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I Battle Depression and Anxiety

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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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    "Just change your attitude.

    Change the way you think about things." How? You make it sound simple.
    BlackRosesAmongLilies BlackRosesAmongLilies 13-15 2 Responses Mar 18

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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 1 Response Dec 11, 2014

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    It is worse now than it has been in months.

    I was hurt, once again, by being foolish enough to think that a "friend" could actually keep a promise without going back on it. I hate humanity so much right now. I feel like I deserve more out of life than this miserable existence has to offer. Maybe I'm just being selfish, or...
    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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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 was very recently diagnosed with anxiety.

    I probably always had it but I really look notice of it last year when I started having panic attacks. I'm on medication now and feel a lot better but it's hard to have to deal with a problem I'm not used to. My depression also flares up from time to time and I know I should see...
    Catherdra Catherdra 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    start therapy again today.

    new psychologist. feeling nervous :s
    Erinjessica Erinjessica 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 24

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    I'm trying my best to move past this.

    I hate myself for making my ma so sad. No matter what whenever she asks me "Baby, is there anything I can do?" I have to tell her no and I see the hurt in her eyes bc all she wants is for me to be okay and happy. I'm neither. I want to be for her but I can't if it's not what I...
    aunaturaleee aunaturaleee 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Will someone please pray

    for me, and those who don't believe in prayer, at least hope for me? I have to work a 7 hour shift today and with my current mental health issues, work is terribly difficult. I can't function. My anxiety makes me terribly irritable and my depression makes me severely tired...
    InvaderNice InvaderNice 18-21, M 14 Responses 3 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 8 Responses May 8, 2014

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    Having depression and anxiety at the same time

    is impossible to deal with. You want to die but then again you're so scared you will.
    Knockoffheart Knockoffheart 13-15, F Mar 24

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    I am unloved, unwanted

    and all people want to do is use me and get over on me. I'll be glad when I'm dead and won't have to worry about people wiping their azz wit' me. I'll be in my grave where nobody or nothin' will bother me.
    Derrick1987 Derrick1987 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I thought I was getting better

    after getting off medication but the depression is coming back. I been in therapy and on meds since i was a teen. The medication started Making me Physically sick so i decided to get off of them. At the beginning i felt ok for a couple of months but the it started going down...
    lovemeiris lovemeiris 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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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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    Im really depressed again today.

    .Im having a hard time. I have no motivation to keep on going. Dont wanna eat, dont wanna talk, dont wanna move. I just wanna lay in bed alseep forever. In a winter void, Somewhere cold.
    DetachedCinnamon DetachedCinnamon 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I feel empty, like no one quite understands

    what I am going through. I continuously find myself strapped for words in situations where others take so lightly, but all I think about are the worries, the things that hurt, the opinions of others. Why do I even care what they think? My concentration level has gone out the...
    lostpixie lostpixie 22-25, F 1 Response 4 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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    Every thought is a battle,

    every breathe is a war, and I don't think I'm winning anymore.
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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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 originally posted this

    as a question but decided to share it as a story since it is such a big part of my life. I went to my doctor twice this month for a stabbing pain lower left back and thought had a kidney stone, and I waited several weeks before going to a doctor because I don't like going...
    Ifyouaskme Ifyouaskme 31-35 Mar 23

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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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    The worse feeling is

    when something is killing you inside, and you have to act like you don't care...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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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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    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 got bullied when I was 12 years old.

    I moved to Scotland and the bullying lasted for 3 years...no one knows how that made me really feel. It was hard, and I'm still not getting any better...everyone expects me to say I'm doing okay. But I'm not. I don't think I ever will be the same as before
    missunderstoodxo missunderstoodxo 16-17, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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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've lost it. A weird thing happened to my body

    due to medication and I freaked out. Then, I forgot to take my meds and got pulled into a long intensive dream session. It felt so real and nogalistic, I can't stop feeling sad. Not only do I feel like I've lost it, I feel like I've lost something as well.
    MadNocturnes MadNocturnes 18-21, F 4 days ago

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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 feel so uncomfortable

    and unsteady right now. I have no one to vent too and I'm panicking. A few months before I made this big move my guy put me on with his old friend named "J" ... We clicked right away... and she's really cool and she ended up telling me that her and my guy messed around long ago...
    wannaberain wannaberain 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    i dont want to do anything

    but i need to do everything i just want to be left alone in a dark room i cant handle everything
    givenupforever givenupforever 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    These last couple of days have been the worst

    of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but I mean I'm 21.. I didn't seriously think of it. My sister yelled at me and called me a bunch of things for worrying enough to even go to the doc...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 5 days 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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    https://hirainingoutside.

    wordpress.com/2015/03/27/lets-fight-back/
    rainingoutside rainingoutside 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 18-21, F 71 Responses Nov 20, 2007

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    With words And facts.

    And hopes. And fears. And worries. And codependancy. And rage. And exercise. And sugar.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Family Progress Yesterday I went with my

    fifteen year old son to see his psychiatrist. Things have improved somewhat. My husband is back at work, though needed to have the last week off to go through a medication adjustment. He has been off work for the past two years with major bipolar disorder. My eldest son...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 4 Responses 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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    "I know that I'm unlovable.

    You don't have to tell me." The only person who's seen the extent of my pain has run away. And now I'm alone again. With all the demons. My question is can anybody love someone who's been raped and as a result can't function in everyday society. Can anybody love that girl...
    Smithsfan Smithsfan 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 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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    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 lack motivation and energy

    and life is getting ahead of me. I'm out of clothes because I haven't done laundry, I'm out of money because I've called off work so much, and I'm out of time because my homework is due soon and I haven't touched it. I'm so sad and tired all the time, I barely have the energy...