Depression is found among up to 8.2% of the population.
In sharing how depression has affected you, you can encourage others that they are not alone.
When sharing, in can be helpful to include what preceded the depression (e.g. abuse, trauma, mind-altering substances, long-term stress, life-changes, change in worldview, sense of self-worth); whether you were diagnosed with depression; how long you have experienced the depression; what has or has not brought relief; the duration of the relief; and if the depression has remained missing how long that has been the case. You are welcome to share as little or as much of that information as you are comfortable with.
With that in mind we are interested in brief (1000 word) accounts of your experience with depression. We will endeavor to post these on this page.
Send in your story to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Though these accounts will be shared on this page, we unfortunately cannot offer clinical advice or feedback on these individual accounts. If this is a life-threatening emergency and you are in the USA, please dial 9-1-1. If you are having a crisis, please Google your county + crisis line and call for local support. If you are outside of the USA and are having a life-threatening emergency, please call your the police.
These stories may be used in forthcoming publications and for research purposes. Your privacy is our priority. Please do not put your real name in the account. However, there are millions of people your age and providing such information could bring light to future research. Nevertheless, if you are not comfortable sharing your age please refrain from mentioning a fictional one.