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I Battle Depression and Anxiety

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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

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    I just wish I had a better husband.

    I'm to the point I wish I was able to divorce him. His anger has only increased and his respect for me had decreased. I'm so tired of heeling alone in this world. The only thing keeping me going is my 2 little girls. I would be elsewhere if it wasn't for them.
    BiConfused BiConfused 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Depression is when you don’t really care

    about anything. Anxiety is when you care too much and over think everything. Having both is hell.
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 13

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    I am so depressed right now

    and I honestly can't even handle it, I just wish there was an off switch
    KittyTittyGang2 KittyTittyGang2 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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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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    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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    drs0307 drs0307 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I think I have forgot ,

    how to be happy, I have lost interest in studies , have no job, no relations , low self esteem, bad physic. Now I just dont see the point, the depression doesnt go away completely no matter how I try again and again.May be you will think I am writing to get sympathy, may be I am...
    rockfordseagull rockfordseagull 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    depressedgirl96 depressedgirl96 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 8

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    I Decided To Get Help...

    Well, everything was just getting to me too much. I have been a mess with marital problems, money problems and concern over my future and my children's future. I totally feel like my life is out of my hands and I have no say. These I believe are all valid reasons to be depressed...
    blissfulmiss blissfulmiss 36-40, F 14 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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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 71 Responses Nov 20, 2007

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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 Dec 7, 2013

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    People think depression is sadness & Emptiness .

    People think depression is crying. People think depression is dressing in black sea .But people are sometime wrong. Depression is the constant feeling of being numb. Being numb to emotions, feelings , being numb to smile , being numb to survive . You wake up in the morning just...
    Adl5000 Adl5000 26-30, F 2 Responses May 26

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    Half way through my 12 day work week.

    Next half is gonna be rough. Hope I can make it through.
    peggyjolleen peggyjolleen 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I hate depression... It's like a nightmare

    and we shall never be able to get away from it. You either win or die from it. People think that I'm so happy but in reality, I'm not. Society only gives a **** about us once we are dead and I can't take that anymore.. I will never be that same person I was when I was a child...
    brokxnangxl brokxnangxl 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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 6 Responses May 8

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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 23 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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    The hardest thing for me is taking a shower.

    It seems so trivial for some people, like my mom, but I feel like I have no time or energy to do it. No one gets it.
    PookiePizookie PookiePizookie 18-21, F 8 Responses May 12

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    It gets so frustrating being on

    such a constant roller coaster. I feel like I spend a lot of time wondering when the next thing will hit and send me careening off of this cliff that I've just barely managed to climb on to in the first place. They don't understand and they can't because they don't feel it. I...
    cartmanlover cartmanlover 18-21 Jun 10

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    I think I fight going to sleep every night

    because when I wake up....it is the worst feeling I have ever felt. Intense fear and pain and sadness, etc.... I am lucky to finally manage to pull myself out of the bed at some point. I end up feeling a little better once I am up but I am just so exhausted. It is the exact same...
    pearl26ab pearl26ab 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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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'm super sensitive to medications

    and I started a new one last nights. It's called Prozac. If any of you have taken it before, could you tell me how fast it took to work and what kind of symptoms you experienced?
    cassidybute cassidybute 18-21, F 6 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I have a major issue,

    basically, I want to rid myself of my emotions. I've battled depression for a two year long uphill battle, and, I'm actually winning, but, that's not my problem. My issue is how I feel, more than what I feel. I've tried for a long time to be emotionless, except, my personality...
    Nix0 Nix0 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I am so depressed. I literally think about

    killing myself every single day of my life, but I'm too much of a coward to go through with it. I'm sick of living. I have no friends, and I never will. Everytime I think i find out, they abandon me and make me more suicidal than ever. I am so sick and tired of this waste of an...
    blipsycat1 blipsycat1 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 11

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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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    I had my first panic attack about a year go

    and from there it's been a really hard struggle for me. I was diagnosed with panic disorder(anxiety) and have to take medicine or it. Because of my anxiety it's given my some depression feelings. I feel like I'm alone an have no one. Everything people say I feel like it's...
    abygailjoy abygailjoy 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I am so depressed. I literally think about

    killing myself every single day of my life, but I'm too much of a coward to go through with it. I'm sick of living. I have no friends, and I never will. Everytime I think i find out, they abandon me and make me more suicidal than ever. I am so sick and tired of this waste of an...
    blipsycat1 blipsycat1 18-21, M 3 Responses a week ago

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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 13 Responses Feb 6

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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 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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    A little over a year ago I lost my job.

    This only intensified my PTSD. I was a teacher for 18 years and my PTSD has gotten to the point where I can't handle the stress of the job. We lost our house and while moving to live with relatives our trailer was stolen. That left us with what we had in our cars. Now we will...
    belael belael 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Well I've read this post back to see

    where I am now and I feel it reads like it wasn't me. However, I did write it. Thankfully, this darkness is now filled with light, fun and laughter. More so with my children especially when they have hysterical laughter from things we do together :-). God it's good to be back...
    johnjw johnjw 36-40, M 2 Responses May 19

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    I hate it when people think

    that I'm joking or not being serious when I say something like this, or say that I'm just doing it for attention or anything like that. **** them! Everything I do isn't for attention, I don't hurt myself for attention I do it to take my mind off worse things in my life...
    lexigreen lexigreen 18-21, F 12 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    I was told to kill myself 2 days ago.

    . I ended up in the hospital. The guy that told me to kill myself visited me yesterday and when it was just me and him in the room, he told me that I should tried harder to kill myself because I'm a attention seeking child that everyone hates..
    brokxnangxl brokxnangxl 13-15, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I wanna recommend a movie it's called "It's

    Kinda of a Funny Story" I would definitely recommend it to teenagers. It's definitely my favourite movie, it's so inspiring. It's on Netflix. :)
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    All people I know who have depression

    and seek professional help take meds afterwards... Now I have depression and anxiety but I'm not quite diagnosed since I'm only seeing a psychologist once a week and not a psychiatrist... So no meds for me. The problem is that it's a real struggle for me and honestly I don't...
    Anyuk Anyuk 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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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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    So I was talking to my brother yesterday

    and he is the only one who knows about how I have depression.. Well kinda, I haven't told him about being suicidal, he just knows about depression. And I was telling him about how my cousin thinks I'm going through a phase because of the pictures I post on my Instagram, it's...
    brokxnangxl brokxnangxl 13-15, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I can't go on anymore.

    ... Not even my friends, who knows that I'm suicidal and depressed, can give a **** about me no longer
    brokxnangxl brokxnangxl 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    I want to recover. I really mean it this time I

    don't want to feel so sad all the time or just want to collapse and die when face to face with other people, I'm sick and tired of losing people I care about because I'm destroying myself. I'm sick and tired of constantly being in a war with myself that I cannot escape, I want...
    BulletForMyBlackVeil BulletForMyBlackVeil 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I constantly doubt myself.

    I am a female machinist and I feel so over my head like I don't know what I'm doing and that I'm doing everything wrong. Just want to stop worrying :(
    peggyjolleen peggyjolleen 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have my ups and my downs

    but I just look ahead and think to myself do I want to continue letting this cripple me and control my life I finally started little by little to turn my life around I still have major struggles mentally that I just can't deal with that it horrifies and cripples me and sets me...
    BrookeDuchanne16 BrookeDuchanne16 16-17, F Jul 11

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    I'm just looking for some feed back

    or maybe I just needed to right this out to get my mind of things. I'm 17. I know I'm young. But wisdom comes from experience. Ever since I was little it can sense things. I could tell when someone is lieing without even thinking about it. When someone speaks to me my mind...
    littlebigkid littlebigkid 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I really hate being alive somedays.

    My incompetence is staggering.
    belael belael 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    Natural Depression Treatments

    1. Get in a routine. If you’re depressed, you need a routine. Depression can ***** away the structure from your life. One day melts into the next. Setting a gentle daily schedule can help you get back on track. 2. Set goals. When you're depressed, you may feel like you can't...
    vewragid vewragid 31-35 4 Responses Feb 2, 2013

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    who doesn't at some point?

    I'm dealing with it, therapy, prozac, all that good stuff. But what really helps is knowing I'm loved and supported no matter what.
    Rose11231 Rose11231 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13

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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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    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

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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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    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 7 Responses Jul 4

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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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    I spend most day trying to ignore

    and from from what Ii know what I will feel if I stop.Most days are okay, but then my feelings catch up to me, and I'm left with a mind full of depressing thoughts, a heart full of intense worry and a soul full of loneliness. ~Depression genuinely sucks bro.
    LilacLoner222 LilacLoner222 16-17, F Jul 12

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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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