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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. 148 People

    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Life is hard. There's no book written step by step for what's right or wrong, or how marriage should or shouldn't be, how to or not to raise your kids. You just have to follow your...
    MsMoon2013 MsMoon2013 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    Be kind to yourself. Stop telling yourself that whatever you are struggling with “should” be easy. If something is hard for you, it is hard for you. There are probably Reasons...
    MeJustBeing MeJustBeing 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    My most awaited day is finally here, Thanks God its Friday! Let's start the morning with a smile on our faces and positive outlook in life. Spread the love, spread the good vibes...
    MeJustBeing MeJustBeing 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I need an extra dose of positive on this Monday!
    Lizann77 Lizann77 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    No matter what you've gone through in the past,no matter how many setbacks you've suffered or who or what has tried to thwart ur progress,today is a new day,and god wants to do a...
    cataleahg cataleahg 18-21, F Aug 28

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    It sucks that someone thinks that about me, but it doesn't change the truth of who I really am. And it sucks that I lost that friendship, but there are others who think the world...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I have been really down for the past 2 years. It happened because of lots of things, but the main ingredient was a broken heart. Either way, lots of other things played a factor...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 20

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    But need words at times. Trusted docs and got wrecked. Beyond insurance and dental. Jerks rule so i should have known. But was busy seeking how to fix that. Lmao.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 24

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    Every now are then we have a wake up call. We realise life isn't as bad as we think it is! We realise how lucky we are in fact! Working in the hospital I meet people who need me to...
    cjay89 cjay89 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    In the end we jus regret the chances,we did not take.
    cataleahg cataleahg 18-21, F Aug 28

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    help me to keep my heart strong and true in the ideals of my Soul purpose. Let my mind keep its focus on my highest intentions and release easily the thoughts that hold me back. As...
    Bythelight0fthemoon Bythelight0fthemoon 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    I am so thankful for so many things! Tonight I am especially thankful for my friend Dave. You rock, Dave! I love you! Thanks for bein' my pal! Hope to see you soon!
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I've posted my experience about wanted to be a mom already but I just need to ramble. My boyfriend and I are trying to get pregnant and we haven't been trying for long but I am not...
    Smalltowndamsel Smalltowndamsel 18-21, F Aug 17

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    Well sort of! It's a constant struggle but one that I manage. I have bad days but I also have good days. My official diagnosis is a list so long and overwhelming that if I was...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    >_< I have to wait until Friday to get meds, and we don't even know what meds I'm going to be taking. It's very frustrating and discouraging to have to wait. I have no desire...
    rollingdoro rollingdoro 22-25, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    For once I feel positive about my prospects, because yesterday I had my first appointment for "weight clinic". I guess my psychiatrist thought my weight had something to do with my...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    I have depression and ive had it for about a year but im clean with no cuts. Although ive had suicidal thoughts and self harm thoughts everyday so my mom decided to put me in...
    KaylaBiskup KaylaBiskup 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    depression is felt by many people but is disorder that is felt by many people. it is not only an invisible battle but it is also a disorder that is chronic and is due to chemical...
    stacylynn7 stacylynn7 18-21, T 4 days ago

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    I am trying to keep a positive outlook on things. I should really be pretty happy. My life is not a bad one. I have all of my limbs, and they all work pretty well. I still...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I've been so ******* restless Like im waiting for him to message me and tell me he loves me and misses and wishes he were here and can't wait to see me But he doesn't exist I don...
    MsVanessa420 MsVanessa420 18-21, T 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    So I found this "game" through a website of mine. Its http://www.depressionquest.com/. It's kind of like one of those choose your own adventure books. And can you say trigger...
    jaisikae jaisikae 26-30, F 52 mins ago

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    i can remember the day i first experienced severe depression very clearly . i was 10 years old . being mixed race , i did not belong with any group (im latina and filipina) . noone...
    Chulazon Chulazon 31-35, F Aug 20

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    Okay. I posted yesterday about my breakup but I would like to dive a little further and get some feedback. Four years ago I met my (ex)boyfriend. For the seven years before that I...
    katekatekaaate katekatekaaate 22-25, F 58 mins ago

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    I am very sad to be writing this.... because I never thought I was capable of feeling this way, but I have to face the truth of the matter. I love my husband, but not as my...
    oogabooga777 oogabooga777 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    As part of my core belief of continuous improvement and growth, I want to improve my marriage and relationship with my wife. Like most marriages I assume, we have our ups and...
    spiritnow spiritnow 41-45, M 10 hrs ago

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    I am 53 and just realizing I have many issues, they all lead to depression. On huge battle I face daily if my negative thoughts. I can find negative in almost everything. I am...
    Dlgadlga Dlgadlga 51-55, M 8 Responses Aug 17

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    Let's talk about suicide. I know, something everyone knows about but nobody will have a real discussion about it. But I want to talk about me as I have had depression for years now...
    Oldwounds Oldwounds 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 2

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    I have been told that it is none of my business what people think of me, but I have this burning desire to know how I am viewed by the people in my life. Positive or negative, I...
    goldenbeginning goldenbeginning 31-35, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I have seen a lot of people on EP and in real life throwing this word around like a hot potato. The two most inappropriately used words in this generation, in my personal opinion...
    AlexandriaDark AlexandriaDark 18-21, F Aug 30

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    I hate battling depression. I hate always feeling down even though I know I have many reasons that I should be happy and thankful. I feel ashamed about it and for needing...
    lilbirdydoll lilbirdydoll 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    Depression. We feed our minds that we can not do things, that there is no solution for the problem. We think that we are not worth the effort, not worthy of anything. Our...
    TheChosenOne32 TheChosenOne32 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've been through hell in my life but I don't want to just sit and feel sorry for myself,I want to help others. I feel there are too many therapists who do not do their jobs for...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    i don't know for sure, but I've been feeling like absolute crap all the time. all i want to do is lie down and sleep and i never have any energy. i don't want to run with my team...
    nataliekatherine nataliekatherine 13-15 3 hrs ago

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    Hey guys I thought of something that could maybe help us with our depression. What if we kept a Fantasy journal? When we feel really sad we could write down happy fantasies with...
    fallenstar23 fallenstar23 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 22

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