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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  • Wendy123

    things aren't going well

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    mom tripped me tonight with her walker.  i fell all the way to the ground and reinjured my bad knee.  one of my cats is sick.  taking care of my mother is like taking care of a 2 year old.  i am filled with rage almost every single minute of every day.  she won't leave me the fuck alone.  and now she trips me.  it was actually one of her fucking tote bags hanging off her walker that had...
  • janev825

    Need help deciding what to do.

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    Hi everyone I need some advice. Right now I'm taking Saphris, Celexa, Klonopin and Doxepin. I have gained so much weight on these meds! So much in fact that it's hurting my self esteem and trigging my eating disorder. I've been 7 years ED free now and I don't want to go back. I've been diagnosed with several mental illnesses anxiety being the prominant one. With that in mind does anyone know of...
  • Jennie_Davis

    Where to start

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    Tuesday my boyfriend wanted to get drunk so we got a big bottle of vodka. I got so drunk that the last thing I remember was watching him and his friend play Xbox and starting to fall asleep. The next thing I know I'm standing and I'm being told that I punched my boyfriend and accidentally punched his mother when she was spitting us up. I blackedout I didnt and still don't remember anything of it....
  • wolfgangtillmans

    returned.

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    hi everyone i first joined daily strenght when I was in my mid-late teens, I am now 23. I have returned to this site mainly because i feel alone. in my absence I've become more courageous, i've started therapy. i've been taking steps to get a handle on my life. things were going well, but it started creeping up on my again. the darkness. its like a persistant humming slowly overtaking all other...
  • aspiringballerina

    Unsure

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    Hi I'm new to this group. I've been dealing with depression for about a year now, although I think it's been going on for much longer. But I have a question. Is digging your nails into your skin considered self harm? No blood or anything just leaves marks. 
  • bella2703

    im new

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    hey im bella, im new to this site. I am depressed though can you guys relate?
  • DepressedRecluse

    I.AM.DONE...

    So...I realized today...that my brain does not work...at all.. I have racing thoughts ...but I can't actually formulate any coherent thoughts...And when I am trying to get something done I can't focus on anything much less whatever I am working on...so nothing gets done.It's been this way for a while...but it has recently gotten worse. I guess years of untreated mental illness has lead to the...
  • whatswrong19

    Ok, I need to answer to someone

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    for the whole trying to quit smoking thing,  that day I was struggling so badly, I bought a pack, smoked a few, threw in the attic, next day went up to the attic, got out two, and only smoked two.  Yesterday I just took the pack out of the attic, smoked about 4, maybe 3 and a half,  so then I poured water over the rest.  So, today is a new day,  back on the right track, none so far.  if I...
  • aspiringballerina

    Feeling Awful

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    I can't take sleeping pills tonight because I have to be up early in the morning. But my thoughts won't stop racing and I feel absolutely feel terrible. And I have no one with me to turn to for help. 
  • barelyhangingon

    Dazed and confused

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    I don't really know which direction my life is going anymore. Have been having suicidal thoughts and dreams on a regular basis for over a month now. It's very hard to find motivation to do anything, feels like everything is too hard. Anyone else relate to this? 
  • Debbalina

    Psychiatric Opinion

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    What do you believe your shrink thinks about you? I started seeing mine 6 years ago and I've been pretty much been on and off sick since then. She constantly tells me I need to accept where I am, that I have a disability, its alright if I can't work - in other words - pretty much no hope of a better life.But the fact is before her, I was symptom free for 15 years. She's only seen me sick so I...
  • i_made_it

    I need someone to talk to

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    If someone could message me please... i need someone to talk to 
  • Lonleyone24

    Feeling Alone

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    Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum but I'm actually excited to be here. That is very unnatrual for me. I don't get happt or excited. I have been feeling alone for a long time. No one in my life understands what I'm going through.Some say to jsut move on and think about a positive thing and the others say that there is nothing wrong with me so get over it. I just wants someone to be my friend...
  • Randa76

    I Hate Depression!

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    Hi All!I haven't been on for awhile, but decided to come back tonight. I was diagnosed with depression last year and was prescribed 50 MG Sertraline HCL to help with it. I stopped taking it after 7 days because it kept me up all night. It worked for 4 days and then the 5th day it felt like I wasn't taking anything. I'm noticing that I've been really depressed. It's been slowly progessing for...
  • DepressedRecluse

    WHAT THE HELL!...

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    Okay...what the hell is this ...now!!!...As you know...I've struggled with Depression...Anxiety...Insomnia...Suicide...and NOW!?...Well now...I don't know what the fuck this is...I can NOT for the life of me...quiet or silence my brain...or my mind...I am having racing thoughts...intrusive thoughts...it won't stop...and I can't focus on anything...I have SO MUCH SHIT TO DO...and I can't do...