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I Have Friends With Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 68 People

    Not Just One Persons Problem

    My best friend of 15 years has been dealing with depression for 10 years. There have been times when I gave up things for myself so that I could be there for her when she needed me. Some of those times I did it unwillingly. I love her to death but she often uses her illness to...
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08 26-30 Jul 29, 2008

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    My Lovely Enemy's Pain Addiction

    *Yes I'm refering to my best guy friend (see My Lovely Enemy) as My lovely Enemy*   I sometimes get funny emails from My Lovely Enemy. This one however was different. He sent it to a lot of people including me. 'I want you guys to rant about me.About anything. The...
    reichan reichan 18-21, F Jul 16, 2009

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    I Am Worried About My Friend But I'm Also Angry And I Don't Know How To Change That.

    I met this girl, we'll call her Ann, last year and we became really good friends. The only thing is she grew up in a not very good household where she was neglected. Mental illnesses also run in her family. When she was 18, her best friend's mother had her move in with their...
    FireAndIce0o0 FireAndIce0o0 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2012

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    Yep...

    It's not always easy, being friends with someone who is depressed. But, I'm not one to judge nor turn away from them! I was there, not too long ago, and for many years. It's only been almost 8 months now, that I have been depression-free. Which makes me very new to this new...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 22, 2009

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    Oh Crap

    my freind is not having a good time in the past few weeks he has been extermely depressed which is kinda ironic since he is ussually the one that helps everyone else and for about the past month it has been getting steadily worse he at one point ran out of the house and was...
    shiftu shiftu 18-21, M Oct 19, 2010

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    My Friend Needs Help - I Don't Know What To Do...

    i am extremely worried about my friend... shes been battling depression, od'ing on common medicine (not actual drugs), and cutting herself. i have been trying and trying to be there for her and help her, but i dont know what to do... nothing i say seems to have an effect, and she...
    Randomname1 Randomname1 18-21, F Sep 5, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    So I hooked up with a guy I met at a Korean spa. We texted about what we were looking for. We both said friends with benefits. We got together and it was good. Yesterday i took a...
    AndroTaylor AndroTaylor 18-21 1 Response Aug 18

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    I love having a friends with benefits but it can be so nerve wracking. In the past, I have had feelings for a friend with benefit & that didn't turn out so well. I would go over...
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I have a guy friend who's willing to help me with my sexual needs. But I also my have my bestie to have fun with if we feel inclined to indulge in some girly fun. I love having...
    lacess lacess 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I ended things. We are now friends only. The events leading up to that were convoluted and confusing as usual. So a few days ago we went over to some friends of ours. Our...
    starflower1 starflower1 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    He has been busy. I've been cooking for him and our other room mate a lot. He's been eating everything and going back for seconds. He's normally very picky and not a big eater...
    starflower1 starflower1 26-30, F Jul 30

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    There's this one guy. I had a crush on him for like six months, but I got over it. After that we became just friends. We went camping with two of our friends the other day, and in...
    JustAnotherHopeless JustAnotherHopeless 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    Working on being friends. I grew up lonely and bullied. Recently I have some new FWB. I really enjoy the benefits but I want to work on the friends part and learn to be a good...
    AndroTaylor AndroTaylor 18-21 Aug 19

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    Hehehehehe, I have 4 right now! One is super close and treats me like a girlfriend for all intents and purposes. He knows about the others, and is fine. We just don't talk about...
    HippyDippyTrippy HippyDippyTrippy 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    This topic really interests me. I have had a couple but unfortunately they have fallen for me. At the moment I have a potential two, it's difficult to find someone who does all...
    formieyesonly formieyesonly 41-45, F 11 Responses Aug 16

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    Went out with Pete (My FWB) and his two roommates. grabbed pizza. Ryan commented on my nail polish again.
    AndroTaylor AndroTaylor 18-21 Aug 20

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    A SERIOUS MATTER NOT WORTH JOKING AROUND! It’s easy to see a person so bubbly, energetic, humorous and alive, thinking ‘wow that person has it all, a great life’ maybe they...
    imperfectedsoul imperfectedsoul 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I've been depressed for a few years now and I can never find anyone that understand a me… I've cut and I stopped eating because Ik I'm Fat, I mean if I can't be the pretty...
    anythingbutfelicity anythingbutfelicity 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    i was bullied for quite a few years and that left me with depression at where im at now. ive self harmed to release what i was feeling and ive starved myself to fit their perfect...
    simplyyzoee simplyyzoee 13-15, F Aug 12

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    I have been friends with 2 people who were once very happily married. I met both of them at the same time and they seemed to be really great together. It seems that now perhaps...
    beinmee beinmee 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I have friends. I am in a sorority. I am involved in multiple organizations on campus. I do volunteer work in the community. I thought by doing all of this I'd be able to overcome...
    tendersoul22 tendersoul22 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I don't have a lot of friends ,just a few close ones but even they don't know me fully...I've never ever had a bff nor do I ever think I will...the close friends I have are too...
    MariaGrace95 MariaGrace95 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I've only ever had 2 boyfriends since I was 14. First relationship lasted for about 6 months, second one lasted for 2 years but it was an on-and-off abusive relationship. If I...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I made friends with a girl who has friends who smoke cigarettes and marijuana. I would never do either, but we chill together and stuff. I freaked out a little bit, but now I'm...
    mandarin125 mandarin125 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Societies labels, hmmm. Well straight to the point, I've been friends with a goth, hippy, drug dealer, potheads, crackheads, drunk heads, so called "disabled or mentally Ill" the...
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M Jul 29

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    I always wanted to be friends with a cheerleader LMFAO
    radicalkiah radicalkiah 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I always wanted to be friends with a gamer addict
    radicalkiah radicalkiah 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I can be friends with people from a wide range of difference. It varies from oldschool nerds to contemporary ******* or even mixed! I'm the kind of in between these two, so maybe...
    pnsrstw pnsrstw 18-21, F Aug 8

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    I just made friends with a scary sheep :D He head-butts everyone except for me :D I love that guy and he loves me lol
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 9

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    It's so true. Like people that are completely opposite from me I can be friends with them(:
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 12

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    I would even be friends with a.. a.. a mayo lover!
    ketchuplover24 ketchuplover24 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 19

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    I can be friends with you even if you hate the things that I like... I'm sure that we have something in common and if not it's still nice to know you... The more friends you have...
    D3fau1THack3R D3fau1THack3R 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I want to make friends with people who have kids text me at 781-202-6188
    silentpeanut silentpeanut 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    i do have friends who are totally different from me in various aspects
    youngsingle youngsingle 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I loved the guy who used to be my best friend but he didn't feel the same towards me and I moved on from him to great extent. And now we are soon to be friends with benefits. We...
    Bella2911 Bella2911 18-21, F Aug 4

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    I don't care if I'm with the nerds, popular, normal or isolated people. I want to friends with everyone. I want to get to know people more. I was a popular kid in my old school...
    dreadedpast dreadedpast 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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    I have friends or have a group(s) but I don't know. I can't connect to them, it's like I just can't vibe with them and I feel indifferent to them and I just don't know how I feel...
    luisvstheuniverse luisvstheuniverse 16-17, M Aug 14

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    I don't care wat people like or dislike you can be completely different I just want to have friends
    coolgirl244 coolgirl244 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 17

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    Oddly enough, I'm still friends with all my exes.... not that I have a lot (/. ) But usually people take about how much they hate and regret their past.. but honestly :P why a...
    TyTy19 TyTy19 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    I think i would be great to have sex with a trans women. They are really gorgeous but also independent in a sense. I'm not gay but I definitely want to go for a transvestite woman...
    lolzmeplz lolzmeplz 16-17, M 4 Responses Aug 4

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    I would have been with you forever, with you I didn't need anybody else ... more importantly I didn't want anybody else, but finding out that you were unfaithful in our...
    qbanbb85 qbanbb85 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I want to have sex with woman while my boyfriend partipates however he wouldn't **** her or lick her. She would lick me while my boyfriend ***** me and I would return the favour to...
    Readingaddict Readingaddict 18-21, F Aug 9

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    Honestly my depression comes and goes, my friends think i may be bipolar...but i used to be severely depressed in middle school, this probably had to deal with the fact those are...
    Cherishmiracles Cherishmiracles 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I've been suffering from acute depression for years. I've hidden my illness for a long time because I figured that It would go away as I grow older. However, that has not been the...
    agathashelly agathashelly 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    This is the best fitting sentence to describe this part of me. For years already I am coping with social problems. Only recently I realized my parents had started noticing that...
    RianneK RianneK 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I see all the lonely depressed young people looking to talk to someone that will listen to them on here. If I could help here are a few things I would suggest: Google "PBS...
    TCLowe TCLowe 31-35 Aug 5

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    For anyone who's been through depression, that emptiness...this is a treat to read. Haven't ever read anything I connect more to. http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.in/2013/05...
    SecretsOut14 SecretsOut14 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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