depression

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

Happiness: It's Up To You
For 8 years I've been depressed, attempted suicide 6 times, lost my faith, and constantly neglected myself. It started with the bullying. I was a nice girl, too nice. Stood on my tippy toes, cheered, ...
Amanda Doyle3 days ago
How to Overcome Depression
Before starting treatment for my bipolar disorder, I was suffering with major mood swings. Sometimes I'd be high and on top of the world, like nothing could touch me. But then there was always the dep...
Eliza Vargas4 days ago
I'd Like to Think That I Can Be Fixed
I have come to the theory that I am broken and need to be fixed. I feel like a malfunctioning microchip from a computer. One of those that cause several pop ups that tell you you have about 100 viruse...
Melissa Kurtz6 days ago
It's All in Your Head
For years, I heard, “it’s all in your head,” and “mind over matter,” or even worse, “just get over it.” While there is a grain of truth to that, I am sick of “all in your head” being used as a derogat...
Julia Rivard6 days ago
The Little Girl That Couldn't Until She Could
There once was a girl, always happy and smiling. People would comment on her little smile and adorable dimples. She had a huge laugh for a tiny person. But nothing can last forever, right? Her little ...
Ayesha Javed8 days ago
Depression and Dissociation; A Story of a Cruel Coalition
We’ve all heard the sayings, the motivational quotes, the words that guide you to look at the positive. Time is a magnificent creature, they tell me, and in its passing, you may heal. What if you no l...
Speaking My Truth: Living with Mental Illness
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and I am here to share my story of my personal experiences with mental illness. Before I tell my story, I want to share some statistics with everyone. According to...
What Is Loneliness
What is loneliness? What it is officially is alone; solitary; without company; companionless. But for me, it’s more than that. To me, it’s more than being without a person, because you can feel so alo...
M J24 days ago
Afraid of the Dark
I have always been afraid of the dark. Well, at least I have for as long as I can remember. As soon as the lights go out, the fear comes back; I don’t know what I can do to stop it. I don’t know a tim...
Tyler Kelsena month ago
Depressed Happiness
The purpose of this entry is to give insight into what is a normal and healthy human being who seems to be plagued with mental depression, bi-polar disorder, and/or ADD. I just want you, as the reader...
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Savanna Moorea month ago
What Depression Is Really Like
Depression; a horrible, horrible mental illness. Many people see it as sadness or negative feelings; no, it is way more than that. Depression is like a war going on inside your head. You never know ho...
Lizy Careya month ago
The Pain of Depression
It hurts. It physically hurts in ways you can’t even think about if you don’t know it. My arms hurt. The bones in them, like they’re filled with lava, and they’re cracking. I’m amazed you can’t see it...
Spencer Browna month ago
An Open Letter to Your Depression
Dear Depression, You are a thief, a liar; the master of deception. Cloaked under darkness and time, you have wormed your way into our lives and taken from him and then, taken from me. You are a thief....
Depression
Nurses have areas of expertise that provide them personal enjoyment in their career. These particular niche areas are limitless. This niche can focus on one or more of the following: Mental Health Chi...
My Last Words to Society
Dear society, I am a fifteen year old high school student, and I’m sorry, but I cannot live like this anymore. The expectations you place on us, the pressure you put us under, the lessons you teach us...
Sophia Mericia month ago
How My Illness Changed My Life
I haven't been able to work for a while due to my diagnosis six months ago. This is something I am not at all accustomed to, and it has been very hard for me to adjust to an unproductive lifestyle. On...
Amanda Doylea month ago
Why Depression Will Make You Question Everything
If you've ever been depressed, you know how hard it can be to continue on with your life. Depression affects your motivation, energy levels, and your whole persona in general. One of the worst parts o...
Rebekah Gilmour2 months ago
Positive Habits to Trump Mental Illness
Mental illness will either make or break you, to put it frankly. Knowing this is key to moving forward and pushing through it, rather than succumbing to its controlling tendencies—like I did, for a lo...