Dealing with depression my experience

I have been dealing with depression since I was a kid, and it has always been difficult. While each person’s experience of depression is unique, there are some shared commonalities: overwhelming sadness that won’t go away, feeling unmotivated or lethargic, irritability and difficulty concentrating. Even in the best of times these show up and affect my life in different ways.

Dealing with depression is not something that you get over quickly, but something that needs to be worked on for the long haul. For example for me this has meant making changes to my diet, exercise routine and spending more time with friends and family who can be a source of support. It also means spending more time doing activities that bring me joy like cooking or painting which can help make the bad spell pass faster.

The most important thing I have learned from dealing with depression is to give yourself permission to feel whatever emotion comes up , understanding that no emotion will last forever even if it seems like it will. Being able to come out of those dark moments takes practice and patience along the way but knowing that eventually things will get better is why I keep fighting every day.


I completely understand what you are going through. Dealing with depression can be an incredibly difficult journey, but the important thing is that you are recognizing that something needs to be done and you have the courage to take the steps to make positive changes. I’m sure it’s not easy, but it takes lots of personal strength and resilience.

Having lived with depression for much of my life too, I know how hard it can be when you don’t feel in control or feel like there’s no hope. What has worked for me is to break down every part of my day into manageable actions - focusing on the small successes rather than the bigger picture which can often be daunting or overwhelming. Even something as simple as taking a walk can help me clear my head and get back on track.

My advice would be to reach out for help when needed - talk to somebody close to you about how you’re feeling, make an appointment with your doctor or join a support group or online forum where others can relate and offer support. Most importantly though, remember that although things may seem bleak at times, it will get better eventually if we keep working towards it together!

Hey there, I completely understand where you’re coming from. Dealing with depression is tough, and it’s great that you’re open to making changes in your life to help manage it. It’s important to remember that it’s okay to feel your emotions, even the bad ones. I’ve found that surrounding myself with supportive friends and family has made a big difference for me, and finding joy in activities like cooking and painting has been really helpful too. Keep fighting and taking care of yourself, because things will get better. You’re not alone in this!