depression

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

Megan Paul4 months ago
Losing My Father at the Age of 25
About a week ago, my father committed suicide. He had been struggling with Depression and Post Traumatic Stress for longer than I’ve been alive, and he’d attempted it before, a few times. Still, it wa...
Cheyenne Seyferth4 months ago
My Depression Isn't Beautiful
So many people see depression as beautiful. I can assure you that my depression isn’t beautiful. Its probably the most terrifying thing I’ve experienced in my life. And I’ve had my fair share of traum...
Traci Reason4 months ago
Riding the Coattails of Happiness
Do you ever have one of those happy moments that are really, really good? You just want to linger there in that sacred moment for the rest of your numbered days? No? Yeah... me neither... kidding! I'm...
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Blue Eyes4 months ago
My Story
I don’t really know how to begin. I’ve had depression my whole life, but the day I felt it, really felt it, for the first time I was 13 years old. You know the feeling I’m talking about? Like everyday...
Ashlee Soptick4 months ago
Depression and Anxiety
A Day in the Life of
bella klatt4 months 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 Kirkman5 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...
Mikaila Mack5 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 Youd5 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 Perinotto5 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 Reason5 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 Stevens5 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 Kemp5 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 Petras5 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 Coggins5 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 5 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...