depression

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

Kay Williams2 years ago
Suffocating
I have dealt with depression for a while. I started cutting when I was 14, but one day my stepfather came into my room to wake me up for the day and he saw the cuts and asked and I shamefully blamed i...
Alyssa Lactin2 years ago
Mental Illness: The Demons Within
The first mental illness I will talk about is depression; clinical depression is when the symptoms of short-term depression are persistent. The symptoms of clinical depression are feeling sad most day...
Katherine Nevitt2 years ago
Depression
Contrary to common belief, depression is a very serious mental illness that affects all aspects of a person’s life from their lifestyle to their mood and can even affect their physical health. Depress...
Emily Carter2 years ago
My Mental Health Story Pt.1
I first realised something wasn't quite right when I was 13 years old. I was being bullied at school, every day without fail, even at home when MSN was a thing. It was constant. I obviously expected t...
Agent Moon2 years ago
Mommy and Mary Jane
About a week ago, I had a severe depression spell. My depression comes on in waves, and sometimes it feels like oceanic storms. The waves just never ending, coming and coming and coming. With never en...
Georgina Lee2 years ago
Stupid Questions
The GP greeted me with an understated smile, and the usual question, "What can I do for you," which initially I answered with a long pause. I'm nearly 37 years old, and I have had depression for as lo...
Michelle Schultz2 years ago
The Story of A Girl
The radio blared as the salty water ran down her face. She couldn't help it. She just didn't feel herself anymore. She stared at the wall, through the tears, and couldn't help but wonder why she felt ...
Bailey Simpson2 years ago
Mental Illness Part One
"Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sl...
V. Renae2 years ago
The Three People I Live With
Oh, anxiety. My constant friend. You speak in small, specific sentences with urgency. It’s Not Safe. You Can’t. Something Is Wrong. That’s your favorite. If mental illnesses were different stages of l...
Ethan Alcott2 years ago
Trans Men Have Hysterectomies
I’m a trans man who has been working on my medical transition for over 2 years now, and I have been quite happy with my changes thus far. It has not been until recently that I have been struck by a wa...
Fat Girl
She sits in a dimly lit room while in a death like trance. The blue light of her laptop illuminates her bored eyes. There is music playing. She listens to notes of a piano, beautiful however mellow an...
Kaylee Pauley2 years ago
Depression Is Not Beautiful
I do not understand why everyone is so confused about depression. Most people do not fully understand what depression actually is. People assume it’s just feeling sad. But as someone who suffers from ...
Suicide
Suicide. Not a fun topic. It’s not something people like to talk about. What people do not realize is that it is a very serious problem today and it needs to be brought into the light. “What better wa...
Living with Depression
Good Days and Bad Days A day in a life of someone with depression is always different. We have good days and we have bad days. It depends on how we wake up and what we have to do that day. I can wake ...
Tiffany Wile2 years ago
My Darkness
The scratch of a single pen on paper was the only audible noise in the cold, dimly lit room, save for my slow and shallow breaths. As I completed the poem and read it through once more, I discovered h...
Melissa Rose2 years ago
Conversations with My Depression
My depression tells me not to look at myself in the mirror. That I won't like what I find there. It's better not to look up. It tells me to just brush my teeth and turn around, to get on with my day a...
Jess Peters2 years ago
Anxiety is a Twat
I’ve lived with my anxiety and depressive disorder for just over a year now and I still feel like I can’t come to terms with it. I struggle to do the simplest of tasks and, although medication and oth...
Michelle Wallace2 years ago
Depression is War
There’s a proliferation of articles and personal stories about depression from other warriors in this unseen battle of the mind. Some describe their battles with suicide while others offer up details ...