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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  • The pain and being so alone has taken it's toll...I want to sleep and never wake up I hate my life and the person I have become I've pushed everyone away and now sit here all alone battling demons who are just consuming every ounce of me
  • UmbryonGem

    Starting Over

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    Im 21 and been dealing with depression/anxiety since i was about 14. The past year i havent had any kind of treatment because i thought i was in a good place. Recently discovered im not as well off as i thought. i know the drill when starting treatment, it almost always gets worse before it gets better. I just started this regimen almost a week ago and the worst is hitting at full force. I dont...
  • I thought I would ...tell you my ..good newes.....four months ago I had one of my meds changed ....and .....the depreshion just left me .....I dident know that feeling ....being with out depreshion ....with out the pain of depreshion .....I was afraid it wouldent last ...but ..I am still with out depreshion .....the only thing I haven't been tested .when my h use to go hunting or trapping for a...
  • sbatson

    Losing someone close

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    My heart goes out to the post below, the one for the loss of the oldest child 3 years ago. Davey Joe was my nephew, but was like a son. He lived with us during college, was only 2 weeks younger than my son, and the best friend of my son. He died in a motorcycle accident just a few months ago on 2/14/16.We wrote a song in memory of Davey Joe that has a great message, “keep your eyes on...
  • My oldest child died almost 3 years ago since then my life has never been the same. I have lost my job, list friends and other family issues. I really have no one to talk to, and hope to connect with others that understand. I feel lost and don't know where to pick up the pieces of my life.
  • enfieldguy

    Withdrawal

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    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...
  • Saturday after getting my boys to bed, I fell down a flight of stairs. I hit every step on the way down with my tailbone and the rest of my back. I went to the doctor yesterday because the pain in my tailbone hasn't gotten any better. He said I have a sacroiliac sprain. X-rays sowed no fracture in my tailbone. Also hoping I didn't damage the artificial disc I had put in my spine at L5-S1 in June...
  • stlake

    Can't Keep Going

    I just can't keep going. My depression is so bad and I can't see it getting better. I wish something would happen that would take me out of this life. I won't act upon it, just wish it would happen. The pain is relentless.
  • Susieq

    Advice

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    I have been on Effexor since early twenties. Now I am in my forties. I lost my Mom 2 years ago. However before my Mom passed away I was experiencing signs of depression I think and anxiety. I would feel excited when making plans with friends however as it got closer to the time I would cancel. I don't know why. I don't know if it was the anxiety or depression. It's been a year now since I...
  • Hi All,My name is Victoria. I'm 25 years old. It wasn't until the tail end of last year/this year that I was brought to recognize what BPD is, and how it affects my life. It all began from a heartbreak two years ago, when my ex accused me of being bipolar and having BPD and breaking up with me. He said I was exactly like his ex wife, who had BPD. That thought haunted me, and I started going to...
  • Hello:I am new. I have depression. I am a 51 year old, disabled female. My Husband is also disabled. We both live on disability.I have other diseases and loneliness issues, which I am going to join other support groups for.The main thing that depresses me is I am a shut in. I feel no value. We do not have extra money to go places, so I am home all the time.I try to be greatful, as we have a...
  • meandmydog

    I'm done !

    I don't want to live this life anymore !!!! if I die it all dies with me . no more pain , no more greif, sadness, anxiety, stress, emptiness !
  • I have suffered from depression most of my life and I was always able to snap out of it fairly quickly But the past 2 months have been pure hell for me I can't seem to find any comfort in life anymore I see a therapist weekly and they are going to start me on meds. This depression is more than emotional it is becoming very physical...I'm no longer eating or sleeping my body aches severly from...
  • Community LeaderThePepperMan

    Surgery for Pepper

    I have surgery scheduled for next Tuesday (July 19) for a rotator cuff issue in my left shoulder. I hope it works, I'm tired of living around the issue.
  • muskrattiger

    good morning .

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    i just want to wish you all a good day with less pain both mentaily and phicaly ..........I keep you all in my prayers ......take very good care of your selves .....God bless