220 Britters220
    26-30, F
    Jun 1, 2014

    Depression tip: Try eating turmeric,

    it's known to help people with neurological disorders. It can also cure acne problems. It's also compared to be as effective as Prozac but without the bad side affects. I've been taking it and it honestly helps. I highly recommend it if you have depression or mood disorders.
    ponycupcake ponycupcake
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 29, 2015
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