What is depression like?

For me, it’s like losing pieces of myself . . . one by one. The things that used to interest me aren’t so interesting anymore.

What’s depression like for you?

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9 Comments

  1. April 20, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Couldn’t have put it better.

  2. Camerin said,

    April 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    I couldn’t agree more. It’s like being a hole and wanting to go climb out but not having a ladder or rope to do it. So, you look up and wish you could feel the warm sun on face again.

  3. Jack Hope said,

    April 20, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    You’ve pretty much hit the nail on the head. Depression is incredibly corrosive, slowly stripping you of just about everything.

    Sometimes, I feel like I’m the driver of a car: the engine is going but I can’t seem to get it into gear, so I sit here, idling, not going anywhere. Completely and utterly useless.

  4. April 20, 2012 at 2:52 pm

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  5. tgcyndi said,

    April 20, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    I understand, believe me. Losing interest in the things that once had great value is a very common sign of depression.

    Eating, sleeping, and simply enjoying the warm sunshine on my face used to be among the little things that I enjoyed, but when the “Dark Passenger” makes his insidious presence felt, none of those things have any importance, and I just want the pain to stop, by ANY means necessary.

    Contrary to the old song, suicide isn’t really “painless”, is it?

    And yet, all those so-called “friends” will just shake their clueless heads and mumble, “I dunno why it happened” once the deed is done, and then go back to their insulated, self-absorbed lives like nothing ever happened.

  6. April 20, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    For me it was the loss of all hope that I would ever get better, feel happy, or feel like living

  7. serena said,

    April 22, 2012 at 8:36 am

    For its like I’m a dead person walking. Spiritualy aint here bt physicaly here

  8. sbacon@surewest.net said,

    May 15, 2012 at 11:15 am

    depression for me is PAINFUL

  9. August 3, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    I have been on an upward and downward struggle to manage my depression for the last 20 years…it’s like a dark tunnel with no end in sight. Once I wanted to be one with the sounds of the waves crashing at the beach during a hurricane… thats how painful it was. Yet since i have found the correct medication I see the light at the end of that tunnel however..bright…i know its there


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