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Chapters Tagged As DEPRESSION
Chapter 38
Addicted to Depression

I come from a place of neglect and abuse.  For this reason, I keep most at an arm's length.  I spent most of my childhood sad and alone.  I consider myself  to be a recovering Adult Child of An Alcoholic.  My dad had t...

Posted 6/20/2013
Views: 365
Tags: ADDICTION ALCOHOL DEPRESSION
Chapter 40
Ups and Downs

I wasn't sure if I would actually do this but here it goes. Earlier today Jennifer Gimenez sent me out a tweet and convinced me to tell my story to share so it could possibly help someone. I may not have been in the deepest of troubles like some o...

Posted 6/24/2013
Views: 418
Tags: DEPRESSION
Chapter 44
Keep On Keeping On

My Story...   One day I felt I was on top of the world. I was married to the man of my dreams, had two young boys, and was six mmonths pregnant. i was awakened by a telephone call at 3 AM, it was my Father in law telling my Hu...

Posted 6/24/2013
Views: 501
Tags: DEPRESSION
Chapter 65
its 2013 and im OK!!

I am 40 yrs old and have had anxiety and depression my whole life.  i was introduced to opiates when i was 22 yrs old, later than most of you.  I never had euphoria, only the loss of anxiety and depression, it took away that scared "i ju...

Posted 7/24/2013
Views: 491
Tags: DEPRESSION OPIATE OPIOID PAINKILLERS
Chapter 86
Faith Is Key

Born and raised in a small town in the north east, my childhood was very normal and happy. I have a good family and I recall many get together, party's, and friends. I remember the full lamb my dad used to cook on the picket, we are Greek...

Posted 8/25/2013
Views: 365
Tags: ALCOHOL CHILDHOOD DEPRESSION
Chapter 130
Finding the light during the holidays!

For the last 6 years the holidays have been very hard for me. After I lost my grandmother in the spring 2007 when the holidays came around I didn't want to celebrate them. It was hard to celebrate the holidays especially Christmas without my grand...

Posted 12/8/2013
Views: 329
Tags: DEPRESSION
Chapter 171
Hope

I wasn't one of the people who had a horrible bottom that would bring me into recovery -- just because you jump off before you reach destruction doesn't lesson the reality of addiction.  Some are just more fortunate the others. I was...

Posted 1/17/2014
Views: 296
Tags: ADDICTION ALCOHOL BOOZE COCAINE DEPRESSION DRUG ABUSE
Chapter 177
Untitled Story

I sat in the car outside of my apartment in Sherman Oaks, California in distress. Nothing had happened, no big event triggered me, but this was my normal. I had been crying for several days, unabl...

Chapter 182
Just Me

Wow! I am really going to do this- write it all down.....I have lived with this pain my entire life and maybe just maybe if I write my story  I will feel better inside.  I really do...

Chapter 184
Growing Up In A Messy House

I grew up in a messy house. I was too ashamed to let kids come over. At a young age I realized my house was different. It was then that I had to live a lie and pretend I was “normal” and I c...

Chapter 196
My Journey to Freedom

Journey to freedom......I was born with a cleft palette my whole childhood I felt different got made fun of by the neighborhood kids and by 7 I shutdown and withdrawn after I seen my daddy cry at my grandmoms funeral "why did god make my daddy cry...

Chapter 203
RESTORATION PROJECT

What is normal? I spent many years living in false identity. I grew up in the normal home with two brothers and two great parents. In a small town in California. In school i was never popular, never appealed or conformed to the social stat...

Posted 5/18/2014
Views: 38
Tags: DEATH DEPRESSION
Chapter 204
Please Don't Tell Me How I Feel

feelings. they're fucking hard. perhaps not for everyone, but for me? land mines, paralysis, speechlessness, misery, doubt. <span styl...

Posted 5/18/2014
Views: 51
Tags: DEPRESSION