depression

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

Ashlee Sopticka month ago
Depression and Anxiety
A Day in the Life of
bella klatta month ago
4. Depression
I've been depressed for about five years. For me, my depression doesn't really go away. It just gets better or worse. I was already very depressed from being in treatment for anorexia for three months...
Hannah Kirkman2 months ago
The Magic of Embracing Depression
Depression is a dark hole that consumes the brightest of people. I've had depression as long as I can remember, it's always been with me, looming over me, a heavy suffocating space that I can't escape...
Sabrina Oneale2 months ago
Owning Your Depression
Describe yourself in three words. It’s pretty hard to boil down an entire person—appearance, personality, and all one’s perplexities—into three, or even four or five words. Nonetheless, it’s a questio...
Mikaila Mack2 months ago
How to Survive Depression Even When You Desperately Don't Want To
Don't let the smile fool you —I am NOT a happy person. Throughout the 10 years of my ongoing war with depression, I've become an expert at how to appear happy even when every vein in my body is scream...
Frankie Youd2 months ago
What Is Depression?
What is depression? I think that is a question that no one can truly answer. Depression is subjective, it takes many forms, has various reasons for rearing its ugly head, and it's accompanied with thi...
Theft of Depression
Depression is like a thief in the night. As if someone broke into my home and robbed me of my happiness. Sometimes it even feels as if I'll never be able to feel joy again. I used to think it was beca...
Ana Perinotto2 months ago
I Have to Talk to You
While there’s still a considerable stigma attached to having mental illness, I decided to openly talk about my condition to help some people understand a bit of how high-functioning depression affects...
Traci Reason2 months ago
Sewer Slide
Much like Hagrid's aversion to saying Voldemort's name, suicide is a hard word to vocalize for me, like something evil you dare not speak into existence. It's not a word that should be glamorized or r...
Ash Stevens2 months ago
What Is Wrong? Why Can't I Know?
I feel as though I am drowning, not in the sea but in myself. And yet it is not even truly me, it is the black sea of depression and I know others are near. I just can’t see them… and it hurts to know...
Becca Kemp2 months ago
Mentally Damaged
Sunflowers make me happy. The brightness of them remind me that there is light in a world so dark. Though your darkness may be a lot different to mine. My mental instability keeps me in the dark. I kn...
Olivia Petras2 months ago
A Personal Tale of "Millennial Depression"
Growing up, I was a kid who craved attention. Looking back now, as a 26-year-old millennial battling mental illness, I seek to peel back the layers and delve into the question of, “why?” It is indeed ...
Sommer Coggins2 months ago
The Thoughts Inside My Head
As I am sitting here, in my apartment bedroom watching a show on Netflix that I have been binge-watching all day, I can’t help but to feel alone and depressed even though I am not. My thoughts in my h...
Hannah 2 months ago
What No One Says About Seasonal Depression
*DISCLAIMER: I am in no way a professional of any kind. Information stated below is based on personal experience and might not be applicable to everyone. Please seek professional help if you are exper...
Kylene 2 months ago
Depression or Momentary Sadness?
Trying to differentiate between the two can sometimes be a difficult task. Depression is a chemical imbalance in the brain while sadness is merely a normal human emotion. Both should be dealt with acc...
6 Things People Don't Think About When It Comes to Depression
According to the World Health Organization, over 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression at some point in their lives. For those of us that have experienced, are currently experiencing, or...
Aleea Whitmire2 months ago
No Reason to Be Depressed
I have ALWAYS struggled with my mental health. Even as a young teenager. Postpartum and circumstance pushed me to the edge, and was in the process of shoving me off. Three years ago someone extended a...
Singster Jones 2 months ago
The Burden
What it means to be alone? What does that mean for me? It means half my life I had way prettier friends than I was. It means I was often the third or fifth wheel. It means I disappeared from the face ...