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I Am Confused, Anxious, and Depressed

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    I need healing.. Nothing ever goes "right"

    for too long. Im always caught up in the struggle with no one to lean on. I have inconsiderate friends who think of me last; family too. Its just all getting real to me; no one cares - never did.
    epipfhani epipfhani 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 4, 2014

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    December 16. Taking Care of Ourselves

    Emotionally. What does it mean to take care of myself emotionally? I recognize when I'm feeling angry, and I accept that feeling without shame or blame. I recognize when I'm feeling hurt, and I accept those feelings without attempting to punish the source of my pain. I...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 16, 2014

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    Hard to understand others around me

    and what they truly want from me.
    kittyluv78 kittyluv78 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2014

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    Sometimes i just feel like i am drowning

    but i can see everyone else swimming and they are so happy and im not i want to feel loved and wanted but i just feel rejected and not good enough i just need to breathe before i go back and pretend to smile and act like its not a bad day
    Hope6800 Hope6800 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 16, 2014

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    November 14. Letting Our Anger Out.

    It's okay to be angry, but it isn't healthy to be resentful. Regardless of what we learned as children, no matter what we saw role modeled, we can learn to deal with our anger in ways that are healthy for us and for those around us. We can have our angry feelings. We can...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Nov 14, 2014

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    November 30. Detachment.

    One day, my son brought a gerbil home to live with us. We put it in a cage. Some time later, the gerbil escaped. For the next six months, the animal ran frightened and wild through the house. So did we - chasing it. "There it is. Get it!" we'd scream, each time someone spotted...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2014

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    December 4. Letting Go.

    "How much do we need to let go of?" a friend asked one day. "I'm not certain," I replied, "but maybe everything." Letting go is a spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical process, a sometimes mysterious metaphysical process of releasing to God and the Universe that which we...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    November 29. Step Twelve.

    The Twelfth Step says that having had a spiritual awakening, we try to carry this message to others. Our message is one of hope, love, comfort, health - a better way of life, one that works. How do we carry it? Not by rescuing. Not by controlling. Not by obsessing. Not by...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    I feel completely worthless

    and simply pathetic. I feel like I let everyone down and everyone lets me down. I don't know why I'm even put on this Earth I don't understand my purpose. I feel so sad most of the time and I hate it. My parents don't understand or help make anything better for me. I don't know...
    lemonade5 lemonade5 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    December 26. Growth. Just

    as when we were children and grew out of favorite toys and clothes, we sometimes grow out of things as adults - people, jobs, and homes. This can be confusing. We may wonder why someone or something that was so special and important to us last year doesn't fit the same way in...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 26, 2014

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    It's so weird, my feelings.

    . . It seems like I only get a break when I'm high, everything seems alright and like I can keep on keeping on when under the influence. I complain about others around me doing pills and whatnot all of the time, though I do also, practically my entire family does drugs; I guess...
    cuntcake cuntcake 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    So I'm new here and I'm from Germany

    so my English Isn't that good. I just wanted to get something of my chest. I'm 15 years old and live with my parents. Pretty normal. But I think they hate me. The airways say bad stuff but they're doing a lot for me! I don't get it. How could you be so good for someone and do a...
    anna99lena anna99lena 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    I just recently started self harming.

    It actually felt good. I just started on Monday... I think. The days blur for me. I haven't done much at all. I told my best friend and he kinda freaked out. He will probably freak out as soon as he sees this. When I told him I had pretty much just had a bunch of scratches. All...
    secretlife343 secretlife343 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    my mood swings scare me.

    i can go from being happy to depressed in a matter of seconds.
    1livingstars 1livingstars 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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    Not all the time but getting more

    and more as days go by.
    meme111111 meme111111 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 15, 2014

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    I do not understand who I am sometimes

    or my nonchalant attitude in such important times. How can I be so insensitive or irresponsible. My life is only consumed by guilt. I wish to cry so that my tears release me of my wrong doings. It is a harmless habit but regardless not a healthy one as it consumes so much of my...
    cremedelafraiche cremedelafraiche 16-17, F Jan 11

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    November 26. Letting Go of Self-Criticism.

    Look how far we've come! It's good to focus on the task ahead, on what remains to be done. It's important to stop and feel pleased about what we've accomplished too. Yes, it may seem that the change has been slow. At times, change is grueling. Yes, we've taken steps backward...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Nov 26, 2014

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    This is the time when my depression got the

    best in me! It's been so long from my last depression! I thought i am all cured until the beginning of this year! I had a huge fight with my bf and received bad news from my family and also losing a chance to be able achieve one of my goals in life! I am a mess! I have...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F Jan 13

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    The more my boyfriend

    and i argue and dont talk the more i realize "i cant deal with it". This is going to sound lame but honestly waiting on my Augustus Waters. :3
    ToriDianne ToriDianne 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    November 27. We can Trust Ourselves.

    For many of us, the issue is not whether we can trust another person again; it's whether we can trust our own judgment again. "The last mistake I made almost cost me my sanity," said one recovering woman who married a sex addict. "I can't afford to make another mistake like...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    Short yet simple experience -- But today,

    I am exactly three months clean of self-injury. I know it might not seem like much, but I am so proud of myself, as selfish as it may sound.
    gh0st13 gh0st13 18-21, F 6 Responses May 26, 2014

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    November 6. Enjoying Life.

    Do something fun today. If you're relaxing, let yourself relax, without guilt, without worrying about the work that is undone. If you're with loved ones, let yourself love them, and let them love you. Let yourself feel close. Let yourself enjoy your work, for that can be...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    November 19. Accepting Our Feelings.

    Why do we struggle so with our feelings? Why do we work so hard to deny our emotions, especially concerning other people? They are only feelings! In the course of a day, we may deny we feel frustrated in reaction to someone who is selling us a service. We may deny that we...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Nov 19, 2014

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    November 3. Denial. Denial is fertile breeding

    ground for the behaviors we call codependent: controlling, focusing on others, and neglecting ourselves. Illness and compulsive or addictive behaviors can emerge during denial. Denial can be confusing because it resembles sleeping. We're not really aware we're doing it until we...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2014

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    I'm honestly tired of not feeling okay anymore,

    I just wanna be okay and continue on with my day wanting to burst out in tears It gets to hard to bare
    Crownthequeen Crownthequeen 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    December 2. Putting Our Life on Hold.

    We cannot afford to put our needs on hold, waiting for another person to fulfill us, make our life better, or come around and be who and what we want that person to be. That will create resentment, hostility, an unhealthy dependency, and a mess to deal with later on. If we...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 2, 2014

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    I'm just all of the above

    and then it's heightened by my overactive mind. My main crush doesn't like me back and I know cuz I told him. He's not into guys, but he has an over-friendly personality and is sometimes all on me, and I'm just like wtf are you doing if you don't like me. I still like him...
    NobodyLove NobodyLove 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    I use to be 6 months clean.

    I failed. I'm still cutting......
    SirensInReverse SirensInReverse 13-15, F 3 Responses May 26, 2014

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    December 27. Near the Top.

    I know you're tired. I know you feel overwhelmed. You may feel as though this crisis, this problem, this hard time will last forever. It won't. You are almost through. You don't just think it has been hard; it has been hard. You have been tested, tried, and retested on what...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 27, 2014

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    December 22. Good Things Coming.

    Do not worry about how the good that has been planned for you will come. It will come. Do not worry, obsess, and think you have to control it, go out hunting for it, or tangle your mind trying to figure out how and when it will find you. It will find you. Surrender to your...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    December 28. Panic. Don't panic!

    If panic strikes, we do not have to allow it to control our behaviors. Behaviors controlled by panic tend to be self-defeating. No matter what the situation or circumstance, panic is usually not a good foundation. No matter what the situation or circumstance, we usually have at...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    So Much Hard To So Much To Ignore In Life......

    I have done my education and now actively searching  to get hook up with appropriate man of my life :) am desperately looking some honest , comitted  man . But , I always get wrong man....I always get hugely dis-honest & insincere man , even though I am always...
    sanasafinaz sanasafinaz 26-30, F 20 Responses Jun 27, 2010

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    December 1. Letting People Be There

    for Us. Sometimes, we need nurturing. Sometimes, we need people to support us. Many of us have been deprived of support and nurturing for so long we may not realize it's something we want and need. Many of us have learned to block our stop ourselves from getting what we want...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 1, 2014

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    A Lonely Nerd

    I think I am more aware now to the sake of my social isolation. I think it's sinking in, how lonely I am at the end of the day. How my life has been one entire moment of loneliness, of rejection, of alienation. Of never fitting in. It's the end of the day. I'm about to sleep in a...
    GenineFilS GenineFilS 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 12, 2012

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    April 8. Self Care. "I don't precisely know

    what you need to do to take care of yourself. But I know you can figure it out." —Beyond Codependency Rest when you're tired. Take a drink of cold water when you're thirsty. Call a friend when you're lonely. Ask God to help when you feel overwhelmed. Many of us have...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Apr 8, 2014

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    I don't have much to say anymore,

    I'm practically ignoring everyone who loves me and I feel so crappy about it, I treat them terribly because I'm perpetually angry and ashamed of myself. I'm usually just chilling in my room, laying in bed thinking about things, or drinking. I don't believe anyone I'm partially...
    cuntcake cuntcake 16-17, F Feb 8

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    i thought i was doing fine,

    i mean, i hadn't had any suicidal thoughts or severe depression in a while, and i felt things, i didnt have my usuall blank periods of just numbness. Now everything is kiking in all at once, all of my so lovely dissorders. Part of me doesnt really care, one part of me wants to...
    KatherineSnow KatherineSnow 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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    So many guys and girls call me cute

    and adorable and within the first two days of meeting they tell me they love me? They are never in my hometown and most aren't even in my state and I thought I wanted love but I don't think I'm ready and it's difficult having multiple conversations simultaneously and then...
    EpicBrotato EpicBrotato 13-15, M Jan 20

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    I am a 26 year old man

    who had to grow up faster than you should have I took on the role as a parent at 18 and I gave up everything to be the best parent I could be. now I am a single parent of 6 kids five that are mine by blood and one that is my through marriage but I have been raising him since 6...
    jaymoney0420 jaymoney0420 26-30, M Feb 7

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    so I was talking to my long-distance boy friend

    on the phone, which is hard because he likes to talk mostly about himself, but we got on the subject that my birthday is tomorrow. While he enthusiastically talked about it, im dreading it. I've told him over and over that I just want to forget my birthday. My thoughts bounce...
    katalina22 katalina22 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    I join this forum because I feel lost,

    lonely and confused. I just want to talk about me and my experience. I am a single mother of a beautiful baby boy and I am in my late 20s. Ok so I came to US and married a man way older than me and since then my life has never been the same. I did not marry this man for anything...
    Afua77 Afua77 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I don't know what to think

    or do anymore. I am so depressed and always on the verge of tears or having seizures from the stress. I want to run and not tell anyone where I am going or die or something... sometime between September and January I am supposed to have a hearing about my ssi. But I have...
    tig1991 tig1991 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2014

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    Ok ! So I am absent minded

    and dishonest and I have to improve my looks? you Stuff me up with unwanted tension. And still asking me to take it the right way? Where in the world was the appreciation when I needed it.You never ever did it once.I don't even remember once.I doubted myself when others gave...
    mellifluousme mellifluousme 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 19

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    December 3. Developing Healthy Tolerance.

    Many of us are skilled at denying and discounting what hurts us. We may endure a particular situation, telling ourselves repeatedly it's not that bad; we shouldn't be so demanding; it'll change any day; we should be able to live with it; it doesn't annoy us; the other person...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 3, 2014

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    December 29. Moving On.

    "Learn the art of acceptance. It's a lot of grief." —Codependent No More Sometimes, as part of taking care of ourselves, it becomes time to end certain relationships. Sometimes, it comes time to change the parameters of a particular relationship. This is true in love, in...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 28, 2014

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    Im Aesha, from kolkata,

    22 years old. I dont exactly remember when all of this started- according to the ppl around me, Im always sad..never happy...never hang out and do nothing. It didnt bother me for a long time because i got fair grades until some years ago, when i lost interest in studies too...
    angelcares angelcares 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    Hi everyone. I am dealing with depression

    and anxiety. I just got back on EP because I needed some support and wanted to give support. If you need someone to talk to I'm here or would like to talk to me about my depression, etc, I am here. Thank you.
    beautifuleyes13 beautifuleyes13 22-25, F 2 Responses