I Have Suffered From Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 540 People

    Have Being The Key Word

    I tried the medication and therapy and counseling and every other thing. I finally realized one day that i was the only person that was qualified enough to "fix" myself and so i got to work and that's exactly what i did. Music has been a huge part of my recovery, good family...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 15, 2010

    But right now I feel like I'm in a really good

    patch. I have a good job, uni is going alright and I actually have some friends. I have been getting some negative thoughts lately, but I have been doing my best to change them around. In an attempt to keep my thought pattern positive. I really don't know if I can handle another...
    KateyCake KateyCake
    22-25, F
    Jul 6, 2014
    laubrown1 laubrown1
    18-21, F
    Apr 28, 2014

    When someone breaks a mug

    and they try to put it back together, then they keep dropping it and kicking it around, it continues to break. So they're extra careful with it and they let the glue dry. So why do we treat people different?
    emmeliarochester emmeliarochester
    18-21, F
    Mar 28, 2015

    Today I felt so in despair

    and depressed. Money is depleting at a rapid pace while I'm still waiting to get a job. My family said mean things to me like I'm stupid and useless. I worked so hard the last couple of months for them but they don't try to understand. My friends... even when I disappear no...
    Husky1011 Husky1011
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 6, 2014

    I Have Suffered

    I have suffered,Depression,The dreaded word,Somehow,Today,I made up my mind,no more,This has to stop,Had enough,Need to change.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Feb 2, 2012

    And Still Do

    i guess i am never going tto be completely over it.but i have found a way to coupe.that all i could ever ask for.and i hope those people who are still wresteling with depression will also find a way to coupe.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    3 Responses Mar 30, 2009

    “It’s so difficult to describe depression

    to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling— that really hollowed-out feeling.” J.K. Rowling
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 7, 2015

    One Of The Loneliest Places On Earth

    I suffered from depression during my teenage years and I can honestly say it was one of the loneliest experiences in my life..... so many people bandy depression around like a bad back, but true depression is an awful, debilitating illness that is poorly understood in our society...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly
    41-45, F
    Dec 5, 2011

    I suffer from Bi Polar depression.

    When I was first diagnosed with depression, they diagnosed me with chronic depression which is depression caused by the fact that somebody wants attention and to be depressed. They later realized that I am in fact NOT chronically depressed. My parents kept telling me to just...
    AnyExperience AnyExperience
    13-15, F
    Jul 24, 2015

    I was diagnosed with derision several months

    ago, though I know I've had it for a very long time. I'm now on antidepressants to help with everything, but ever since I started taking them, everything has been getting worse. I feel even more depressed than I was before and I just want everything over with....
    kaylanbray98 kaylanbray98
    18-21, F
    May 16, 2015

    In Time...

    I too still suffer from depression. I have learned to deal with it tho. To me its a frame of mind. Coming to terms with it and learning from it. It takes time. I don't like to take medication but there are times that is is a necessary thing untill you can get yourself to a place...
    cdlbr2000 cdlbr2000
    Mar 31, 2009

    For at my lowest of low,

    I found my humanity. From the pits of my hell, I saw the world from a fresh perspective. Though I may wonder what might've been, I'll be forever grateful for the tears along the way. And in my mind, I'll still think me weak, But in my heart, I shall no longer be meek. I cloak...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Feb 8, 2016

    Less Extreme...

    Most will say that I'm still depressed. Maybe I am, a little bit. But, it is nothing compared how it USED to be! I used to cry often and occasionally cut. I've written suicide letters before. I've been through drug addiction, meds, counseling. I'm over that... I still have...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe
    Mar 28, 2011

    And i still do. Between it

    and my sexual addiction I'm loosing hope. I feel like I'm loosing and I should just end the charade
    soma1971 soma1971
    46-50, M
    Sep 1, 2014

    The first 4 months of 2015 were quite a hard

    few months and I suffered from minor depression and barely left my room. Although things aren't as bad I still have those weeks where I just want to hide in my room and be left alone by everyone. This was one of the things I wrote down during one of my pity parties I often had...
    Daniellevn Daniellevn
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 14, 2015

    I Have Suffered From Depression

    I have suffered from depression since i can remember but was diagnosed about 10 years and have been on medication since. I have good times but recently have been on a real downer. Although I have a loving family around me, Stress's of life have caused a return of the...
    martinspinney martinspinney
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jul 8, 2010

    I suffer from depression every day

    and it sucks! I've tried to commit suicide and even turned to drugs trying to make it go away but the drugs just made things so much worse. I have to keep myself busy and go to counseling to keep it under control. If anyone else suffers with depression and ever need to talk, I...
    DanieGirl1 DanieGirl1
    1 Response Dec 13, 2015

    Im tired of these medicine's,

    it's been two years since my serious depression, anxiety and selfharm. I dont want to take these medicine's, i have been taking them for so long and no signs of depression for a year, ugh..
    Soldottern Soldottern
    22-25, F
    Mar 31, 2014

    2 months ago I was diagnosed with HSV 2.

    An ex bf (who was the lowest piece of **** on the face of the planet) gave it to me after he stepped out on me. However I found this out while in a relationship with a new man that was the man of my dreams. Ever felt like you finally got what you wanted and now it's taken from u...
    allofme4 allofme4
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 15, 2013

    I go through it all the time.

    It hurts. It turns my world black, sometimes for days that feel like they will never end. I have taken meds before which just make my head feel wrong. I have gone through talk therapy. I have a few tools I can use when I remember them. Now I am looking at my diet as a way to...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 2, 2016

    I still get it occassionally.

    The feeling that you're not meant for this world and the temptation to end your own life seems like the best idea in the world....
    Skin0Man1 Skin0Man1
    22-25, M
    Feb 1, 2016

    In the past I suffered from depression

    and every now and then I still get hit with a bad day (usually directly related to the amount of alcohol consumed). I have quit drinking but last night I relasped and I am so depressed today. I feel really alone. I am in a new place. I don't have friends here. I just need to get...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 24, 2015

    Diagnosed with it but they feed me meds

    that lead me to ICU or suicide I battle depression till this day I gave up on doctors, Id rather be safe and live then take some crazy drugs. **** im sad and depressed still but Im not dead on drugs perscribed
    deleted deleted
    Aug 14, 2015

    As much as you hate your illness

    and the way it's turned your life around, do you feel attached to it? I'm scared at the thought of recovery. I'd been dealing with depression for so long, and it completely took over my life, so it became a part of my identity. Now I feel an emotional attachment to it, as much...
    electriccloud electriccloud
    18-21, F
    Nov 5, 2014

    and still do. you know theres a single friend

    in every group of friends. im at single one. and every says "look who i met" or "im metting him later on lunch" it ****** me of.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 26, 2015

    So I was just scrolling through Facebook

    and notice some pictures my friend just posted. Considering she's one of my friends I look at them. I notice in a few of her pictures she has tons of cuts on her arms. As soon as I saw them, my heart completely sank. I thought back to the times when I use to self harm and it...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 14, 2014

    Even before i was diagnosed with depression,

    i love alcohol. It's not really the taste of it, but the feeling i get whenever i get drunk. Well fast forward after being diagnosed, my doctor warned me to never ever mix my meds to any alcoholic drink. But being my self-destructive self, I did what I was not supposed to do...
    mischaelric011392 mischaelric011392
    22-25, F
    Jun 24, 2015

    Well i haven't posted in quite awhile

    but i reely was helped by people on this site. Depression had taken me for most of my adolescent years and i used alcohol and drugs to get through it. It was horrible feeling like a bum and worthless, but things have changed now. I'm nearly 20 and I've moved through 3 different...
    kagan1 kagan1
    22-25, M
    May 8, 2014
    xlauren15 xlauren15
    16-17, F
    Jun 18, 2015

    Not A Pretty Picture

    It's a long hard road for everyone when you suffer from depression. You don't really know as to how you got there but you did. Trying to find the reasons adds just that more stress building up the depression. Doctor's put you on medications which have very little help. Thoughts...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 24, 2011

    i still am. the thing

    that sucks the most is that it saps every ounce of your motivation for anything. so even small tasks seem HUGE and all i want to do is sleep so i dont have to deal with it... what do i do?
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 29, 2015

    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 from depression from time to time.
    BwayGirl676 BwayGirl676
    26-30, F
    Dec 15, 2014

    just know that I'm here

    if any of you need to talk. I try my best to respond as fast as I can.
    peterbiltgirl17 peterbiltgirl17
    18-21, F
    Dec 10, 2015

    I don't know why I'm depressed :/ i have a

    great group of friends, a supportive home life, and I'm in college studying the program that i've always dreamed of. I even started seeing this new guy, and he makes me feel amazing. he's sweet and caring, and he's there for me. he's not disrespectful either. I just still feel...
    TaylorNicole312 TaylorNicole312
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 20, 2014

    I dont know when someone can say

    that they HAVE suffered from it, when the worst is over, when you feel great (even though it can sneak back at you.). I, suffer from depression, i think, well that is what we have called it for the past 2+ years. But now, me and my mother is thinking that i am schizofrenic. It...
    Soldottern Soldottern
    22-25, F
    Feb 9, 2015

    Dear, Depression

    Dear, Depression. Please get out of my head. You are not wanted here. No one wants you. You are an annoying evil spirit, lurking around, look for attention. Depression, You are worst than an demon trying to possess a vulnerable person. I cant see you, depression but I can feel...
    Renee104 Renee104
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 20, 2013
    creedsoul11 creedsoul11
    18-21, F
    Aug 10, 2015

    Sometimes you gotta give yourself the pep talk

    like, "Hello you badass, amazing human being, don't be sad, you're doing ******* great... keep going"
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Dec 9, 2015
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