I Survived Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 429 People

    Alleviating That Excess Nervous Energy

    One of the hardest things to deal with when trying to overcome panic and anxiety is knowing what to do with all that excess energy. I know when I used to get my panic attacks it sometimes felt like I just wanted to jump right out of my skin! My heart would race at a thousand...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    May 7, 2013

    A Full Life - Learn To Say "no"

    This morning I stumbled upon a question in the Q&A section of EP: “Have you ever being diagnosed with depression?” and that somehow gave me the courage to break the silence on this topic. This was my answer: “Yes, many years ago. Those were my dark years living in a...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Dec 19, 2011

    I've probably been depressed

    for about 5 years and am doing a lot better, remarkably better if I say so myself. The old me could not imagine who I have become. I've become someone who I thought I would never be or dream of being. I'm confident in how life is going and I have bettered myself every step of...
    invisiblemask invisiblemask
    26-30, M
    Dec 26, 2015

    Six Years. I have fought

    for Six Years. Victory will forever be out of your reach, I will not give you false hope. I will share with you this: Find A Way To Survive. One Day, I Promise, You'll Earn Back Your Joy. But Your Demons Will Return. Relapse. But By That Time, You Know How To Fight. So Do It...
    HozierAndMumford HozierAndMumford
    22-25, M
    1 Response Dec 3, 2014

    My Daughter, My Saviour

    When she is old enough, I will tell her the story I am about to tell you. When I was 13 my life seemed to turn to ****. My step-father was abusive and choked me whenever he was mad at me.  My mother never saw it, and never believed me. Now, around the same time, my real...
    SuicideLove SuicideLove
    1 Response Oct 10, 2008

    My Journey

    So, I've been struggling with depression since I was around 6. My parents got divorced, and I was being bullied, and my teachers were generally making me feel stupid. It got worse as we moved to Scotland with mum, having to start all over again in school, make friends which I've...
    KamikazeKathryn KamikazeKathryn
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 24, 2012
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Feb 23, 2014

    The Great Escape

    *I originally shared this story in the "I Live in a Sexless Marriage" group, but as I truly do feel like "I Survived Depression" I thought my story belongs here too. If I can give hope to anyone else who went through someone similar, then it will all have been worth it.* We, the...
    Unjusted Unjusted
    41-45, F
    Oct 3, 2013

    At least, I hope that I have.

    First of all, I want you all to know that we are very strong to continue living through the hell of this world, our brains, and our bodies. I think that depression is a rational response to a system that causes global (and almost constant) suffering, and that figuring out the...
    Basking Basking
    22-25, F
    Dec 12, 2015

    I am addicted to self-harm,

    but I am not depressed. I was depressed and suicidal for about a year. When I first started harming, I did it almost everyday. I have five clean days total over a course of four months. I went to an institution and was put on medication. Over the next six months I almost...
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    1 Response Sep 20, 2014

    A Question I Received About Overcoming Panic Attacks.

    Question: Can u give me an advice?i love how u explained that to overcome anxiety,u shud rely on urself and not on others bcoz dependency will only make me feel hopeless and weak.I really wanna try to live again.I miss the old me so much and i want to feel the freedom again of...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    May 7, 2013

    Very Hard To Get Through

    i guess it started when i was 13 and getting bullied about my physical appearance by a few people in my school. i felt so bad and felt it was my fault, i started starving and cutting myself when ever my friends asked if i was OK. i was like "yeah I'm OK". i just couldn't let...
    cprg cprg
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 21, 2011

    How I Done It

    about 2 years ago i had really bad depression and was very anxious about everything. mostly because i was scared about what people would think of me seeming i was struggling to except who i really was, and i was heaps quiet and never spoke to anyone. i was struggling with my...
    Danj1994 Danj1994
    18-21, M
    Oct 13, 2012

    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 to be happy and prosperous, but y most of them are not happy? ans- actually we all search a happiness in something which is of some...
    chokien chokien
    Oct 3, 2013

    Almost 6 years ago, I was really depressed

    when I lost my dad. I was forced to live on my own at that time, which made the grieving period even harder.I made God the center of my universe. I always pray and go to church to talk to Him personally. I made him my confidant,I read a lot. I bought a lot of books and made the...
    MeJustBeing MeJustBeing
    41-45, F
    Aug 4, 2014

    Hey there. There is no

    such thing somebody can fix you. You gotta fix yourself! Is all in you! In your mind! You gotta learn to see your pain and understand it. And try to not let your emotion controls you but the other way around. Happiness is not in the circumstances. Its your choice whether you...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 13, 2014

    I Survived Depression

     The love of my life died one day in a car accident. I wanted to die with him. All I know is that I could not go on anymore. All I thought about day & night was killing myself.  I drank myself stupid to cover up the pain. I Felt so helpless & empty. The pain...
    phoenixfae phoenixfae
    2 Responses Aug 21, 2008

    Well this more than just my depression.

    I was diagnosed at 13 with clinical depression and. rapid cycling bipolar disorder. A real living hell with the knowledge that my sadness and rage was misplaced at the world and that it merely was part of a disorder and being a teen all at once. It drove me mad for years and...
    jwolf09 jwolf09
    26-30, M
    Sep 7, 2014

    I Made It!

    I am a survivor of deep depression and suicidal tendencies for five years now. I'm proud of that, being I suffered with depression since age 12 and the suicidal tendencies since age 15. Mine was "situation depression", depression caused by the many bad breaks I got in life, real...
    Stardusty Stardusty
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 25, 2012

    Can You See Me

    Here I am. Though most times I feel I can not breathe. My eyes are clouded and I can not see. I am worthless and nothing inside but I dress and eat and go to work. I am and always have been invisible. I was thirteen and sad and now I am 46 and getting older and nothing has...
    coggle1966 coggle1966
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Oct 11, 2012

    Since 3 years I had depressions.

    I lived in a small town in Germany and my class hated me. From the very first moment 'til the last I had there.In 7th grade they started bullying me, I thought about suicide and started cutting.I stopped for a few months, started again. When I wasn't cutting I hit myself, took...
    LilySophieGreen LilySophieGreen
    18-21, F
    May 26, 2014

    2013 Being Free Being You Being Happy

    What is real happiness? Is being Happy getting that new phone you've always wanted? Is being Happy being in a relationship? Is being happy having money? What is true happiness? I don't know about others, but to me happiness is a state of mind.. it's nothing to do with material...
    Orion2089 Orion2089
    26-30, M
    2 Responses May 13, 2013

    http://youtu.be/T0H3MFZ_2fo This is chapter 11

    in my videos. It focuses on my depression. I wanted to share it. I hope whatever your going through. This gives you hope. A voice. Anything. I know what it's like to go through a depression. It's the hardest thing in the world...
    ezstevie ezstevie
    31-35, M
    May 19, 2014

    ~i Will Be A Survivor~

    Unfortunately I am not at a state of mind where I can join this group, and I want so badly to be able to say this title out loud "I Survived Depression" and confidently without a doubt click the button reading "Me Too"....but I can't because I have not yet survived, I am...
    SelfDefinedPrisoner SelfDefinedPrisoner
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 14, 2012

    How did u overcome depression?

    Im battling a severly broken heart and a very difficul year. Im spiraling down fast . Any advice would b appreciated. I am not on medications or havd the availability to see a therapist. I need to work through this on my own 😕
    Janeysunshine Janeysunshine
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jul 3, 2014

    It's True..

    Alright, some of it is true. Maybe 'survived' is more of a long-term word for the matter, but I would definitely say I battled depression and found the path to victory. A lot of kids fall off their bikes or touch the stove, but I was the kid who experimented with a science kit...
    songbird146 songbird146
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jul 27, 2013

    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, 2014

    I was in depression for about 6 to 7 months.

    I didnt even know i was in depression. But everything was just horrible for me. People were trying to help me. They knew what was wrong but i didn't listen. This happen my 8th grade year. This year was very confusing year for my younger self. I when from being Engaged to this...
    indigoangel3 indigoangel3
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 9, 2014

    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 was going to or was in the act of having a heart attack. Then, it started me checking windows and doors repeatedly every night, and the...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Sep 9, 2013

    «The bravest thing I ever did was continuing

    my life when I wanted to die»-Julliette Lewis. My depression started when I was 19 years old. I had moved away from home to attend college and study psychology. I was very nervous because I didn’t know anyone and had no friends there, but I gave it a shot. I didn’t like...
    allthestars allthestars
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 7, 2015

    its been just over a year

    now since i came off my medication and stopped having counselling because i was classed as in a better place now. I have been through the worst points in my life and come through it a better person. Go back 4 years, I was in a very unhappy relationship full of mental and...
    StarGirl44 StarGirl44
    18-21, F
    Oct 25, 2014

    i dont necessarily believe you can actually

    recover from depression, i believe you just move on. i cant remember the last time i was happy, i dont think it exists, we face battles everyday we can eithur fear them or accept them and keep moving on. what is coming is better than what has gone. theirs always hope.
    matthu21 matthu21
    22-25, M
    Mar 12, 2014

    My Story- How I Survived Depression!

    The flashback that started it all It was January. I woke up a snowy day feeling down. Suddenly I started remembering things from 5 years ago. It was a horrible memory. I didn't go to school that day, I was too depressed. Maybe it was rape or maybe it was just a sexual assault, I...
    moretotheeyes moretotheeyes
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 14, 2012

    I Struggle With Depression

    I have been diagnosed as bipolar with emphasis on bipolar depressive disorder. I have been diagnosed as such since the age of eleven, even though I think the onset of it was around the age of nine and a half. I am not perfect. I am far from it. I take medications to help...
    joannia09 joannia09
    22-25, F
    Oct 15, 2012

    Depression Is Not Just Being Sad

    I'm writing this because I don't feel a need to just keep it for myself since there are thousands of people on this website battling depression and if it only halps one person, that would make me happy. I actually do not have a clue when it started, it could be when i was a kid...
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    7 Responses Oct 3, 2013

    This statement for me is not

    yet true but that doesn't mean it never will be. There are times when I think to my self "Amber, stop kidding your-self, you have been depressed for two years this is just your life now" and there will be times when I think "If I have survived this, I can survive anything" I...
    amberblueford15 amberblueford15
    16-17, F
    Jul 22, 2015

    I was hospitalized January 25,

    2013 for Suicidal thoughts etc But i've made it :) I'm happy, finally
    whatev3rforev3r whatev3rforev3r
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 23, 2014

    My Life Story Concerning Depression

    People that have known me for a long time know I've struggled with depression, but what a lot don't know is that, once upon a time, I was suicidal. There were quite a few times that I pointed a loaded gun at my face and just stared down into it, thinking about how all my pain...
    tjlkitty tjlkitty
    26-30, M
    Apr 2, 2012

    Depression Chronicles

    I've been crushed by the insurmountable condition called Depression since my childhood, it made my life hell and often taunted me in times of the dark. It fluctuates inside of my system, consistently weighing me down on weeks to months at it's own pace, it terrifies me that it...
    Lushiro Lushiro
    22-25, M
    35 Responses Oct 11, 2012

    Still Here!

    In 2001 I was diagnosed by my GP with depression!   Me mentally ill, never! But there was something wrong; I knew that… coming to terms with “being flawed” was not so easy. I fought it hard using every excuse I could find. I was scared out of my wits...
    MLNfish MLNfish
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 23, 2010

    The day I tried to die was a major pivotal

    point in my life. My Depression wasn't sudden; it was more of a build up of things. I remember the day I first self harmed. I wasn't abused or anything; but my Mother always said, "Are you stupid or something?" sarcasticly and jokingly. One day, I hadn't had a good day. The...
    Kneetar04 Kneetar04
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 12, 2014

    Always Look Up..

    When I was 18, I was unhappy at school, at home more so, I was working and studying so much I became lost. Wasn't sleeping...two people I didn't know well commited suicide within 2 weeks of one another; both 18. I saw the reaction of their friends, some of them were and became my...
    Atmosphere66 Atmosphere66
    41-45, M
    Aug 26, 2012

    I'm Still Here.

    If you've ever read any of my stories, then you'll know that for the past three years, I have suffered from depression (see: 'These are my confessions'). I used to think that life was pointless, that nobody liked me, and that I was worthless. I could barely go through one day...
    Dinnis04 Dinnis04
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 18, 2013

    A message for a dear friend of mine (I won't

    mention the name): The box-squared room covered in depression, the dripping liquid coating the tiled-floor, or perhaps the glass blade within reach will make them realize...this wasn't a dream. Not even a nightmare you can wake yourself out of. Sometimes it takes more than...
    auraboreale auraboreale
    22-25, F
    Jul 14, 2014

    I don't know how to comprehend depression.

    it is so strange, it's easy to catch you off guard. it caught me when my dad died of pancreatic cancer in june of 2012. I am not the same girl i was before i lost him. Im lost now too but I'm pulling through, i smile even though they aren't the real ones i used to give...i still...
    HannaTheSwedishChick HannaTheSwedishChick
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 2, 2015
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