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I Battle Depression and Anxiety

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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 20 Responses Jan 5, 2010

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    I'm losing my ****** mind dude my mom is saying

    how she's guna kill herself this and that she won't stop feeling sorry for her self I feel like I'm guna have a heart attack. I wish I had Xanax bars and weed id ****** do it all. I can't do this. I don't need advice just need to write I'm guna lose my mind I can't I wish I had...
    sloaned sloaned 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Something's are really hard to explain

    and even harder to handle everyone thinks I'm fine everyone thinks I'm happy so I only have to questions am I really that good at acting or do they even really know me?
    shyannsmilezx shyannsmilezx 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Sadness - May 20

    Ultimately, to grieve our losses means to surrender to our feelings. So many of us have lost so much, have said so many good byes - have been through so many changes. We may want to hold back the tides of change, not because the change isn't good, but because we have had so much...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 6 Responses May 20, 2013

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    just another day when no one ever seems to

    notice, or care what happens to me. Just another time when no one even asks if I'm ok, even though I'm not. and now, I'm so far in, there's no escape but letting myself drown into my own thoughts
    Juliam24707 Juliam24707 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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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 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    I Am Alive

    Here I am searching through the fog. The fog is so thick I can't see where I'm going and I don't know where I'm at, but I am alive. I look behind me into my past and I can see most of where I have been. I see people I care for, people I miss, some good memories, but the hideous...
    keeva keeva 46-50, F 15 Responses Nov 30, 2012

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    i go back to school tomorrow

    and its already so late. i cant sleep i am losing my mind. i cant stop crying . i just spent this whole day with him doing everything he wanted and at the end of the day i dont get a text or call. and when i do call he hangs up on my face. i am so ****** up in my head i can...
    somegirl117 somegirl117 18-21 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    And right now I'm feeling like

    both are attacking me. My depression is telling me I'm worthless and to give up. My anxiety is telling me that everyone hates me or can see my scars. Then I have a panic attack in the middle of my Keyboarding class and almost cry my eyes out. Not to mention I'm only 16 and have...
    SpaceCasey SpaceCasey 16-17 1 Response a week ago

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    I have a question if anybody could please

    answer it. I went through so much stress lately and it's more stress than I've ever had in my whole life combined. My anxiety has been SO bad. I've been having horrible confusion, memory problems (example: I'll put something down and forget where I put it like five minutes...
    xxersabooxx xxersabooxx 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 11

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    I don't know if this is just me but.

    . Sometimes I just get so low and emotional for no reason and then suddenly start thinking of all the bad **** that's going on in my life and then I start to overthink an start having panic attacks 😢😔
    georgiecrouch georgiecrouch 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    Dealing With Painful Feelings - January 7

    Feelings of hurt or anger can be some of the most difficult to face. We can feel so vulnerable, frightened, and powerless when these feelings appear. And these feelings may trigger memories of other, similar times when we felt powerless. Sometimes, to gain a sense of control...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 7, 2013

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    only klonopin helps me

    but it can't be no more no be prescribed, and it's a bit addictive
    steack2 steack2 41-45, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Nest

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    Josephine8 Josephine8 31-35, F 11 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    fea00karlaa fea00karlaa 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Anxiety, depression, eating disorders,

    and self-harm is a toxic mix that I'e come to hate.
    NemoNoMore NemoNoMore 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    everyday I wakeup and tell myself "make it

    until tomorrow". Everyday I say that. That's how I'm still living
    traemorgan traemorgan 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    do you ever just not want to get out of bed?

    I sometimes just break down with all of the anxiety and sadness that I can barely move. I just lay in bed and sleep and do nothing. if I could stay here forever I would. what's the point in getting up?
    amgoslin amgoslin 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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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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    Relationship Martyrs - June 20

    Many of us have gone so numb and discounted our feelings so completely that we have gotten out of touch with our needs in relationships. We can learn to distinguish whose company we enjoy, whether we're talking about friends, business acquaintances, dates, or spouses. We all...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 20, 2013

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    Snake Kiss.

    Here I am all alone I'm tired of waiting I'm tired of hoping So now I play with the rattlesnake. I twirl him around until he's mad Then he sinks his fangs deep into my veins That's when you come When its too late And I'm too far gone I hear your soft cries As I slowly die I...
    TwistedOak TwistedOak 13-15, F 1 Response May 23, 2013

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    Three days so far this week,

    haven't left the house, not even the bedroom. I just can't seem to stop crying. And over nothing- it's just so tiring.
    Badabinger21 Badabinger21 18-21, F 14 Responses Jan 26

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    Depression/Anxiety

    Well, it's four o'clock in the morning and I am online researching how to make this depression go away. I google and google and I find this website and decide to share my story. This is pretty much every night these days. In March 2006, my friend died in an accident. I was best...
    depressionhurts98 depressionhurts98 19-21, F 72 Responses Nov 20, 2007

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    Balance - March 28

    Seek balance. Balance emotions with reason. Combine detachment with doing our part. Balance giving with receiving. Alternate work with play, business with personal activities. Balance tending to our spiritual needs with tending to our other needs. Juggle responsibilities to...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 28, 2013

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    The idea of forcing uncomfortable activities

    and so-called ‘treatments’ down a depressed persons throat, in hopes it’ll salvage and help them return to their former ways, makes me ******* cringe. The intentions in these attempts are admirable, but it misses the point completely. Also, I think the expectation of...
    AsexualMeat AsexualMeat 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I would really appreciate opinions on this

    photo, what do you all think?
    ameliap ameliap 16-17, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm actually doing okay at the moment.

    I still have struggles but I right now I'm good. I'm just posting this as something to look to as hope. It can get better. There is none that can help you more than you can help yourself. It is really hard to see that when your in the pit of darkness but it's true. Keep...
    Teagsy Teagsy 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    Out of the blue I feel

    so sad and feel like crying :( and my mums right next to me and doesn't know..
    pardz pardz 22-25, M 6 Responses 5 days 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, M 4 Responses Jan 21

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    Bravely she went on, blinded by the sun

    and deafened by its lullaby.
    traemorgan traemorgan 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    Every other thought of mine is "I just want to

    die" "please take me" Dealing with the loss of my fiance is the hardest thing I've ever had to deal with. My depression gets deeper and darker every day. Just thinking I no longer get to see this man anymore or talk to him or create our dreams and future together makes me have...
    engagedwidow engagedwidow 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    I stand alone there is no one to wipe my tears

    no one to understand the pain and the suffering I go through every day. I fake a smile but it is just a mask, under it my heart is burning my will to live is slowly fading and soon my spirit will die. But no one will miss me will even notice I’m gone. When my time finely...
    butthumbs butthumbs 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    does anyone else feel numb

    and distant alot of the time? like youre there, but youre not?
    deathbecomesher89 deathbecomesher89 22-25, F 14 Responses Feb 6

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    IT´S BACK

    There was a blues festival in my town this week. My daughter posted all the dates for the concerts on our refrigerator door just to make sure we wouldn´t miss any of the shows. She is 12.  She loves blues, jazz and classical music.  Of course, she loves pop and modern songs...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 15 Responses Oct 1, 2011

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    Yes been there, fought it

    and still do. I have to be aware and manage myself and my energy. I find it sad that there are so many people out there that have some form or degree of depression and or anxiety. It's really not a very nice thing to have in life and is extremely difficult and excruciatingly...
    Kynkanjis Kynkanjis 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 7, 2013

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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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    I am depressed and EVERYDAY thing about a lot

    of things but one thing in particular that happened a couple years ago from my pregnancy I would love someone too help me seriously I tried killing myself last week but all I kept thinking about was my precious baby :( someone help me please I am desperate I need too get...
    lovelysmile10 lovelysmile10 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    When it's there, it hurts Like this force

    that completely engulfs me I'm paralyzed Frozen in place of darkness My thoughts have no choice Then comes separation My body holds And my soul hovers I am aware Watching myself writhe in pain Knowing where this anxiety started Not being able to part from the depression It...
    littlebird97 littlebird97 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It really depresses me (no pun intended)

    when I talk to so many people who don't believe in God. I know that's their own choice; I don't want to shove my beliefs down anyone's throat, so I hope this isn't taken that way. If you view it in that light, then I apologize. But it just seems like there are so many people...
    CoriWilson CoriWilson 18-21 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I remember the night i was overdosed,

    my dad was crying to the doctor.all i could remember was him yelling "please save my daughter"
    summerbeams summerbeams 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 17

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    People tend to leave me

    when I need them the most, I'm so tired of feeling like nobody is there. It hurts.
    bandjoe bandjoe 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    Depression and anxiety have haunted me all my

    life. I've tried the pills, I've tried talking about it, and I usually resort to just sleeping it off. Depression doesn't just affect me, it affects all of my relationships. I just can't seem to find peace or happiness, and once I do; depression slowly regains it's throne. I'm...
    kristeneh520 kristeneh520 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    Hey everyone. This ones abit of a mood dampener.

    When I was 17 I was diagnosed with an eye condition, called keratoconus. Before I was 17 I had perfect vision, since then my vision ha deteriorated rapidly. It's not normal bad vision such as long/short sighted. (Google images keratoconus vision if u want to see what my vision...
    bluescholarschesk bluescholarschesk 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    Mini Life Story: A Little Depressing Perhaps Since I Missed Out The Nice Parts But Share Your Experiences And Advice?

    When I was 11 my mother died to suicide and apparently it was due to schizophrenia, I had a hard time as kid coping with it because no one told me what it was and what was going on with my mum. I knew it had been happening but she had medications to deal with it and so while I...
    WishingonashootingStar WishingonashootingStar 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 12, 2013

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    While it's true that mental illness is Very

    Very Very Very Very tuff and awful.... I have renewed my spirituality & have saught out God more ... And I do feel even just a little bit better. I'll take a little bit... Over nothing. #hope #faith
    TheSingerNB TheSingerNB 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've had a lot of things happen in just one

    month... Even though all of it's done I still feel like the pain is still there. I cry over tiny things, I worry about the tiniest things, and what really freaks me out is that I feel like I'm fading in and out of life. Like everything is surreal or that I'm in some kind of...
    xxersabooxx xxersabooxx 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I Won't Give Up This Battle!

    I agree with 'Don't give up Hope' because it may take awhile before finding the right doctor and/or medication of even lifestyle/diet change.  Vitamins help quite often, and exercise if you are able to talk yourself into moving. Ha.  I was on serotonin type meds for...
    amethyst amethyst 46-50, F 14 Responses Dec 9, 2007

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    I traveled for hours to spend the holiday with

    the love of my life. We got in a small argument while at a family friend's and I went for a walk, made a wrong turn and fell down a ravine type thing. Disoriented I wandered for about an hour and made my way back to their parents' house. I called the friend's house because I...
    x5m45h1ngx x5m45h1ngx 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Hi! I just wanted to kind of vent!

    I suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD, and Major Depressive Disorder. So I'm kind of a mess. I go to therapy every week and I take antidepressants but my depression and anxiety still gets me almost every day. I struggle with wanting to self-harm but I made some...
    artificialheart artificialheart 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Oh boy! Anxiety attacks are fun :D .

    .... (Sarcasm is very high in this)
    LostTurhtle LostTurhtle 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I Have..

    I have Depression,OCD and Social anxiety. It's painful and I feel like everything in my life is a struggle. Simple things that others take for granted like interacting in a class is like torture for me. But I don't have a choice but to live with it everyday. I've been having...
    Summr Summr 22-25, F 8 Responses Aug 15, 2013

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    I am getting bad yet.

    . again. I think school is triggering it. Im failing my math class and my teacher is refusing to give me extra credit. Also wrote me up for having ny phone accusing me of texting when i have no one to text... he yelled at 3 people.. 3 people for having their phones out. And he...
    somegirl117 somegirl117 18-21 1 Response Apr 11

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    My anxiety and a little depression is too much

    to handle sometimes. Personal tragedies trigger it and then can be hard to get rid of. I have adjustment disorder or better known as situational anxiety and depression. Can any one talk? I need the support thank you.
    ryynoe ryynoe 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 11

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    Patience - April 6

    How sick and tired we may become of people telling us to be patient or to learn patience. How frustrating it can be to want to finally have something, or to move forward, and then not have that happen. How irritating to have someone tell us to wait while our needs have not been...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 6, 2013

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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 4 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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