depression

It is not just a matter of feeling sad; discover an honest view of the mental, emotional and physical toll of clinical depression.

Andrea Dawson21 hours ago
The Unfriendly Relationship Between BDD and Depression
To anyone looking at me, I’d probably seem like a happy, decent-looking person. I’m easy to talk to, I like to have fun, and I have a lot of friends. I can tell you that it wasn’t always like this for...
Logan Jara2 days ago
10:05 P.M. Thoughts
Side note: I made this for an educational purpose so people can understand depression through my thoughts. It talks about topics that might trigger someone who goes through similar situations. I hope ...
Mel Leigh2 days ago
The Story of She
Today would mark her eight years. Eight years since she reached the darkest point. Eight years since she turned around. Eight years since she said, "No more." Eight years since she started back down t...
Zeynep Kivanc3 days ago
5 AM City Lights
She belonged to the city. Her heart burned for the city lights and for her nothing was prettier than empty streets and cold wind and lights shining over her skin at 5 AM. Walking until her feet hurt, ...
jade hewes3 days ago
The Truth About PPD
The feeling you have during pregnancy, of fullness and joy, doesn't always stick after the baby is born. When I was pregnant with my son, it was the happiest time in my life. After having multiple mis...
Diana 3 days ago
Bigger Than Band-Aids
Imagine a factory. Clean, as if you could hear a single speck of dust hitting the cold, concrete ground. The rhythm of the methodical processes; a sound that assures you that all the parts of the proc...
Tabitha Shiloh4 days ago
The Day I Broke Up with My Mental Illness
As a kid, I knew I was different. It started one summer when my best friend from across the street came over to play. Our days never seemed to stopped. Sprinklers under trampolines followed by pudding...
Fear of Being Alone
Recently I discovered my fear of being alone. I have been afraid to be alone in terms of romantic relationships. I think I've always known this to some degree but it became abundantly clear to me when...
Alicia Leon4 days ago
Postpartum Depression
POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION IS MORE REAL THAN THE AIR I BREATHE. Depression is lonely, but postpartum depression is isolation and guilt. It’s so taboo that the thought of a discussion scares you into silenc...
Jessa Mae6 days ago
Depression Doesn't Have to be Postpartum!
Yes, I just recently had a baby. Yes, I’m depressed as fuck. No, I DO NOT have postpartum depression. Postpartum Depression is depression suffered by a mother following childbirth, typically arising f...
Ami Neel7 days ago
One of Those Days
I wake up in the morning, instantly recognizing the empty pit in my chest. It’s a familiar feeling that comes and some times goes. The worst is waking up with it. It’s like a sudden hit to my chest. M...
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Z K8 days ago
How We All Live in a Depressed World
Those days you wake up and would like to scream but realise you have no voice so an inner voice from inside yourself screams itself allowing yourself to feel better. This situation does not allow your...
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Sarah 8 days ago
Depression
Hello. My name is Sarah. I am a recent university graduate with a full time job. I have a car, boyfriend, a steady income, and a roof over my head. But yet, I’m still feeling depressed. Why? I could g...
My Struggle with Postpartum Depression
Acknowledging what you don't want to be there is something none of us want to do. Mental illnesses being one of the main things we don't want to believe was there. Mine happens to be postpartum depres...
Annie Storwick10 days ago
Want What You Don't Want
I am the definition of “a Jack of all trades, and a master of none.” While all the people around me seemingly fall into their perfect jobs, relationships, financial situations, or whatever it may be; ...
Too Many Emotions
I can feel my depression slowly creeping up on me right now, there is a slight touch of dissociation beginning to manifest itself and I can feel my chest becoming tight with worry. It feels like every...
savannah noelle 10 days ago
Explaining My Depression
As you stare at yourself in the mirror, you could pick out every single flaw, because that’s the only thing others focus on. You wonder if everybody hates you because you weren’t created perfectly. Yo...
Ashley Bone11 days ago
Find Your Battle Buddy
Before I begin let me start off by saying depression sucks! Anxiety sucks! "Invisible illnesses" SUCK! Ok I think you get my point now. So what the hell am I doing here? Simple. I want to help others ...