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I Battle Depression and Anxiety

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    Depression is like sitting in the corner of a

    crowded room watching everyone around you enjoy life while you struggle to remember what you are living for...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    I get so much anxiety it holds me back from a

    lot and I don't like walking alone anywhere
    skylynnrose skylynnrose 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    If there's anyone out there

    who is going through a rough time with anxiety and depression and just wants to vent, talk, or just some advice please message me. I want to truly help you! I'll do the best I can. I have gone through soooo much of the same thing and I'm feeling better. So don't hesitate I'll...
    josh221992 josh221992 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 17

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    does anyone else feel numb

    and distant alot of the time? like youre there, but youre not?
    deathbecomesher89 deathbecomesher89 26-30, F 12 Responses Feb 6, 2014

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    Uplifting Depression: 15 Unexpected Lessons From Adversity

    1. Don’t ignore warning signals in your body. Frequent petty colds, stomach aches, and headaches may all be a sign of stress. 2. There is no need to be strong all the time, and even less of a need to maintain an image of strength in front of others. 3. Achievements and titles...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 20 Responses Jan 15, 2012

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    So I have been dealing with severe depression

    since the age of four. I have spent years being told , and eventually believing, that I will beat this and live a long and happy life. For the longest time I truly believed all that bullsh*t. Turns out that I was always teetering on the breaking point. When you love someone and...
    UsernameSam UsernameSam 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I took this photo earlier

    when I was out on a walk to distract myself from panicking. It's beautiful. I live near the countryside so walking up fields with my dogs really helps calm me down.
    gh0st13 gh0st13 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    I have had depression

    and anxiety for a while now but it hasn't reared its ugly head for a couple years. However after a few months of crappy things happening to me and my family it has hit me like a ton of bricks this time. I broke up with my fiance, he moved out, money issues, my dad had a heart...
    SarahHelen SarahHelen 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Is life really beautiful

    or do we say that lie and repeat it in our heads until we believe it like we have done with love, religion, peace, etc? The answer will always be: Life is not beautiful, but, what is the meaning of beautiful? Do we only see it the aesthetic way? Or do we see it like a picture...
    DeniedWings DeniedWings 18-21, M 10 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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    i have overcome. just giving my insight here,

    will it help? fear and anxiety is this: suffocating your heart. only 2 things can give relief. love or hate. do not hate people, or you will hurt others and your own heart. eventually become bitter. try to love, . first connect with people by being open. it is hard but...
    limitles limitles 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    I'm proud of my self

    for leaving my bedroom and got ready and just went to my local shopping centre for a walk and just to get some fresh air and try to face the world...I'm sweating like crazy but I'm trying to face my demons if I can do it so can you it's really hard took me guts to do this all by...
    pardz pardz 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 29, 2014

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    I don't understand how this happened.

    How did I come to hate myself so much? How come no one noticed? Why didn't I notice? I feel alone.
    Erinjessica Erinjessica 22-25, F 6 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Do people really understand someone

    who has an anxiety disorder? We all have anxiety. If you feel threatened in anyway, your heart starts to beat fast, adrenaline starts rushing through your body to do one of two things. Fight or flight. This is understandable when you are in “real” situations, like combat...
    Sparrowhawk1161 Sparrowhawk1161 51-55 5 Responses Jan 21, 2014

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    I've been able to have a hold on my depression,

    my anxiety is a little harder to control. My depression has just came by to say hello again, I really hope I can push through it again
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 16

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    I am over here drowning

    and you just stand there yelling at me to just learn to swim...
    Erinjessica Erinjessica 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's really bad tonight.

    I never know what to do in these drowning moments. I feel like screaming until my voice disappears. More than anything I would like to sleep. And not have my heart racing like this.
    TooLateForEdelweiss TooLateForEdelweiss 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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    Im not running anymore,

    and I'm not going to bury my troubles while pretending they don't exist... I am depressed and I suffer from it every single day. I can't do anything without thinking about what depresses me. My life is ruled by the thought of one person that was once apart of my life and I have...
    Suddanlius Suddanlius 22-25, M 5 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    I've always been alone

    and always will be. Everyone leaves me or forgets me sooner or later. I try to help everyone but nobody gets that I'm dying inside. Nobody cares. I'm not important anyway. I don't matter. I'm useless and worthless like my mom used to say. I should have believed her sooner. I'm...
    Spinningoutofcontrol Spinningoutofcontrol 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I cried myself to sleep last night.

    I went through the whole day with a straight face, walking around feeling out of touch with my surroundings, soon as I got home and into bed, I started thinking about how lonely I am and how I'm never gonna be normal and happy like everyone else, and I started crying...
    Lunarlight Lunarlight 18-21, F 10 Responses Apr 18, 2014

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    Same ****, different day.

    1. Cant get out of bed 2. Cant concentrate at school 3. Cant stop eating 4. Drowsy as **** for no apparent reason 5. Crawl into bed after a failed attempt at writing down my feelings and wish I didnt have to face tomorrow.... Cool lyf
    urlaame urlaame 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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    3 shades: Black White & Grey What are the

    colors of the rainbow? Most eyes see a vibrant world painted by the full color spectrum soaking up the light prisms as they cast wavelengths of different variations and shades to create primary and secondary colors. The chapters of my life story are colorblind. My world consists...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F Dec 11, 2014

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    Depression hit me .My world was gone his soul

    was with the universe now . I Almost died . They pumped the pills out of my stomach .
    skylynnrose skylynnrose 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    I Have To Keep My Focus ... Or Else I Will Fall.

    I think the hardest pain to overcome... is the one that makes you 'see' that life moves forward with or without you that connections with others are temporary and abandonment or betrayal are things innate in human beings. This kind of truth has implications.... such as...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine 31-35, F 8 Responses Mar 16, 2013

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    I know this sounds attention seeking

    and I don't really want that but can someone please talk to me and help me cope? Please ? I know I'm young and it's probably a teenage thing but I really want someone to talk to...please don't message me if your going to be mean about it and say I'm too "young" to be depressed...
    PrincessOfInsanity PrincessOfInsanity 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My biggest fear is that you will see me .

    ........ the way I see myself.
    Erinjessica Erinjessica 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 20

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    Do you ever just feel hollow?

    Like you are sick of feeling things because they always end up hurting you. Even when you try to be strong they just wither away at you until you are nothing but dust. Im not writing this to get a response or to read your comments, Im writing this because it is all I can do to...
    UsernameSam UsernameSam 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    roxytruth roxytruth 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    An Open Letter To All Who Suffer

     An Open Letter to All Who Suffer I know…  I have suffered from depression and despair since I was seven years old and my mother tried to kill herself the first time.  I know how deep a person can sink when they believe the whole world is piled up on...
    LonghornFan LonghornFan 56-60, M 21 Responses Jan 5, 2010

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    Depression.

    You know when your so depressed, you just wanna stay home all day in your blankies, not do anything, and just die in your bubble of self pity?Thats the depression I have right now. I just feel like giving up everything and saying "**** it world goodbye" because I know if I die...
    oreosnow oreosnow 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    There are days when I really regret ending my

    medication, but by the same token; I don't want to be a zombie, either. I wish I had better choices than not to take it and suffer, or take it but be unable to think or feel. I could take the medication again, but I couldn't function in society. I would just gather dust in a...
    DarkestDespair DarkestDespair 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 18

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    so I wouldnt feel so crappy

    if I knew how to battle stupid bullies better. I havea few in my life. They **** me off so much. Who do they think they are? buncha idiots. To me they are weak. But I just wish they could suffer . Oh well. sigh.
    amtired amtired 22-25 1 Response 4 days ago

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    All of my friends are ditching me now.

    My grades are dropping. My family is worse than ever. Everything I have is falling apart and I ask myself why I'm still here, why I'm still fighting. But when I wake up, alone in the dark, I still somehow manage to get up for another day. I've been waiting for a sunrise for four...
    emmeliarochester emmeliarochester 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    I hate how much I hate my life,

    I consider just ending it all every day, and I'm sure the only reason I am alive is because I can't stand the thought of causing any pain to my family, people say there are painless ways to kill yourself but there aren't someone is always going I get hurt. So I'm stuck living in...
    JustJess97 JustJess97 16-17, F 8 Responses Jul 4, 2014

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    If you’re feeling suicidal,

    please read this first. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You’ve had yet another horrible day. You’re just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, and take out that suicide note you’ve written and rewritten over and...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses May 8, 2014

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    Depression is feeling like you've lost something

    but having no clue when or where you had it. Then one day you realize what you lost is yourself.
    Erinjessica Erinjessica 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2014

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    You let certain people into your life

    and you think they will be a true friend to you always... but they always end up hurting you even when you think they act like they'll be there.. they won't.
    Euphorialbeauty23 Euphorialbeauty23 22-25, F 8 Responses Jun 13, 2014

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    Do You Know How It Feels....

    ......to be put down and debased your whole ******* life? To be used and abused your whole ******* life? To be told you wasn't meant to be born and are ******* useless and are going to die soon? To be verbally, physically, mentally and emotionally abused amongst other types of...
    Lilith2013 Lilith2013 36-40, F 21 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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    it just gets worse and worse,

    i used to be able to hide it but i don't even have the energy to hide it anymore or pretend i'm anything else then depressed.. everytime i wake up i feel so depressed,and everytime i fall asleep i feel depressed because i know i'll just wake up here again. i don't want to commit...
    OccultumLapidem OccultumLapidem 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Been increasingly absent,

    and find it difficult to even try to be present and mindful. I have noticed the connection of this to anxiety, which has been high this past week. Even my dreams are unsettling. Today I had to keep moving to fight the urge to go back to bed and let the mindless state take over...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas

    or a Happy Holiday this year! I know it's a struggle for those of us who suffer from depression or have great amounts of anxiety. Just remember to get up in the morning,breathe and be strong. Lots of love to all!
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    I kicked depressions butt with JESUS !

    After many unsuccessful attempts nothing really worked until I prayed and called Jesus for help then my depression cleared within a week and never came back again! Hallelujah praise Jesus !
    ladyrasta ladyrasta 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 25

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    It's come to the point where

    if I don't have any job security in the future, I'm considering taking my own life. It's drastic, but for the best.
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 13 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    The psychotherapist made me realise I've been

    depressed my whole life. After finally self harming at 13 it took 4 years to feel confident enough to seek help. I didn't want to waste the doctors time. School councillors are rubbish. The uni one was abit better. The psychotherapist was fine but I found myself agreeing that I...
    ssssmills ssssmills 18-21, F May 21, 2014

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    I'm afraid of suicide,

    even though I think about it daily. I don't know if God exists, but I keep praying for him to take me. To stop this pain and this disease inside of me called depression. I can't fight it anyway, I'm tired of fighting. God, if you're there, I'm ready. Please stop this misery and...
    imtired123456789 imtired123456789 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    I battle with anxiety

    and depression because the man I grew up with who was like a father to me molested me. He's my uncle by marriage. My aunt told me to my face she didn't believe me. I was like 12 when this happened. They stayed together and he still lives across the street. He was arrested that...
    WhooDatGirl WhooDatGirl 18-21, F Feb 16

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    😢😭 I try to get them to understand.

    But they never can. How can they, if I can't even understand myself. There's no reason at all to be still hurting. To still be sad and in pain. No reason to still cry every night or scream. I don't understand why I am in so much pain. Don't know why it's still there. I don't...
    Spinningoutofcontrol Spinningoutofcontrol 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Decided to celebrate tonight.

    About a month ago, I lost one of my best friends. He's not dead, but our friendship is. I didn't realize what kind of depression I had sunk into due to a combination of that, my deceased girlfriend's birthday, and my recent musical burnout. However, it just couldn't keep me...
    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I've been trying to get off my medication

    but I've found myself spending my days in bed and neglecting homework, cleaning and anything productive. I hate how hard it seems to be able to be happy. Has anyone found any helpful remedies when this happens to them? I just want to be functional and happy again
    Marie240 Marie240 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Gloom and doom is always lingering

    as of lately. I want out of this so bad. I am angry at people for being people. Disgusted with myself. The world is an ugly place. I don't trust, I can't smile. This is not the me I want to be. I don't want to feel this pain any longer. I just want to feel awake again. And I...
    Femmeheartsoul Femmeheartsoul 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 28, 2014

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    I don't know how I manage to help others

    when I can't even help myself.
    emmeliarochester emmeliarochester 16-17, F Feb 16

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    I Am My Own Hostage.

    For the average person, getting out of bed & getting ready for the day is a normal, worry free morning routine. But for many of us just the sound of the alarm clock is that dreaded noise that reminds us that we must struggle through another uncomfortable, meaningless day full of...
    dublingal5 dublingal5 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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