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I Suffer From Severe Depression

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    I just found out I had a relapse.

    My summer might be ruined. Oh well.
    Sourminds Sourminds 18-21, F Jul 4

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    It's Becoming Unbearable.

    It's been seven years since I've started realizing how much, at the same time how little, impact I have on the world. Seven years since I began to doubt my worth. Seven years since I began to notice that I could sense, feel, and notice things that other people couldn't even...
    LochRaven LochRaven 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 5, 2010

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    This is not the life

    that I want. That much I know. So what is the life that I want? It's not an easy answer for me. It's not even easy to think about what it is that I want. I'm not sure why, but I think it's because I'm so depressed (& all that it encompasses - sluggishness, dejection, fatigue...
    PiscesDream PiscesDream 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2013

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    I do have social problems sexual

    problems Identity problems and it is all breaking me. I am 43 male live in UK and technically a virgin. I suffer from depression anxiety nervousness I just think too much. I am very alone , most of my friends have met women and settled down and I am pretty much a loner, I have...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 14, 2013

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    The Definition Of Depression. YOU Are NOT Alone.

    This is the description I wrote of what it's like to live with mental illness, especially depression. It was supposed to be the introduction to the book I have yet to write. Please let know what you think, any constructive feedback is welcome. Let me know if you suffer with these...
    lastresort1349 lastresort1349 18-21, F Oct 1, 2013

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    Depression. Nothing,

    You are nothing Drowning in tears Suffocating in sorrow Nothing, No one You are numb You feel no pain You are pain Exhaustion They turn blue in cold A fiery red in heat The scars that will stay forever The scars that once weren't there Clear flawless skin Unperfected...
    MonSTARRS MonSTARRS 13-15, F Jan 22

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    My depression has gotten worse.

    I feel bipolar half the time (I may actually be but can't afford to go to a doctor to get that checked out). I lash out, and then I subdue. I feel like nothing more than half the time. I've distanced everyone who ever mattered to me, my close circle of friends, because I made a...
    CharmedAmour CharmedAmour 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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    When there is this mental switch I have

    that turns everything off, feeling nothing at all. No feelings. No pain.
    itslikedrowning itslikedrowning 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 7

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    Invisible.

    Their are some days were I do nothing but cry, and today is one of those days. The place were I feel the happiest is in my dreams, it's the only place I can go to get away from reality for a few hours. I'm just so confused, it feels like I have no other emotions, I'm just in my...
    Simon232 Simon232 16-17, M 11 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    I'm just so sick of everything.

    I deleted all my written work, especially my novel, because I am so angry at everything. I can't think straight..
    Fortiplex Fortiplex 13-15, M 14 hrs ago

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    You never get over depression it's like

    alcoholism. I take one day at a time. I have learned a few tricks to keep the monster at bay but nothing works forever.
    TroyPaladin TroyPaladin 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    It's Back Again, I Thought I Was Getting Better

     I feel terrible right now, i dont like the anti depressants im taking, i want to be able to cry and cannot physically cry because of the pills. I need to release this emotion and cant, it's driving my mad.Its worse than before i started taking them. I feel islolated and am...
    bubblegum84 bubblegum84 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 24, 2009

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    Depression runs along my dads side of the

    family. My aunt and uncle both have it. Therefor I inherited it. :/ I was diagnosed 4 years ago. Went to counselors. Took a lot of medicine. sadly none of it worked and each counselor I saw said I was one of the few rare people with depression who don't respond to treatment...
    xXRobynXx xXRobynXx 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    I have watches the stars leave from my eyes

    and I've seen my flower die, I'm losing my stability, my dear sense of reality, dying while I sleep, because I'm my own worse enemy, I'm torn to a half and I just may die this way, with just apart of this long lost memory.
    BlueBird1200 BlueBird1200 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 6

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    Im tired of being depressed.

    Im scared if I get help I might lose my daughter. I dont want to lose her she means everything to me. Im having a hard time sleeping every day. I havent slept more than 4 hours a day for the past 3 years. Ever since I lost custody of my 6 year old. Ive been fighting to get her...
    momof3grls2014 momof3grls2014 26-30, F 2 Responses May 23

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    I Dont Tell No One..

    i dont even know why i'm writing a story about this..i guess just because i hope, in putting these words down i will get something out of it..or i dont know...i'm not here looking for attention at all...okay i can't remember when i haven't been depressed..even when i was a kid i...
    lmpulsive lmpulsive 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 17, 2011

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    My Depression

    I have been depressed for almost as long as I remember. I guess it started in my early teens and it just never went away. I have been on antidepressants ever since. I hate mornings and I hate the rest of the day every day. I feel like I hate everything all the time. I used to...
    vicarious1 vicarious1 36-40, F 7 Responses Jul 5, 2012

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    It sucks! On meds, therapy 3x a week

    for over a year now, yet I still struggle to bring myself to do daily activities. It sucks!
    spankey8520 spankey8520 31-35, M May 21

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    I just can't do this whole life thing anymore

    so to those who find happiness in others pain congratulations you have finally broke me and I give up
    NoahBarwell4 NoahBarwell4 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 15

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    Always Felt This Way

    I've been depressed since i was 8 yrs old. at 9 i started cutting, scratching, burning, scalding. at 11 i started to really come up with ideas on how to commit suicide and by 16 i was attempting the ideas of overdosing and driving recklessly almost 2 -3 times a week. in a matter...
    Sunflowers07 Sunflowers07 26-30 4 Responses Oct 9, 2008

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    Pretty Much Dead

    Right when you feel like youre finally free, then you plundge back down to the darkness that took ages to get out of. Whats the point anymore,this is like the 15th time the last month, why should i even bother, lifes hopeless for me Anyways. I pretty much stopped caring about...
    SilentMoonX SilentMoonX 70+, M 1 Response May 11, 2013

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    Just When You Think It'S Better..

    You know when you have a day where things seem to be looking up and then suddenly you're laying in bed, alone, and you crash right back down.. I can't even do it anymore. I can't get my hopes up. I can't seem to have one good full day. I have this new attitude of not taking...
    becausefishrule becausefishrule 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 29, 2013

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    I'm at a breaking point!

    My life has no value. It's pretty sad I think, that I'm nothing that I want to be. Everything that I am I disapprove of. Why am I this way? I want to be happy. Not the fake happy, but the genuine kind.
    lifeschallenge lifeschallenge 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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    Some days I just can't

    even get out of bed. Schoolwork is slowly piling up as I miss class after class. Treatment is being worked on, but it's moving at a slow pace. I'm just so tired of this.
    robopen10 robopen10 16-17, M 1 Response May 7

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    Walking down a path of uncertainty,

    the road bumping and the path so dark. Ahead not known, the darkness inviting me like it's my drug. Hoping to reach the end of the path I seek what is at the end..
    Raindrops18 Raindrops18 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 13

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    It hit me like a huge wave,

    drowning me in a lonely, cold, dark, deep and far off place. I cry. I shake. I seek understanding but frequently am misunderstood and it aggravates me. This wall I'm stuck behind that seems to protect others from the waves, it's too high to climb and I've lost the will to try. I...
    Missgwenxo Missgwenxo 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I don't want to cry! It doesn't make me feel

    better! I get all congested, constantly blowing my nose, having to breath through my mouth! I can feel the tears wanting to come out. I'm NOT GOING TO LET IT!!!! I'm going to force myself to keep my mind busy and stay away from triggers that provoke me any further. I'm so tired...
    Blmy Blmy 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 24

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    I Feel Like The Ghost Of A Murdered Girl

    I wanted to be remembered as the girl who could always make you smile even thoughmy heart was broken.. The one who could brighten up your world.. Even if I couldn't brighten up my own. Love is like a Rose. You're so happy when you first get it, then like all life, the rose wilts...
    Teyiah Teyiah 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2012

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    I have suffered from depression

    since I was 10 . I have out bursts where I want to die. I have tried to kill myself but failed . I'm scared to tell anyone not even my family knows. Only a few of them because they walked in when I had a knife pointed to my chest ready to kill myself. As soon as they walked in...
    therealme101 therealme101 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    lonelinessneverfades lonelinessneverfades 13-15, F 8 Responses Jun 30

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    My Life Is Hell

    Some people think I have a good life because I seem to get everything I want, which is not true. Ever since my step dad moved in I've gotten more and more depressed because of the emotional abuse. He has never physically abused me, but he always does emotionally. I have even...
    MyArmHurts MyArmHurts 18-21, F 4 Responses May 21, 2012

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    I have done since I was 13

    after my father died. I never knew what it was, I knew it wasn't normal but didn't know what to do, or who to talk too. Being the early 90s it was still treated by most people as you were soft or queer so I hid it. I bottled it up and wore a mask. So well that when I told my...
    Benderonbum Benderonbum 31-35, M Jun 15

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    Catch-22

    How does one recover from a near breakdown when living under the same circumstances that caused it in the first place?  Becoming financially dependent on my family due to a physical disability has been (and this situation has always been my vision of) a private hell and it...
    TexasUrbanPioneer TexasUrbanPioneer 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 20, 2009

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    I hate living. It's so boring.

    Sometimes I feel that dying will be my only adventure.
    Scootr28 Scootr28 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 30

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    This is the worst depression I've experienced

    since I was 24 and was hospitalized. I feel like I'm being "gaslighted" at work - in any case, the expectations and stress of my job are destroying me. I am alone, I live alone, I can't maintain a relationship, I can barely clean my house. I don't leave the house if I can avoid...
    megandroid megandroid 31-35, F Feb 2

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    Trapped In My Own Mind

    Lately, I have been even more depressed than usual. I don't feel like eating (even though I haven't lost any weight). I'm 17 and am in my second year of college, so, as you can see, academics have always been really important to me. But lately, I'm barely making it out of bed to...
    PrisonerInside PrisonerInside 18-21 1 Response Oct 24, 2013

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    I don't really know if I can call this living

    anymore. I don't have a social life, and my depression makes me feel like I'm drowning in my own emotions. The only break in the sadness is when I play video games. In games I'm not broken, or scarred, or a mistake. I'm perfect, a hero. That's probably pathetic. Scratch that, I...
    LoserLibs LoserLibs 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Sad...lonely...ugly...fat...abused...

    Always being laughed at stared at made fun off. In my new school every time , no friends left out in almost everything. Bottling anger, sadness, hatred, jealousy. Its just all too much always crying myself to sleep every time. Broke up with a few guys already they get bored of me...
    Priscillakoh Priscillakoh 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 25, 2012

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    ..........and This Just Added To My Pain. I Hope He R.i.p's Though.

    My brother was once part of a band called S.O.S, he was the foundation and they were the building blocks but then he pulled away, wanting to work alone but together they opened a tattoo and piercing parlour called S.O.S (the name of the band, also meaning Sound Of Silence.) Over...
    WordHustler1995 WordHustler1995 16-17, F Jun 25, 2012

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    Does fear cause real diarrhea

    or does it cause the feeling only ? http://livelifetothefullest.live-panic-free.com/2014/03/03/does-fear-cause-real-diarrhea-or-does-it-cause-the-feeling-only-.aspx Hey guys, sorry if this seems spammy, not my intention at all. I used to just paste my experiences in several...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 4

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    I've been depressed ever

    since I was an adolescent. I came from a family that valued academic achievement over all else, and I'm the black sheep of the family: I'm sensitive, I need love in my life, but I received virtually none from my parents. They didn't beat me or starve me or anything, it was like...
    LiquidThinking LiquidThinking 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 7

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    Ive been depressed since i was 12.

    I just cant seem to stay happy for long
    AnanMia AnanMia 13-15, F Jun 18

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    My messed up head part 2 So

    now to 2005 I have all this gay stuff in my head I am celibate and technically a 35 year old virgin I am stuck in my dead end job and I live with my mother , I barely have any friends as most of them have met women and settled down . I am a loner who never goes out and I have...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 14, 2013

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    What is a Panic AttackA very important question

    if you're struggling with this condition. You should really understanding exactly what's going on behind the scenes.So what is a PA?A sudden feeling of acute and disabling anxiety.`Ok, that's the textbook definition, but i don't think that clears things up too much so let's go l...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Feb 23

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    This is my story. Would mean the world

    if you would read it. I'm trying to get awareness about depression and my experiences. https://www.facebook.com/Jennifersally/posts/10153911739105553 If you could share and like my status on Facebook to bring attention to depression would mean a lot.
    Chinoi6 Chinoi6 18-21, F Mar 14

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    I feel like I'm too close to my mom.

    I love her so much I'm scared to tell her how I really feel. She always cries when she sees me upset.
    Scootr28 Scootr28 18-21, M Jul 5

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    http://www.stumbleupon.

    com/su/2RZogk/:XiIdKTdw:Ix2ycXz8/www.healthcentral.com/depression/c/18/15522/make-major-life/
    TtotheD TtotheD 56-60, M Feb 28

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    Juss Sayin.

    I've experienced several episodes of depression, but only one that I deem the absolute lowest, most miserable time in my life. I've never hated myself so much as I did then. I was just absolutely disgusted by myself, my family, the world, everyone I knew. I hated everything. I...
    fxckup fxckup 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 6, 2012

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