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I Battle Depression and Anxiety

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    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 12 Responses Dec 5

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    I'm very dedicated to getting my license

    so that I may get a car for my birthday. My birthday is on Saturday, and I'm turning 24. I feel so anxious and depressed walking around this neighborhood in the cold. In the summer it was nice because I was happy; I had everything I could ever want. I had a job close to my house...
    Bshsjsj Bshsjsj 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 8

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    This is a short poem/song i made a year ago.

    "The end" by, Me In my life there's only pain. Like a knife that drives insane. I've come this far used all my strength. With every scar I lose my faith. Chorus: "The end is near with every tear that slowly falls down my face" (x2) Darkness inside growing up high. It can't...
    Spinningoutofcontrol Spinningoutofcontrol 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5

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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 5 Responses Feb 2, 2013

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    I can't take this anymore!

    !! I'm so anxious. Felt like I was gonna have a panic attack al day. Still feels like it. I'm shaking abn my heart is beating fast. Please just kill m!!!
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have severe anxiety

    which seems to have manifested into horrible health anxiety (hypochondria) and now I can't even leave my house to go to school because I've convinced myself I'm dying somehow. Either that I'm ignoring a symptom and the doctor overlooked an issue I FEEL sick and I can feel the...
    overlordmisha overlordmisha 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have good days, but then I'm thrown off by

    feeling low and extremely depressed. I guess I try to suppress my emotions and it becomes unbearable. I feel constantly down with momentary ups....that are temporary. I'm tired of the pattern. I want someone to understand. I want to tell someone how I feel yet I keep people...
    fragmentsoflife fragmentsoflife 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    its been a little over a month

    since my major suicide attept, rending me a test subject to the medical and policing systems of my nation... this ast attempt has taught me one huge lesson. It hurts more if you fail. why you ask. cause now you have people looking over you, asking the questions, questions that...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 5 Responses Dec 11

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    As it's the only subject

    that I'm unable to put words to.. I shall just leave this here..
    JaneBloodyAusten JaneBloodyAusten 31-35, F 11 Responses Sep 1

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    Omissions are betrayals.

    That's all I want to say but this asinine app requires atleast 25 characters
    HopefullRomantic HopefullRomantic 22-25, F 19 hrs ago

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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

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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

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    When people say something mean to me I try to

    hold myself back from crying
    chrislawson141 chrislawson141 13-15, M 2 Responses 3 days 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 4 Responses Nov 30

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    so... here I am... in a hospital,

    ive been here for weeks now... stomach repaired, organs back online. and the discharge is around the corner. the doctors tell me that I have stonewalled the treatment, but the truth is, they are lost on what they can do to help... Daig with Advance PDST and Acute Stress and...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 6 Responses Dec 7

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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

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    Zack607 Zack607 22-25, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I wanna know what it's like to be strong.

    Because I am at my weakest, I would rather sleep away my life or just not exist.
    sahr86 sahr86 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 10

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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

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    How is it even possible to endure this kind of

    excruciating suffering for so long??
    LookingForTheSunshine LookingForTheSunshine 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 8

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Sep 5

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    Yes this is me. And this time of year is never

    good. I miss being joyful I miss being excited I miss being happy. I really miss me.
    imjustaguy38 imjustaguy38 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 11

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    I wanna do everything

    and nothing at the same time..
    SammiSakura SammiSakura 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 4 Responses Oct 29

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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 12 Responses Nov 18

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    im just so tired.... sometimes i just want to

    sleep forever. never wake up. So exhausted from fighting my whole life, from trying to be strong and move forward. sometimes i feel like i want to stop trying, stop fighting and just let go...
    Spinningoutofcontrol Spinningoutofcontrol 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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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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    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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    I stopped taking my happy pills

    because I started to feel no feelings... I wasn't happy nor sad and nothing phases me In the past week I have been noticing changes tho, taking things seriously, getting up set over stupid things, I have called work sick today because I just couldn't get out of bed... I'm...
    lifeisnottoobad lifeisnottoobad 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    For me the worst part of anxiety is the

    symptoms. I thought I had it figured out, and knew what to expect when I'm having an attack, but then the rules changed. I had a bunch of anxiety attacks within three days. Normally I have diarrhea, stomach pains, minor tension in my shoulders and bouts of rage. But instead I...
    Torapie Torapie 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    Things have been very hard lately

    and that's why I haven't been on EP. I'm just very overwhelmed in my life so it was hard for me to talk to others... I tend to hide when things are really bad. But I decided to post this for anyone that was wondering where I went or why I haven't responded to anything in some...
    MyDaddysSpecialGirl MyDaddysSpecialGirl 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    I feel like I cannot truly enjoy life.

    . . I get paranoid at times and then my mind obsesses over the worst case scenario. I get really depression and even I should be having a good time. . . it's like I am not there 100%. I feel I simply let people down. I sometimes feel that most people would be better without...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    It never ******* ends; it’s just an endless,

    vicious cycle that hits you at any ******* point of every ******* day. It’s just the way you handle it that changes. I just feel so empty right now. I'll never be enough, I'll never do enough. I just won't ever be good enough.
    cricket2121 cricket2121 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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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

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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 3 Responses Jan 21

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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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    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 3 days ago

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    I love what this picture has to say.

    It's good motivation to help gain positivity in your life.
    Bird488 Bird488 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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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 5 Responses Aug 11

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    Going to the doctor in a couple of weeks to

    start medication. Things will get better soon hopefully :)
    greysluver greysluver 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 8

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    For some reason I have the random thought I

    might get fired and it's giving me horrible anxiety. I feel really dizzy and it's hard to breath. I hate this feeling and I can't get the thought out of my head. -_-
    Elturiel Elturiel 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 6

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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

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    It's bad tonight, again.

    The feeling of worthlessness is just too much. I'm really losing myself
    TooLateForEdelweiss TooLateForEdelweiss 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 6

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    All I want to do right

    now is sit here and cry or something and then just stop existing. Fade into nothingness. I can't do anything right and everything I try to do, I manage to f*** up. I'm sick of this. why can't it just stop?
    beingbrye beingbrye 22-25, T 1 Response Dec 8

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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 7 Responses May 8

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