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    Not Since My Childhood, But For About a Decade. - My depression began when I was older.  I'm not sure exactly when, but it really spiked when my daughter started having...
    Oouie Oouie 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 5, 2008

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    I have lived in the darkness all my life. At every train station I would get close and hear the tracks calling me. Upon every balcony the ground was the only thing of interest to...
    passion4writing passion4writing 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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    Pain - I wish I could chip the pain away layer by layer To get to the core Of this problem This problem that makes me cringe And cry And run from fright This pain Holds me like a...
    shutupbehappy shutupbehappy 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 11, 2011

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    When I Was Lost, I Found The Light Out Of This Darkness - Long Story But A True Story: This Is My Story I was born in the 70's I came from a broken family, I grew up in a poor...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 8, 2012

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    I Was Depressed - *people always tell me I have no idea how they feel about being depressed... but I do!!! Well, my name is Kendall. I'm 15 years old. I've got 2 brothers. One is...
    cutebutterfly cutebutterfly 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 5, 2012

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    Med Merry Go Round - I was diagnosed as Manic-depressive or Bipolar when I was 10, in 1992. The immediately put me on Prozac which gave me severe insomnia. I quit taking them so my...
    paigegurl paigegurl 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 7, 2010

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    Depressed Since I Was 13. - I am now a 45 YR old woman and I have been depressed for the most part since I was 13.It all started when I was 13 and the bullying in school began. I...
    IMPogueMahone IMPogueMahone 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 10, 2012

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    I Was Sad!! - yep, thats right, pretty much from the time i remember, when i was in my younger years in school and so on, i remember having days where i was pretty happy, and then...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 16 Responses Nov 4, 2011

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    Not A Story...Comics About Depression - http://acidcow.com/pics/50796-comics-about-depression-21-pics.html
    veralynn veralynn 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 28, 2013

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    It's only since I went down into a very dark hole a few years ago that I began to realise that I've fought this for as long as I can remember. The world and life can be so full of...
    Kynkanjis Kynkanjis 36-40, M Dec 7, 2013

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    I Have Had Depression Since... - I have had depression since I was at least 10. probably before that, but it wasn't diagnosed.
    turtlemusic28 turtlemusic28 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2008

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    I Don't Really Understand What Is The Purpose Behind Depression - My name is Saoud and i've been suffering from Depression for 3 years. I don't really know whats the purpose behind...
    saoudmohamed saoudmohamed 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 2, 2013

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    It's hard to continually ignore. It's always been there and it almost destroyed me once, when I was still just a kid. Now, though I really feel certain ill always be stuck with it...
    someoneandstuff someoneandstuff 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 12

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    I was diagnosed with clinical depression when I was about fourteen years old, but I have dealt with it my whole life. From my experience, it feels like it is something that will...
    CarryonPigeon CarryonPigeon 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2013

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    The Same Battles - I am turning 19 in December and find myself facing the same battles I did when I was 14. Nothing's changed. I feel like I am still that little girl, who felt...
    SomewhereTomorrow SomewhereTomorrow 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 19, 2009

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    Ever since I was 13, I've battled depression. It's really hit me hard over these years. Especially, now.. I'm so lost. Confused, really. I just don't know what to do or say or...
    Nevershoutkourtnii Nevershoutkourtnii 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    Family Photos - When I was 9, my dad and my brother and I took family photos for my mom for Christmas. We went out for breakfast and everyone had a great time before we took the...
    sarahrosee sarahrosee 18-21, F Jul 24, 2013

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    I was diagnosed with depression at eight years old and have lived with it in such a way that it has crippled nearly every aspect of my life. I have never been on medication to help...
    Scorpio018 Scorpio018 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    My Story - Here I am again.  I'm having writer's block yet again just when I want to put down what I have been struggling with for years now.  It...
    ValR ValR 41-45, F 7 Responses Aug 2, 2009

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    I don't wanna feel this way anymore. I wasn't happy being a child, and today a teenager. I'm tired of hiding it.
    97hefi 97hefi 16-17, F Feb 25

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    My Depressing Life Story - I was adopted by a family for whom doesn't care about me (I was born in Germany as a infant and came to america at the age of 5). I never really made any...
    herohtrix herohtrix 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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    13 And Grown - Hi I'm almost 14 and here is my story. When I was born 1999 I was born into a family with a mom, a dad, 2 sisters, an a brother. Ashlynn,Madison and Jacob, I am the...
    Redlover248 Redlover248 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2013

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    Sometimes It Just Helps To Get It All Out - I went from being a happy, cheerful child who believed the world was a safe place full of well-meaning people to an anxious, guilt...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 24, 2013

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    Lost Childhood - I have had depression since I was about 11-12. I feel like I have lost most of my childhood because of it. No one has taken any notice until just recently and even...
    NFW92 NFW92 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 22, 2010

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    No Fixing It - Depression. It isn’t a question as to if I have it. I have known I was depressed since the fifth grade. By then, I was in a habit of hurting myself, and I had...
    Swanfirefly Swanfirefly 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 30, 2013

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    Forty Years Of Depression-what Helps Sometimes? -  Many times just reading about how someone else interprets depression helps me to understand and accept my own in a new...
    FuschiaTulip FuschiaTulip 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 7, 2010

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    Ever since I had the very first signs of puberty I have been an emotional wreck. It's been ten years now and I'm 18 years old. I can't even keep a smile on my face. I was always...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    Childhood - My parents and sister died in a car accident when I was four years old. Instead of walking into kindergarten, I was wheeled in my wheel chair because I had broken both...
    mslice714 mslice714 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2013

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    I have been dealing with depression for as long as I can remember. From before I even knew what to call it. I am thankful that my darker periods are less frequent and don’t...
    AnonymousEP77 AnonymousEP77 41-45, M Apr 5

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    The Monarchs Whisper - Hello, my name is Deep Williams and I am a filmmaker. About a year ago a story came to my mind when I was sitting quietly. 'Do a movie about suicide". I...
    deepwilliams deepwilliams 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 14, 2011

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    Sometimes no matter what I do, I find myself down for no reason. I just had a WONDERFUL day and I have this overwhelming urge to just sit and cry. About what? I have no idea. It...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 2

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    I've Always Had Depression - I'm actually ok at the moment, probably the most well I've ever been. I've had depression as far back as I remember though. What I don't understand...
    BlueberryMunchkin BlueberryMunchkin 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 9, 2009

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    I'M Scared Of Going Back. - I was once in a very dark place. Every time I felt alone I called it "The black hole" because whenever I looked up I saw the room getting swallowed in...
    Deepess Deepess 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2013

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    I have came to complete acceptance that depression will likely always be apart of me., a piece of me I carry through my days here as an earthling . This is not me saying, hey I...
    Allissaxxx Allissaxxx 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    My Earliest Memory - One of my earliest memories is when I was bullied a lot in middle school. I remember how I wanted to fit in with the “cool” kids, the popular ones. I was a...
    mrjmel mrjmel 22-25, F Sep 29, 2013

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    Just Another Story About Dark Times... - I've battle depression since I was 12 or 13. My life has never been very easy for many reasons, but it turned into hell with my step-father...
    Juuli Juuli 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2011

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    A Losing Battle - yeah it seems like I have always battled with depression. i was great in school, had lots of "friends" but always felt alone. at 13 when my mother threw me out of...
    NobodiesDaughter NobodiesDaughter 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2012

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    I Admire All Of You. - I can't understand how you all have the strength to talk about it. I haven't had an experience a quarter as bad as some others' have, and yet it's still hard...
    ThePlisken ThePlisken 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 27, 2013

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    I Haven't Won, But I'm Not Giving Up - It recently occurred to me that while I've written to people about my experiences with depression, and about my life in general, I've never...
    Sleaxor Sleaxor 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 3, 2013

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    I've always been depressed . Being bullied when I was younger being molested throughout my life & raped once . I do everything in my power to forget about being depressed . Bad...
    byancax33 byancax33 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2013

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    The Death Of A Culture -   I'm too young to feel this old. In less than 50 years of life, I've seen the culture I grew up with die before my very eyes, and it took with it most of...
    northguy northguy 46-50, M 4 Responses Oct 4, 2012

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    My Depressing Past Life - Introduction: Back in the days or years when I was a young toddler I was physically abused I have no memory during those years I was living with a foster...
    ShadowTheDark ShadowTheDark 18-21, M Oct 16, 2013

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    Wondering... - what the hell is wrong with me? Why has there been this dark cloud hanging over me since the beginning of time (or so it seems)? I wonder if I experienced some...
    shylamarais shylamarais 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2012

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    Rather than self-destruction I sleep. I don't know what to do. I just had the best week I've had in a long time. I've lived with my aunt and uncle for four months now, before I...
    getoutsideofmyhead getoutsideofmyhead 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I Thought It Was All Over - At one point I thought somehow my psychosis, clinical depression, anxiety and god knows what else had suddenly went away. I was so wrong... I can't...
    Cantoiii Cantoiii 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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    I am so tired of feeling like this. I pray everyday to feel better I just don't know how.
    Tamona35 Tamona35 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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    A Problem Shared, A Problem Halved; They Say - First of all I wanna kind of challenge this saying that a lot of people are more than likely familiar with. Yes, although I do agree...
    XanthiaJo XanthiaJo 22-25, F 1 Response May 7, 2013

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    Why Can't I Change These Feelings - The first realization of depressive thoughts started when I entered my teens.  Rage and anger is all I can recall and did not know why...
    AnnieLynn AnnieLynn 51-55, F 4 Responses Jul 9, 2007

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    I remember near the end of last year I was so deeply in depression. This might sound odd but everything was shades of gray. I find this odd but it's true. I hope to never go to...
    Indiegirl3 Indiegirl3 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    Childhood - I have suffered from depression for as long as I can remember.
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow 51-55, M 3 Responses Sep 23, 2011

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    Depression, My Friend - Childhood, so lovely and fragile Like a hummingbird's wing Childhood, fresh and full of hope Bright, white, no black smudges Childhood, a period full of...