Stories

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…

Zoe, Age 19

Story Submission – Zoe, Age 19 So in an effort to start anew, as the new year often suggests we do, I’d like to point out some things as a way to apologise to those I may have once offended or hurt. A few years back I was diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety. Unfortunately,…

Alex, Age 16

Story Submission by Alex, Age 16 From when I was 12 through to about 15, I was regularly bullied in school (Both being physically beaten and teased/insulted) from year 7 through to year 10. At several points in those years I hit rock bottom with severe depression, and being suicidal to the point where I…

Anonymous, Age 15

Story Submission by Anonymous, Age 15 I’ve been sitting here for a while now, trying to figure out how to put my story and my past into words. It troubles me that the English language, with all the words in the dictionary, there isn’t even one that can describe how I feel, how I felt,…