depression

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

Kendall Earl4 months ago
I'm Not Okay and That's Okay
I'm not always okay. There are times that I think about death. There are times where I want to die. There are times that I hate my existence. I realize that this might not be what people close to me w...
Samuel Bastable4 months ago
Men Cry Too - Understanding Depression
It’s astounding how society has conditioned us to believe that women are the emotional half of the species and that men MUST be strong, confident, unwavering and MANly.... Just what exactly does that ...
Kendall Earl4 months ago
Dealing with Mental Health
In the shower I was lathering up with a smile on my face. The bubbles rose from the surface of the sponge and floated gently to the bathtub floor as I attempted to pop them. I was content from the war...
LifeWithOut Sun4 months ago
My Dark World
When I had my first memory, I knew it wasn't going to be easy. Despite what everyone told me about how beautiful life was, I had a different view. I had my heart broken when I was so young. Not by a b...
Victoria Kerr4 months ago
Mom - Me - I
I am a 27 year old woman who is just trying to get through life. At 10 years old, I lost my father to atherosclerosis; he was 39. It was a shock, to say the least. I got through it by eating out almos...
Hayley Ferreira4 months ago
Things I Have Learned from Having Depression
Well let me tell you one thing I learned, it hits you kind of like a train. I mean there are people out there that have a buildup and can try and stop it before it gets worse. But when I mean hits you...
K P4 months ago
Smashing the Glass
I often feel like people don't realize you're depressed unless there are obvious signs that you're crying out for help... like if you aren't partaking in self harm, substance abuse, isolating yourself...
Arreis Lynn4 months ago
A Reason to Live
I am sorry Ms. Wilkinson, but we’re going to have to let you go. It’s nothing personal. Business isn’t doing the greatest and we need to adjust our team size. You understand, don’t you? Jenny kept rep...
Jasmin Eddy4 months ago
Journal (May 18 - June 7, 2017)
May 18, 2017 Hello everyone, So the main topic I think I want to talk about today is the past. There are many things that happen in someone past. It can be good or bad. People in the 20th century judg...
Alicia Brunskill4 months ago
Losing Your Sense of Urgency to Depression
Despite deadlines looming, barely any food in the fridge, medication dwindling, your depression brain wants to put everything off. Everything can wait. And even when the supplies do finally run out, i...
Sommer Coggins4 months ago
Depression
Depression; (noun): a mental health disorder causing serious loss of interests in activities, sadness, difficulty in concentration, and thinking. Many people in this world are not diagnosed and learn ...
Whitney Smith4 months ago
Losing Myself
There wasn’t just a single event that led to that moment in my life. It was a collection of misfortune, impaired thinking, and defective genetics. Rarely am I upset about just one thing. I tend to bot...
Katharin Crewson4 months ago
Waiting for the Rain Clouds
Winter is coming... it's a simple fact. We can't avoid it unless we move to a warm country to escape the harsh reality of it, but most of us don't have that luxury. So we stay. But it's not all about ...
Samantha Kristine4 months ago
Facing Depression
Without altering one’s perceptions of god, or their idea of a higher power, I propose the idea of applying the Buddhist practices of yoga, meditation, and fasting into one’s weekly routine. The result...
Crystal Ward4 months ago
Depression and Why So Many People Experience It
Depression is more than feeling sad or upset. Depression is smiling and feeling the weight of your world crashing in on you. It’s the feeling of not wanting to do anything or go anywhere. Everything y...
alexis! :-D4 months ago
Rambles
I figure I should introduce myself. My name is Alexis, and while many people in my life view me as an optimistic, hardworking person, down inside I'm pretty worn out. I don't want anyone to take me wr...
Missy Is Me4 months ago
The Invisible Girl
I first thought seriously about taking my own life at 15 years old. My mom was a single mom, and my alcoholic dad wasn’t around. I had one older brother who had issues; we were not close. I was a huge...
Haleigh Garza4 months ago
Depression
And the Small Things That Make It OK