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I Have Battled Depression For As Long As I Can Remember!

 My father was/is an alcoholic and my mother was/is an abusive horrible women! Since the age of 3 I was physically and sexually abused and the emotional abuse from my mother started around age 7. At 13 I was placed into foster care. My childhood was spent scared sad and alone. I thank God everyday those times are over!
NobodiesDaughter NobodiesDaughter 31-35, F 1 Response May 16, 2012

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I have a similar experience. I have been battling depression since age 8. I was abused by my dad and my mom was an alcoholic who was also abusive (emotionally). I was taken from CPS when I was 16 and placed with my grandmother, who is just as abusive as my mom (her mom). I've never had anyone who really cared about me and I spent my childhood in fearful isolation too. I would get abused at home, then I would get abused at school by bullies. I never even spoke at school. I thank God those days are over too, but sometimes I can't help but feel so angry at God for giving me to such mean parents... Now I am isolated because of social awkwardness, and I don't even know how to make a friend. The only reason I am alive is because I don't think that God would be happy if I killed myself. But I feel like I am just waiting for death to free me from my pain.