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How would you characterize your depression?

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Last Updated: 12/21/2021 at 2:05pm
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I have been through a lot in life too, which helps me to be able to empathize with situations, thoughts and feelings that we have. Sometimes, it's not easy just being human.

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August 3rd, 2015 3:15pm
I would describe my depression as a mad war inside my head. The voices are my thoughts that keep pulling me down until i go crazy.
February 25th, 2015 10:32pm
Something I let control my life too often. It is overpowering, overwhelming, and it makes my body its weight-bearer. It is the master and I am its animal.
February 26th, 2015 2:24pm
My depression was like living in hell. I couldn't get up, i couldn't eat, i couldnt sleep. But slowly it gets better x
April 13th, 2015 5:59am
The cloud that has hung over me with regret, loss & sadness my whole life. It comes and goes like the storm
April 15th, 2015 1:12pm
It feels like a suppressing feeling, like im surrounded in a thick black fog and cant get out. Nothing seems meaningful and it hurts to laugh.
May 31st, 2015 2:17pm
My depression sometimes is really hard to overcome. the best way i find out to beat it is to sing or dance or do crazy and stupid things, alone or with friends. Sometimes my depression is stay on the bed and cry, cry hard. sometimes is only a few minutes of lonely
July 7th, 2015 6:58am
Consuming in every way. Sometimes it feel like it won;t go away but I keep fighting because I want to feel normal, I wanna feel safe and Happy.
November 28th, 2015 3:09am
As a monster that fiends on your loneliness.
December 22nd, 2015 3:24am
Hm. I would characterize it as moderately severe and chronic. It significantly effects my every day life, it reduces my quality of life, and I basically deal with it every day.
December 25th, 2015 8:14pm
A web that I'm begging to get out of. It's a cage with no lock. Something difficult to break.
January 26th, 2016 4:39pm
At the worst point of it i was just numb all the time. I slept really bad, I didn't want to eat anything, I cried all the time. Maybe the worst part was that even the crying couldn't make me feel.
April 11th, 2016 10:48am
Depression for me was a dark, swirly deep pit. Into which i fell and upon falling, had the hardest time ever getting back up. It would take over every inch of me, envelop me until all that was left was me and my negative thoughts alone. I was scared, and felt lonely, and would sit by myself and think of ways and means to completely end it. I was too much of a coward to go through with it though. It felt like a force was pulling me over to the dark side of the moon.
October 17th, 2016 2:23pm
I woud say My depression is like a hurricane. It on the outside may seem scary, But once you get to know me, you can see that it is calming down near the center of it.
November 14th, 2016 5:33am
I would characterize my depression as a feeling of numbness and indifference. I have a complete lack of emotion and drive when it comes to my everyday routine.
May 1st, 2017 10:38pm
My depression is situational, and being spiritual, I do not tolerate anything that messes with my vibration or my feeling of ease and ne with the higherself, so I put deliberate effort to check in and rectify with ease again, not force it.
June 6th, 2017 9:01pm
My depression feels like a dull ache inside my body that makes it difficult for me to get out of bed. Any interaction is painful and any emotion feels either too intense or too numbing to deal with. Operating like a functional human being is a challenge and being questioned makes it feel worse. Its like the ocean sucks me in and im struggling to swim back onto the shore but I cant get anywhere.
February 5th, 2018 2:56am
Depression is a diverse mental disorder and will seem different for everyone. To seek specific help, you can go see a therapist who can become specialized to your needs.
April 10th, 2018 4:17am
The characteristics of depression are sadness for a long time, lost interests in things you used to love,feeling isolated when others encourage you to join their groups you shift away.
February 11th, 2019 12:09am
If my depression were to have a form, it would be of a shadow. Its dark, and it lurks up behind you. It hides opposite to where the light is shining from, and sometimes it can get bigger than the object itself. Which is me when depression takes over. But just like how you can isolate and manipulate shadows by playing with the direction of the light, the shadow can minimize or even vanish. Also, you can never really get rid of a shadow. You need to walk with it. You can't walk forward by looking back at your shadow constantly. Just like how you can't ignore depression when it's there. You need to be able to tame it.
April 9th, 2019 9:22pm
It is as this giant cloud that doesn't let me get out of bed even if I want to. It's crying out of nowhere at night when no one is listening. It's staying late taking long showers thinking what's wrong with me. It's not feeling anything but at the same time feeling terrible about everything, if that even makes sense. If also feeling worthless, even though I've got it all achieved. It's minimising the good in things and maximising the bad even if it's the littlest and most insignificant think. Depression sucks really. That's why getting help it's so important. I wouldn't be here if it were for how supportive some people have been for me. And well, that is maybe how I can describe it.
December 21st, 2021 2:05pm
In my opinion, depression can be subjective. One person may feel as though it is consuming them and others may feel as if it fluctuates. For me, it is as if I can be doing very well and suddenly, out of nowhere, a wave of sadness and fatigue hits me and I have lost all motivation. Mine is usually seasonal. It can feel like you’ve been burnt out but there is definitely a wide spread difference between the two and you shouldn’t self-diagnose yourself. If you feel upset and tired for a long period of time, I would suggest beginning to do mindful excersises and if they don’t work, see a healthcare professional.