depression

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

Pagenta G.5 months ago
The Battle in My Mind
I remember sitting anxiously in the doctor’s office wondering if I truly needed to be there. I had considered turning back several times on the drive there and I continued to question it as my two-yea...
chrystal wray5 months ago
My Mental State
I have always been depressed. Looking back on my childhood, through all my memories, although at times I was happy. Deep deep down, I was always sad. I am 18 now and it took me a long time to be able ...
Ariel Oleynikov5 months ago
How to Stay Away from the November Blues
I don't know about you, but for as long as I remember, I've noticed this trend: the beginning of November is also the beginning of a dip in emotion. I notice it in myself, my roommates and I have talk...
J L5 months ago
My Depression
Sometimes I wonder why I feel like this. Why it’s something that happens to me. Not that it’s something I want to happen to anyone but I wonder what happened to make this something that I experience. ...
Cecilia Viney5 months ago
A Brief Story About Depression
I found myself a thousand times wondering: Where is the way out? How can I make this stop? This pain, this confusion, this constant feeling of piercing isolation. Show me the door. I will cross it. I ...
Hadley Frances5 months ago
Pasta is Love
I've been in the Grey Place for awhile now. The Grey Place: a state of mind defined by hopelessness and a listless lack of motivation, accompanied by a deep and certain sense of failure. The Grey Plac...
Catrina Palko5 months ago
Depression Days
The past few days I have been battling with severe depression. I’ve been diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety but I am on medication for it. Even on the medicine I still have days that I just ...
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Lily Grace5 months ago
Missing Depression
Depression is terrible. It destroys lives and tears apart families. And yet after a certain amount of time it becomes a crutch, a constant for those who are watching it reduce their lives to nothing. ...
Michelle Schultz5 months ago
Depression
I would like to take a minute to talk about depression. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. The NIMH estimates that in the United Sta...
Valerie Middleton5 months ago
My Demons
I was diagnosed with clinical depression in 2008. I was given medication and I noticed a difference in about 2 weeks. I continued to take medication for my depression for 1 year and 8 months. My great...
Jen Piacos5 months ago
Surviving Winter
Seasonal Affective Disorder, abbreviated accordingly as SAD, or better known as "winter depression," is described by the National Health Service (NHS) as a type of depression that comes and goes in a ...
Nicole White5 months ago
Reaching Reality
Why do I only write when I’m feeling heartbreak? Is it because that is when I’m truly myself and having to face reality? I’ve always thought reality as an overrated concept. I never truly dealt with t...
Erin Ruiz5 months ago
When Your Birthday Isn't a Happy Day
Celebrating your birthday is usually supposed to be a happy and fun day. I've always wondered how people could so easily celebrate themselves and enjoy their birthdays, exclaiming, "It's my birthday m...
Ashly Arbes5 months ago
Depression
When I was ten, I felt like I was going through a pretty big change mentally and spiritually. I became more aware of a lot of life's bigger questions. My personality was developing more too. And with ...
Ashley Peterson5 months ago
Is There Really a "Post-Abortion Syndrome"?
Reversing Roe is a documentary recently released on Netflix that looks at the attempts that have been made over the years to challenge the United States Supreme Court's decision on abortion in the Roe...
Swati Shingala5 months ago
Depression
Heaviness—in your chest, in your stomach, or even in your head. Almost like you are being weighed down by heavy weights; only, you can't see or get a hold of them. You don't even know where they came ...
Elijah Taylor5 months ago
Blackness
Ever have one of those days where you feel like you'd be better off dead? Once you have that one day, that thought consumes you. You start to visualize yourself gone from the world and you see the imp...
Emily Buehner5 months ago
Depression
I have no friends, nobody likes me, I’m not good enough, I feel alone in this world, what would people think if I was gone, maybe this world will be better without me, I have no purpose here. Sadness, remorse, guilt, shame, anger, hate, empty, alone—these are all the feelings that come to our heads and swallow us whole into what we feel like is the abyss of our current lives struggling with depression. The thing with depression is about 20 percent of all teens will experience depression before t...