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I Battle Depression and Anxiety

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    So I recently went to a therapist

    for depression and we had a few sessions together. They went okay for the most part. He would mostly ask questions about my family rather than me. I do not know if that was normal. He eventually told me to stop coming because he felt that "I was fine".... I'm not fine. I still...
    CST271 CST271 18-21, F 1 Response 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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    Coping skills. Showrrs.

    Video games. Dogs. Kids. Creative writing. Comedy videos. Advising peers. Seeking advice. Sleeping. Chocolate. Listing positives. Listing pains on ep that faded. Making net pals. Eye candy at stores. Self pleasuring. Watching trees Or stars...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Daily. Almost hourly.

    But hope comes. EP Link
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    I am not what happened to me.

    I am what I choose to become.
    Meloryne Meloryne 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days 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 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 4, 2014

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    As soon as I walk through the door of my house,

    right then and there my whole body is consumed with anxiety. I feel like I have always felt this way but I'm just now really noticing it. I want to look up ways to help or calm down my anxiety but I even have anxiety over looking up my anxiety! I guess it's because one day (God...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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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 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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    Was told this was crap.

    How to locate cures. EP Link By more than one boo hoo bear. So to clarify. What causes sad or happy. Abuse. Lies. Theft. Bullies. Morons. Impairments Praise. Improving. Feeling good enough. So how to get there comes. Society is a greedy...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Dear lady luck Please let me find The

    owners of seroquel making Or their court hoarz Who let them relabel seroquel. And grant me immunity from prison As i hurt their bones To repay them For making walmart too horriffic to try.
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    My biggest fear is that you will see me .

    ........ the way I see myself.
    Erinjessica Erinjessica 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    Hopefully some of my friends here will see this

    in their feed ... I'm not ignoring you. I'm kinda overwhelmed at work and at home. I want to write some long messages but I never feel I have enough time to write them properly, so I don't. I hope you understand.
    scrimshaw scrimshaw 46-50, M 6 Responses Apr 12

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    I really want to die

    and or hurt myself
    sealare sealare 16-17, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    The kindest person me sees daily.

    Needs a caring escort. To buy body soap for a pal. At walmart. Because the makers of seroquel. Paid to legally relabel it. To sell more. To people who arent psychotic. Or werent before taking seroquel. At their doctors suggestion. Dang.
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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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    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 Mar 29

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    ...and it has weird effects on my brain

    and body. One that I find kind of amusing and sobering all at the same time is this. When I'm having a conversation with someone- mostly noticed this with my brother and boyfriend, if there is a pause in the conversation, can literally just be for a few seconds I will...
    EleanorPainting EleanorPainting 22-25, F 2 Responses 16 hrs 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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    CalZe CalZe 16-17, M Jun 21

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    I've isolated myself to a point

    where i'm no longer close with anyone. This fact saddens me. I'm just not fun and happy anymore. I'm sorry friends.
    TooLateForEdelweiss TooLateForEdelweiss 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 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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    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 2 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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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 4 Responses Jan 21, 2014

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    I hate trying to describe what depression

    and anxiety "feels" like to people who've never experienced it. No words could do it justice. The closest description I've ever heard was that "It's like drowning. Except you can see everyone around you breathing."
    nobody62442 nobody62442 22-25, F 5 Responses May 20

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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, 2014

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    In February, I lost my youngest daughter.

    I have no idea how to move on or what to do anymore. I have to try to hide my feelings because my oldest daughter is taking the loss so hard, and is blaming herself for it. She was self harming till recently, and is now seeing a therapist. My other daughter is trying to stay...
    Laura387 Laura387 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    My bf hasn't kissed me in over a year

    and he losses his mind when I ask him why.
    stephane28 stephane28 26-30, F 21 Responses 6 days ago

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    The worse feeling is

    when something is killing you inside, and you have to act like you don't care...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    The thing about depression is everyone confuses

    it with being sad, or unhappy. But I'm not unhappy. There's just so much emotional and physical pain inside me that nobody can see. Most days it's bearable, but sometimes it's more than I can take. Anyone who's ever felt any kind of pain knows its power. Pain can consume you...
    Calsi704 Calsi704 22-25, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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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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    My demon is anxiety. I've lived with him

    for some years now. I'm pretty used to him and we're comfortable with each other. He is a part of me, and everywhere we go, we go together. Heading to school, talking to people, buying something, eating something; he is there, whispering in my ear. He loves to clutch my heart...
    Abnormalize Abnormalize 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 27

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    Was dangerous today. Fears hit.

    Urges came back huge. But. Two kathleen madigan videos And a hot shower. Plus a breathing tip cured me.
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    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I think I'm done pretending I'm okay.

    I'm not. Every night I cry myself to sleep. Every morning I have to push to get up. Just to go through my day doing the minimal work. I'm not okay. My depression is ruining me from the inside out.
    wtfdaysi wtfdaysi 18-21, F 10 Responses 14 hrs ago

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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 7 Responses Jun 13, 2014

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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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    And I'm stuck, again.

    I get so sick of crying. And vomiting, I hate that with stress comes nausea. You'd think I'd be able to figure some of this out. The problem is, I'm stressed because I need a job. I'm depressed because it's been almost a year since I had one and my student loans are only...
    2JustBe 2JustBe 26-30, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Destiniegonzales Destiniegonzales 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I went to my general physician today.

    He said "I see you are taking anti depressants. Why are you taking them? You don't look depressed!?". At that moment many things crossed my mind. What was I supposed to respond? That I have been battling suicidal urges since 2001? That I sleep way too much just to avoid my...
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 7 Responses a week ago

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    Since I was 12 I have been going to war with

    this. Kept to myself for way too many years I think it's time to get healthy
    dailybake dailybake 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 22

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