I Think Ep Is Therapy For Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 355 People

    It Helps Me

    It helps me. Its like a journal with feedback. I am able to just write and get things off my chest, much like a journal but I get feedback which helps. I can also just ramble on and on and on and on and on and on I am also able to read others stories and gain some insight into...
    deleted deleted
    May 30, 2010

    One Word -

    - Cathartic Message from EP: "While there's something to be said for brevity, this entry is too short to be of help to others. Please add some more detail." OK then: therapeutic, liberating, healing, restorative, etc, etc
    psyko psyko
    36-40, F
    3 Responses May 17, 2009

    Depression Is An Illness.

    The dark cloud that coversmy soul,looks at me with dread.my heart is breaking in mySpirit. All hope has gone.my spirit is weak I can'tgo on.I GAZE all around the roomthinking that is the waythings are, I am only existingnot living.No friends to call my ownnobody really cares...
    rosesweet rosesweet
    56-60, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2012

    I've Come to the Conclusion...

    I understand that this is totally worng, but this is what goes on in my head... So it all started about the beginning of December, i started to feel kind of bad because the gf thing wasnt workin out anymore and my friends seemed (seemed) distant and **** with school was goin...
    Cadeter Cadeter
    16-17, M
    1 Response Dec 23, 2007

    I was feeling so incredibly down the other day

    when I joined this app. I shared my thoughts which gave me the courage to share my feelings with a friend and with her voice and words of love, I have now made a Dr appointment.
    Chelyngra Chelyngra
    31-35, F
    Sep 2, 2014

    Please no more self mutilation,

    suicidality, depressive thoughts " killing myself" bla bla bla Try to live a happy life... For god sake u live only once
    imax40 imax40
    41-45, M
    Jan 11, 2014

    Depression Is Something You Can Never Truly Escape

    depression is something i deal with everyday. even if it is a good day i know it is there and will come back one day. i just want to get throught the day without the feelings of the demons creeping down my back. i just want to be ok, for real.
    metalgirl99 metalgirl99
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 10, 2007

    This Site Has Made Me Feel So ...

    This site has made me feel so much better about my life and who I have in it. Its therapy.
    MiseducatedChik MiseducatedChik
    26-30, F
    Jan 27, 2008

    I Have to Agree.

    If something is annoying me or going on I can come and let it out here and know I will get some support and get it out in the open. Before EP I would just keep it to myself and it would fester. On the depression side, I am still amazed at how big the support group here is, it is...
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood
    22-25, F
    Oct 20, 2007

    Then And Now

    I am perusing this site looking for my old stories and posts. Today I have committed to creating a chronological story of my emotional struggles. I am still a basket case. better basket case, but to date have not found a solution.I want to document as I go.  I posted this a few...
    keepgoing keepgoing
    1 Response Apr 29, 2011

    Include Boredom

    Yes,boredom and feeling lonely as well.I miss talking to adults because I work with kids all day.It's fun to chat with all personality types.We can be serious or get into our silly side.
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Mar 6, 2008

    I Think Ep Is Wonderful!

    EP has helped me connect with people who are caring and are not judgemental.  It has given me a place to write my hurts, my fears, my happy memories and my failures along with my success without having to share those experiences with people close to me.  It allows me to...
    beaglewoman beaglewoman
    26-30, F
    Dec 17, 2007

    I Love EP

    I can vent on EP, and be who I really am. In the outside world, people judge me on every single little thing I do wrong. I look forward to being on the computer and being on EP every day ^_^
    NekoRose NekoRose
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 5, 2013

    It's So Cool

    EP is such an awesome place.  When I've had a terrible day or just feeling down in the dumps, I always feel better after coming here.  Just a friendly comment on a blog or story totaly makes my day.  It's totally a place of understanding and people who are willing...
    RandomFortune RandomFortune
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 19, 2007

    Therapy Through Socialization

    I love this website. I really do. I take Cymbalta for anxiety and depression. It works very well. But you know what else works? Having others who are not necessarily close friends or family to listen to, and share your experiences with. It's been very good for me, I'll tell you...
    AgilePhoenix AgilePhoenix
    31-35, F
    Jun 3, 2012


    EP is like the most awesome site for depression, in my opinion. I have so much on my mind that i just want to scream it all out, and on here i can! Without really being annoying. XD I actually give this site to everyone >> not that i think my friends need help XD I just...
    candiipup candiipup
    22-25, F
    Apr 2, 2008

    I'm Not Sure It Ep's the Reason But It Definetly Helped..

    Everybody keeps telling me "You're so much more outgoing lately" or "It's soo noticeable that you're feeling better".... I kind of hate their words.. I mean yes it's true. But they can't see it as finished. I still got my times where I wanna cut or fall...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 10, 2007

    A Big Yes! ...

    A big YES! It allows you to be yourself and to honestly get your feelings out into the open and share them with others who are feeling a lot like you are. In this way you realize you are not alone and at the same time it helps you connect to some really wonderful people who...
    cinfullynn cinfullynn
    46-50, F
    8 Responses Jan 27, 2008

    Today was a seriously bad day

    for me! I was about I to hit rock bottom, I got on to ep and Girlinaclouds saved me. A big THANKYOU Girlinaclouds. I O U.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 13, 2015

    It Is For Me

    I recently wrote a story on here in the group "I think Therapy is a waste of time" and that is because I can't go to someone and talk to them how I am feeling face to face. I get too damn nervous even being around people that I have known most my life, let alone someone...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 6, 2009

    EP Is Great Therapy For Depression!

    EP allows an annonymous forum to vent frustration and interact with others with similar issues. It is a wonderful therapy tool!
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    1 Response Mar 11, 2009

    This Has Helped Me Stay Sane

    writing has been an outlet ever since all this happened to me 6 months ago and it has just helped me deal with what goes on in my head when i have no one to talk to because i can't sleep.  when my 2 and i mean only 2 friends havetheir own lives to contend with and can't deal...
    saggy saggy
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 13, 2007

    I Have Improved So Much (Yeah, right!)

    EP has changed my life. I have been here three weeks now. EP changed my life in the first few days. I had previously been crying for several hours of every day. Especially every night when I went to bed. Then one day i found a short piece of writing by a girl who almost seemed...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo
    31-35, M
    10 Responses Feb 3, 2009

    Therapy For Depression

    I agree - this site has helped me through, and even given me something I did not bargain on. I'm over it now, but will not be leavin' EP. It's a great place to be.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    1 Response Mar 6, 2012

    It Is, For Me............

    I recently wrote a story on here in the group "I think Therapy is a waste of time" and that is because I can't go to someone and talk to them how I am feeling face to face. I get too damn nervous even being around people that I have known most my life, let alone someone...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 20, 2009

    It Is

    i believe that EP is therapy for depression. it has helped  me personally.
    deleted deleted
    Feb 25, 2010

    This is the one place I'm 100% honest.

    I still get ridiculed on here a little, but not like I would in real life and it's not nearly as hurtful. I honestly think ep saved my life. Saved myself from myself.
    Superanaslut Superanaslut
    18-21, F
    Jan 13, 2014

    It Really Is

    People don't judge you on EP if you're depressed and even if they do who cares because you don't have to deal with them every day. It's different for everyone, but I think that it can really help with depression. Now it doesn't help for every person in every situation but it can...
    BleedingMascara BleedingMascara
    18-21, F
    Apr 15, 2008

    Take 2 Eps and Call Me In the Morning

    This place has become my sanctuary,  I have some wonderful people that I talk to that know more about me than most of my best RL friends do.  If I'm troubled I know I can talk to them about it, and they know I'm there for them as well... even through helping them I...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel
    31-35, M
    May 17, 2009

    I Feel Better

    This seems to give me an outlet for my mind and the weird things that clutter it.  I can talk however deeply I want.  I can write about loving pumpkin shakes one moment and about how I get verbally abused at brunches the next.  It lets me travel within myself and...
    debmichelle debmichelle
    1 Response Jun 8, 2008

    I Would Like to Share This Poem, I Hope You Get Something From It.

    The Ghost of Christmas Past - A Guided Story Experience (Originally composed for a coffee house experiment at a cafe in the Depot Town district  of  Ypsilanti, Michigan, near my home) I am the Ghost of Christmas Past, Guiding you back to a moment in time...
    YpsiDonald YpsiDonald
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Jan 6, 2008

    EP Really Helps.

    I see a lot of posts that I can relate to. Usually, I think that no one understands how I feel. But now, I know that I am not alone and other people also goes through the hardships that I go through.
    anschel anschel
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 18, 2008

    Husband Sick, I Am Stressed and Know I Have Severe Depression

    in 2003 my husband had a traumatic brain injury and became disabled (not legally, like in benefits).  after about a year he worked a bit in rehabing houses, but mostly just woodworking and builing a workshop here at the house. In 2006, due to a routine liver function test...
    keepgoing keepgoing
    3 Responses Mar 28, 2009

    A Letter To My Mom About How I Feel. Im Never This Open With My Mom.

    i wanna quit mom. i dont know if i wanna work or school im not fit enough for this type of work. and its not as easy as just work at it everyday. it will take like 3 monthes of slowly building up muscle to even consider it. i dont know and school i dont even do it but i want to i...
    brandoncan brandoncan
    18-21, M
    Nov 21, 2012

    It Is True

      Here I met wonderful people. All gestures, gifts, whiteboard comments cheer me up. I'm glad that I came across with the Experience Project. And gladness has nothing in common with depression  
    Kirsche Kirsche
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 6, 2008

    Place to Write

     EP is a great place to write anything and everything I need to get out of my head down. It's helped me more then I realized at first. Just being able to talk to other people who are going through or have gotten through what is going on in my life is better then therapy, and...
    BeTheBestMe BeTheBestMe
    36-40, F
    Sep 12, 2008


    I recently wrote a story on here in the group "I think Therapy is a waste of time" and that is because I can't go to someone and talk to them how I am feeling face to face. I get too damn nervous even being around people that I have known most my life, let alone someone who I...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 12, 2012

    Many Times Last Year When I Wa...

    Many times last year when I was really down the people here listened and sympathized. One in particular really got me by with his fun and humor. In order for them to help you all you have to do is reach out and they'll be there for you. Thanks...
    sweetd sweetd
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jan 27, 2008

    it helps, if anything it passes the time on

    those "blah" days when u feel lost and helpless ; 0
    deleted deleted
    Aug 30, 2015

    Losing My Battle......

    I know that Im losing my battle with depression. I can feel like Im fading away am I am sinking and falling down I feel people are prepared for me to be gone, or me to just disappear into the backround. I know I will not be missed. I will no longer be last. I will find my way. I...
    Anto815 Anto815
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 14, 2011
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