I Battle Anxiety and Depression Every Day

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    Another Day...

    As the years go on, it still surprises me. You wake up, and you think this will be the day it changes. You feel better, happy even, and then....bam! Another panic attack Will it ever stop?? Sad day :(
    misterfoxx misterfoxx
    36-40, M
    Nov 22, 2013

    Being around certain people can calm the

    anxious side of me, but I've come to find that even being around the people who mean the most to me can't keep the depression side away for long :/
    gkchappy gkchappy
    18-21, F
    May 11, 2014

    Depression Made Me A Better Person

    I always dealt with anxiety  by denial until someone I loved became HIV positive(family member) cue incredible emotional meltdown that almost destroyed me. However over the years I have discovered-painfully at times-that what can be an incredibly negative experience can also...
    layla693 layla693
    56-60, F
    1 Response Dec 26, 2009

    Groups First Story.

    I take anti-anxiety meds that sometimes help.  I have learned that my anxiety attacks can shut me down as well as make me feel like the world is closing in on me.  It is weird when everything just goes into slow motion for me and I am no longer connected to the world...
    allofus allofus
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Dec 9, 2009

    Such A Good Day....

    What can I say, it was a good day. In my world, you don't know how each day is going to be, today was a keeper. If I could do one thing every day, it would be to laugh as hard as I did today. Laughter is key. Laughter helps.
    misterfoxx misterfoxx
    36-40, M
    Nov 23, 2013

    I'm struggling right now,

    I'm normally good at maintaining the normal to do attitude. But lately I've been broken on the inside. Empty and hollow feeling. Faking the normal smile has become a troubling task, the desire to be 'normal' has reached an all time high. I dream of waking up and not having these...
    HipsterScientist HipsterScientist
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 10

    I have so few friends anymore,

    I have no idea how to make them since I'm not in college anymore. It just adds to my depression.
    HipsterScientist HipsterScientist
    26-30, M
    Mar 22
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