depression

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

Ginger Curls2 years ago
Just Get Over It
"Just get over it" is a sentence that I hear a lot, more so in the past but people still say it from time to time. See, I have been in a constant battle with anxiety and depression my entire life, but...
Final Thoughts 2 years ago
Her Name
There was only one way to keep her quiet. She needed to think it was her idea. She wasn’t like most twelve-year-old girls. She was dark, cynical to the point of self-destruction. Her outlandish sense ...
Final Thoughts 2 years ago
Time for a New Priority
Yes, yes— I know. I don't have time to brush my hair though. I don't have time to take care of myself. I'm too busy taking care of everyone else— even though no one asked me to. I know it's needed, I ...
The Glass Child2 years ago
Depression
Surgery can be traumatic for anyone and at 20 years of age having reconstructive knee surgery and a total knee replacement isn't exactly what I had in mind. It has been, to date, by far the most traum...
Sophie Heller2 years ago
Signs of Depression in Men
It may surprise you to learn that the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide is depression. According to the World Health Organization, a staggering 300 million people suffer from depres...
Samantha Wright2 years ago
The Longest Battle
She sighed, her heels clicking along the dark, marbled tile, her thoughts hazy. The only thought that seemed to echo the loudest was "Why am I not happy?" Her fake smiles were proof of the actress she...
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Abigail Kinlee2 years ago
I'm Depressed Again...
I made a mistake: I told you I had my depression under control. Remember? I said that I control it‚it doesn't control me. I was wrong. We've been through this before. And I'll admit, as I'm typing thi...
Rachael Wilson2 years ago
Depression
What is depression? Is it having sadness that consumes you everyday? Is it thinking you aren't good enough for anyone in your life? Maybe it's feeling so alone and misunderstood that you feel as thoug...
Finding Strength
I plan to use this blog as sort of a way to channel some of my thoughts and experiences, in the hopes of connecting with others who feel and experience the same things that I have and still do. I move...
Macaila Blalock2 years ago
Alone
I woke up, staring into the eyes of my fear. I feared one day I'd be alone, by myself with no one to hold at night when the earth is in its darkest moments. I hated waking up to reality. It failed me ...
C.C. Curtis2 years ago
Signs of Depression in Young Women
Most of us know how common depression is. People ranging from all ages can suffer with the mental disease — whether you're a 70-year-old women or a 22-year-old man. It doesn't matter what age you are,...
How 13 Reasons Why Gave Me Closure
I was laying in my bed, surrounded by the night, with only a lit cell phone screen visible. A typical binge watching; a modern-day commonality. I called my loving boyfriend in a flood of tears and apo...
Emily Green2 years ago
Drowning
A sailor set out one dark night to journey across the ocean. She didn’t know a single thing about sailing, on what lay ahead, but that was the exciting part, the journey, the unknown, and the purpose....
Joseph Farley2 years ago
Surprising Symptoms of Manic Depression
Bipolar Disorder, or manic depression as it's more commonly referred to, is a mood disorder that causes extreme highs and lows. Usually, there is no in between — they are ecstatic and jacked up on lif...
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Mason Bassett2 years ago
So, It's World Mental Health Day
So, it's world mental health day today, and I've been seeing a lot of people opening up about their struggles. While I don't exactly hide my experiences, I wouldn't say I'm completely open either. It'...
Living with Burnout Based-Depression?
As a woman in my 40s, the pile of pressures continue to add up; a pile of self-imposed pressures stemming from subconscious ideas implanted by books, movies, decades of what a woman should be, can be,...
Tala Gallano2 years ago
It's Real
As someone who has depression, and major anxiety from stress, I believe that no one can actually show or prove that they're depressed. Depression comes in all forms and sizes; everyone, even animals, ...
Lissa Jade2 years ago
Drifting
Mental illness is months of being confined to half of your bed, because the other half is piled with clothes. It's when your first thought upon waking each day is: "I can't wait to go back to sleep." ...