It Started Around The Age Of 9...

I am sure I have suffered from depression since I was at least 9 however I an remember having the tendency to become sad easily when I was even younger than that. The factors that caused my depression were a combination of being bullied at severely at school and having no friends and having overbearing parents that wanted to control my every move and treated me more like a lap dog than their child. I was miserable growing up. There is also known cases of mental illness in my family and I am sure both of my parents have head issues even though they are neither willing to admit it nor have it treated. (Although they were more than willing to admit I needed treatment but thats a topic for another thread.) However I feel the the factors were more enviromental than genetic. Now at 26 I still struggle with it. I have been married for nearly seven years and my husband has been a positive influence in my life but I am still constantly fighting these demons. I hope one day I will feel whole.
Onedayacometwillfall Onedayacometwillfall
26-30
1 Response Aug 2, 2010

I can relate. I've suffered with depression for as long as I can remember. I don't remember ever feeling happy and my "family" would just make fun of me for it. They weren't smart enough to even know that I needed help. I too hope to one day feel whole.