depression

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

Jon Thomas3 months ago
Simple Beauties
Derick wakes up and goes on with his regular day. He was a different boy, he enjoyed the simplest beauties of the world. The way people's faces light up when they smile, the gentle sound of rain outsi...
Avexx L.3 months ago
11:40 am
They say it gets worse before it gets better. But does it? Does I actually ever get better or does it get easier to handle? Depression is an ugly thing. I've been depressed since I was ten. Ten. I was...
Eugene Shattuck3 months ago
Stigma
Hello, sorry I’ve taken longer to write then I planned. Here is story number three. I hope you enjoy it. Thank you for reading my other stories. Honestly I never thought I would get tips, I was just h...
Stormy Robertson3 months ago
What Depression Can Look Like
7/15/2018 I think I love people that don't love me because I'm scared of worrying people. The people that really care notice things, and they worry. But when all he loved was my body, it was easy to h...
Janice Page3 months ago
Searching for Hope
The Accusations and Depression
Brookelyn Schuler3 months ago
Waking up with Depression
I open eyes, slowly. Another day here, and already I can tell it’s going to be hard. I can tell it’s going to be hard by the ache that rests in my chest. By the tightness that settles in my lungs. And...
Alicia Brunskill3 months ago
Depression and Sleep
The longer that I have suffered from depression, the more complex my relationship with sleep has become. Not being able to have a consistent store of energy is one of the most frustrating aspects of t...
Elijah Taylor3 months ago
The Heart
How do we express how we feel? Writing, dancing, singing? Emotions bleed through all of us, through everything we do. But what happens to us if our emotions are blocked from being expressed? And what ...
Melody M.Q. 3 months ago
My Truth
Crystal She was lonely in a way no one could explain—not even herself. She could stand in the middle of a crowd but feel a million miles away. The worst part was they tried to tell her things, they tr...
Analyn Foust3 months ago
A Letter to Depression 10/13/18
Dear Depression, Today, I woke up and looked you in the eyes. You stared back at me, and I recognized your battered face and scarred hands from all the times we have fought. You stroked my hair and I ...
Anarda Nashai3 months ago
Interviews with a Big Black Broad: Session #4
Interviewer: How did your collegiate aspirations relate to your experience with BDD? BBB: Before I begin, I should to warn you that this may be the most bizarre coming of age story you've ever heard. ...
Ashlee :)3 months ago
Sinking
Breathing seems harder than it used to. Not that your lungs hurt, just that your brain struggles to accept the fresh oxygen delivered by your reluctantly beating heart. Laying there motionless is the ...
Natalia Darby3 months ago
My Tattoo Helps Me Fight My Depression
For roughly 10 years, I have been suffering from depression. It went undiagnosed and untreated for far too many years. I didn't take the step to attempt to get help until I had a breakdown and my suic...
Jillian Weiss3 months ago
Wrestling with My Head
The human mind is of a brilliant and intelligent design. It can help a person create beautiful paintings and stories, or solve an elaborate equation. Each brain mind is different. Every person, man, woman, child, have distinct thoughts going through their mind right now. Some have a calm mind, but for others, the mind is like a storm that never ends. In my case it is a storm. A raging, frightening, storm. I either feel nothing at all, while the thoughts of desperation and death cloud my mind, or...
How You Can Help Your Friend with Depression
Let's face it: Depression is one of the biggest epidemics in the world right now, yet still not enough of us are talking about it. Roughly 10 percent of the United States population suffers from depre...
Anarda Nashai3 months ago
Interviews with a Big Black Broad: Session #2
Interviewer: Can you remember when you first saw yourself as ugly? BBB: Actually, some of my earliest memories were of me being told how beautiful I was. Mostly by people in my immediate family. I rem...
Jordan Holt4 months ago
Drunk Dream #1
I find myself scared too often for no reason. I feel tears forming up in my eyes too many times for absolutely no reason at all. Maybe I remember something from years ago or my chronic deja vu pours a...
Melody M.Q. 4 months ago
Freefall
Author's Note - "Freefall" is a kind of collection of “short stories,” alternating between the different usernames of people. Some of their problems are based off things I’ve seen or heard, and others...