I Have Depression Stories

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 169 People

    I Have been battling depression without the aid

    of medication for almost seven years now. I won't say my methods are flawless or that they are for everyone, but to be in control on your own without the help of a chemical? That's an amazing feeling. It's an accomplishment and if you can do it, I would applaud you. It's a...
    Draca137 Draca137
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 3, 2015


    Hello thanks for reading this, it is truly a cry for help!  Im almost 50 and I am disabled, I have fibromilgia ruptured disc, in three areas of my back.I also surrer from depression. When I worked it was my everything, I mean that I gauged who I was by my  ...
    Katl Katl
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Oct 16, 2009

    Ayahuasca Cures Depression

    If you suffer from PTSD or any form of depression, Ayahuasca can cure you. Take a minute to read my story about my experience with Ayahuasca. I recovered from 20 years of severe uni-polar depression by taking Ayahuasca 8 times over a two week period. If you suffer from...
    AlexLight101 AlexLight101
    26-30, M
    Mar 17, 2013

    Not Looking Forward to This Week!

    I have been feeling so depressed especially this past week. I was crying my eyes out for long hours and just feeling really terrible. Sometimes I just feel as if everything that happens in my life is my fault and yet realistically it isn't. I'm getting my exam results for exams I...
    misscry misscry
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 8, 2009

    You Knew It Was Coming

    Signs and symptoms of depression (or a depressive episode) include: Lasting sad, anxious, or empty mood Feelings of hopelessness or pessimism Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed, including...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    Mar 7, 2009

    Keep On Moving

    Today I stopped moving for one moment I was not at work I didn't have someone needing me to do something. I didn't have to be anywhere...I turned up the music and I sang danced around as I drove. Then mind took over thinking. . . my worst enemy are my thoughts. As my thoughts of...
    realpotential realpotential
    26-30, F
    Nov 23, 2009

    I Feel So Unpretty

    Every day i get made fun of and humiliated because i am fat. I have a medical condition which causes me to be, darker in certain places, fat, and hairy all over. I try to shave but i just grows back the next day. Every boy i like turns me down. Ive only had 1 boyfriend in my...
    aunie1994 aunie1994
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Nov 7, 2009

    Wacky Depression Story

    I've had depressive episodes since puberty, maybe before.  I had a serious injury to my mouth, oropharynx, esophagus, etc while a toddler.  My parents moved us around like gypsies: 10 schools in 12 yrs.  I had a trach tube til age 5, operations every year till age 10, always...
    52vradtech 52vradtech
    51-55, M
    Jan 21, 2012

    My Battle Goes On And On

    It started when I was young, I grew up feeling very unloved and I thought no one cared about me. I spent alot of time crying myself to sleep. I got bullied in school and spent alot of time alone, It was like nobody wanted to be around me in school i felt very lonely. I never...
    Sweetways Sweetways
    31-35, F
    Jan 18, 2013

    Where to Begin`

    Do we begin at the first attempt or the latest? I am not writing this to brag about my crazy but to open peoples eyes. I see so many here calling, crying, begging for someone to just "see" them, before it's too late. We all don't necessarily want to die but sometimes it...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 7, 2009

    My Story & Depression.

    I'm only 16 years old. I live in this small town, so not that much to do. The same people, who do the same things. I've always been a really happy girl, had tons of friends, and I am very well liked at my school. I had this one best friend who has been through everything with me...
    SelinaMariaXO SelinaMariaXO
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 19, 2011

    Effective Treatments For Medication-resistant Depression.

    I've been depressed since grammar school. At age 28 I was diagnosed bipolar type II. The first anti-depressant I was given, zoloft, worked for 7 years. Then I started the search for another medication. I tried for 2 years, every medication - except for pristiq, not on the market...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 15, 2013

    My current girlfriend is suffering from

    depression and is suicidal. She has already attempted suicidal several times before. I have tried to have her cut down on self-harm. I'm trying. I love her with all of my heart. She deserves to be happy. She needs me but I've been busy with life so I can't talk to her all of the...
    Escobarism Escobarism
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 18, 2015

    Nervous Breakdown

    I never really totally grasped the concept of a nervous breakdown. When one thinks of it, you would only imagine a person getting depressed and crying. My sister had a nervous breakdown. She got hospitalized because of it. She wouldn't sleep. She wouldn't eat. She wouldn't talk...
    Feb 5, 2013

    Ayahuasca Can Cure Depression

    If you suffer from any form of depression, Ayahuasca can cure you. Take a minute to read my story about my experience with Ayahuasca. I recovered from 20 years of severe uni-polar depression by taking Ayahuasca 8 times over a two week period. If you suffer from depression...
    AlexLight101 AlexLight101
    26-30, M
    Mar 17, 2013

    Having Depression

    I was diagnosed a few months ago, but i had it long before then. I see a therapist now and it really helps. This is my story, sorry if it is long and confusing. Every once in a while I would get sad flashes. To me they were just a period of time where i was really down all the...
    Sydnerd Sydnerd
    36-40, F
    Dec 21, 2012

    Well tonight 1-3-14 is the worse night ever.

    .. Someone made a fb page of me saying I should go kill myself ....I tried having people report it only a few did ...now I have deep scars ...and the one person I needed wasn't there cause. His phone wa off...so now I have scars that can't be replaced...
    briebrie2 briebrie2
    13-15, F
    Jan 3, 2014


    I suffer with Depresson,etc , have done since 80s, I find it hard to talk to people in person,I all so have mod swings quite often ,people dont undearstand me,I suffer with mild leaning peoblems ,dislexer ,etc,I am undear the mental healh system & see a shink every 4 months witch...
    41-45, M
    1 Response Nov 7, 2011

    Depression Is Ruining My Life!

    I've set aside all my fantasy stories so I can write about what's really be bothers me everyday. It seems like no matter what I do to try to be happy, there's always something to make me depressed even more. I've been battling depression ever since I was thirteen and I kept it...
    31-35, F
    Mar 1, 2013


    I'm 18 years old. I've suffered with depression for five years. I'm going through one of my worst patches right now. I feel empty. I just wanted somebody to know that I feel like this and that the medication I'm on and the therapy isn't helping all that much. I can't talk to my...
    beccafrommars beccafrommars
    1 Response Jul 20, 2013

    Black Hole

    I would suppose that today is as good a day as any to sort of define myself with the overlying depression, as I can feel it on my shoulders now, and it has invaded my brain to bring about thoughts that I would not think if it were not there. Makes drinking tempting, as a way of...
    cthuluh1972 cthuluh1972
    36-40, M
    1 Response Dec 13, 2009

    If anyone is awake right now,

    I don't know what I'm looking for coming here maybe I just needs to write and be heard. I'm in one of my moods the ones I can't come out of where I feel swallowed by these feelings. I don't know why I'm sad why I feel like hurting myself. I just do. I don't think there's...
    Kitty1997 Kitty1997
    18-21, F
    Jan 4

    Depression Gets Me In a Lot of Trouble.

    People consider it a weak state of mind & figure they can take advantage of you any ol' kind of way. People do & say things to make me depressed ON PURPOSE! They're so evil & sadistic. They don't care how you feel. They think you're crying for attention &...
    otad12 otad12
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 7, 2009

    More Than Six Months So Far

    I got my diagnosis back in May. My doctor said that he knew I had it before he even asked me any questions: he took one look at me and knew I was a wreck. I guess a lot of things led me to being depressed - you can see a few reasons why in some of my other posts - but I put off...
    TMose518 TMose518
    31-35, M
    Dec 5, 2012

    Battling Depression..

    I had minor depression for a while and got wrost once i was in care and its still like that and i had meds for it i use two take 3 now i take 1 but dont like it bec i cant sawwlow it but i figure out a way two do dat now and when i do get really deppres the only thing that helps...
    DarkpawThewolfpuppy DarkpawThewolfpuppy
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 9, 2013

    Depression Is Not A Way Of Life

    There was nothing wrong with me. There was no break-up, no divorce, no death, no job loss. In fact, I was in a new relationship, working at a job a loved, and taking courses I enjoyed. Yet every day, I struggled to get out bed into the shower. And every night when I got home, I...
    CheerfulMinerva CheerfulMinerva
    Apr 4, 2012

    For all my life I had considered myself a happy

    person. I came from an loving family, I had friends, passionate hobbies & even boys were always interested in me. It wasn't until I was 13 years old that I realised that all my life I had been worrying a lot. I came to this realisation because I noticed that I had started...
    Brokenpiecesthatsmile Brokenpiecesthatsmile
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 20, 2014


    At this time I have to get in the shower....for so long I did this as a part of my day, never thought twice, I loved the feeling of freshness, slept well after a shower, showered just because, 2 times a day, what has happened to me? why is everything such a task> I will shave...
    Katl Katl
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Oct 16, 2009

    My Hole

    It's hard for me at the moment as I am going through probably one of the worst times of my life. I am having a mental breakdown and had the wife admit she was running away from me knit helping and actually pushing me to breaking point. I find that total and utter UN...
    goodman72 goodman72
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Mar 23, 2013

    -Follow Up- I have told my health teacher

    about my depression and my principal about the bullies and they have gotten in trouble and I'm getting help now and my self esteem is way higher now I finally feel like a normal girl :)
    ShyLoveBlushie ShyLoveBlushie
    16-17, F
    Dec 9, 2013

    Anger And Regret

    My sister got bullied and got depressed. She became paranoid, quick-tempered, and irritated. She lost her appetite and would always sleep all day. She wouldn't leave her bed if she could. But at the same time, she had insomnia. It is easy to break out in anger at a very angry...
    Jan 27, 2013

    Quietly Falling Apart

    I cant keep this in anymore. Im tired of going to school and putting a huge smile on my face. I hate being the one to having to cheer people up when inside im 2 inches away from falling apart. I hate how people are so self absorbed that they cant see whats in front of them...
    SecondAttacks SecondAttacks
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 30, 2011

    My Depression

    I'm16 years old and already counting down the years till I can finally R.I.P. I know it's sad but it's truly how I feel a lot of the time. Like right now..........I've had all the symptoms of depression since I was about 6. Always been moody and sad. Cried easy. You know, stuff...
    LauraStorm LauraStorm
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 30, 2011

    I Don't Know What To Do Anymore

    My name is Hayley. I'm 17 and I found out I had depression about 2 years ago. I also have OCD and anxiety. I used to be pretty happy, but it seems like it goes downhill every year. I used to be fit. I used to weigh about 142. Now I'm 189. I'm 5'5" and I'm not pretty. I have...
    narutofangirl narutofangirl
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 15, 2013


    Recently me and my girlfriend of 1 year and almost 8 months broke up. When we first broke up i wanted to kill myself, i couldnt think of a reason to get out of bed. I didnt move for 2 days. Now i feel like things are somewhat getting better. I am up out of bed, and i am talking...
    devinborne101 devinborne101
    18-21, M
    Jul 7, 2012

    I've Had Depression.

    I remember sitting in class one day listening to everyone else talk about about all their hopes and aspirations, I almost started laughing at how absolutely different I was. Back then I believed my misery was for religious reasons, now I don't have a god to blame. It's hard to...
    patsy2012 patsy2012
    1 Response Aug 20, 2012

    Always Have

     I'm new to this place, been reading a few stories here then decided to join today, kind of a strange place i got to say. Well my depression came from the fact that I never felt good enough, my father left me and my mother long time ago and it was hard growing up knowing...
    thenamelessone3 thenamelessone3
    16-17, M
    Dec 10, 2012

    Want This World To Be Happy Place

    hello friends , i am medical practioner by profession i want to share some medical fact and mystery to be happy always 1) we all are destined to be happy and prosperous, but y most of them are not happy? ans- actually we all search a happiness in something which is of some...
    chokien chokien
    Oct 3, 2013

    I would never act on it

    but I can't help but feel like I want to die. I feel so stressed all the time because of school and money. I just can't bring myself out of this. All I do is sleep or drown out my thoughts by watching videos on youtube. I feel like I only do the things that are required of me...
    dancinglawn dancinglawn
    22-25, F
    Jan 28
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