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I Want to Discuss Depression In a Positive Forum

Join a group where you can discuss the ups and downs of depression safely, with helpful mediators. 179 People

    I Love This!

    It's interesting, because I just started a Facebook group called "Thank God I'm Depressed" to discuss this topic--please join the group if you're interested.  In the end, there are plenty of positive aspects of having Clinical Depression, I've found, and although...
    NovelGirl NovelGirl 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2009

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    Feed the Body to Heal the Mind

    As a person who is working to overcome depression and anxiety, I make it a point to be very conscious of my eating habits.   Food is medicine for my body and mind.  When I am in my normal, happy state, I love to eat! When I am depressed (and I mean REALLY...
    mimi28 mimi28 41-45, F 11 Responses Jul 11, 2009

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    What Is Going On Inside My Mind? I Just Want To Understand

    Hello, I know i might be over analyzing this. I usually do. Im a fun loving and friendly person but i have trouble making friends and keeping them due to common inconveniences life can throw at a person. Im 19 now and ever since being bullied in middle school, i have these...
    NagemD NagemD 18-21, F Jan 1, 2013

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    I Love This!

    It's interesting, because I just started a Facebook group called "Thank God I'm Depressed" to discuss this topic--please join the group if you're interested.  In the end, there are plenty of positive aspects of having Clinical Depression, I've found, and although...
    NovelGirl NovelGirl 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 13, 2009

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    Just Can't Deal Today...

    <p style="__styledocument: [object]">I just want to sit and cry, and I'm thankful I have a toddler that I have to mother, so I don't slip into that. But now he's asleep. <p style="__styledocument: [object]">I really should check my bank balance, balance my checkbook...
    VermontGal VermontGal 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 20, 2009

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    Darkness Consumes the Light and Beckons His Return

    I've known I wasn't like everyone else from a young age. I was always different, always the outcast. I was a loud, extroverted entertainer. What no-one realized or appreciated is that behind that entertainer facade was someone who suffered depression. At first it was more like...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jul 12, 2009

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    I Joined This Group For One Reason.

    This is a very close subject to my heart. Many people walk about their lives depressed. Overwhelmed with life, over stimulated by our society, and spiritaully underdeveloped. all at once. This is the most intense formula to activate the "depression gland" The truth is, and...
    yellowwillow yellowwillow 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2010

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    The Grady Effect

    I’ve been fighting this wall I hit for over a month. Last night I stayed up too late watching "Doc Hollywood". In this place of "Stuck" I’ve been in for awhile, I have thought often about just moving away...from all of this. Seeking greener...
    mysihba mysihba 61-65, M 10 Responses Jun 29, 2009

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    Today is frustrating!

    Having had such a positive run of days I am frustrated at how this illness can cloud your thoughts into negative ones on days like this!
    bluedragon79 bluedragon79 36-40, F 1 Response May 14, 2014

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    Ebony Here

    Hi, My name is Ebony. I am retiredfather's summer pysch intern. My specialities are stress and depression. Ready to help if I can. Great site - Piscesgal.
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 3 Responses Jul 12, 2009

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    I don't like the bad days

    when I try so hard to positively battle every day. On the whole I am doing well but I don't like this demon that keeps appearing in my head on the bad days. I am looking forward to ridding him (yes it's a he for me lol) once and for all. I wondered if anyone had any tips for...
    bluedragon79 bluedragon79 36-40, F 2 Responses May 5, 2014

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    What I Learned From My Depression That Made My Life So Much Better!

    1. I learned to be less attached to the way my brain attaches meaning to things. By this I mean that if I really like something, or really hate it, or have any strong reaction to something, my depression showed me that my reaction was how I attached meaning to what I was...
    JohnDBG JohnDBG 61-65, M 3 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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    My friend has started her own blog about

    suffering depression and anxiety. Check it out! https://karabethb.wordpress.com/
    SupernovaxxGirl SupernovaxxGirl 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 11, 2015

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    Depression and More

    Hi, I'm a 56 y.o. guy that tipped over from PTSD 11 years ago and fight depression from that as well as other problems.  It's pretty rare to find depression by itself, that's not connected to other problems. I've had alot of therapy/help,  more bad than good and would...
    mysihba mysihba 61-65, M 6 Responses Jun 23, 2009

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    I am positively battling depression.

    Yes I have had the down days and thoughts but I like to focus on the positives. I hit meltdown and sought help earlier this year. I am currently taking 30mg Sertraline and 60mg Duloxetine (Cymbalta) and having talking therapy and for once after many years of dealing with the...
    bluedragon79 bluedragon79 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 27, 2014

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    It's been so long since I could look at myself, and tell myself that I was sincerely happy. It's been so long since I actually felt alright, since I felt wanted, since I felt...
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    I have one friend. One. I don't even tell her everything. I didn't tell her when I hooked back up with my ex/best friend. Then I left him again. I'm too depressing to make anyone...
    Hypocritical1 Hypocritical1 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I am me. Or depressed.Or alone. Or whatever society wants to call me. But the truth is I am all those things. So by just saying I am me, I say thousands of words in two letters...
    chasingmylife chasingmylife 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    I hurt everyone I love and I don't mean to. I can't help it. but it hurts them to see me plagued with anxiety, panic attacks and depression. I cut myself and that alienates people...
    helplesslyhopelessly helplesslyhopelessly 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    I self harm As soon as my parents left the house that was the first thing that I did… I desperately need the numb feeling that it brings because without it my mind wanders to...
    love11915 love11915 18-21, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    This isn't what the title makes it sound like. I am 16 and I want to be teenager because it feels like I haven't yet. I'm just wondering if anyone else feels like this - like we...
    notquitehuman notquitehuman 16-17, F 14 hrs ago

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    Soooo many negotiate thoughts advocated by EP groups of I hate this I hate that. In order for me not to fuel the fires. I am going to not join any of those even if I agree with...
    Gws1269 Gws1269 46-50, M 14 hrs ago

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    ...my husband says i think negatively, according to what i tell him. i don't want to be. i find sometimes my stories are tainted with negativism. i don't want to be like this...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I recently overcame major depression, and it changed my entire perspective on life. It took everything I had to find the motivation to live for so long. I got used to living a...
    shipmatenate shipmatenate 18-21 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I'm suicidal but I don't want to die... I've suffered from bipolar depression for almost 6 years now, I've lost so much I've lost my innocence to a monster that raped me, I've lost...
    Ennah Ennah 18-21, F 4 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I'm unsure, I was basically stood up today, traveled 45 minutes only to have her say she's not home. And being stood up doesn't matter but it's this numbing idea that maybe I'm...
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I'm used to the routine of my schedule everyday. I feel bored at some point. I say I'm happy- that's what I think I am, but I'm not really. Beyond these notions that circulates...
    Renciela Renciela 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm just going to start from what I can remember, good or bad. So the first thing I can remember is preschool. I remember learning the song duck duck goose & wheels on the bus. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 days ago

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    Health Warnings - What is Actually in a Hot Dog? #HotDogBun , (http://luv2sex.theblogpress.com/?p=4689) There is no doubt that Americans love a good hot dog. But what you can...
    how2stayyoung how2stayyoung 51-55, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Y'kno, I try to live my in a positive way. Do all the right things. Be happy. Smile. But...nothing really comes out that way. At times, I feel like my life was predestined to be...
    thesilentchef thesilentchef 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    But I don't feel too positive now.I am not sure why.
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 12 Responses 4 days ago

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    And me found some Due to those peolple Making less than 120,000 Annually And paying taxes Me dont got it horrid While homeless Since their taxes Fund...
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    Damn. I feel like I've lost the old me. I just wanna be happy. I feel like I should be. You know? I have people around me who love me, but I still feel like something's missing...
    ExploreroftheUnknown ExploreroftheUnknown 18-21, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Ever since my early teenage years I have been struggling to make head or tail of my life, I have been bounced from counsellors to doctors, then psychotherapists and back more times...
    alphapuppy alphapuppy 18-21, T 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Why this Actually Good Living Habit Isn't Absolutely Healthy? #HealthyLifestyle , (http://luv2sex.theblogpress.com/?p=4682) You may assume that it’s generally a good living...
    how2stayyoung how2stayyoung 51-55, M Jan 29

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    but i will never be a Great Man. so wats the point. f@ck it
    yettiluch yettiluch 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 28

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    My daughter is going in for oral surgery today.
    nevets68 nevets68 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    I won't do the same mistakes again... Not now. Never again.
    PurpleMarj PurpleMarj 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    I'm tired. After 2.5 years in treatment my numbers are awful. I'm tired of doctors, meds, labs, appointments, etc. My depression is worsening. I want to stop. I'm overwhelmed by...
    Pather2013 Pather2013 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 25

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    I feel that one's perspective on life is a huge factor in people's life outcomes. Pessimism and fear are obstacles. I want to be more optimistic and smile more :)
    Suada117 Suada117 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 25