Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Do Not Battle Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 50 People

    I Concider Myself Lucky!

    I get down sometimes I do admit, but I get over it relatively quickly. The odd thing is both my parents and most of the rest of my family has it. It's because of them that I know for a fact I don't have it. I don't think my brother has it either. Away from home I am much...
    wack1985 wack1985 26-30, F Oct 29, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Don't

    No, I don't battle it.  It sometimes overtakes me and I live through it however.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F Oct 9, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Depression Takes a Lot Out of Me

    I absolutely refuse to say I battle depression. I may be deep in depression and I may say things that depress others but I absolutely feel that there is a battle is not true. I've been in and out of depression since age three. I know that there are medications that keep me...
    Micayla Micayla 61-65, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Ok

    Everyone will get down at times, and some more than others.Thing is, with being down some, doesn't mean you are depressed, there is such a thing as "sad"Some do have problems, yes, but also some people try and make it seem like they are depressed, seems as they have a thing for...
    Ice23 Ice23 18-21 1 Response Aug 10, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    We Had Our Battle

    Years ago, I fought that battle and won. I never realized I was depressed, on a conscious level. I was though, for about 10 years. I realize now, that back then I was depressed. I don't exactly know how I won the battle... I just decided that I was worth much more, and I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 6, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Let It Take Me On a Journey...

    Read my story in "I Have Depression And Am Unmedicated". Why fight or numb it? I believe that feeling it lets you live and learn. There are ways to cope and love yourself. Please message me if you need an ally. I am a true friend.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 19, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Having A Life With Health Issues

      I an not sure where to start with a health experience.  First I will make a pastrami sangy.  Be right back.  Oh Yummy!  Pastrami with horse-radish muster and a sharp cheddar.  I was born with a heart murmur, lived a good life.  In 1973, while flying a UH-2, we were taken...
    mmom46 mmom46 61-65, M Feb 24, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    cruel but faithful

    I suffer from depression and I use to battle depression.  I've suffered from this disorder for the past 25 years.  I've more or less gotten use to these worthless feelings.  My depression came from a head injury, and I've come to realize that these feelings of...
    boarderline boarderline 36-40, F 18 Responses Jan 29, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Prevention

    The big lord of our times has little sway over me.  Not that I'm immune for it.  Nor that there's no reasons why I should not be depressed.  Not even that I never was on the brink of it.    The easy way to think about it is that luxury weakens...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M Apr 2, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    It's an ongoing thing. Today has been one of my good days. . So, l decided to try and think logically, about it all.. True..whatever the source is that's causing the depression...
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 41-45, F 5 Responses 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Last week was horrible for me. I was very depressed so I started drinking again which made me feel even more depressed. I finally started feeling better the past two days, but I...
    homesweethell homesweethell 31-35, M 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Was walking to truck. Phone was on youtube. Hands full. Finger started video. On depression rare. And possibly enlightenment. But what if depressed are truthful...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 12 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Ever since I was younger I have battled with depression and anxiety. It's honestly nothing that can just "go away" from a few pills prescribed from my doctor. Depression sucks. It...
    Amberrjade27 Amberrjade27 22-25, F 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have had depression for a while now, at first I didn;t understand what was going on - I had a battle with myself day in and day out.I did a lot of soul searching and did a lot of...
    Gangstress Gangstress 31-35, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i battle depression and cry everyday bc im nearly 5'9 and a girl :( i also am depressed bc of school
    izzzy098 izzzy098 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i battle depression because of being rapt, molested ,and beaten from the ages of two tell i was nineteen i have constant relapse days were i don't wont to even get out of bed and...
    ecook19 ecook19 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm not blaming anybody but myself for where I am and the circumstances I have to face in my life. It's not my parent's fault, nor is it my friend's fault. It's my fault. I own it...
    Noregrets5 Noregrets5 41-45, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've had a few times in my adult life that I've had battles with depression- and I know it sounds strange- but I almost welcome it. When I'm depressed, I don't feel like doing much...
    trying2hard trying2hard 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Well, I'm out of the school but the bullying kinda got worse... It's kinda hard to explain and everyone thinks I'm crazy except my boyfriend and one of my friends.... But the scary...
    Raytheshapeshifter Raytheshapeshifter 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I dislike when people say "your too pretty to be depressed" .... Depression does not discriminate. Everybody is struggling , everybody is fighting a battle. We all are human. My...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My parents don't know that I battle depression. I want to take the pain and hurt away. I hurt myself or I drink or get high so I don't feel it. I think my dad is the cause of this...
    garcia9 garcia9 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    (Sorry this is so long) I'm a freak who can't dress right, my hair is too short, I'm way too fat, I have social anxiety, I'm dying inside but for all these years all I can do is...
    purplepumpkin17 purplepumpkin17 16-17, F 6 Responses a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i have severe depression and it kills me every second and every minute and every hour....i battle it so deep every day...i just dont know how to be happy...im a lost cause and...
    LegendBattles LegendBattles 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Depression is like drowning I can't stand when somebody just says something moronic . don't ever try to tell someone with depression to 'just be happy' because you saying that is...
    kimbriaaa kimbriaaa 16-17, F 4 Responses a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    As someone who has battled with this hindrance for as far as I can remember...I wanted to give everyone kudos for opening up and asking questions. For the longest time I never...
    Electricgasmic Electricgasmic 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Ugh. I wish the depression and anxiety would go away. Recently, we found out that we are going to move out to the country side on an 80 acre horse ranch! Lots of horses, arenas...
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F Jul 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    and it sucks! It sucks! It's so terrible. You overthink, you constantly feel pain. You feel weak. You bottle up your feelings and your tears. You forget how it's like to feel truly...
    Yoyoko Yoyoko 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have never found self pity to be a helpful friend, and it won't be for you.. .I call you to manhood, to embrace the hard things in life for they are how God trains us to be...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am battling depression on my own I am scared of the side effects of medication so I refuse to take them. My partner has gone away fighting severe depression and my teenage...
    chockywhockydoda chockywhockydoda 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm studying to be an art teacher and want to teach in a high school. But how can I be a teacher when I have my own problems? I want to be the kind of teacher that not only gives...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 18

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Exhausted and tired Adila. Been a really tough couple of days for me, finding it really hard to keep that smile on my face which is pretty sad since it's the end of Ramadan and the...
    TheWestlifer TheWestlifer 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    You can conquer depression. I chose the experience above as I want this story to be posted on the search string. I want people to know that when you are depressed it may feel like...
    riseandshine18 riseandshine18 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I thought going on a better diet would motivate me to lose weight and also help with my depression. I was wrong though, back to square one. When will I ever feel better? Tablets...
    danyellelakin danyellelakin 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Oh my god this is actually so bad I'm freaking out right now and I wanted to talk to somebody until I realized that I had absolutely no one to talk to even on the Internet and I...
    LopsidedLollipop LopsidedLollipop 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I fell into depression when I was 11 then I mange to fight it,and move on with my life. Then at age 13 I fell back to depression,and came out of it again! When I finally thought I...
    Siwhatdude Siwhatdude 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When my family found out that I am battling with depression they couldn't believe it. And now my parents keep telling me that I don't even know what depression is when in fact I do...
    NotNeeded13 NotNeeded13 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am 16 years old and I was recently diagnosed with major depression and an anxiety dissolver after attempting to commit suicide. I still have trouble believing I could have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have lost my job due to missing about 7 days of work. I missed because I "lost a battle" so to speak with this depression. I wasn't out partying or doing anything fun. So...
    SweetSpiritEnergy SweetSpiritEnergy 26-30 2 Responses Jul 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Battling depression is serious if you see someone battling depression offer to talk to them and listen to them and be there for them. Being depressed isn't attention seeking if...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've battle depression for a while...I always thought people wouldn't understand...I always felt uncomfortable talking to my family and I finally started opening up I feel like I'm...
    MonsterOnTheInside MonsterOnTheInside 13-15, F Jul 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I believe that there is always a reason for being depressed, or having depression. But for so many of us, the reasons are lost. It is like we are grieving something but we don't...
    SweetSpiritEnergy SweetSpiritEnergy 26-30 1 Response Jul 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I feel as if I have made significant progress in overcoming depression without seeing a counselor. Suicidal thoughts are a thing of the past, and I can enjoy my everyday...
    JEast17 JEast17 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 14

    Your Response

    Cancel