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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. 145 People

    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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    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 31-35, F 1 Response May 5

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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 31-35, F May 14

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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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    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 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 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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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 56-60, M 6 Responses Jun 23, 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 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 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 27

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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 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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    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 56-60, M 10 Responses Jun 29, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I want to be positive about life, and joining this group is not a bad start right? Instead of searching through "lonely", "heart broken", "life sucks" groups, I had a positive...
    prettyballerina prettyballerina 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    --Chronic Underachiever Ever since I can remember, I have been the "smart kid". I would score much higher on tests even though I hadn't studied and other kids have. I was...
    alcool91 alcool91 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I have hard time being positive. Like I try to stay positive and not say I'm forever alone but my sister still lives me with and family and all she does is jump from guy to guy...
    superabe11 superabe11 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 2

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    a chapter of my life just ended and now I'm facing a new chapter! Everything happens for a reason..I just have to live a positive life!! Positive mindset= positive result...
    lovinicole lovinicole 22-25, F Jul 8

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    So many people tend to be depressed about life. I know, as humans we have problems and struggles. But giving up is not the best choice. Instead of thinking negatively, we should be...
    lauracassie92 lauracassie92 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    I wonder if I start acting positive, and behaving positive, if my mind will follow. I know I will get good results with my relationships and encounters with others. But it would be...
    asherjoh asherjoh 36-40, M 4 Responses Jul 16

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    I think we can all change our lives by converting every negative thought to a positive. So my negative thought of the day is, "I have so much work to do" I'm converting it to...
    radisglad radisglad 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I use EP to vent a lotttt. So many of my experiences are so negative! I guess it's just nice getting the emotions out but I actually am a positive person lol
    davisbre davisbre 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 29

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    Yea life is pretty grate right now not like I don't have problems or struggles but it's all about your perspective so think positive friends and if you can't feel free to reach out...
    rosiebloom rosiebloom 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    iWant To Be Positive About Life, Even Tho Im Going Thru Some Tough Stuff Right Now .......
    KandleGuii KandleGuii 22-25, M Jul 10

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    As I grow older I'm starting to become more bitter and angry with everything in my life. I've made so many bad and wrong decisions in my time so far and now I'm trying to let all...
    Ianxharper Ianxharper 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    so - I am sad. I feel I lived my life wrong so far. I'm 32 and I feel like I've just already ruined my shot. I have a ridiculous amount of ability; but I just don't know any of...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Everyone has difficulties. I am going through some right now but I should away remind my self that it could be worse and that there are so many things that I should be grateful for...
    lsm92 lsm92 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I have lived in new country for two weeks, but I am not happy. I feel alone. I seldom talk to other people except classmates. I am afraid of people laugh at me due to my bad...
    fitwealth fitwealth 22-25, F Jul 9

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    Things are not going well with my life right now, I'm on verge of divorcing my husband of 10 years, started selling our properties then found out we will lose 80k on fixing mould...
    HrtBrknMe HrtBrknMe 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    All iCan Do Is Ask Jesus To Help Me ........
    KandleGuii KandleGuii 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    I was diagnosed with depression 2 and half years ago. Then I thought it was circumstantial, I was freelancing so money was slow, because of that I have no social life and sunk into...
    suryothai suryothai 36-40 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I have been battling depression for over 20 years. I've tried therapy, and multiple drugs. Now I'm in a pretty good place but lonely. I don't mind being alone, but sometimes it's...
    Jodybird Jodybird 56-60, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    HIV Positive does not mean “Dirty” All over hook-up websites, gay men portraying themselves as HIV Negative refer to themselves as “being clean”. This is also true on TV...
    Ralphsnt69 Ralphsnt69 46-50, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    HIV Positive does not mean “Dirty” All over hook-up websites, gay men portraying themselves as HIV Negative refer to themselves as “being clean”. This is also true on TV...
    Ralphsnt69 Ralphsnt69 46-50, M a week ago

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    ~*~ I battled this for YEARS - as in most of my adolescent/adult life. This is how I got a handle on it and got my life back. *I'm taking the time to write this out - hoping that...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent 41-45, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have been a member of the Experience Project since March 4, 2014. This website really has changed my life, for better and for worse. I am writing this story to tell my...
    BewareTheGonzo BewareTheGonzo 13-15 4 Responses Jul 10

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    A young couple were dancing the night away on a hot evening in a London nightclub. So sweltering, many of the men were shirtless. Not this guy though. The gf unbuttoned her bf's...
    jasblyth jasblyth 31-35, M 9 hrs ago

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    Well today I woke up feeling okay. I always feel very comfortable when Im sleeping. Sleep & music are my only get aways from the world. I just wanna get better mentally. It feels...
    flight12 flight12 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I just want my "friends" to leave me alone and stop asking me to go out with them. I wish they would just understand without me having to tell them how I feel; I don't have the...
    emmacla emmacla 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Flashback to two years ago: I'm sitting there in my doctors office with my mom and sister on a wet, rainy day. The door opens and my name is called. Anxiously I get up with my mom...
    kaatte kaatte 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    I struggle telling people about my problems. So, I guess just writing my whole story would be better. Haha, I know it'll be pretty long. I'll just go ahead and say it: my mother...
    BookWonderer BookWonderer 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    I want to stop taking my meds. They don't help...I've been on them since 2011. I've become lazy and increasingly lethargic from my depression lately and I have been taking them...
    thedokken thedokken 22-25, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    (Part one of many) This isn’t the story I wanted to write. I wanted to write a sci-fi fantasy about a female heroine who overcomes an authoritative eugenically structured...
    Maritmus Maritmus 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My psychologist is a really nice and intelligent guy but whenever I go there, he talks about things I enjoy like what video games I'm playing and what I have been doing for fun...
    Jrivs Jrivs 16-17, M 8 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I have been battling depression for so long now and for a while I thought I was starting to get somewhere and actually start feeling a bit more positive, but I realise now that was...
    dstarbuck dstarbuck 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 2

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    I can't process my emotions in a productive manner without writing it out. I tend to get lost in my own head with my thoughts and I lose any chance of productivity in figuring...
    BrittanyErin BrittanyErin 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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    My depression has been quiet for the past two months. It kicked back up again a short while after I started college, about seven weeks ago. Firstly, I want to mention... I grew up...
    ChellyRocker ChellyRocker 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    I think I have forgot , how to be happy, I have lost interest in studies , have no job, no relations , low self esteem, bad physic. Now I just dont see the point, the depression...
    rockfordseagull rockfordseagull 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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