I Have Battled Depression In the Past

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 175 People

    Free From Oppression

    my life up to the age of 18 was absolutely crushing, wanted it all to end quickly, i went through such an intense period, was soul - destroying, i did'nt trust didnt want anyone, felt infinitely alone, felt such pain and grief quite often i felt such apathy, disillusion and grief...
    Donalh Donalh
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 11, 2008

    I know that it my feel like there is nothing to

    live for but trust me there are many, you just fail to see it. So everyone out there who is feeling depressed now, You are talented, funny, cute and amazing and the best part is that you are you!!! <3
    AphroditexD AphroditexD
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Dec 19, 2015

    Lessons In Life

    iam here to share my experiences and feelings.i got married but my marriage is a failure ..after i had a baby my husband left me,,my husbandd and i used to live in foreign he used to work thereand earn good.i dont know why he left me till now but he started gossips ..highly...
    swetharajasekhar swetharajasekhar
    31-35, F
    Apr 16, 2013

    IT IS OVER YAY!!!!!!!

    ;)NO MORE CUTTING!!!!!!!;)
    cutekittycat cutekittycat
    16-17, F
    Jul 16, 2014

    I have been depressed

    for most of 2013. My mother and father are getting divorced for the 2 time and both times they dragged me into it. I have been sexually abused by my father. And my boyfriend broke up with me right after he said that he loved me forever and always. I understand I'm still young...
    thatgirl1214 thatgirl1214
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jan 2, 2014

    Depression Sucks

    I don't honestly know when I started getting depressed, I guess it all built up over the years. My Dad is an alcoholic but it never really effected me or my siblings that much until my mam got cancer in 2001. She had protected us from it all throughout the years I think, but when...
    NiRiada NiRiada
    22-25, F
    Mar 17, 2008

    I have got through it,

    though. Yay! It was a horrible way to live. The worse thing is my parents (who were actually the reason I was depressed in the first place) didn't do anything after I told them. They just told me it was "normal for people my age to go be depressed" and continued doing the things...
    bowsandarrows bowsandarrows
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jul 3, 2015

    And I Am Again

    I have an appointment tomorrow morning to see a doctor. I hope that she can give me a prescription for Zoloft, which helped me so much in the past.I had hoped that I could live the rest of my life without drugs, but when I feel like crying all the time, I guess it is time to...
    Serenitree Serenitree
    70+, F
    1 Response Oct 28, 2012

    Its Not Easy !

    Hello, i am new to this site having just stumbled upon it & thought this is someplace that might make a difference. I suffered severe depression for 7 yrs but for over 2 yrs now i have been really good & been off my mediciation for the same time But i know what it feels...
    Paperwings Paperwings
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 22, 2009

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    To all who still think about suicide or have a depression. You don't have to be alone. We can be friends and I'll try to make you feel better and see the bright side of things. I...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 21
    To all who still think about suicide or have a depression. You don't have to be alone. We can be friends and I'll try to make you feel better and see the bright side of things. I...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa
    22-25, F
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    I wish it was easier to make friends easier to just converse with someone anxiety and depression has taken over my life
    spiritualvirgo82 spiritualvirgo82
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Apr 20
    Hi, my name is *CENSORED* and I am 15. i know right, so young. Anyways, I know what depression feels like. I know what feeling empty and dead feels like. I know what being sad all...
    VanillaMarshmallow VanillaMarshmallow
    13-15, F
    Apr 20
    I should've been up 20 minutes ago. But my anxiety is so bad in the mornings. I'm still trying to force myself to get up and "try life" today. It's exhausting!!!!
    cantblyfe cantblyfe
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 20
    Once again skipping, sitting in an empty lot, wishing I brought a razor and wanting another dealer. Seems every time I pull this juvenile trick it gets that much harder to commit...
    yamaraj yamaraj
    18-21, M
    Apr 19
    My college documentary class took a trip to take some photos, and we split into small groups. One girl I have gotten to be friends with this semester, the other we are friends with...
    starling156 starling156
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Apr 17
    as the melodramatic header can tell you, I'm riddled with angst and pretentious self hatred. It's been so for running on, i don't know, two years now (give or take(more likely take...
    yamaraj yamaraj
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 17
    Depression and loneliness be damned
    Appleslices69 Appleslices69
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 17
    Since EP is going I don't know how I am going to find another coping mechanism for my depression. I wanted to write about four different stories but I was too shaky, irritated and...
    UnicornsOfHope UnicornsOfHope
    26-30
    3 Responses Apr 17
    I have a horrible past. I thought that with time I'll be better, because I didn't understand that my problems was REAL. But my pain and my problems are just becoming bigger and...
    Yunee Yunee
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 17
    today's depression is extremely deep... if some bad guy try to take me to bad places,i might not be able to refuse.. Feeling loneliness in a crowded is awful than feeling it...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 17
    Been feeling down this past few days, wanting to be someone else. I don't know where my life is going
    Margarott Margarott
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Apr 17
    My depression is finally going away. I sometimes feel myself clicking in and out of feeling normal. I can finally get out of bed and feel like I have a purpose again. I can...
    pianokat pianokat
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 16
    My depression is getting so much worse.
    rainandbooks rainandbooks
    13-15, F
    5 Responses Apr 15
    Here is a link to an article to share, hope it can help with your anxiety and depression http://themindunleashed.org/2014/09/8-ways-stop-thinking-find-peace.html
    Sunflowerintw Sunflowerintw
    41-45, F
    Apr 14
    I have Depression and anxiety but my family just thinks I'm a freak. I guess you could say I'm the black sheep. They told me crazy and freakish. They tell me I'm stupid and fat...
    XxTimeLordxX XxTimeLordxX
    13-15, F
    6 Responses Apr 14
    I want to change so that i will never feel depression i just want to stop i want everything to mute i'm sorry everyone
    Hilary13Lamsen Hilary13Lamsen
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Apr 13
    I have struggled with clinical depression for more than twenty years. I'm trying out new meds right now. Switched three weeks ago and ready to switch again. I admire my devoted...
    Lynndee42 Lynndee42
    41-45, F
    Apr 13
    I have struggled with depression since my mom passed away four years ago.what makes it even more difficult for me to handle is having kids.they are to young to understand why I...
    ashley028 ashley028
    26-30, F
    10 Responses Apr 13
    No one loves meh No one will ever love meh I go though life everyday being lied to I am beginning to feel myself get depressed more and more each day I thought that o best...
    MousieLovesYou MousieLovesYou
    16-17, F
    6 Responses Apr 13
    How to tell my pastor parents that I don't really believe in God anymore? (with facts about the holes in the bible but with love)? My dad is the pastor and my mom is the co-pastor...
    DespicableTruth DespicableTruth
    22-25, F
    Apr 13
    I am recently having trouble with anxiety and major depression I feel as though there I no point in my existence. I don't have much confidence anyway! I have never felt this way...
    demo111 demo111
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Apr 13
    Another 8 more days until EP shuts down I wanted to get to know ppl and maybe make friends or even find love but I took to long in building the guts to do so depression surely...
    spiritualvirgo82 spiritualvirgo82
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Apr 12
    I guess I'm writing this to put my story out there, well, part of my story, just a glimpse. These past few days I've been under an incredible amount of stress and my depression has...
    muffinsfrommountains muffinsfrommountains
    16-17, M
    6 Responses Apr 11
    About a week ago a doctor prescribed me an antidepressant. I've never been on any kind of medication for depression before and I felt like now would be as good time as any to tell...
    JacobtheJunkie JacobtheJunkie
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Apr 11
    I suppose this is where I can speak freely, not revealing my identity. Honestly, writing about my life, a stupid, sob story, I feel skeptical about it. Not knowing if anyone cares...
    Aselfconsciousturtle Aselfconsciousturtle
    13-15, F
    Apr 10
    I can't take this any more. My parents are fighting and have been so a while now but today was the worst. First dad forgot his and mum's 15th, then had police come to the house...
    ReactiveDepression ReactiveDepression
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Apr 10
    Hey everyone, I need your advice. I haven't been diagnosed with depression, I avoid the doctors, but I really feel there's something wrong, I don't know what it is. Due to some bad...
    LastSunrise LastSunrise
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Apr 9
    I haven't been into God or anything but I was back stage with Matthew West and I was telling him about my depression and what I have been through with jealous girls over middle...
    laurenzerbe laurenzerbe
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 9
    From around age six I've battled with depression and anxiety. I of course had a stressor: abuse and the death of my mother. Her death was sudden and unexpected and the lives of my...
    MoonChild01 MoonChild01
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 8
    Everything gets better. I wanted to put an experience out there as my life has changed indeed in the last couple of years. A few years back I posted an experience about how lonely...
    BunnyObsession BunnyObsession
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 8
    FOR THE LOVE OF GOD I CANNOT JUST FIX MY EATING DISORDER I FKING CAN'T IF I TOLD SOMEONE TO JUST STOP BEING DEPRESSED OR JUST STOP HAVING ANXIETY ATTACKS I WOULD BE A FKING A...
    Indigo27 Indigo27
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Apr 8
    Does anyone else ever feel like it's them against themselves when it comes to depression? Like you're internally fighting with yourself? Kinda been feeling that way lately
    Lifeisgoodtearsofjoy Lifeisgoodtearsofjoy
    18-21, M
    5 Responses Apr 7
    My birthday is in a few weeks and this is the first time in my life where I just don't care about it because I know nobody else does. Is this part of depression or just acceptance...
    Salamander2 Salamander2
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Apr 7
    My thoughts tend to overplay reality! Then my loneliness and depression set it until I get confirmation otherwise!! Ugh!
    angelpumpkin36 angelpumpkin36
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 7
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    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 6
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    babydoll73 babydoll73
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 6
    I feel like there is no point in saying this but i will anyway. Im 17 and since i was about 14 ive had maybe 1-2 friends. Ive been completely isolated. I ended up dropping out...
    sarahlee1017 sarahlee1017
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Apr 6
    mmmh omg! haha sorry I am really enjoying this pasta sauce. I prefer homemade but this organic pasta sauce is just about the best thing right now xD I could eat it straight out of...
    IkIlLeDyOuRsOuLaNdAtEiT IkIlLeDyOuRsOuLaNdAtEiT
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 6
    It's been over 2 and a half years since I was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety. Sometimes I think I have borderline personality disorder. I check for almost all the...
    UnicornsOfHope UnicornsOfHope
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 6
    I wouldn't say that I am depressed right now, but I have been in the past. I just feel fed up right now.
    WishfulCreations WishfulCreations
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 6
    I don't really know where to start, everything inside me is like looking into a washing machine on spin and you can't really separate what is what. I was never career driven or...
    Average111 Average111
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 6
    Hi my name is rebecca an I'm 28 an i have 2 girls my first is 8 an my seconds is 9months but social services took them off me an it was hard when I had my first taken off me I...
    Readybrek123 Readybrek123
    26-30, F
    Apr 6
    Do you know how painful it is to punch a concrete wall so hard that your knuckles crack and bleed? Do you know that it's not normal for someone to be this angry? Do you know that...
    BlueJinx BlueJinx
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 6
    The person who is primarily responsible for my panic attacks caused another hysterical tantrum inside our house this morning. My mother and I are the ones who have to take it all...
    BlueJinx BlueJinx
    26-30, F
    Apr 6
    but i only have heaven two days in a month, when i'm in a period,before period, sucks,i feel sick and anxious irritated as hell,but first and second day in a period..unbelievably...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 6
    i deal with ocd depression n anxiety on a daily basis..noone ll understand mental illness unless they themselves have to deal with it..its messed me up...im pushing away people...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 5
    Trying not to think about the past l want to make this post about it my last Deep within me, l know it's the truth l just need reassurance..Some proof A new beginning, a new path...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 5
    I don't want to post some poetic tumblr bullshit here. I jus want to vent where nobody I know will see. I have no motivation anymore; I'm failing classes, I have no social...
    soulhyalie soulhyalie
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Apr 4
    Looks like a massive black hole that no matter how much I try to scape, all I do is to be swallowed even more. Whenever I can see a little light, comes the darkness again and take...
    EternalYahiko EternalYahiko
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 4
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