I Beat Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 83 People

    The last few weeks I've been diving through a

    deep and dark ocean... It was cold and first my limbs grew numb... then I witnessed with despair how my heart and brain slowly froze... I kept swimming without feeling and seeing... like a shark I needed to keep moving, I knew this was my only chance... Forced myself to look up...
    LunaInvicta LunaInvicta
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 30, 2014

    By killing yourself, you're taking a cowards

    way out. The real beauty is escaping the depression.
    Lexikay99 Lexikay99
    22-25, F
    Sep 7, 2014

    People always ask me what Depression feels like

    a stomach. Only you can feel it. It just progresses everyday. It's so hard to move because when you move it just intensifies. Only you can feel it, and people think you are faking it but little do they know you are in so much pain. Some days you cry because it just hurst so bad...
    true16 true16
    18-21, F
    Aug 17, 2014

    As I look back there is

    so many things I wish I would've said, done or not done. You look back in your past and it plays like a movie every day, reminding you of the bad times. I always wonder if I hadn't gone through that, who would I be? Would I be better, worse, happier, or depressed? For most the...
    BeautifullyAmiss BeautifullyAmiss
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 3, 2014

    A relationship that left me heartbroken left me

    depressed and angry, I managed to turn that anger for sport. The anger, hatred i felt for my past relationship fueled me into doing a lot of sport. Basicly, sport helped me beat depression. My advice to people with depression, find a sport that fits you, it can help you out of...
    SpanishCristian SpanishCristian
    18-21, M
    Jul 1, 2015

    I feel so alive again.

    earlier this year I forgot who I was and hadn't been myself for so long and kept thinking I was better when I wasn't. I was getting a suicidal thoughts and desires literally every moment I was awake. I felt so alone like I couldn't talk to anyone. but I made changes to bad...
    SecretBoyBrian SecretBoyBrian
    1 Response Nov 21, 2014
    GaiaMD GaiaMD
    16-17, F
    Nov 3, 2015

    Depression or just a gloomy phase.

    ..? Only time will tell... *sigh*
    LunaInvicta LunaInvicta
    31-35, F
    Oct 15, 2014
    leslie2508 leslie2508
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 13, 2015

    i think i am behind the worst of it.

    now the rest of my life is here. it's boring but its not unbearable
    tarjawhore tarjawhore
    22-25, M
    Aug 20, 2014

    I beat depression but recently I see myself

    falling back into it. I refuse to let it take hold again. One thing I learned from my depression was this may sound strange. I learned suffering I learned what it means to suffer and I learned how to endure. I fought it once and I will do it again.
    shaunrain shaunrain
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 13, 2015

    To anyone struggling with depression

    or their self image, you shouldn't feel bad about yourself. Your not ugly or fat. What you are, is young. You're still developing. Your body is constantly changing, so don't feel upset because you don't have muscles or because of your acne. It'll get better. I personally...
    ThisDevilPupLovesPT ThisDevilPupLovesPT
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 24, 2015

    My Story

    A couple of years ago, I suffered from depression. I had the usual signs and was thinking of the ways of how to kill myself. The thing was, I didn't know why I was sad, I just was. It made me feel heavy and useless and there was nothing to live for. I ...
    paperowl paperowl
    18-21, F
    Dec 28, 2009

    The only thing I have to remember those dark

    years are some journal entries I have, and I can't even bare to read those anymore.
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount
    18-21, F
    Apr 13, 2014

    I don't want to jinx myself

    when I just say, me too x
    anonymousgirl31 anonymousgirl31
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 3, 2016

    There is nothing in this world

    that can stop I u set your mind to it ;)
    Eerr77 Eerr77
    22-25, M
    Apr 9, 2014

    Mhm. I remember back

    when EP was awesome and allowed you to put goals, this used to be one of them. This very group was my top goal. All the time. I dreamed of the day when I could finally say, "Me Too." And when it actually happened, when I was sure that I was free, I joined. And I continue to join...
    BunnyGruff BunnyGruff
    22-25, F
    Jan 10, 2014

    -"What is depression like?

    " -"It's like drowning, except you see everyone around you breathing" Unknown. Nah, life sucks, it will stab you a thousand times and over in the most painful, distorted and twisted ways, unless you fight the pain and learn how to stand up on your own, even if it's shakily at...
    3kstazy 3kstazy
    26-30, F
    Oct 26, 2014

    And I could teach you how too.

    Step one: Stop trying to please everyone because it's impossible. In fact, most people get annoyed when you try to make them happy. Step two: Accept yourself. If you think you're a horrible person, accept your most cruel and twisted thoughts and every other detail about you...
    Xxina Xxina
    18-21, F
    Jun 27, 2014

    First Time I Have Talked About It.

    Well this is the first time I have talked about my battle with depression. I was always the kid who was happy no matter what and I was always optimistic. I guess that's why no one saw it coming. When I turned about 16, I lost someone very close to me. I believe that was when I...
    Iomar0 Iomar0
    26-30, M
    Oct 1, 2013

    A Letter to Those With Depression

    Depressed people have a tendency to dismiss doctors and medication.  They make attempts at self-medication with "natural remedies" and so on.  This is a symptom of depression. This is so important!  You must understand.  It's so important that...
    Bradford Bradford
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Nov 18, 2007
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