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I Battle Depression and Anxiety

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    I am literally so done with everything

    and everyone. I feel like complete and udder ****. Does anyone have any ways that could possibly help me?
    xfallingstarx xfallingstarx 13-15, F May 16

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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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    The worst part is having to deal with it

    ourselves.... Most people will never understand the struggle we go through on a daily basis. Friends come and go. But depression is for life!
    BrutallyHonest13 BrutallyHonest13 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    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 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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    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've always had a bad body image,

    I suppose it's what comes with watching your overweight mother get called a cow frequently throughout your childhood. It's time to for me to grow out of it. It's time for me to look at myself honestly. Really, all of my posts are to myself. Every one of my replies to your...
    AshleyJea AshleyJea 22-25, F 2 Responses May 21

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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 use to do ballet. The teacher was not nice

    but when I did ballet I felt free from life situations. I was able to express my self threw my classical ballet . it was a way of easing my depression.
    flowergirl1997 flowergirl1997 18-21, F 4 Responses May 21

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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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    lisalynn100 lisalynn100 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I just found out I got an F on my midterm

    and I'm feeling completely hopeless right now. I don't know who to talk to because I can't even tell my parents even though I tell them almost everything. I feel like I committed a sin and I don't know if I'll be forgiven.
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo 18-21 1 Response May 21

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    I HAVE battled...now I am ready to give up the

    fight.. I am tired of trying.. I have enough.. My EP friends have helped me, but now I think they are getting tired of me feeling down and depressed.. Which I understand as I am sick if it too.. They said:'What can I do to help?' Well, I don't know what they can do..if I knew I...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 41-45, F 9 Responses Apr 14

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    Drowning slowly in the sea of dispair As

    darkness lurks beneath letting me know That peace will come if I just let go For a broken toy has no use In a world that's just full of abuse Suffering, torture and pain Is all I have been Able to gain But to gain it is not Because Hate I've been taught For love is a joke...
    Spinningoutofcontrol Spinningoutofcontrol 18-21, F 1 Response 2 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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    I Happy one second incredibly Depressed the

    Next. My life consuming me ) :
    ProSolitude ProSolitude 26-30, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Emotionally over eating.

    I'm really depressed and i can't stop eating :(.
    lovemeiris lovemeiris 26-30, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Got my period, feeling very depressed,

    bored and hopeless. Don't feel like going to church tomorrow. Everything is blah. I have a therapy session Tuesday, don't feel like going, but she is very strong willed so I will probably end up going -though I'd rather just be left alone. I'm tired of it. I don't want to talk...
    married1987 married1987 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    Brooke6813 Brooke6813 13-15, F May 22

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    I woke up with anxiety again.

    I am getting so tried of it. sometimes I feel like giving up. I just feel sad today, I am tried of waking up with anxiety or my bipolar acting up. Today is not a good day.
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 1 Response May 19

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    kicked out of my house with my phone

    deactivated going on day 3. 18 years old with no car and working in 5 hours. wish I could sleep.
    mikeg603 mikeg603 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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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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    My anxiety gets me so bad sometimes

    that I lock myself up and cut! I haven't learned how to go around with it yet
    tascheeee tascheeee 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    So I finally got a new job!

    ! After two years and settling for only a part time position for the past 8 months, I finally got a full time position! My anxiety has been horrible for two years due to the financial strain and I was unfortunate to get a boss in my part time position that took people for granted...
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 6 Responses May 19

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    Trying to find light in this darkness.

    Why are we all suffering like this. I see a lot of people here wanting to end their life. It's funny sometimes because we are the ones trying to cheer up others, wanting to make thrm smile, see them happy... and yet we are dying inside, wanting to stop this unending hurt. I just...
    lovemeiris lovemeiris 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm so fed up with feeling like this.

    I just want everything to be over.
    fruitb4t fruitb4t 18-21, F 1 Response a week 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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    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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    How can you tell your parents you need mental

    help without them laughing at you?
    Brooke6813 Brooke6813 13-15, F 1 Response May 22

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    i keep getting "stuck" physically,

    moving from room to room. A suffocating energy is taking over my body and mind. My chest is clinching up and i cant breathe. Im stuck in the past now with no direction forward.
    jaywabz jaywabz 22-25, M 2 Responses May 20

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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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    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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    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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    Haven't spoken to my parents

    since Feb... It does kill me everyday and I hate that I'm not talking to them because I'm usually clung on... But I got so tired of them hurting me and bottling it up that it's all just there sitting in my mind that whenever I want to talk to them I just get angry. I feel...
    imtired123456789 imtired123456789 22-25, F 6 Responses May 22

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    recoveringteen00 recoveringteen00 13-15, F 3 Responses May 21

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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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    does anyone else feel numb

    and distant alot of the time? like youre there, but youre not?
    deathbecomesher89 deathbecomesher89 26-30, F 11 Responses Feb 6, 2014

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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 feel hopeless. I feel I will never recover

    from the torment my ex caused me. so much abuse. Ive been broken down so much..... I have no energy to fight. I dont know what to do. I feel worthless and hopeless. nothing to live for. Hes gone now. But I still feel hopeless. I feel doomed forever.
    amtired amtired 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So much hurt. So much agony.

    But I'm laughing really of my foolishness. He lied. He lied to me. Well perhaps he never told me the whole truth. And here I am.... Feeling bad for being angry with him. Why? I deserve to be angry right? He hid things from me.... But I'm the one who feels bad for getting angry...
    TheWestlifer TheWestlifer 18-21, F 3 Responses May 24

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    I've been stuck in the same rut

    for over 3 years now. Every day there's another weight added to my shoulders, another anxiety to add to a never ending list. More recently, I've been struggling to remember anything. I've begun switching off completely and just going through the days routine. I'm regularly asked...
    dodgethebullet dodgethebullet 18-21, F 4 Responses May 18

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    Just wanting guidance on this recovery from

    Depression and Anxiety.About a year ago I was diagnosed with Severe Depression and Moderate anxiety.My mood goes up and down and I feel tired all of the time.Im just trying to fight everyday because it is a struggle.
    justjordan91 justjordan91 22-25, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    I want help but I don't want to be locked up!

    I need help but my family mocks me for a serious disorder I have! I feel like I just want to EXPLODE
    Brooke6813 Brooke6813 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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