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I Suffer From Severe Depression

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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...
    Sunflowers07 Sunflowers07 26-30 4 Responses Oct 9, 2008

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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...
    xXRobynXx xXRobynXx 13-15, F Jan 11

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    I Feel Bad That I Can't Provide For My Family - I want to go back to work. I want to help pay the bills for my family because two incomes is better than one in this economy. I...
    luckycharm717 luckycharm717 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2012

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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...
    PrisonerInside PrisonerInside 18-21 1 Response Oct 24, 2013

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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...
    CharmedAmour CharmedAmour 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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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...
    BlueBird1200 BlueBird1200 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 6

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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...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 14, 2013

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    I'm 20 Years Old And Have Been Clinically Depressed For At Least 6 Years - A lot of people toss around the word "depression." It might be used to describe how a person is feeling...
    ahmidabuddha ahmidabuddha 18-21 2 Responses May 6, 2012

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    This Isn'T Fair - Why do I have to deal with this? Why do I have a chemical imbalance in my head that keeps me back from so much? Before I had depression I thought it was all a...
    scootr69 scootr69 16-17, M Nov 26, 2013

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    Please Help Me, Pleaes -  its nearly 5am in the morning and i cannot get to sleep, i have been in bed trying to sleep for 2hours. i want to kill myself so bad at the moment i...
    bubblegum84 bubblegum84 26-30, F 8 Responses Oct 25, 2009

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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 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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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...
    LochRaven LochRaven 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 5, 2010

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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...
    Missgwenxo Missgwenxo 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 18

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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...
    WordHustler1995 WordHustler1995 16-17, F Jun 25, 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...
    therealme101 therealme101 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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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...
    bubblegum84 bubblegum84 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 24, 2009

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    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...
    chokien chokien 22-25 Oct 3, 2013

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    I am in a rut i admit that. I was happy enough up to 20 years old , I was a normal boy i didn't go to university which socially maybe was bad for me. I got a job in a male...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M Dec 8, 2013

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    Mm. - Hi my name is Ehren and i've been suffering with depression for around 9 months now. In my current position i don't have any friends. And i mean literally. I don't have...
    ehren ehren 16-17 4 Responses Oct 13, 2008

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    I Suffer - i have suffered from the darkness of depression.  i was going through what i call "the dark hole" i wasnt sleeping, eating, showering,   ...
    morningstarr morningstarr 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 17, 2008

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    Why Live - I'm 20 years old and I struggle with severe depression and extreme anxiety. My life goals mean nothing to me anymore and i hate that fact. I'm tired every single day and...
    scootr69 scootr69 16-17, M Sep 15, 2013

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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...
    MyArmHurts MyArmHurts 18-21, F 4 Responses May 21, 2012

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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...
    lifeschallenge lifeschallenge 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 11, 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...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Feb 23

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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...
    Priscillakoh Priscillakoh 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 25, 2012

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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...
    lastresort1349 lastresort1349 18-21, F Oct 1, 2013

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    Can Barely Function Anymore. - All i wanted to do was battle this on my own.  I didnt want to become addicted to expensive medication, and have to deal with terrible withdrawl...
    dreamliving dreamliving 22-25, F 4 Responses May 29, 2011

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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...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 14, 2013

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    A Shadow Crawl Up The Wall - A shadow crawl up the wall With wings no man should see. A dark fear of what happens here The continent between you and me. Trampled heels are dark...
    sjgerby sjgerby 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 21, 2013

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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...
    SilentMoonX SilentMoonX 70+, M 1 Response May 11, 2013

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    I'M So Miserable And Hateful All The Time - I have always had tonnes of friends... even though I have never been a pretty or attractive girl, as until recently I have been on the...
    onthevergeofvoyage onthevergeofvoyage 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 24, 2013

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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...
    Chinoi6 Chinoi6 18-21, F Mar 14

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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...
    becausefishrule becausefishrule 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 29, 2013

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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...
    megandroid megandroid 31-35, F Feb 2

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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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    My Crazy Life - Type 2 diabetes No job No real friends Suffer from depression, severe bipolar disorder with psychosis Have real bad social anxiety Trust issues Severe kidney...
    blueberrylovestyler123 blueberrylovestyler123 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2013

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    Depression - I have been struggling with depression for 4 years now. It all started when I was 18. I was home alone. I don't really know what happend, but I had this anxious...
    Friend2 Friend2 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2011

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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...
    PiscesDream PiscesDream 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2013

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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...
    TexasUrbanPioneer TexasUrbanPioneer 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 20, 2009

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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...
    fxckup fxckup 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 6, 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...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 4

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    Why Did I Write This?? - I'm not sure what to say. For as long as I can remember I've never been really happy with anything. I've never been diagnosed with depression but I know...
    UnseenBlossom UnseenBlossom 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2008

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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...
    kingimpulsive kingimpulsive 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 17, 2011

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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...
    simon16 simon16 16-17, M 11 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    I'm not diagnosed with depression but...I hate myself. I never feel like anybody loves me...they all day things behind my back and what did I do?!?!,......nothing I just sit back...
    BulletProofLove1711 BulletProofLove1711 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2013

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    My Life - I have suffered from depression since I was about 15 on and off. Each bout seems to be worse than the one before. The latest bout of depression started when my dad died...
    doreenpayne doreenpayne 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 15, 2008

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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...
    Blmy Blmy 46-50, F Feb 24

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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...
    MonSTARRS MonSTARRS 13-15, F Jan 22

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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...
    vicarious1 vicarious1 36-40, F 6 Responses Jul 5, 2012

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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...
    Teyiah Teyiah 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2012

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    Help Me! I Obsess Over Everything! - Question: I have been living with panic attacks and anxiety for about 16 years. It started after I stopped using drugs. I constantly thought I...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Sep 9, 2013

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    Want Change. Need Support and Advice - Thank god I found this group.   So, I have no close friends right now or in the last few years. I never get invited...
    AmbitiousReclaimation AmbitiousReclaimation 22-25 1 Response Nov 30, 2008