Stories

Keez, Age 17

Story Submission by Keez, Age 17 I’ve suffered from depression for 5 years, ever since I developed a skin condition called Psoriasis. I use to have to go to school wearing a jacket, long pants, and have a fringe just so it wasn’t to noticeable, even through summer. I never could go out with my…

Anonymous, Age 27

Story Submission by Anonymous, Age 27 It all began a couple of years ago when my girlfriend decieded she didn’t want to be my girlfriend anymore. After that I started to lose contact with most of my family and friends. It’s getting worse every year, losing more friends. One after one. I have had some…

Lauren, Age 16

The following content may contain information about mental health and/or other related material which may be triggering. Reader discretion is advised. Story Submission by Lauren, Age 16 For nine years I was bullied for loving cars, motorsport, racing go karts and having the dream to be the first Australian female F1 driver, I was in…

Anonymous, Age 20

Story Submission by Anonymous, Age 20 My story is fairly long, so long story short, almost as soon I was able to walk I noticed my mother’s resentment and what not against me. I did not really understand why, but as I grew older at around age 7 I was physically and verbally abused. From…

Anonymous, Age 20

Story Submission by Anonymous, Age 20 My depression was not as serious as others but it did create a slight dark dent in my life. Right now I’m a happy person but a few years back I felt like I was lonely and no one cared about me. I had no reason to feel that…

Kevin, Age 23

Story Submission by Kevin, Age 23 A few months ago, Berty from CFH told me about a series of stories he wanted to put together to raise awareness about depression and to give people a medium where they could voice their experiences. I spent the next few months thinking about what I should write because…

Andrew, Age 18

Story Submission by Andrew, Age 18 I’ve been through depression for a few years. It’s not a great feeling but if you take the steps necessary you will find that life isn’t all that bad. When battling with depression I thought of nothing but how sad life was and what people would think about me….

Jay, Age 21

Story Submission by Jay, Age 21 I had suffered from depression for a few years. High school was my toughest years, I always felt like everything was my fault and if I got out of the picture everything would be better. I had thought about many ways to commit suicide but without realising I had…

Andrew, Age 17

Story Submission by Andrew, Age 17 I began to notice my depression in the middle of Year 11. I was 16 and had fallen out with the majority of the friends I once went to for support due to my non-acceptance of their somewhat abusive uses of alcohol, drugs and just general partying where I’d…

Anonymous, Age 19

Story Submission by Anonymous, Age 19 So a few months ago, I lost somebody very close to me. Since then, my world had begun to fall apart, and I lost all sense of hope for myself. Frankly, I did not understand the world and my reason for being, and I was ready to give up…

Alex, Age 21

Story Submission by Alex, Age 21 When I was 13 I first started to get mild depression, I didn’t think too much of it just a ‘teenage thing’. I got to about 15 and it was still around but was getting worse, by about 16 it got to the point where I just started to…

Max, Age 19

Story Submission by Max, Age 19 I struggled with depression when I was 17. Things seemed pretty bleak! I was stuck in a rut, I felt alone and like my life was going nowhere. More than a couple of times I just wanted to end it all. But I’m still here today due to the…