I Have Anxiety, Depression, and Self-esteem Issues

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    It Has Come Again

    I used to suffer badly from social anxiety.  It started in middle school...I think because we moved constantly and I was always thrown into new social groups.  Somehow in high school I overcame it but now, 10 years later its back.  I have found myself in a really...
    mannequin30 mannequin30
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 7, 2009

    Suddenly One Morning...

    ...I woke up and discovered a tightness in my chest, aches all over, the shakes, and a lump in my throat. Been to a lot of physiologists, doctors, and various other therapitst since. All have the same outcome, jack-squat. Tea (non-caffinated of course) and meditation do...
    Spedunk Spedunk
    26-30, F
    Feb 17, 2010

    The Unhappiness Trifecta...

    Social anxiety is by far the worst of my problems in my life as everything in the world with regards to people have to do with social interaction. I'll never be happy, successful or interesting if I can't get over this fundamental fear of interacting with people. I think the self...
    EnigmaVest EnigmaVest
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jul 26, 2009

    Struggling With Self Esteem And Anxiety Issues

    I have never realized some issues I have until now, I'm 20 years old and unable to find a job. My self esteem and anxiety are affecting my ability to do these things in my life. I see my 2 closest friends with jobs, social lives, boyfriends, living on there own, and I feel so far...
    deleted deleted
    May 24, 2010

    I Have Depression Problems...

    Before I go on about my depression and such, I'm 13, going on 14, and I have 4 siblings ( I know alot). I'm only going to give you their fake names, just in case the people I'm going to be talking about are on here. I have a little brother who we'll call Damian, he's 11. I have...
    cutekylie28 cutekylie28
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 18, 2012

    I Am Healing

    With the help of medications and a therapist, the desire to improve and the willingness to work hard at it, I am healing. It took me forever to get out of the house to find a job, longer to actually get the job, but now I have it and it's the catalyst I needed to change my life...
    Dhesyca Dhesyca
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 16, 2009

    I never think that I am good enough

    for anyone. I guess that's what having narcissistic parents does.
    Beeinthetree Beeinthetree
    26-30, F
    Dec 26, 2015

    OMG ~ You Have No Idea!

                                      ~ The really funny thing is that it isn't stopping me this time. I have had anxiety &...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 16, 2009

    So I used to be really happy

    and secure in my life, all of a sudden I got really insecure, unstable and depressed. I started feeling like i would rather be lifeless than be alive. I wouldn't do anything to take or risk my life.. But the hopeless feelings I felt at that time was like falling in a hole and...
    browniebebe browniebebe
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 19, 2014
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