Stories

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,…

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…