depression

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

The Things That Keep Me Breathing
There is a Predator in my brain. Sometimes it is quiet, dormant, napping, but it is always there. If I am not on guard, if I am not constantly vigilant, always on the ready, when it wakes up, it may k...
Sabrina Oneale2 days ago
What Your Depressed Loved One Isn’t Telling You
Depression is a tricky beast. It hides in plain sight, envelopes you from the inside out, eats you alive and leaves you lifeless. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America calculates that over...
Megan Cowan2 days ago
My Battle with Myself
I sit here at 12:38 pm, typing away, the low rumble of my stomach a constant reminder of the uphill battle I face daily. It’s a common thing to not eat breakfast for some, a lot of us rush out the doo...
Siena Dini2 days ago
How Am I?
I am not okay. I go through periods where I am basically pretending I am alright, but the reality is I am absolutely overwhelmed by my mental illnesses, and have been feeling smothered by a weighted b...
Whitney Levings4 days ago
Never Enough
Its July 17 and I'm laying in bed. I'm checking "meet me" as if I have to get attention and compliments from others to even feel the slightest bit beautiful. Then this guy tells me he can see the pain...
Hm Weimar6 days ago
Seasonal Depression
I was telling someone the other day that it's "depression season." It is sad to say, but it truly is. During the holidays we tend to fill our lives with the joy that the holidays are supposed to bring...
Revving Up
It's time again. Time again. November through December time again. My mind begins to race. Thoughts racing in and out. Revving up for this time of year. This time of year. The fight to control those d...
When Muted Emotions Give Relief
It might sound a little bizarre at first, how can dampened emotions provide any kind of relief? Why would you welcome that "nothing zone" from depression where all you do is function? There’s no spark...
Whitney Levings8 days ago
Dear Voices
Dear World, The voices have come to visit again. Well, it's been a day since the memorial and as much as I don't wanna cry because of what he did to me I can't help but cry. I used to think maybe it w...
Michelle Frank8 days ago
Depression
I saw a few different therapists throughout my life. First, for the childhood trauma that I suffered, and the nightmares it caused—with no positive results. The next was after my daughter was killed, ...
How Do You Do It?
Recently I attended my local community's monthly soup night to show support not only for our towns vets but for a new organization called Alliance for Hope. If your not familiar with Alliance for Hope...
Michelle Frank9 days ago
Depression
I was first diagnosed with depression in 1997, after the birth of my second child. Postpartum depression, they called it. And I was only diagnosed with that after attempting to step out into traffic. ...
E L U S I V E10 days ago
Drowning
It’s a bit like drowning. At first, you're at the surface and you think you're doing great but suddenly, with one shift movement, your head is under water and you can’t guide air to your lungs. Panic ...
Tayha Ness10 days ago
Is a Smile Really Worth a Thousand Words?
I grew up in a happy home with my happy family. We had far too many happy-go-lucky table conversations that started and ended with kind smiles. No one ever spoke of the world disasters happening daily...
Elijah Taylor10 days ago
Emptiness
Do you ever have one of those days where you just sit and relax and let all your feelings or lack there of, consume you? I've been doing a lot of that lately. My feelings are jumbled and mixed and it ...
Alex Mustard11 days ago
Truth
I used to think that time would sort me out. I used to think that in time everything would smooth itself over and soon enough I would be happy (whatever the hell "happy" even is). I used to think that...
Amanda Doyle11 days ago
Depression Is Not Your Friend
We all get sad and lonely. We all feel like the world is closing in on us. I understand. I've been struggling with depression for years, and it's something that's very hard to get through. Sometimes w...
Pagenta G.13 days ago
The Battle in My Mind
I remember sitting anxiously in the doctor’s office wondering if I truly needed to be there. I had considered turning back several times on the drive there and I continued to question it as my two-yea...