depression

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

Change
From fetus to geriatric we are constantly changing. We learn to walk, talk, climb, run, and so on. Although we are changing all the time, many of us don’t want it. We get accustomed to our typical, ev...
Grace F-B3 days ago
Discussing Mental Health Issues
You may be familiar with the words "You need to get over it" or "It's just your hormones" or even "Don't be so dramatic, you'll be fine tomorrow." If you have, it's more than likely that it was from s...
The Darker Days
Depression... For me, it all started about six years ago. On a summer day my brother attempted to commit suicide. Only my mother and I were home, so it was my responsibility to call 9-1-1 while she tr...
J. P. Frattini4 days ago
How I Beat Depression
Depression is clinically described as: "Persistently low, depressed mood, consistent for at least two weeks." But for over 300 million people worldwide, depression can last for years, or even one's en...
Cindy Brunswig4 days ago
A Helping Hand
People always assume stuff about others. There is a girl I know, she is in high school and people assume a lot of things about her. This girl lives in a nice house, she was okay at school and had a lo...
Saarah C5 days ago
What If It's Not All Worth It at the End?
Journal entry #2 07/09/18 I graduated from high school on May 27th, 2018, and I am attending community college for the fall 2018 school year. To my mother, me attending community is equated to going t...
Grace O'Neill6 days ago
Ask Me How I Am
We all know someone who suffers with depression, even if we don’t really know they are suffering. The world can become a dark and lonely place for that person, but it’s so easy to make a difference to...
Katelynn Barnes7 days ago
The Reality of Living with Mental Illnesses
Mental illness can be classified as many things from anxiety all the way to serious psychological issues, and believe it or not most of the people you know probably suffer from mental health issues. I...
Jazmyne Smith10 days ago
Shine a Little Light
Depression is a topic that is typically avoided for many reasons. Some people feel they need to be strong for those around them. Sometimes it’s just simply frowned upon to discuss. More often than not...
Ayesha Javed12 days ago
The Girl with the Many Tattoos
The greatest thing about depression is that it makes you feel that things can never be any other way. The hopelessness is so profound, no amount of external coercion can reason it away. I used to feel...
Samantha Bentley13 days ago
I Am Depressed, Please Stop Telling Me to 'Cheer Up'
I am depressed. Please stop telling me to "cheer up." I remember the first time I heard the word "depression." I was 11 and in my first year at secondary school. My best friend at the time had obvious...
Bethany Williams13 days ago
Let's Talk About Depression
While depression is heavily publicised in modern media, why is it that we must still use the hashtag: #itsokaytotalk? The answer? Depression is still a taboo. Remember when 13 Reasons Why came out on ...
Francis G. Povis14 days ago
Infinity
Depression, what is it? It’s a ten-letter word that most people don’t take too seriously, a word that seems to have lost meaning, but a disease that so many people seem to be suffering from nowadays. ...
Angel Tapia14 days ago
A Funny Title for a Depressing Story
I was born in October 6, 1999 and raised in Long Beach, California. I've lived a moderate life with a few ups and downs and had a great family who loved me. I may have been loved, but I was isolated, ...
kei hanson16 days ago
No, Karen, I Am Not Lazy. I Am Depressed
Let me start off by telling you a little bit of my struggle with mental illness. It started when I was about 12 years old. I was in middle school. I didn't know much of anything about mental illness. ...
Ayesha Javed18 days ago
Joy? Is That You?
Everyone used to tell me that I could be happy again. It felt like they could never understand what I was going through so wouldn’t really know. It felt like they were too delusional and if they felt ...
PK Yates19 days ago
Depression: A Fight Worth Fighting
Hello, over the many years I've been alive I've encountered a lot of things that have been utterly terrifying and mysterious; however, none of them come close to how awful and terrifying depression is...
Kat L'Esperance19 days ago
Depression When You're an Extrovert
Let's just get this out on the table, depression sucks. It sucks regardless if you're an extrovert or an introvert. But extroverts and introverts get a different can of worms with depression. I can't ...