Depression Support Group

Depression is a real and debilitating condition that is often misunderstood by family and friends. Its meaning can range from a prolonged period of sadness to an actual mental illness with specific symptoms. Find and share experiences with others who are going through the same struggles.

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  • Razor91

    Doubting my decision

    So, in the past few days I have decided to go into hospital because I feel I can't take it anymore and that I am a threat to myself, I felt really confident about my choice on Monday night after doing research on hospitals etc I've told my therapist of my hospital plans and he said he would tell my psychiatrist, so the ball is rolling, but the last 2 days I'm doubting it, I know for my health I...
  • Community LeaderThePepperMan

    11 days post-op

    I am now (July 30) 11 days post op from my shoulder surgery. I am just about 1/3 of the way through the bone healing stage, then I get to start the active (aggressive?) PT stage. Right now I am doing moderate PT (as per my doctor) to prevent my joint from freezing up.It is still an annoying state to be in, sleeping is hard, and movement is restricted. But i am finally able to type at about the...
  • I am new to this support group. I have always suffered from bouts of depression, which are usually triggered by lonliness. I'm very depressed right now but it's been brought on by several things. First I am a single mom with one son. It's time for me to ship him off to college and it's KILLING me. I'm so happy for him and proud, but this means I will now be all alone. It's been a long time...
  • danistar21

    Hey, I'm new.

    Hey, so I'm new to this. I am feeling very alone in life at the moment and my depression is getting to a point where I don't know what to do anymore. I feel like I don't have anyone who cares about me and I am just hoping to meet some people who understand this type of feeling, who understand what it's like living with depression, and who can possibly offer friendship.
  • Community LeaderWanderingVet

    OCD .. GOOD NEWS!!!

  • There is nothing wrong in my life. I have a job, wonderful adult children a great husband yet all I can think about is how I can quit my job, draw disability and sleep all day. Walking feels like a chore; as if my legs are in quick sand. I don't have room to complain to anyone. I just want to enjoy my life again and get out of this rut. I'm making an appt with pdoc and therapist. Thanks for...
  • TraseAllen


    Hello, I am new to this group and site, i am just saying hello to everyone here and telling you all not to worry or stress to much
  • I'm not really certain that I am depressed cause I've never been professionally diagnosed....but I am down and out everyday..for literally a full page of reasons. I just don't really know where to start....I haven't happy for a long enough length of time to where I can't recall the last time I was genuinely happy. I mean I care less and less about myself and other sometimes I...
  • I have suffered depression for many years. I have 2 kids and live by myself, i have no family to help and i never get time to see friends. Its gotten to the point I've isolated having feelings or keeping a conversation. I constantly watch movies, videos or listen to music to avoid any connection with anything. Every time i try to find someone special I've gotten used or abandoned and made to feel...
  • Pocahontas

    I can't anymore

    I really wish I didn't have to feel this way. I'm so sick and tired of it all. All I keep thinking about is how worthless I am and how I'll never be good enough for anyone. It just feels so true, I'm finding it so hard to keep going. I'm so tired...I guess I can use a pick me up.
  • I am in such a bad place now. the agitation inside me is so strong and debilitating. I've PDD for as long as I can remember, and certain things are making me fall apart. I had a meltdown with family for 1 hour Sunday, and totally humiliated myself. It was awful. Family stuff is a killer for me. Also, my husbaqnd, age 71 had a heart attack and triple bypass surgery 4 weeks ago. i'm his caretaker...
  • Princess1981 It certainly sounds like depression to me. However, there are physicalillnesses that can mimic the symptoms of depression, of which you seem to have all of them. I think you'll start feling better if you at least get started on a medical road to recovery. I would go see your PCP first and then if he sees nothing physical wrong with you, let him refer you to someone who will assess...
  • enfieldguy


    I have what many would consider an embarrassing addiction -- internet porn -- and I am one week clean but it feels like a year. Working from home gives me access whenever I want and I've discovered that I use it to distract, I guess like everyone uses any drug. It was something I became reliant upon on a daily basis I guess to avoid thoughts, depression, anxiety. It soothes me similar to my food...
  • mega54

    It is supposed to help

    Am I the only one who finds that exercising makes them feel sadder? You read again and again that it will help with depression, but working out leaves me feeling so sad.
  • I have been feeling a little better i guess.. until last night.. my boyfriend had our first argument since we became friends about 5 years ago... and now I feel terrible.... i love him so much.. and we were both so upset and even though we tried ending the night on good terms.. i still feel absolutely terrible about the whole situation... He had told me about how he feels that marriage is...