Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Have Suffered From Depression For Years

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 824 People

    izzybubble000 izzybubble000 26-30, F Aug 10

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Sometimes I feel like I could fly…other times,

    I am falling. The latter is my current experience, I'm afraid. I've had this monkey on my back for so long that I don't really remember life without it, if such a thing even existed. I feel like I am alone, even when I am with the people I love. I used to have friends and a...
    LauraCom LauraCom 18-21, F 1 Response May 20

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The Gray Clouds Keep Darkening

    I have never been the "innocently happy type", but you probably guessed that by where this is posted. Other than a suicide attempt the summer before I started high school, I have never really hit rock bottom. Well... there was that attempt on my own life in the Army, but that was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 9, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    No matter how bad i try to deny it

    or hide it...I still, no matter how bad ive tried fight it, have depression after all these years. Its like a dark cloud that just never goes away haunting you constantly making its presence known just when you think youre getting better. Making damn sure you arent happy for too...
    TheKingWizard TheKingWizard 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 1

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Depression Bcoz I Have No Kid Since 5 Yrs

    guys history s that iam married frm 5 yrs my husband s very nice he s cooperating with me alottt...but sometimes iam feeling very lonely no one s for me my husband with his work but when he come frm office he gave me time but whole day sometimes iam feeling very lonely wht can i...
    sadf30 sadf30 26-30 Sep 25, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm having a hard time.

    The new medications I've been on for more than a month have not helped me at all. I mean, my depression is largely based on low self esteem and "BDD" (although I know I don't really have it; therapists will tell me anything to get me to feel any hope) and I am having an...
    Lostkid16 Lostkid16 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 4, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I was so depressed for years,

    I considered taking my life many times, as the voices in my head told me I was worthless and no one loved me. One day I gave Jesus my heart and told him that no Matter what it took I wanted to obey Him. He filled me with peace, set me free from those voices and now I hear them...
    ceruleanwaters ceruleanwaters 31-35, F Mar 2

    Your Response

    Cancel

    This Guy....

    This ugly mofo... My depression, to make it easier to deal with. I picture him as a being. No way can he be human, he's straight up a demon. Slothful and hideous. Quick on his feet, nimble like a cat. He's Death's brother, i can see the resemblance. He's not the favorite tho...
    imXhereXbutXyouXdontXseeXme imXhereXbutXyouXdontXseeXme 18-21, F Sep 27, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    On Depression

    i have had depression for most of my adult life.as well as low self esteem.put those together,and it makes for a rough life,as most people know.my brother died,hen i was around 30,im 44 no.i never liked him,he was an alcoholic,was biploar.he was a difficult person to be around...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 24, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I cannot seem to be happy.

    It ruins all of my experiences. I've tried meds and they don't seem to work. Most days is rather lay in bed then have to face the world.
    dillont dillont 26-30, M Jan 22

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Depression, anxiety,

    and anger can overtake me. The anger is intoxicating, I can feel it radiate through my veins. The depression can be really bad. For years the meds I took worked, I was aware of the depression but could fight it. A month ago it overwhelmed me and I started to shut down. I...
    mslvr01 mslvr01 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 13

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Loneliness

    As I get older I notice my depression getting worse and worse. Ever since I was a little kid I always had the hardest time making friends, I was always told I was unique but now I think I'm just too different from other people. I went to a private school and made a few friends...
    swimfast09 swimfast09 22-25 2 Responses Jun 28, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 case. I still somewhat suffer from depression, but thanks to God ( That conscious energy and life force ) and a loving family, I always...
    agathashelly agathashelly 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 13

    Your Response

    Cancel

    There's a monster inside of me.

    Yes, a monster. It's not some fairytale creature with large fangs, or a hairy body, no. It's real. I can feel it festering inside of me. It is me. Every day I struggle to keep it down, to shut it out, to quiet it. It's anger swells in my head, I can hear it screaming, with it's...
    edlineuser edlineuser 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Realization

    I just realized tonight that I have suffered from a deep depression for over a decade now. I don't know how I'm still alive. I'm afraid that the years are going to go by and one day I'm going to wake up and realize that I've been depressed for the majority of my life.
    fightthedayaway fightthedayaway 26-30, F 1 Response May 4, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    30 Years Now

    Some periods are more severe than others, but I've suffered off and on since I was ten years old. That was when a horrible, violent crime affected my family and changed the entire landscape of how I viewed the world. My little brother was kidnapped back in 1981, held hostage for...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 24, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The Old To The New

    I was a happy child, well loved and loved life. Pretty sheltered Now I think of it, not that I am from a good área, my mum just kept me away from bad kids. I started smoking pot, through boredom at 13. Was smoking every day after about 3 months. I kept a close circle happy being...
    bobby277 bobby277 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 20, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I become depressed even

    though nothing is happening in my life which is common for people who suffer on and off for yrs. I also have arthritis in my right knee, and spine. Depression May Worsen Osteoarthritis Pain OA of the knee can cause joint pain, swelling and stiffness. As it worsens, it may begin...
    McCannT12 McCannT12 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    How I Feel... In A World Full Of Hate.

    Hi guys, I have a blog in which I pretty much say my beliefs and my feelings etc. I think you might be able to relate since I suffer from depression also : It would be nice to know somebody feels the same as me. Here is the link. http://world-of-perfectionists.blogspot.com.au/2...
    Jtraino Jtraino 16-17, F Nov 6, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Depression Is An Under-statement.

    Am a 22year old gal living with HIV/AIDS contrated through rape by my Dad. Am the only gal in the family and when my Mum Died, Dad turned me into his wife and raped me every night, when i refused he beat me so bad and threaten to stop paying tuition. Dad died in 2010, making me...
    AINE808 AINE808 18-21 Apr 27, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Depression

    Long story short, I have suffered with depression for years now. I've been on tablets a long time and had 2 years counselling. Iv seen specialists and even had acupuncture. I used to self harm and even took an overdose. Iv also stood many times on a bridge ready to jump. I am now...
    Dazzer2K Dazzer2K 26-30, M 4 Responses Sep 16, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Suffering From Depression ~

    I have been suffering from varing degrees of depression for almost as long as I can remember. Throughout my teen years and into my early 20`s I delp with it by smothering it with drugs and alcohol. Which anyone knows only makes any problem worse. I now realize this is especially...
    novascotia novascotia 26-30, M Oct 17, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Depression Is Ruining My Life And Everything Around Me

    I just turned 25 and i suffer from anxiety depression I started noticing something was wrong with me around middle school I feel worthless and empty my self of steam is at an all time low its been a very tough time this past yr dealing with this depression is affecting my...
    Drew8728 Drew8728 22-25, M Oct 17, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It All Started In 2nd Grade.

    I was bullied since 2nd grade. I moved to a new school and people were nice and then BOOM. we grow up. In 5th grade, I was diagnosed with clinical depression. I don't take pills because my parents don't know about it. I secretly see a therapist. I have cut and I still do and I'm...
    Whisperedcries2 Whisperedcries2 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My Depression

    In 2008, I was under a lot of stress at work and at home. Everything and everyone was getting to me and I couldn't understand why as I am usually a very placid person. I felt angry a lot of the time but kept this to myself. When I was alone, I'd cry a lot and felt suicidal, not...
    AyoIrl79 AyoIrl79 31-35, M Aug 3, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    i am so shy its unbelievable i am 43 i am still

    single and male i could never chat up women when i was younger i am technically still a virgin i am a hermit all my friends have settled down and i am a loner i have only just left home and am im so lonely eleven years ago when i was 32 i started having seizures i have between 3...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M Mar 2

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Wonder Why

    When you live with depression, you have a lot of time to think about things in general. I try to dissect it daily, I think in hopes of beating it somehow one day. I wonder what about it makes everything so overly painful. I mean excruciatingly mentally painful. It's not...
    VoteForPedro VoteForPedro 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 8, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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/depression-part-two.html?m=1
    SecretsOut14 SecretsOut14 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

    Your Response

    Cancel

    hi, i am 34 year old have suffered from

    tingling, needle pricking and burning sensation 8 month back that time i did test of vit b12 and found it was low i took injection of methylcobalmin for 4 month and recovered but now 1 month before i suffered from same disease tingling and and burning sensation in my foot and...
    gopaljalwal gopaljalwal 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 21

    Your Response

    Cancel

    (The following is an article

    that I stumbled upon, that pertained DIRECTLY to the issues and problems that I ha ave been facing since I've been in my teens. This information might be able to help some of you who suffer the same things, and it is presented with the intention and hope that it can help...
    TtotheD TtotheD 56-60, M 5 Responses Feb 20

    Your Response

    Cancel

    why do i hate myself?

    ?? well we all have our own reasons as to why we hate our selves ah as years went by up until now there is no one i hate more than myself, i have created my own demons,the demons that haunt me every night, as sleep eludes mei am haunted by gruelling memories of my past. i look...
    sixlives sixlives 22-25, F Nov 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    comfortablynumb4 comfortablynumb4 16-17, F Sep 9

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It's been pretty easy to cope with

    for a very long time, thanks to the fact that I stopped self-medicating years ago! But lately, it's been harder and harder to even think I'm a part of anything outside my house, or my laptop. My left is ruined; my right knee is already replaced-over 11 years ago. I'm fairly...
    TtotheD TtotheD 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 18

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 image. i have slight anxiety around going places and talking to new people aswell
    simplyyzoee simplyyzoee 13-15, F Aug 12

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Read "I Suffer From Depression,

    But..." on my EP page about depression, It may help you a lot. Please comment, let me know if it is helpful.
    ArcticBear ArcticBear 66-70, M Apr 24

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm 22 And Have Depression

    Not a day goes by that I don't combat it. Combined with my asphergers syndrome it makes life very hear.
    Lux22 Lux22 22-25 2 Responses Jan 12, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Will This Monster Ever Leave Me Or Will It Always Haunt Me?

    I have decided that after 12 years of dealing with and taking every medication my doctor has given me to control the monster inside of me and yet MY DEPRESSION is at the worst possible point ever, I can no longer continue my life like this. It controls everything about me and it...
    MomBoye MomBoye 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Am i undeserving of a mother's love do you

    even love me? i feel like i was a mistake it's like the past all over again where you take everything out on me, i know im not perfect and i know i'm the child that always lets you down, you call me evil, you tell me i'm the reason your prayers dont get answered, what have i...
    sixlives sixlives 22-25, F Nov 1

    Your Response

    Cancel

    A lot of people don't know my past story,

    When I was in 6th grade I was diagnosed with depression, I had severe anxiety and I couldn't handle it. I tried over dosing on pain medication but it failed, I ended up in a hospital, then later that year I was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, I never ate, ever. But I went...
    treya15 treya15 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 4

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I just want to get lost

    for a while, my thoughts are killing me... All I want to do is die
    Sadd363 Sadd363 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My depression comes and goes.

    Sometimes it's bad but not severe other times it's so severe, it becomes a battle I can't over come, a suicidal depression. Recently I was so so depressed that I thought everything was going wrong, I wanted to give up so bad! I hurt my friend, someone said to me that they would...
    juliaek1 juliaek1 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 20

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My depression started back in high school

    around fifteen years old. By fourteen I finally knew what being gay was cause I had no idea despite having secret same sex attractions for years prior. What started as depression from loneliness and always being teased at school while hiding my sexuality branched out over the...
    MachineEmpire1985 MachineEmpire1985 26-30, M Oct 11

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I suffered from depression starting in

    elementary school due to being bullied in school and at home. It was on and off in 8th-10th grade. I tried committing suicide for the first time in 3rd grade. I cut in 6th. My insecurity issues got worse in high school and I was basically starving myself to be skinny. Now, I can...
    dashuria dashuria 16-17, F Nov 2

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Depression Is Something Which Lots Of People Suffer With But The Extent Of It Varies...

    I'm not sure when it began but i have always had issues which i disliked about myself. the usual silly things which most girls dislike (hair, skin, weight). It seemed o gradually get out of control though, leading to eating disorders, trying desperately to change the way i looked...
    xxmollxx xxmollxx 18-21 2 Responses Oct 16, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It's gotten worse since my father died in Nov

    and I feel real lonely because i spent a lot of time being by his side and taking care of him as he had bad health. Having a really bad night tonight.
    youcantbreakme youcantbreakme 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 15

    Your Response

    Cancel

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?

    v=TUAc_5e-lvg He explains me soo much.
    hopecatcher hopecatcher 16-17, F May 8

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Ever Since That Death

    Having been raped my Dad, contracting the illness HIV/AIDS, dropping out of school in my first year. Imagine loosing my Dad's property to my Uncles, i was totally left with nothing. For sure what kills people is not illness but depression. Am constanly thinking on how am will...
    AINE808 AINE808 18-21 1 Response Apr 27, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Suffering From Depression ~

    I have been suffering from varing degrees of depression for almost as long as I can remember. Throughout my teen years and into my early 20`s I delp with it by smothering it with drugs and alcohol. Which anyone knows only makes any problem worse. I now realize this is especially...
    novascotia novascotia 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 17, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    For as long as i can remember.

    ... Never actually sat and thought about it until now tho.
    lehcar1977 lehcar1977 36-40, F 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    During my years of being anorexic, I also suffered from depression. I took anti-depressants for a while after getting out of treatment, but that doesn't mean I still don't suffer...
    BwayGirl676 BwayGirl676 22-25, F 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I finally told my beat friend of 6 years about my depression.. There's a reason she's my best friend. She cares so much
    Asi15 Asi15 16-17, M Dec 9

    Your Response

    Cancel