Stories

Tracey, Age 25

Story Submission by Tracey, Age 25 I’ve suffered depression since I was 15. From my diagnosis until I was 18 years old, I did everything I possibly could to ease my emotional pain. I found that causing physical pain to myself gave me a release, albeit only very little. I fell in love when I…

Mark, Age 23

Story Submission by Mark, Age 23 I never thought it would happen to me; the world we live in makes us think that depression and anxiety are terrible things, but you never really stop to think about how often it happens or how serious it really is. On the surface I was friendly and outgoing,…

Wayne, Age 52

Story Submission by Wayne, Age 52 The thing that saddens me about doing this is reading through the previous submissions and seeing the age of the people; all under 30 years old. But the best thing about reading them is that they’re still here to write about it. I’m Wayne, I’m 52 years old and…

Chris, Age 19

Story Submission by Chris, Age 19 I started feeling depressed about 6 years ago. I was young and I had no idea what was going on. I was terrified. I didn’t want to tell anyone because I thought I was a freak, so I hid it. I tried and I tried to force it back…

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….

Anonymous, Age 19

Story Submission by Anonymous, Age 19 If you saw me, I would seem like a happy person. My life would look so great, so complete. But beneath this shell, hides a fractured individual. Yeah, my life is pretty good, but I often wonder about the decisions I’ve made so far. Yeah, I’m only 19, but…

Anonymous, Age 21

Story Submission by Anonymous, Age 21 People don’t know my pain, what I’ve been through, or the reasons why I act the way I do. Each day is a struggle, even small things like chores. I just have no energy. The world is dull. Even with all these seemingly obvious signs, people will judge. They…

Anonymous, Age 18

Story Submission by Anonymous, Age 18 From a young age, I’ve always felt down but never knew why. I have never told anyone. I’ve kept it bottled up inside and perhaps this is why I come off as aggressive at times. I used to be bullied at school. I never had the best time at…

Anonymous, Age 16

Story Submission by Anonymous, Age 16 I can’t remember how long I’ve suffered from depression for but I can remember how dull and dark my days used to be. Depression is something you don’t realise you have until after a while or when you read about the symptoms of the disease. For me, getting out…

Austin, Age 17

Story Submission by Austin, Age 17 I’ve battled with depression on and off throughout my life. One and a half years ago I met my good friend Euan, who I’ve never gotten to meet in person due to us living countries apart. Euan has also battled with depression for his whole life, but much more…

Sean, Age 17

Story Submission by Sean, Age 17 I have a friend who I’ve known now for 5 years. We are both the same age, seventeen. She had been my best friend ever since we met. But about a year ago I found out she had been diagnosed with a type of depression called Dysthymia. When I…

Anonymous, Age 26

Story Submission – Anonymous, Age 26. To be honest, I think this is the first time in over 3 years I’ve admitted that I have depression. I’ve felt like I was on edge, always angry with people that hadn’t done anything. 4 years ago I got news that I had a chronic pain of the…