My Experience With Depression

by Reader Contribution

Growing up I was always a happy child. Or at least, I didn’t have too many worries, and I was impossibly optimistic. I’ve always had a natural inclination to sarcasm, but that didn’t affect my life. If anything, it just made life funnier.

Then, around college, I started feeling…off. I was constantly stressed out, and unhappy with my life. I had just come to terms with my sexuality, which was a big enough stressor.

Thankfully almost everyone around me was supportive. But I was very lonely. At that age I was ready for my first relationship, but women weren’t ever into me “that way.” Not even the other gay ones.

There was one girl in particular that I was madly in love with, but she barely knew I existed. While studying abroad, I became so stressed and despondent that I actually tried to kill myself.

I only vaguely remember it, and no one knew it had happened since…nothing happened. But the intent had been there. It scared the crud out of me, and I returned to the states knowing that I had achieved the bottom of despair.

What had happened to me? Why had it happened? I have no idea. Things happened so gradually that I never saw it coming until it was too late. My friends were no help.

In fact, they were the opposite. I started getting the “Why can’t you just be happy?” comments that are anything but helpful. Against my better judgment, I entered an extremely abusive relationship with my best friend, a man, my senior year.

All the while my self-esteem continued to plummet and I started failing all my classes. I was called into offices I had never heard of and was called “lazy” and “irresponsible” by complete strangers who didn’t know who I was or what my circumstances were.

No one helped me. They thought they were, which made things worse. More asinine comments like, “Well, you should just get over it,” and more strangers making themselves feel better by telling authorities that I was “a risk.”

Everyone made my own serious depression out to be my own fault and my own problem. They would only help me if it meant a pat on the back for them.

Long story short, I tried killing myself again. I can remember that this time. I just wanted it to end. My depression had consumed me so much that I truly could not see how life could ever get better, that I would ever meet people who would treat me like a human being. I once again did not succeed, obviously. In fact only one person knows about that night.

These days, I am in a much better place. What helped me was having actual people who care. These were people who would listen to my issues without offering empty advice.

People who said, “I am here for you.” The support I finally found helped me considerably. But there is something about that deep, bottomless pit of depression. Once you’ve been there, you know you can fall again.

“Up” may be the only way left, but you know you can slip and fall again. I will never be that happy person again. But I will be a stronger person who knows how to watch her step and survive.

You can learn so much more in our online guide here What is Depression? and also get our free book download about how to help improve your mental health and wellbeing.

We wish you well in your search for solutions and your movement towards better health in all areas.

Contact Us if you would like a free no obligation private consultation with us about your nutritional health online.

Learn more about your health online when you read the rest of our information here about: stress management guide and also download the free health report available there!

Warren Tattersall has been a full time nutritional consultant for over a decade and works with people all over the world to help them improve their health, increase their personal energy levels and to use supplements to assist with diet related health issues.

Just send him a note on the form here - Contact Us - to request a personal no obligation one-on-one consultation with Warren

New order website for Australian customers:

For all the subscribers that don't want to talk to anyone, just want to buy their products direct, I'm creating these websites that process orders for you once you register with them.

The Australia GoHerbalifeSite is the first one completed, other countries will come along soon...
Australian customers: Click this link or tap on the banner below to check it out and get registered to place your orders... and remember your 15% discount code: HLIntro15


Did you find this post fun, informative and useful? If so, please share it with others!

If you have a comment, question or suggestion, please leave a comment below!

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Submit *YOUR* health story.

Back-to-Directory BACK TO “Your Health Online”
the A to Z directory of dealing with Health Problems & Self Care Strategies for natural remedies to your health issues.

Subscribe to get your weekly "Health Success Magazine" with a new complete & comprehensive Health Report in every edition!

to “Your Health Success”
our weekly F’R’E’E’ Newsletter

If you would like a free no-obligation private consultation or to contact Warren Tattersall for more information, please click here >> Contact Us

We wish you well in your search for healthy diet solutions and your movement towards better health in all areas.
Click the books above to learn more about how we treat CFS naturally, to get your life back!

You will find many assorted Health Reports available for download free to you on this website!

Our free Health Success Reports are each available for you to download when you subscribe to receive them and their 7 part eCourse.

You can unsubscribe at any time, but we are sure you will want to receive all the email lessons of these informative ecourses.

Read more HERE to select the REPORT subjects of most interest (or concern) to you.