Bec, Age 19

Story Submission by Anonymous, Age 19

I don’t know why I am writing this, no one will read it. I know I am depressed, I know I could probably be happier. I just can’t face myself to tell my family, my partner, anyone really; I feel it’s easier to live depressed than talk about it.

 

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5 Responses to "Bec, Age 19"

  1. Myles Posted on 22/07/2013 at 9:44 pm

    Hi Bec, i read your post and so did many others. You shouldnt have to feel that it’s easier to live depressed than to speak out about it. I think you should talk to your partner or your family. Im sure they would be understanding and if you dont feel comfortable about speaking to them about it, you can see a counsellor or a psychiatrist. I think it is always better to let someone know and to vent about your feelings/emotions rather than bottle them up inside. You are not alone in the battle of depression remeber that :)

  2. Scott Posted on 22/07/2013 at 10:05 pm

    Hi Bec, I also read it. And agree with what Myles has had to say. Let it out. It’ll be worth it.

  3. Travv Posted on 22/07/2013 at 11:01 pm

    I hear you. We’ve all felt like that at some point, or multiple points in our lives. But it’s a lie.
    For me, the more I talked about it the easier it became. Maybe not at the start, but these days if I feel like I’m heading ‘down’ again, I talk to try and slow down the descent.
    Just find someone that you feel comfortable to confide in. Or if there isn’t any ‘one’ person that you feel okay telling it all to, just tell a little bit to a lot of people. But make sure it’s people whose opinion and input you value. Hopefully if you start talking, you’ll possibly be surprised with where your support comes from.

  4. David ket Posted on 25/10/2013 at 11:30 pm

    Hey Bec, all of us here dont know you but we’re here to listen. What you said is a good starting point. Tell us when you’re ready. We’re all here for ya.

  5. Steven Posted on 02/01/2014 at 5:27 pm

    Agreed!

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