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

AkaSh DhillOna month ago
Depression is an emotion which makes human beings weak, as well as strong. After depression you will never find yourself the same as you were before depression. Depression attacks those people who rec...
Anonymous .B2 months ago
I Think I'm Dying
Tell me what you think.
Katie Liggera2 months ago
He rolled the pill slowly between his thumb and his index finger. Each second that passed between his inhales and exhales were meticulously counted. The air flowing through his lungs felt pure and cri...
KIRA KIRA2 months ago
Hey, Black Girl!
It started off with simple learned devices. Negative self-talk, constant criticism, feeding the voice in my head with doubt... all the ingredients required for insanity to fester and grow. From time I...
Bridget Taylor2 months ago
Hello, My Name Is Depression
Warning: Triggers of depression, anxiety, suicide, and self-harm.
Paisley Hansen2 months ago
Simple Ways to Fight Your Constant Sadness
It can be very hard to go through life when you are always feeling sad. This is something that a certain portion of our population has to deal with on a regular basis. Unless you are feeling happy mos...
K S2 months ago
I'm just going to straight up say it: I AM DEPRESSED. I have not said these words out loud to anyone. Not a single person. Not even the people I love. Not my boyfriend of three years... Even if I were...
Hannah Johnson2 months ago
I'm Still Learning
It's after 1 AM on a Thursday night (I guess it's technically Friday now), and I'm still awake. No, I'm not drunk or doing work. I'm actually procrastinating all of my work if I'm being honest. No, ri...
Christina Scanlon2 months ago
Depression Can Make You Feel Like You're Drowning, but You're Not
I’m suffocating. I can’t breathe. My feelings are shutting down. I’m obliviously numb to any sort of feeling or emotion. I don’t want to talk to anyone, don’t want to hang out with friends; everything...
Fighting Depression and Finding Your Purpose: A Guide for Teens and Others
When you’re suffering from depression or other mental health issues, it can be difficult to get anything done. You may find yourself staring off into space, feeling as if nothing matters, or that you ...
Tonya Narzinsky2 months ago
I knew I had been "depressed" for a while, but I realized it was getting worse and more persistent. I was letting my daily thoughts affect my perceptions of situations. I wasn't taking action in my li...
Alice Schellinger2 months ago
Some Days I'm Drowning, but I'm Learning to Swim
I let myself sink into the warm water, feeling it lap at my skin as I crouch into the claw-foot bathtub. But I barely feel the warmth. All I feel is a creeping numbness sweeping through me as I slosh ...
Christina Scanlon2 months ago
Mental Illness Is a Prison
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not okay. Every thought that runs through my head is plagued by thoughts of just ending my life. I have periods when I’m completely fine, and then other times I ent...
Jord Tury2 months ago
I'm Really Not Okay
The truth has to come out eventually, doesn't it? There's only so long one can pretend to hide behind a smile until eventually the cracks begin to appear, right? The truth is, I'm not alright. I'm rea...
Shelbie Fae3 months ago
Depression Sucks
In 2008, I had my very first touch of depression. I was a Goth girl in high school who knew different people from different cliques, but never belonged to one. I had friends, each with their own probl...
I Will Keep You Safe
I had this strange dream a few months ago; well I have strange dreams all the time. The other day I dreamt that I was being chased by three small dogs, and as they're chasing me they're giving me life...
Natalie Santana3 months ago
Living with Depression
Morning comes. Your alarm is painful... it's loud. You’ve already snoozed half a dozen times. You need to get up. You put your feet on the hardwood floor. Your mind cycles through a dozen excuses. A d...
Abbey Smith3 months ago
Living with a Mind That Wants to Die and a Body That's Fighting to Stay Alive
Almost everyone that knows me knows that I've struggled with depression for many years. It's a battle that I hid and tried to fight on my own for a very long time. As I got older, my depression got wo...