Has anyone else had depression and other mental illnesses for so much of your life that you feel like it’s part of your identity and as much as you hate it you can’t imagine yourself without it?

I'm 29. At age 13 I was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder and about six months ago I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. I also get anxiety attacks sporadically but never been diagnosed with anxiety to my knowledge. The first time I had mental health problems I was four or five years old. I […]

What it’s like to live with depression

Depression is a disease. It’s an illness. It’s a parasite. It always has a grip on you matter how hard you try, sometimes it loosens its grip, but it’s still there regardless. It influences every decision, every action, every aspect of life, from the smallest of things like not having the motivation to brush your […]