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I Have Battled Depression In the Past

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 168 People

    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

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    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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    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 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 2, 2014

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    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

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    IT IS OVER YAY!!!!!!!

    ;)NO MORE CUTTING!!!!!!!;)
    cutekittycat cutekittycat 13-15, F Jul 16, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    Related Experiences

    Ever since I was a young child I have battled social anxiety disorder. Social situations always made me anxious and at times panicky. When I was a teen I came to realize that I was...
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I have had, depression, bi polar, and anxiety since I was 10 yrs old when my dad died I am now 38 and just lost my grandma that raised me I try not to be for my wife and son which...
    bert102176 bert102176 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    She's to young </3 Not yet do the parents know that they will soon be the youngest grandparents on the block. Walking through the store, everyone stares but no one says a...
    AlphaBloodMoon AlphaBloodMoon 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am so tired of feeling like I have to put on a front for everyone and pretend that everything is ok and all rainbows and sunshine so cps doesn't take my daughter away cause...
    RedsSaphire RedsSaphire 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have come to realize I have depression. I remember growing up as a kid I would start crying being sad for no reason. Now I try my best to pull through
    love9494 love9494 18-21 1 Response Jan 4

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    i have on and off depression since i was 12. its starting to come back again, i feel like self harming again. but i promised my bestfriend i wouldnt do that anymore, an im not...
    crazyhyperkid crazyhyperkid 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    Reason - parents were cool but narcissists and left us alone to fend for ourselves at age 4,6 and 9. They go to Peru, Equador .. Whatever struck their fancy. All in all I lucked...
    Warmways Warmways 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    Sed te amo, nunquam me amas.... Something's are hard to say </3 if you actually try to figure it out then you must care. Even if it's a little bit.
    AlphaBloodMoon AlphaBloodMoon 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I am tired. Tired of living, trying to get out of bed. I don't want to do anything but sleep until I die. And the older I get the more I realize that it will never end. I will...
    nothingandno1 nothingandno1 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It's hard. Sometimes it'll go away for months and I'll be the happiest person in the world, but then there are times like these where I get so depressed, I contemplate my reason...
    1Nanotherlife 1Nanotherlife 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Please read, I have a question for anyone who suffers from mental disorders. But first, a little bit (briefly) about my mental health history: I was diagnosed with ADHD...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    My depression is my most reliable companion. No matter what I achieve on any given day, no matter how far I've come in reaching my goals, it's always there whispering bitter...
    SourPennies SourPennies 18-21, T Jan 19

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    I'm not going to try and write down how I feel because It's hard to explain what's going on in your head to someone when you don't even know your self. I was diagnosed with...
    whatevestbh whatevestbh 16-17, F Jan 20

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    I have had all 3 from when I was just a child my mom when you was around would kick and hit me, my grandma and grandparents were raising me I called him dad because we were so...
    bert102176 bert102176 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 23

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    I know there just fireworks but they bring me back to that scary day where I used to live alone when I had my first apartment at 19. I lived upstairs so the guy under me had a meth...
    kjonesr kjonesr 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I have been feeling truly alone lately I have no one to talk to or I feel I can trust
    Mallexx Mallexx 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I wish I could go a day without crying or hating myself 😔
    hannahthewhovian hannahthewhovian 13-15, F Jan 8

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    My greatest fear is there is no bottom. When I think I've hit bottom, that wasn't really bottom. Chronic depressed is eating me alive.
    Stephnobody Stephnobody 26-30, F Jan 19

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    I need to admit this. Nobody else knows this, but now you do. Keep it close, so close that it almost steals your breath: Sometimes... Just sometimes I feel like I want to wander...
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    There are so many mornings that I'm disappointed that I woke up again.
    WWB82 WWB82 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    The sadness is almost unbearable today
    WWB82 WWB82 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I have battled depression for years. I've never been diagnosed due to not trusting any of my therapists enough to actually tell them what's wrong more than my ADD symptoms. I hate...
    notjustthegirlnextdoor notjustthegirlnextdoor 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have battled depression for the majority of my life. It started when I was 7 years old from the death of my father. We were best buddies and when he passed away it sent me into a...
    srb76 srb76 36-40, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    In a months time I lost my job, the love of my life and now the depression is so bad I can't even care for my kids. In a week I will lose my home and car as well bc I still haven't...
    arshonda arshonda 36-40, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I'm 17 and have battled depression for almost 5 years
    SabrinaAyres SabrinaAyres 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I've battled depression and anxiety for 2 years and I was cutting for a year and never got caught until November and lost literally everything. I battled anxiety for 4 years and it...
    guitarboy0412 guitarboy0412 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    I've battled depression for a long time. and through the years I've battled it I think I've finally found the root.
    deathwishes deathwishes 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    I've battled depression most of my life, but it was never so bad that I would try killing myself. Well, until my grandpa died in 2006, he and I were really close, since then I've...
    ShadowCatt ShadowCatt 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    You're not alone and these are not merely words on your screen. This is me letting you know that I'm here for you to genuinely listen and respond if you would like. I've battled...
    window3324 window3324 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    lately I been a total mess I battled depression for years but have never seaked help for it I just barrier my emotions and try to ignore it all I hate my demons with in at this...
    UNKNOWNGRL1 UNKNOWNGRL1 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    I've battled depression for years. I've self harmed. I've spent many nights just sobbing feeling worthless. I had a father who was and still is never there. But I did have a...
    lickyoduck lickyoduck 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    Hey- I'm am yet just another ghost out of the hundreds that drone on here day by day. But I have something to say. Come closer if you will-let me see your eyes. I can see your...
    Maihowl Maihowl 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    I won't lie I battle depression, and have been since I was about 14. As a 27 year old now, training to be a youth worker has really helped my growth and made me open my eyes to a...
    Tenebrae87 Tenebrae87 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 5

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    omg i cant take any of this anymore I am at my wits end. I actually joined this experience bc I wanted to get out of the totally unhealthy codependent controlling manipulating...
    jaxpdx jaxpdx 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    A time before I was truly depressed, I was worried about depression. I thought I was happy, bubbly, I liked living. Those moments where I would stare in the bathroom mirror with an...
    BridieNM BridieNM 13-15, F Jan 1

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    They tell me I have "clinical depression" which is a fancy name for Major depression and I have ADHD...
    ThankYouSoldiers ThankYouSoldiers 18-21, F Jan 19

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    I honestly know that what has happened to me in the past cannot be changed but, it's preventing me from moving on. I'm struggling 24/7 here. I'm meant to forgive and forget, accept...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F Jan 10

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    I have double depression and while my mood seems to be ok recently on the meds that I am on I am still having some trouble. Mostly I was wondering if there are others out there who...
    Soalone10 Soalone10 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    I am looking to talk to people who have had or do have severe depression! Especially if you live in Seattle
    aristotleme aristotleme 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 13

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