Maintaining Mental Health During the Holidays

Tis the season to be jolly! For some people, maybe, but for many; the holidays can bring forth mixed emotions. It’s that time of year when friends and family travel across the globe to visit with loved ones, catch up with one another on their latest endeavors and accomplishments, and embrace the...

Who Runs the Suicide Hotline?

We all get depressed from time to time. Things happen and we feel down. Sometimes the weather can affect our mood. Dealing with life can affect our moods. That doesn’t mean we have to live like that. Sometimes all we need is a quick fix, a good night with friends or a...

Deep Blue – The Depression You Don’t Even Know is There

I’ve been wondering, can clinical depression lurk dormant in your DNA and suddenly appear out of the blue? Maybe it can be triggered by a relatively small event that gets transformed into something large and unsolvable by the sudden change in chemistry, rendering the person unable to think like his old self. Or worse, the new...

Eating For your Depression

Have you ever noticed that what you eat and how you feel is completely connected? What you don’t eat is just as important as what you do it. You know the term comfort foods, but do you know what it brings you comfort? Can comfort foods help you feel better? These are just some...

How an animal saved a life…

You aren’t alone. Depression affects over 18 million adults (one in ten) in the United States every year. It is the primary reason why someone dies of suicide about every 13 minutes - over 41,000 people a year. It was the reason why Sara Carson, now Sara Carson Devine, almost took her life.  We first...

Is Your Child Depressed?

You may be looking at this title and wondering why a child could be depressed. It seems like children have the best life. What we consider stress-free. They seem to have it easy. However, there may be more going on in their head than you think. We are going to go through this article...

Why You Should Track Your Mood

Depression is like nothing else you will experience. You can feel on top of the world one minute and then the next you are sitting in the bathroom floor hiding from the world while you cry your eyes out. There are so many different treatment options that you can feel at a loss. Or...

There are Many Invisible Symptoms of Depression, I Feel Worse Than I Look

Depressions Symptoms can include: Feeling restless Delusions Loss of interest in daily activities Feeling agitated Trouble focusing Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness Headaches Loss of Appetite Forgetful Stomach pain Fatigue Insomnia Aching muscles Oversleeping Self-loathing Sluggish Back pain Violent Reckless behavior Read our other article on My Job Triggered Depression, CLICK HERE

My Job Triggered Depression

What was your first Reaction when you got your Diagnosis? Share to Raise Awareness! For me, depression was something I never thought I could be diagnosed with. I am the type that could handle stressful situations of any kind. That was until one situation triggered my depression. I got in trouble for time and attendance...

My Battle with Anxiety

Have you learned anything new about yourself after you got Diagnosed? What is that? Share to Raise Awareness! Everyone’s story is different, but mine started in elementary school. I honestly have only faint memories of this, but my mom tells me that one of my teachers got very upset with me one day because I...

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Pills Don’t Seem to Work in My Condition

What helps you move forward on difficult days? Share to show your Support! My name is Lisa Bayes I’ve had depression for about 20 years. I was molested when I was 4 years old and I have broken both my arms. My life has been very difficult I’ve had been shy most of my life...

A Wonder Woman as My Therapist Says

Who supports you when you feel anxious? Comment below to show your support! My name is Adele and I’m 36 years old. I was diagnosed with anxiety about 9 years ago and it has been a daily struggle to maintain my life. It all started after I met who I thought was “Prince Charming” and...

The Side of Depression No One Talks About

How did depression and medications for it affect your Body? Have you experienced any side-effects? Show your Support by Sharing this Story! A side of depression that no one ever speaks about is the toll it takes on your body. Personally, I have been dealing with depression since elementary school, so basically, as long as...

Habits and Depression

How did your condition begin and progressed to where it is today? Share to Show your Support! When I first started noticing I wasn’t the child I remember, I honestly didn’t think too much of it. I was usually a happy kid, someone who wanted to do things, and slowly I began to turn into...

The Little Girl Trash

She was only 6 years old. Scared…..feeling worthless. And a little bit lonely. But Abigail knew that if she left that basement Papa was going to blister her hineion. "Just 15 more minutes until Maw Maw gets home..", she told herself. That's when she heard it. "The smell of the gun powder….that whail of someone...

Epilepsy Changed My Life

How did Epilepsy change your life? Share to show your Support!  March 17, 2017, was the beginning of the worst year of my life. That day started out beautiful. The weather was nice and calm and I was up early cooking and baking food for a wedding I had that day. I was so busy, so on...

To My Abusers

What helped you to overcome your fear? Share to Show your Support! To My Abusers, to the woman that adopted me and put on the face of a great mother to the outside world, while I lived a childhood of hellish abuse, I want you to know you scared me to the point I still fight...

Normal Is’nt What Everyone Thinks it is

My purpose for writing this for those who are suffering, I want to be able to reach out and help them. Hopefully to save a life. Let me be honest – I am suicidal. There, I said it. No, I don’t mean I am going to end my life. I don’t want to physically die. Although...

Excuse My Depression

How supportive are your friends and family? How did you tell them you were feeling depressed? Share your experience in the comments! I’ve been suffering from depression since 1999 and my friends and family still haven’t researched the disease yet. They just seem like they are not interested or like they don’t believe me when I...

Damaged After a Car Accident

What do you do to Improve your Mental Health? Tell us in the Comments! My story begins on January 28th, 2017 when I got ran over by a girl I thought was my friend. This led me to serious mental illnesses. After a while after my accident and as the time passed, I noticed that I...

My Complicated Life

Did your diagnosis affect your emotional and mental health? How? Share to Show your Support! Ever since I was a teen, I have been tired a lot but never knew why and never really told anyone. When I started driving, I would roll the windows down or turn the radio up loud just for noise...

I Dedicate My Life to Helping Others

Once I began volunteering at my local shelters. Seeing some of the side effects of animals being treated with over the counter medications that were meant for animals, I started looking into it further and found a list, which grows by the day, of companies doing animal experiments from makeup to insecticides to PET...

My Life

Hello, I have some interesting facts about my condition. I was having problems with my stomach, so my doctor sent me for a cat scan. Next thing, I know they find lumps on my lungs. They did a biopsy, not cancerous, but I have sarcoidosis which is what the famous comedian Bernie Mack died...

The Night Things Changed

How did you manage to overcome your anxiety? Tell us in the comments! Three years, 5 months, and 17 days. We have never been apart for longer than 2 weeks. But on this one night, our whole world changed. The next morning he would fly to the other side of the country while I stayed...

What’s the Point?

What words do you need to remember on your bad days? Share to Show your Support! What’s the point in continuing to try when the outcome always is the same no matter how many things I do differently? I’ve tried and tried time and time again and got the same results. My family and me are...

My Battle with the Invisible Blood Cancer (Polycythemia Vera)

If there was one thing you could say to help people understand your Condition, what would it be? How would you describe it? Share to Raise Awareness! Hello, my name is Mario. I have always been one of those who would say “I’ll do everything guys.” I was in the Army after I went to...

Proud to be a Clefty

What is the biggest influence in the happiness in your life? Show your Support by Commenting! Hi! My name is Olivia, I was born with a cleft lip and palate. I am 35 years old, and I can definitely say that I am cleft proud. I am married and have two incredibly handsome boys. When...

My Family and Country Failed Me

Do you feel protected by the system? Share to show your support! There was a female that was born in New York in the late 1970’s. Before she was born, only God knows what that unborn baby mother has been through in life. Then when I was born, I came into a lot of disgraceful...

Surviving Panic Attacks

How do you deal with Panic attacks? Comment below if you can Relate! Hi, my name is Megan. I would like to share some of my journey living with Anxiety and Panic Attacks. I will never forget when I had my very first panic attack. I was 6 years old and it was in the...

My Recovery Story

How did you overcome your addiction? Share your story with us to increase Awareness! Hello, my name is Rachel and I am an addict. I have been in recovery for the last 6 years and 4 months. I am not going to lie and say that it’s been an easy road because that is far...

My Way to Recovery

How did you overcome Addiction? Share your story to Raise Awareness! My name is Kyle Poole. I was born in St. Louis, MO in March 1996. After a series of moving every 8-10 months from when I was 8 to about 12 years old due to my father’s roofing business, we ended up in Jupiter,...

Oxidative Stress: The Cause of Diseases

Is Oxidative stress the cause behind every disease? Share your opinion with us in the Comments! I have learned from doctors and my own due diligence how oxidative stress is the cause of diseases. As I look at the list of diseases to choose from, I am reminded of how oxidative stress is the cause...

Depression: I Feel Worthless

What is your reason for depression? Share with us your story in the Comments! Depression has changed my life drastically. I never want to go out and do the things I used to do. I stay in my bed almost all day. I don’t like to be social with people sometimes, and when I do...

Depression Running in the Family

How can you avoid feeling Depressed? Share to Raise Awareness! I was diagnosed with anxiety and major depression 10 years ago. I didn’t know too much about anxiety and was in denial about suffering from it. I tried taking the medicine that was prescribed to me but I didn’t like the way it made me...

Anxiety is My Hidden Enemy

How can you cope with Anxiety? Share your story with us in the Comments! I was officially diagnosed with severe Anxiety and panic disorder 10 years ago, although I had suffered from both my entire life. This has been a long hard journey. It was filled with medications and hundreds of different doctors to try...

My Polycystic Kidney Disease

Did your diagnosis affect your emotional and mental health? Show your support by Commenting! Well, I guess it’s finally time to do this. I have been putting this off for a long time because I am not the kind of person who gripes and complains about his problems to anybody, especially on Facebook. I believe...

My Death Date

How do you fight Depression? Share to Raise Awareness! Four months ago, I was in an almost fatal car accident at work. I felt like my life was over but I was still breathing. I was unable to even get out of bed without assistance. I fell into a deep state of depression and loneliness...

Overcoming Addiction But still Suffering

Do you have a family member who suffers from addiction? Share to show your support! It was 2013 when I was diagnosed with Cirrhosis. I continued drinking after knowing that. In 2016 I landed myself in the hospital where they had to bypass my liver with a tip. On that day I swore off alcohol...

One Foot Wander

Who helps you to fight Cancer? Share to show your support! In April of 2016, I was diagnosed with Epithelioid Sarcoma in my right foot. Due to the aggressive nature of this cancer, my oncologist told me that my best option for survival was amputation. One week after being diagnosed I had my right foot...

Lack of the Most Beautiful Word “Sleep”

What do you do to fight Insomnia? Share to show your support! My name is Unessia. I go days on end with no sleep or lack of the most favorite word “sleep”. This insomnia seems to be getting worse with every day passing. I’ve taken sleep aids that of which none have helped me sleep. I’m...

Menopause Causes Depression

Can Menopause change your life? Share your stories in the Comments! I’ve been a “happy-go-lucky” person in life, always trying to find the positive in every situation. Now I’m at the age that my body, my hormones and even my perspective on life is changing. I have found that I have become depressed and lost....

Have you Ever Tried Ketamine Infusion Therapy?

Would you try this kind of treatment? Show your support by Sharing the Blog! Two years ago, I underwent a voluntary Ketamine infusion at the New York State Psychiatric Hospital/Institute. I found the information to volunteer completely by mistake through a website called “Patients Like Me”. It is a website to communicate with other members...

Dealing with OCD

How do you deal with OCD? Share your thoughts in the comments! I am fifty-four years old, I have been living with OCD since I was about 20 years old, and my main problem is driving! I went to a clinic in Philadelphia in the early 90s, they helped me for while with my driving...

A Recovering Crack Addict

Were you able to recover from addiction? Comment below to increase awareness! I have been a drug addict for most of my life. I come from a large family of alcohol and drug addicts, and I grew up watering my parents’ pot plants. My father was a cocaine dealer in the eighties and my mother...

Heavy Load on a Teenager

How did your Diagnosis change your Life? Show your support by Commenting! How I never let it beat me even when it beats me down. From age 15, my life was threatened by something so sudden that if it had not been for God’s grace, it could have been the end for me. Mine started with a...

Dear Addiction: A Poem to Addiction

Does this poem speak to you? Comment below! Dear Addiction, You destroyed over 10 years of my life that I will never get back. You made me do things that I said I would never do. You made me into a person that I always said I would never become. You took many years of my...

Changed My Perspective on Life

Do you enjoy your life even if everything is upside down? Share your thoughts in the comments! After an unfortunate Motor Vehicle Accident, I… at 30 years old, began my painful journey. I have been diagnosed with 6 autoimmune disorders. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome, narcolepsy, Sjogrens Syndrome and sicca syndrome. It has been a...

Alone in the World

What do you do to go through every day without breaking down? Comment below to show your support! A throw-back to my past, while I was in high school, I never felt like I belonged there. I used to walk in my school halls day-to-day, and no one seemed to see me, except the occasional bullies. When...

The Struggle of a Wife

What would you do if you were abused by your husband? Share your opinion in the Comments! I thought I was alone and kind of embarrassed by the way I was acting, until I found out what was really going on with me. I knew it wasn’t normal behavior but I have been going through...

Bipolar Sent Me to Jail

Do you have a family member who takes Bipolar medication? share with us your thoughts if you can relate! I never knew I had a problem until I was thrown in jail then they started giving me all these crazy diagnoses and medication which made things worse and made my situation even server I couldn’t think...

Staying Busy as a Way to Fight Depression

What do you do to stay busy? Show your support by Sharing the Blog! I am struggling last 6 years with depression but pouring my heart out to friends helps. The necessary push and motivation I need I get from Brajesh – my fitness coach. He keeps me going and he suggested exercises which naturally...

Why My BPD Makes Social Media Difficult?

Do you suffer from BPD? and does social media affects your life? Comment below to show your support. My Borderline Personality Disorder makes it hard for me to enjoy things like Facebook or social media. I don’t know simple things like who I am or how I want to portray myself to the world. I have...

Loss After Loss

Have you lost any of your family members? How did you overcome it? Comment below to show your support! I have lost my brother, my wife, and my mother all in the past three years. All at the same time while battling an active addiction to heroin and pain pills. As well as being depressed...

Social Anxiety in Young Children

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Depression After Losing My Mom and Son

How did you deal with your depression? Comment below to share your thoughts! I lost my 6-year old son December 08, 2005 when a plane overshot the runway and crashed through the barrier wall coming into the street, crashing into my car and killing my 6-year old son. I ended up turning to drugs. My mom...

My Mother Killed Herself and I Can’t Get Over It

Did you lose someone you love this way? Show your support by Sharing the Blog! On January 4th, 2018, my mother killed herself. She thought that my 2-year old nephew/foster child was going to be removed from my home. She overdosed on painkillers. My mom was my right hand. She was helping me with my...

Depression and Anxiety Caused by Abuse

Did you have any support in overcoming trauma? Show your support by Sharing the Blog! When I was a young child, I was sexually abused by my stepdad. My mother did not believe me even when the state took me away and gave custody to my grandparents. She stayed with this man for 2 years...

Bipolar and Depressed

What do you think is the best way to help myself feel better? Show your support by Sharing the Blog! I am a 50-year-old widow and I am bipolar. I was an addict and I was never dual diagnosed so I admitted myself into mental institution thinking I was having a nervous breakdown. I found...

My Daughter is My Motivation

Who motivates you to keep going?  Show your support by Sharing the Blog! As a child, I have moved around a lot. I’ve been in several foster homes. My mom was a drug addict and my dad was an abusive alcoholic. They were unfit parents so my aunt and her husband at the time got...

Severe Depression as a Permanent Condition

What triggered your depression? Show your support by Sharing the Blog! My name is Cheryl and I have severe depression and anxiety. It all started in 2003 after I had my son. I had postpartum depression and I was on medication, but in 2006 when I was 8 months pregnant with my daughter I got...

Addiction is Ruining a Person I Love

Did addiction affect your life in some way? Show your support by Sharing the Blog! My story is about a good friend I know all my life who is dealing with a very terrible addiction. Let’s start off from the very beginning. I met my friend in middle school through his cousin. When I first...

How My Anxiety Shaped My Insomnia

Did you ever suffer from Insomnia? Show your support by Sharing the Blog! When you mention the word “insomnia” to people, most of them associate it with “not being able to fall asleep”, but, it is so much more than that for me. I’ve been suffering from anxiety for about 6 years, and it has...

Tough Childhood Haunts Me to This Day

Do you remember some hurtful childhood memory? Show your support by Sharing the Blog! My first childhood memory is not one that I want to remember, but I can’t forget – I am still in diapers, hiding under the kitchen sink and being pulled out by my arm, forced onto the lap of the red-haired...

Liver Cancer Changed My Life for the Better

Did you make some positive changes in your life after being diagnosed? Show your support by Sharing the Blog! I am a survivor of liver cancer. I had robotic surgery to remove a 2cm spot of cancer. The cancer was from having Hepatitis C which I had for over 20 years. I’m now taking medications....

Turning Point at the Age of 40

Have you made poor choices in life? Show your support by Sharing the Blog! It started young, puffing on joints I would find in my uncle’s jacket pocket. I remember sneaking out to the backyard for alone time and privacy. That may have been the first time I used a drug, but I doubt that’s...

Overanalyzing As a Way of Life

Who is your Biggest Support? Show your support by Sharing the Blog! As I face Moderate Depression, it’s very hard sometimes to get out of the bed. I take Citalopram- generic for Celexa, 10mg. It helps, keeps me mellow. That is fine but when I feel overwhelmed, I want to cry from frustration. The pain from...

Anxious and Depressed Because of an Enormous Tragedy

What do you do to feel better during difficult times? Show your support by Sharing the Blog! Hi, my name is Marie. I used to have five children, but now I have four because my daughter passed away at three and a half years old. She was my younger son’s twin sister. Then, 4 months...

Pageants are My Way to Cope with Anxiety

Pageants are my happy place. Where is yours? Show your support by Sharing the Blog! How do you do it? That’s stupid. You must be a bitch. These are all things I hear regularly when I tell people about my hobby. I’m a pageant girl. I have been for years. I am combating the stereotypes...

How to Stay Calm

To stay calm and at ease, you have to find time for yourself and always try to stay positive. It really does help. Read more: Mental Health: The Big Pay Back Do things that make “You” feel good. I love ? swimming. Epsom salt baths, eating fruits and veggies, too. Whatever is good for you and remember...

Mental Health: The Big Pay Back

How important is mental health to you? Share this Blog to Raise Awareness! Mental health is very important. It’s very important because it can affect you for a lifetime if you don’t find some sort of recovery or if you don’t recover properly. Some people can go their entire lives not even knowing that they...

Life with Bernie: My Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Story

What led you to discover your diagnosis? Share in the Comments and Share the Blog to Raise Awareness! My life with Bernie: where do I start? From the beginning, I guess. I had been working in the mental health field for nearly two years, part of which was spent on the road to different towns,...

My Life With Anxiety

How do you cope with anxiety? Share your techniques in the Comments and Share the Blog to Raise Awareness! I have always had anxiety for as long as I can remember. I live a normal life with all the constant worrying and fear that took over. I couldn’t enjoy the things I wanted to. I would...

My Inspirations While Living with Bipolar Disorder and Depression

Who or what helps you move forward on difficult days? Take a read and Show your Gratitude to the person who helped you the most by Tagging them on the Blog! Hello All, I’m telling my story today because I believe it is one that should be heard. My story begins with when I met my son’s...

Beating Depression Without Medication

How did you beat depression? Share the Blog to Show Support and Leave a Comment with your Tips! I have been battling depression since I was 15 years young. I am 34 years young now and no medication has agreed with me. I was taking around 10 different types of medications; some made me not...

The Difference Between BPD and Bipolar Disorder

Do you know the difference between BPD and Bipolar Disorder? Share this Blog to Raise Awareness! A lot of people still think (incorrectly) BPD is short for Bipolar Disorder. BPD is short for Borderline Personality Disorder. There are major differences. I and many others have both BPD and Bipolar Disorder. It is my understanding that...

Social Anxiety at Four Years Old

When did you realize you had Social Anxiety? Let us know in the Comments and Show your Support by Sharing the Blog! It was the end of the summer, my mum and I had just finished picking up my school uniforms and the reality sunk in. It wasn’t just that summer fun was over, but...

Depression and Prison – My Life

What helps you move forward on difficult days? Take a Read, Comment on the Blog to show your Support and Share if you can Relate. My depression began on August 26, 2015. That’s the day I went to prison. The judge sentenced me to 2 years but I only served one year. While I was...

Addicted: Fatal Attraction

What are some of the positive changes Recovery has brought to your Life? Take a read and show your Support by Commenting on the blog! This is a story about a once lost, drug-addicted 22-year-old. That former addict happens to be me. I worked in construction as an electrician apprentice. I had 2 years of experience...

My Emotional Rollercoaster

Have you lived with depression and bipolar disorder from a young age? Share this Story and Comment on the Blog! I have dealt with depression and bipolar disorder since I was 12 years old. My childhood was not the best as I never really had a childhood. I never knew what it was like to...

What is a Favorite Person aka FP?

Do you have a “Favorite Person” who helps you with your bipolar disorder? Take a read and leave a Comment on the Blog letting us know who helped you the most in your Journey!  After becoming more aware of my bipolar disorder and finding pages with memes to relate to the disorder, I realized I was...

Epileptic with Bipolar, Depression and Anxiety

What would you like others with these conditions to know? Show your Support in the Comments! I am an epileptic with bipolar disorder who was diagnosed with depression and suffers from PTSD as a result of various situations throughout my life. Since my birth all the way up until now (I am currently 27) it has...

Depression and Bipolar Disorder Suck

What would you like others with depression to know? Share this Story and Comment on the Blog! I encourage anybody that’s going through depression to seek help. I have been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder for about 6 years. It’s when your mood goes up and down and it’s a problem. I noticed that when my...

23 Years of Darkness with Bipolar Disorder

What part of living with bipolar disorder and depression is most difficult for people to understand? Take a read and leave a Comment on the Blog letting us know who helped you the most in your Journey! My name is Christian Lowry and no, I am not a guy. I have heard that my whole life...

Bipolar Disorder and Young Motherhood

Are you also a mother with bipolar disorder? You aren’t alone, Share your Story with countless others who know what it’s like. I’m a 33-year-old mother of a 1-year-old baby girl named Kourtney. She is my life. My bipolar disorder is an everyday fight that I must face and I wouldn’t get through the day if...

Abuse: My Past, Future And Happiness

Have there been hard times in your life that made you stronger and eventually led to happiness? Share this Story and Yours on the Blog! As a child, I grew up having to live it rough. My dad had issues with drug and alcohol abuse. He’d always yell at my mom and hit her. I...

Depression – Almost Too Far Gone

Who has helped you in your struggle with depression? Show your Gratitude for them in the Comments! I’ve struggled with depression my whole life and at random points in time, it gets worse than usual. This usually happens in the winter and I’m more likely to be hospitalized in the early months of the year. One...

A Moment in Time

How did your Religion help you with your Condition? Comment to show your Support! Due to this illness, I stumbled upon information that most people go through a lifetime looking for and never find. Information about where we come from, where we are going, why we are here and what kind of beings we really...

Abuse: The Day the Levy Breaks

Can you relate to this story of abuse? If so, Share this Story and Comment on the Blog to Show Support! Most days, I try my best to be okay. However, I wear my mask well, I have years of practice. People ask me how I’m doing and a million memories of past abuse run...

Depression: The Most Rejected One

Has depression affected your relationships? Show some Love by Sharing this Story and Commenting on the Blog! No, I was not addicted to alcohol, drugs or smoking. I was addicted to a person and now I have depression. I love a person so I proposed to him and he accepted. In the beginning, it was...

Addicted to Love and Drugs

Are you or a loved one struggling with an addiction to drugs? You aren’t alone. Share this Story and Yours with the countless others who know what it’s like. I loved everything about Brice. However, Brice was addicted to drugs. He loved heroin more than he loved life. I just wanted love so badly but...

My Past – 23 Foster Homes

What do you do to stay positive? Show your support by Sharing the Blog! I’ll paint you a picture with words. Follow carefully. I’ve lived in a lot of foster homes, 23 to be exact. You can imagine what that was like. I was arrested few times for things I’ve never done, but no one cared....

Loss of My Security Blanket

What is the best way to cope with such a huge loss? Show your support by Sharing the Blog! I grew up with my uncle. He raised me and my sister. Prior to moving in with him, I suffered from severe physical, sexual and emotional abuse at the hands of my father. My uncle raised...

Going Through a Challenging Period

Does prayer help you go through a difficult period in life? Show your support by Sharing the Blog! Hello, I’m Dora and I’m suffering from partial paralysis in my legs due to severe Spinal Stenosis. I totally depend on my powered wheelchair every day to get around. Wheelchairs make my life much easier, as I...

Coping With Depression

What is your way of dealing with depression? Show your support by Sharing the Blog! I would like to share my story about getting diagnosed with depression. I was diagnosed with severe depression when I was 15 years old. I am now 28 years old. I started feeling strange, not at all as I used...

Recovery is the Best Full-Time Job You Will Ever Have

What inspires you to Keep Going? Share to show your support! Chemical addiction is fatal if left untreated. It should be taken very seriously. It is progressive and it is basically a brain disease. It is an inherited predisposition, but it fully develops in a combination of genetic factors and environmental influences. As the brain adapts to...

An Agent Orange Legacy

How did your Illness progress? Take a Read, Comment to show your Support and Share if you can Relate. My father was a Vietnam Vet, and he was an abuser. It ran in the family because by the time I passed second grade I was not only being physically and mentally abused, but also had...

How Spirituality Helped Me Overcome Anxiety

Does your Faith in Jesus help you to overcome Anxiety? Take a Read, Comment to show your Support and Share if you can Relate. As a 28-year-old male, I have fought my way through school, college, and post-grad education. Relationships throughout were a hard subject for me to really embrace. I believe that learning about myself was...

I Tried To Ignore My BPD

Are you struggling with BPD symptoms? Take a Read, Comment to show your Support and Share if you can Relate. I am writing this after recently re-realizing my borderline personality disorder is indeed something I have and struggle with, despite my repeated attempts to try to ignore the diagnosis I received at 20 years old...

My Worst Enemy – Anxiety

Is anxiety taking over your life too? Share Your Tips and Techniques that help you feel better! Anxiety has taken over my life. I have never been medically diagnosed but I know it’s there and it’s my biggest problem. I remember when I was in school I always dreaded doing a class project, knowing they...

Depressed but Fighting it

Did you manage to put your Depression under Control? Share Your Progress with us! I’ve been battling depression for many years now and it’s as if it never stops. Back in 2006, I gave birth to a handsome baby boy, but God took him when he was just 6 weeks old. He passed away due...

Fighting Chronic Depression

Have you managed to Turn the Corner? Share it in the Comments Below! Chronic depression often comes along with chronic illness. I may have already had depression when I first started battling kidney disease at fourteen. I tended to be introverted and shy. The disease exacerbated those tendencies, making me more isolated and alone. It...

My Depression Factors

Is Depression affecting the way you Behave? Share it in the Comments Below! There were times when I was passive- aggressive in my life. I would have certain periods of episodes of over thinking about my life or memories of friends. There were good memories of us going out to lounges, movies, or just hanging...

My Relationship with Depression

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Finding A Way Out Of Bad Choices In Life

Did you manage to put your life on the right tracks? Share and Comment to show your Support! I have been through a number of abuses of every kind from the time I was three years old. It started with the touching for my uncle, my step brother made me give oral at the age of...

My Addiction Journey

Have you managed to stay away from pills? Share and Comment to show your Support! My addiction took me somewhere I thought I would never be. When I was a kid my mom was an alcoholic and she smoked weed.  That was not a problem for me because I didn’t want alcohol nor weed. When I...

How I Overcame My Gaming Addiction

What is your way of Overcoming Addiction? Share and Comment to show your Support! I am going to tell how I was addicted a little too much to gaming and my productivity was completely down, and how I succeeded to manage my time and overcome it. Ever since I started gaming, and my friends did so too, I’ve been...

A Heart of Hope – Prevention of Suicide

What was your turning point? Share and Comment to show your Support! In life, we just never know what paths we may cross or the storms we may encounter. I certainly never thought at 17 years old that I would be a young author of “A Heart of Hope” the book and voice for the prevention...

Trying To Keep My BPD Under Control

What are your favorite activities to keep your mind busy? Share and Comment to show your Support! My journey started when I was 15. It was my first hospitalization because I attempted to overdose on aspirins. I didn’t know better. I was diagnosed, but my family didn’t believe in mental issues. This is why I left...

Why Do YOU Label Me?

Do You get Labeled? Share and Comment to show your Support! Someone puts all these labels on different personalities disorders and mental illness, such as: Depression, bipolar, sociopaths, and borderline personalities. etc… See Each illness or disability was LABELED by someone…… But who!? Who cares!!? Who decides? SO, LABEL ME THIS! ♡ LABEL MAN ♡ I’m curious to know, What would you LABEL these...

Becoming a Better Me Through All The Life Problems

What kind of troubles have you experienced in life? Share and Comment to show your Support! My story begins by being born from a young mother who was sick with a heroin addiction. She was too sick to care for me and I was often abandoned and severely neglected. I was in and out of the...

My Kids Have ADHD and I Suffer From Depression and Anxiety

What Motivates You to be a better version of yourself? Share and Comment to show your Support! Hello, my name is Ashley and I am a mother of 4  and 3 of my kids suffer from ADHD! I am a recovering addict and proud to say that past 6 years I have only suffered 3 relapses last one...

Finding a Way Out of Depression

How did you find your way out of depression? Share and Comment to show your Support! I am 20 years old and I have depression. It all started after I had my daughter at 18. At that time, it was considered to be postpartum depression. I never had thoughts about hurting myself or my daughter, but...

Gather The Strength and Keep Fighting

What was your inspiration to Start Fighting? Share and Comment to show your Support! For many years, my family lived in a very contentious home. Our parents were always fighting, kids were yelling at each other, and there was lots of screaming to kids from parents. Although living in our house was very stressful, we...

In and Out of Depression

What are your ways to get out of depression? Share and Comment to show your Support! I grew up with both my parents until I got to the age of 2. After that, they split up and I lived with my mum most of the time. Every second weekend of every second month, I got to...

Help Yourself Heal

What helps you to feel better? Share and Comment to show your Support! I have been through a lot lately and I struggle with depression. No matter how happy I am at the moment, it appears all of a sudden, but I won’t give up. Even those small moments of happiness count and if I...

The Way I Got Through My Depression

How did you manage to beat Depression? Share and Comment to show your Support! I have a major depression and tried to kill myself multiple times. Even though I asked for help several times and I managed to get better each and every time, somehow, I always end relapsing and the depression gets the better of me. Read...

Hiding Depression From My Family

Who is the person you can rely on? Show your support by Sharing and Commenting! If only this were an easy topic to discuss. Let us embark on the land of stories and take a closer look at my family. My immediate family consists of my mom, dad, and little brother. We aren’t exactly the...

New Year’s Resolution – Walk Every Day

Do you manage to keep yourself motivated? Share your advice by Commenting! New Year celebration is somehow the starting point for many to make some decisions. Mine was not to let my depression stop me from walking every day. The ultimate goal is to walk up to eight miles a day before the end of...

My Shape Shifting Depression

Is depression keeping you hostage, too? Show your support by Sharing and Commenting! My depression is a shapeshifter, one day it’s as small as a firefly in the palm of a bear, the next it is the bear. On those days, I play dead until the bear leaves me alone. I call those days the...

Smoking Pot as a Way to Slow My Mind Down

What do you think about smoking pot? Express your Opinion by Commenting! At the age of 15, my brother and I had been hanging out frequently. He is five years older than me. He didn’t know yet that I am depressed because at this point I had kept just about everything to myself. My parents...

Depression After Dating

Did something like this ever happened to you? Show your support by Sharing and Commenting! We’ve all had exes who hurt us, and we’ve all done things to either cope with the pain or help us forget that we ever met. How to deal with someone diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder after you fell in...

I want to Introduce You to My Anxiety

How did your condition begin and progressed to where it is today? Show your support by Sharing and Commenting! Introducing, My Anxiety! By Joolia I tell new friends, “I wasn’t always like this!” Like what, you’re wondering? Bankrupt of hope. Convinced of my imminent failure. Doomed. I once had it all; I played piano and cooked in restaurants,...

OCD and Anxiety – Two Best Friends

When did you realize you have OCD? Share to show your support! I want to start off saying what OCD is NOT just about cleaning or putting things in order. It is not about washing your hands 20 times. It is a mental illness. It makes you feel like you have to do something over...

Weird Life Events As a Trigger For Anxiety

Was there some weird life event that made you anxious? Show your support by Sharing and Commenting! When I was just 8 years old, I walked in on the conversation of my parents deciding they were getting divorced. It was three days before my birthday and I heard my mom crying in her room with...

Overcoming OCD

Did you know that OCD cannot be cured, but it Can Be Controled very efficiently? Share and Comment to show your Support! I have been suffering from OCD and depression since I was 10. I haven’t been medicated for this. No one knew what was wrong with me. When I had my first panic attack, people...

Life’s Narcoleptic Interruptions

Have you experienced anything like it? Share to show your support! I have Narcolepsy. I was diagnosed when I was in college, where I was sent home from school and put directly into the hospital. The beginning of this was the bizarre dreams I was having. Dreams where reality was mixed with fantasy. I couldn’t wake...

Family Support and Anxiety

Have you tried to turn to Support Groups? Share and Comment to show your Support! If only this were an easy topic to discuss. Let us embark on the land of stories and take a closer look at my family. My immediate family consists of my mom, dad, and little brother. We aren’t exactly the Brady Bunch,...

My Values of Spirituality

What are your Core Values? Share to show your Support!  I have several morals, values, and ethics. My central moral is never smoking, never drinking, never doing drugs. For the past 24 years, I am glad that I kept those morals high. It was thanks to never doing any of that junk that got me a job as...

How I Survived a Toxic Relationship

Have you ever been in a toxic relationship? Share to show your Support!  2016 my boss got this girl and me at church together, but it turned out we both had spiritual gifts. The relationship clicked right away because of it, she could see spirits and hear them. Read more: Being in an Abusive Relationship At first, the relationship went...

Living Day by Day With Anxiety

How do you Calm Yourself during an attack? Share to show your Support!  Hello, I have chosen the title my story “Living Day by Day With Anxiety” because that is how I have learned to live with my anxiety. One day at a time. For those of you who have not read my first story, I have struggled...

My Life With Depression

What is your way of helping yourself when you're down? Share to show your Support!  It was Christmas home from Stillwater of ’83. I had been having meltdowns for years but it was getting hard to shake them. I wanted to die. I went to my Dr. to get something to help me do it. She prescribed lorazepam...

Depression – My Never Ending Journey

Did you find a way to accept your journey? Share to show your Support!  My life with mental illness, self-awareness, confusion, depression, addiction, abusive relationships has been a journey. There are many unhealthy experiences, as well as the great and wonderful ones and all of them gave me a deep understanding of life. You see, the...

I am Fragile, yet Strong Like a Rose

What is the biggest influence on the happiness in your life? Share to show your Support! A rose is beautiful yet fragile. Petals fall carelessly and blow away in the wind. It takes thorns roots to defend itself from vicious predators and needy birds that swoop in, attempting to derive its’ very core. I, like a rose, have...

Learning To Cope With a Bipolar Disorder

Have you managed to control your Bipolar Disorder? Share to show your Support! Since I was a child, I suffered from Bipolar Disorder which is a severe manic-depressive disorder. For a lengthy time, I felt different from others like hopeless, no way out, discouraged, embarrassed, abnormal, and lonely. I also felt as if no one could, nor...

Every Day is a Struggle with Anxiety

What words do you need to remember on your bad days? Share to show your Support!  I wake up scared and freighted about little things in my life. Sometimes before tests, I can’t sleep at all, and I just lay awake panicking. I sometimes get anxiety about going to certain places as well. I also have...

How I Overcame Anxiety

Did my story help you face your anxiety? Share to show your Support!  Anxiety. Travels. I’m sure you’ve experienced it before. Anxiety travel is my own phrase I use to describe being in a new place and experiencing new things while carrying your “friend” anxiety on your shoulders. Anyways, I’m here to tell you how I defeated...

Depression is a Cocktail Best Served Cold

What are your top 5 solutions to help you cope? Share to show your Support!  Every day on the job I talk to upwards of 20 to 30 people a day, I work the Box Office in a popular movie chain. I smile and greet them as they enter the door, I make polite conversation when...

Story Of My Depression

How did your condition begin and progressed to where it is today? Share to show your Support!  I was only 10 when my mom wanted to move to North Carolina to take care of my grandma.I didn’t like the idea because I would lose all of my friends. Read more: Depression and Prison – My Life We ended up...

Anxiety Became a Distant Memory

What triggered your anxiety? Share to show your support! When I was about 6 months pregnant with my daughter, the father and I weren’t getting along so well. He moved in with his best friend and I developed separation anxiety. My mind would run 90 to nothing about what he was doing or if he was cheating...

My Life, My Depression

What helps you move forward on difficult days? Share to show your Support!  My battle with life, and depression… My life was all dandy and all that shit up until I was about 10 years old, my parents got divorced, I was broken, a 10-year-old left in his tracks of not knowing what was fully going on,...

How I Deal With Anxiety

How Do I Deal With Anxiety? With Prayer, Friends, and Family. How do you deal with your anxiety? Share to show your support! My family didn’t believe in anxiety, stress or depression. They thought that anyone could just get over it. I proved them wrong. Read more: Techniques For Overcoming Anxiety After doing what I prefer to do when...

I Am Only 20 Years Old And I Have Depression

Have you learned anything new about yourself after you got Diagnosed? What is that? Share to show your Support!  Hello, I’m 20 years old and I have depression. It all started after I had my daughter at 18. At that time it was considered postpartum depression. I never had thoughts about hurting myself or my daughter but...

Dealing With Depression

What helps you move forward on difficult days? Share to show your Support!  Have you ever been told that depression isn’t a thing? That you’ve made this up? Or heard “oh you’re not sad you’re just being a baby”? First off, depression is a real thing. Depression can stem from something but can also stem from nothing....

I Tried to Kill Myself, But Now I Choose to Live

How long did it take for you to overcome a difficult situation in your life? Share to show your support! Nearly 11 years ago I attempted suicide, and it wasn’t one of those cries for help attempts without any intent behind it. It was silent, no one was told. And it was legitimate. I ingested muriatic...

Predestined For Addiction

Do you have anyone to turn to? Share to show your support! When I was young I was diagnosed with ADHD, I was fed Ritalin for many years, I believe it was an excuse for the doctors to prescribe their pharmaceuticals and an excuse for parents to ignore their poor parenting skills. Read more: My Addiction Journey When...

I Knew Something Was Not Right, I Just Didn’t Know The Diagnosis

Were you the person who would do it all? Share to show your support! I always took care of everyone else, no matter if you were a stranger I would do as much as I can. But I always forgot about the most important thing with helping… My own health. I would let everyone tell me all...

I Tried So Hard To Fight My Depression, But It Never Leaves Me

What do you do to Motivate yourself and fight Depression? Show your support by Commenting! Depression is a crippler; it latches onto me and sucks all of the life out of me. However, while I’m understandably drained, my bills, my son, and life, in general, need to be attended to. But what am I supposed to...

Learning to Deal with Anxiety

What do you do to deal with Anxiety? Show your support by Commenting! Anxiety attacks started at age 28. One day, I was grocery shopping when all of a sudden, it hit just like that out of nowhere. I started to lose control of me and my surroundings. I thought I was going to die. I started...

How My Depression Caused My Disability

What part of your Condition is most difficult for people to understand? Show your support by Commenting! I’ve been on disability for a couple of years now. When people ask, “so what do you do for a living?” I often am hesitant to reply. But the honesty in me and the boldness that I possess does...

How Depression Ruled My Life

What questions come to Your Mind to torture you? Share to show your Support!  When faced with any despair, the first thing our mind asks is: “What’s to be done?” “Who can I speak to about it?” “What’s the best way for me to handle it?” “Is there any way out?” And at the heart of these...

Dealing With Depression as a 40 Year Old Woman

How do you deal with depression? Share to show your Support!  Living life as a 40-year-old African American woman is very hard. I was living a full healthy great life until the year 2012 when I had two weight loss surgeries along with a heart attack. My life changed after the two surgeries and had an unexpected...

I Overthink Every Situation

Do you tend to over-analyze everything? Share to show your Support!  I guess you could say I have an addiction, but not to drugs, a person, or caffeine. I’m addicted to waking up and over analyzing my every move, though, and motive. Read more: Anxiety Took The Steering Wheel – I Took It Back Some people drink coffee to...

My Family is the Reason I got Depressed, but Music Helped Me

Does Music help you too? Share to show your Support!  For many years my family lived in a very contentious home. Parents always fighting, kids yelling at each other, and even large amount of screaming to kids from parents. Although our house was very stressful we loved each other very much and we were still somehow happy. The day...

I Have Anxiety Because Of My Stepdad

What helps you move forward on difficult days? Share to show your Support!  When I was just 8 years old I walked in on the conversation of my parents deciding they were getting divorced. It was three days before my birthday and I heard my mom crying in her room with the door closed. So naturally,...

Friends And Family Make Me Feel Happy

How do you help yourself on your bad days? Share to show your Support!  I was diagnosed when I was 12. I would stay in my room for weeks at a time. I self-harmed and struggled my way through life. I choose to take myself off the medication because it seemed even on it, I wanted to...

My Life with Bipolar Disorder

How did Bipolar Disorder affect your everyday Life? Show your support by Commenting! I just don’t seem to know who or what I am most times. Read more: Learning to Cope with a Bipolar Disorder I wake up and I can be crying but I’m not sure what about. Sometimes I’m angry and I have no explanation as to...

From An Addict to a Caregiver

What made you fight your Addiction? Show your support by Commenting! For the majority of my life, I lived with my mom. We had a nice house and a small car and a cat named Peter. It was pretty simple and nice. Until my mom slipped two disks in her lower back. She began to use and abuse...

Depression Is A Part Of My Life

How did your condition begin and progressed to where it is today? Share to show your Support!  From the time I was 12, I always was a little sadder than most kids. I struggled with anxiety as a child as well. I remember fearing for my grandmother to leave for work as a kid and the fear...

I’ve Lost Too Many People Because of My Anxiety

What did you lose because of your Anxiety? Show your support by Commenting! Anxiety has caused me a lot. Family, friends, money. Read more: My Worst Enemy – Anxiety I hide out in my room and avoid people. I’ve lost so much since this has been going on. I also turned to sleeping pills and alcohol to help me...

I Saved My Own Life

What's the most frustrating part of your Condition? Share to show your Support! I had my first anxiety attack when I was in high school, and they only seemed to get worse throughout college. Read more: Depressed But Fighting It Admittedly, I turned to drugs to cope. I was a mess. Kicked out of college, homeless, addicted to drugs. Two years...

My Daughter Helped Me With My Depression

What helps you move forward on difficult days? Share to show your Support!  I was diagnosed with depression when I was seventeen. It happened right after I lost my son. Read more: Depressed But Fighting It It started when I was laying in bed but kept getting pain, eventually, my brother came and checked on me and got me to...

I Have An Addiction And I Don’t Know How to Fight It

How did your Addiction Start? Show your support by Commenting! It’s been three long years. Oh, some days it seems the years have flown by, but the reality is my mother’s gone and I am left with life-crippling addiction…. between meth and depression I don’t know what to do. Read more: Predestined for Addiction I know I love my family...

I Suffer From Panic Attacks After Hurricane Katrina

What are your top 5 solutions to help you cope? Share to show your Support! My name is Megan and here is my story of how I have struggled with anxiety and panic attacks since I was 6 years old. When I was 6 I would wake up in the night crying to my mother afraid and...

My Work and Financial Issues Brought me to Depression and Chronic Pain

What do you do to deal with the Pain? Show your support by Commenting! Hi, my name is Tiwanna and I’ve been going through panic and anxiety attacks due to my health, work, and financial issues. Read more: Pain Management The reason for my issues are chronic pain, Major Depression and Chronic Anxiety, and Depression. I have sciatic and...

My Family is The Reason I’m Fighting The Depression

Who is the reason you are Fighting the Depression? Show your support by Commenting! I have never been one to admit I need help, not to my family, nor my friends. I’ve always been the one to be a rock for everyone, the strong one, the confidant. As of late, however, it has been a countless battle...

My Anxiety Held me Back For Too Long

Who gave you the strength to fight back? Take a read and show your support by Commenting! When growing up, I went to an art school. My two majors, or talents I should say, were singing and I played the violin. Up until I was about 14 or 15 I was the quiet kid in class. Being...

I Am Afraid Of The Unknown And The Unexprected

What are you Afraid of? Show your support by Commenting! I don’t remember much of my childhood, just only remember being that typical happy go, lucky kid, until I turned 12 yrs old. The story begins with my hero, best friend and father committed suicide, most unexplainable suicide anyone had seen. Of course, a part of me...

I Found a Way to Live Without Depression

What is the best thing you've done for yourself? Show your support by Commenting! I have suffered from depression and anxiety since I was 9 years old! I am now 32. I tried to be the good daughter but everything I did it made my mom dislike me even more! Now that I am a mother myself I...

I Am Not Crazy – I Have Bipolar Disorder

How did your condition begin and progressed to where it is today? Show your support by Sharing and Commenting! I’m a 33-year-old woman. I recently checked myself in at Fort Hamilton Hospital in Hamilton, OH. I was only there for 2 days but they helped me tremendously. They have me on the right medications. I’m Bipolar 1. I...

My Children Are My Medicine

What helps you move forward on difficult days? Show your support by Sharing and Commenting! It all started when I was 15. A lot had happened to me and caused to start a spiral into a long-term depression. At first, it was slight and symptoms weren’t so bad and were bearable. But as my life continued on people...

Anxiety Controls My Life

What is the biggest challenge for you? Show your support by Commenting! Having major anxiety takes a toll on every aspect of my life. From talking on the phone to meeting new people. It makes it hard to get a job because of the fear of having an interview and also having to deal with multiple people...

I Have Anxiety And Seasonal Affect Disorder

When did your first symptoms begin? Show your support by Commenting! I have been struggling with anxiety and depression since I can remember. I have also had SAD – Seasonal Affect Disorder. I have been working with my current doctor at Kaiser to regulate this issue but have not found any pharmaceutical answers for my condition. Read more: My...

Essential Oils Help For my Anxiety

What do you do to stop your Anxiety Attacks? Show your support by Commenting! I have suffered from anxiety since I was very young. I didn’t know that’s what it was until 1 year ago. I was set to fly to California to see my little brother graduate Marine Bootcamp. I found myself questioning whether I...

Life With Borderline Personality Disorder

What were your first BLPD symptoms? Show your support by Commenting! Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (BLPD) is equivalent to living multiple separate lives. Its the ultimate rollercoaster. Many people confuse BLPD with Bipolar Disorder (BPD). BLPD and BPD are very similar, the major difference being the frequency and length of the mood swings. Whereas individuals...

Living with the Wrong Diagnosis

Did you feel a relief when you got your Diagnosis? Show your support by Commenting! I’ve always been seen as slightly off by those around me. One moment I would be all jokes and laughing and then, within a blink of an eye I’m planning the destruction of earth in order to kill off the parasite...

Living Life with Bipolar Disorder

What do you think is the best way to take care of your mental health? Tell us in the comments! Hello, My name is Erica and I am living life with bipolar disorder. Often times I feel like giving up and that I’m worthless but through constant care, God and group of loved ones I am sure...

I Am Wondering why Depression Chose Me

What do you do to fight your Depression? Show your support by Commenting! No one really knows how depression effects each person in the world. Depression has brought me to some of the deepest and darkest places in life. All people may not even know how to begin on getting help for it because they may not...

Depression After Child Loss

When did your Depression Start? Show your support by Commenting! Let me start off saying is not easy at all. I’ve been depressed since I was in middle school. My family always told me I was just looking for attention and nothing was wrong with me. Read more: Coping with Depression Between my parent’s divorce, my mom’s second husband liking...

My Own Private Depression

Who is the reason you fight the depression? Who is the one that lights up your life? Tell us in the comments! I was the most depressed I’d ever been in my life. It had been about a month since I lost my Dad. My tears had not stopped even for one day since his passing. Read...

My Mom Had This Condition and Now I Have it Too

Do you think Children who are Growing Up with a Depressed Family member are more likely to be Depressed when they are Adults? Tell us what you think in the comments! I remember the phone call like I just hung up. Filled with sorrow and hurt I thought it was all a joke. Some pain just can’t...

Every Day is a Battle with Anxiety

What is the trigger for your Anxiety? Tell us in the Comments! Hello, my name is Mandi, I’m 30 years old and I have dealt with anxiety all my life. I feel like everyone talks about me and is out to get me. I feel so embarrassed because when I go out I stay cornered up....

Discovering a New Mindset

How long did it take you to Accept yourself with all of your Flaws and Appreciate the Beautiful Person you are? Tell us in the comments! My name is Lana. I Just hit 20 years, Out of which 12 were filled with disordered eating, depression, isolation, and loneliness. Countless therapists have told me I need to...

Depression Took Away My Dreams

What do you think was the trigger for your depression? Tell us in the comments! I had a major dream only to have multiple injuries kill my future. I studied hard in school, but I was never as good as my sibling. If I got an A she got A+. My parents constantly pointed out how...

My Struggle with Postpartum Depression

If there was one thing you could do to help people understand your Condition, what would it be? How would you describe it? Show your support by Commenting! Postpartum depression is a serious condition and can affect men as well as women. My story starts on October 9th. It was a Monday and everything was going...

What Panic Attacks Did to Me

When did your Panic Attacks Start? What were the first symptoms? Tell us in the comments! I started having, what I know now is, panic attacks at age 15. Every morning when I got up to go to school I’d start vomiting and shaking until the bus went by. Finally, the guidance counselor intervention took place...

No One Knew About My Anxiety

Did you have a problem with Getting Diagnosed? Show your support by Sharing and Commenting! For years I used to wake up 10-15 times a night. It was horrible. Sometimes I’d wake up horribly tired. When I get hyper I can’t think straight. Everything seems like it’s too much to handle. I didn’t know what to do. This...

All The Things My Depression Made Me Believe

What were your thoughts when you were depressed? Do you agree that depression can make you believe things that are not true? Tell us in the comments! When battling depression, sticking with your medication regimen can be a battle as well. One thing that I’ve learned is that depression talks. And one thing that it...

Breaking the Cycle of Abuse

What was the biggest challenge after being diagnosed? Share to show your Support!  I would do anything to tell my story, including traveling all over the country. My grandfather started physically, emotionally, and sexually abusing me when I was five. I found it hard to break the cycle of abuse and followed my mother’s example of...

Gratitude – How You Can Beat Depression

What are you grateful for? Show your support by Sharing and Commenting! After trauma, dealing with depression can be difficult. I’ve come to the realization that the difficulties I face, have been overwhelmed by with emotion, can all be resolved with one feeling: gratitude. To realize I have been blessed with support from both my family and...

How Adult Daycares Saved My Mother

What is the biggest Challenge you had to overcome with Alzheimer's? Show your support by Commenting! In October 2017, my sister and I checked out a couple of adult day cares. We picked one we both liked, and it’s very near our house. Well, Mom hasn’t been happy about going. Last Wednesday she about had a...

Anxiety Took The Steering Wheel – I Took It Back

What do you do when Anxiety kicks in? Show your support by Commenting! Today, the worst thing for a person with anxiety in a car happened. I got a panic attack right before I had to drive off to get home. I had such a nice evening with one of my best high school friends and...

Anxiety Almost Stole My Christmas – Here’s How I Took It Back

Is there a period of the year when you Feel more Anxious? When? Show your support by Commenting! It’s that time of the year when houses are covered in Christmas lights, you crave that nice warm coffee (or tea) for about 80% of the day, everything around you is just jolly, and you still somehow get...

#NotJustSad – Digital Story

How did your condition begin and progressed to where it is today? Share to show your Support!  https://youtu.be/pBzumM7yDms In a course at university, I had the opportunity to create a digital story out of my experience of clinical depression. I tried to bring up what this condition felt like for me, but also the challenges and burdens I...

I Lost Everything with Anxiety, Here’s How I Came Back

When was the first time you felt Anxious? Show your support by Commenting! Around the end of 2012, I came in contact for the first time with anxiety. I experienced a small panic attack when I began to feel a tightness in my chest and from then on, everything began to go downhill for me. My...

Drowning in A Dry Room

Have you learned anything new about yourself after you got Diagnosed? What is that? Show your support by Commenting! Fast breathing, tears streaming, racing thoughts, an overwhelming feeling of sadness. This is what I face weekly. I was diagnosed with depression when I was in high school (10+ years ago). It has gotten so much worse...

Legendary Musician, Tom Petty Clinging to Life in Hospital

The Legendary Musician, Tom Petty has died today at 66 years of age. He suffered from  a full cardiac arrest and was later found unconscious at his Malibu Home on Sunday Night. He was then rushed to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital where he was put on Life support, reports TMZ  . TMZ sources later go...

How to Survive Hurricane with Depression

How to Survive a Hurricane Hurricanes are among the worst natural disasters that affect North and Central America. Being prepared if you are in a hurricane zone can make all the difference. Having a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration radio will help keep you updated in the event of a hurricane or other natural disaster....
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